“I believe that every day is an opportunity for you to learn something new…”
Welcome to episode 128 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only primary and elementary PE podcast in the world.
This week sees the return of Mr Dale Sidebottom as he returns to talk to us all about active learning, play, gratitude and kindness as he spreads the message of Jugar Life. Off the bat, we dive into active learning strategies for team building games, ice-breakers and why these are important when it comes to kicking off any lesson, PE or classroom-based. The video below gives you just a small glimpse into the kind of smiles and action that ice-breakers bring to a group of learners, especially with Dale leading at the front.
One we share our active learning knowledge bombs, we dive into what it means to live a Jugar Life, and why Dale lived by/introduced this concept to the world. The pressure cooker environment of primary schools, in particular, can lead to staff feeling tired, overworked and stressed, fighting to swim upriver. While this isn’t always the case, I have been there myself, and fully appreciate the demands that are placed on the shoulders of staff, and as a result, it’s easy to neglect our own mental health. We stop doing hobbies that make us laugh, stop looking after our bodies and can become snappy, absorbed in the job we love as we try our best to support the children we teach. It can feel like a downward spiral.
During our chat about Jugar Life, we talk about the benefits to staff and students in a school setting and how using his New Daily Mission Cards can help create a greater culture of kindness and gratitude within a school.
Twitter – @dalesidebottom
Website – Energetic Education
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