Welcome to episode 184 of The PE Umbrella podcast, the ONLY dedicated Primary PE Podcast in the world!
Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is former teacher and founder of ‘The Primary PE Cook Book‘ Mark Carter. I was very excited to speak with Mark during this episode and have been a huge fan of his work with ‘The Primary PE Cook Book‘ social handle since the launch of it earlier this year. On Twitter, Mark shares wonderful, practical examples of how to level-up your teaching skills in the classroom and every Sunday offers to help plan lessons for teachers in the coming week. The threads he creates and curates are a goldmine of incredible ideas and information that save teachers so much time in trawling the internet themselves!
During this episode, we learn more about what makes Mark tick, including his teaching background and journey leading to his current role. I love how thoughtful and reflective Mark was in his answers and it was easy to feel just how much he cares about he subject of PE, yet we were both in agreement that there is still much more to understand. Questions that we dug deep into included:
– What currently excites you about PE?
– What misconceptions of Primary PE would you banish to room 101 given the chance?
– What is your perfect primary PE lesson recipe?
– What secret sauce do you bring to your own PE Lessons?
– What was the worst PE lesson you ever taught and why?
– Can you give us any tips for teaching in a small space?
All of that plus top class-management tips, favourite warm-up games and behaviour management advice, there are so many knowledge bombs to take away and I’m certain that you’ll need a notepad close to hand!
So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella.
Twitter – @cook_pe
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