Welcome to episode 183 of The PE Umbrella podcast, the ONLY dedicated Primary PE Podcast in the world!
Joining me Under the Umbrella this week is Primary Dance specialist Louise Jaggard and Creative Dance specialist Jo Cone.
During this episode, we were able to unpick the many holistic benefits that including Dance as part of your curriculum can bring as well as why now is the perfect time to dive in and give it a go. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions currently surrounding PE, Louise & Jo help us understand how we can deliver sessions that comply with social distancing rules and are engaging for all.
Traditionally, dance is often seen as one of those areas of PE in which teachers feel very uncomfortable delivering, either through lack of self-confidence in the area or simply having no idea what to teach due to limited exposure in ITT. Not to mention the gender stereotypes that still do surround this area, it sometimes feels easier to teach something else if you have a ‘boy heavy’ class. These are all points we discuss during our chat today as both Louise and Jo explain how they have dealt with such situations. Being experts in this field, I also asked Louise and Jo:
– What currently excites you about Primary Dance?
– What misconceptions of Primary Dance would you banish to room 101 given the chance?
– How should a Dance lesson be structured?
– What was the worst and best dance lesson you ever taught and why?
– What is your favourite dance warm-up/starter activity?
This is an episode that is crammed full of many golden nuggets of advice that you are sure to consider, mull over, implement or dismiss. One thing is for sure though, it will get you thinking and inspire you to take action!
So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella.
Twitter – @LouiseJaggard
Website – https://doodledance.org.uk/
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