“It’s little things that I notice from other teachers that I can just pick up and add to my curriculum…”
Welcome to episode 98 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only primary and elementary PE podcast in the world as we talk supersized Physed.
Today, I am joined Under the Umbrella by Physical Education teacher Dave Carney. I have followed Dave closely on Social media for some time now and I’m always impressed by the content he shares. He caught my eye recently when trying out some jigsaw learning in his classroom, something I am a huge fan of, so this spurred me on to invite him onto the podcast.
One thing I wasn’t aware of prior to recording, was the fact that Dave regular teaches groups upwards of 100 students. Yes you read that correctly, 100!
He doesn’t do this all by himself of course as he explain in this episode how he has assistants to help out. Plenty of the episode is centred around how Dave manages to ensure quality PE when he teaches so many students. He shares with us quick hacks that enable him to fully maximise the 40 minutes he has with a group. He also dives into his passion for co-operative learning and tells us about some successes he has had using the jigsaw approach in some lesson. It wouldn’t be an episode of The PE Umbrella of course, without the show favourites which you can click on below as they are time stamped to browse at your leisure!
Describe yourself as a teacher? [03:57]
If it’s my first day in your class, what can I expect? [11:02]
What is the Worst lesson you have ever taught in Physical Education? What did you learn? [25:17]
Top Class Management tip [30:11]
What is your favourite EVER warm up? [33:22]
Did you know… Dave has his own Youtube channel too, so check it out!
Twitter – @pe_dave1017
Website – Supersized Physed
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