Welcome to episode 115 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only Primary and Elementary PE podcast in the world, as we talk ALL things Physical Education.
This week I am joined by Jim Harte. Jim is an elementary school Physical Education teacher and Football (soccer) coach who is a full 36 years into his career!
It would be fair to say that Jim has seen it all and done it all over the course of his stellar career, and the fact he continues to teach today truly shows the passion he has for our subject and his desire to make a difference in the education of so many children. To me, the most remarkable aspect in the mentality of Jim is his willingness to continually reinvent himself as a teacher and continue to push boundaries with his pedagogy to this day. Becoming stagnant is not an option for Jim and he continues to have a thirst for learning how he can continue to deliver outstanding PE lessons day in and day out.
Click below to jump to timestamps for key talking points in this episode…
How has the PE landscape changed over the past 30 years? [07:00]
Why did you introduce music into your pedagogy? What impact has it had? [09:51]
Describe yourself as a teacher in 3 words? [29:12]
What is the Worst lesson you have ever taught in Physical Education? What did you learn? [37:19]
What is the best lesson you have ever taught? [42:32]
What is your favourite EVER warm up? [49:13]
What is your top class management tip for teaching Primary PE? [45:52]
What have you learned about yourself or the teaching profession in the past 12 months that you didn’t know or believe before? [52:13]
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