“The willingness to want to improve is more important than being perfect”
“There has to be some learning intention in the things that you are doing”
Hello PE Umbrella Community and welcome to another incredible interview episode!
Today, I chat with Jarrod Robinson aka ‘The PE Geek‘, Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from County Victoria, Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning. Jarrod runs his online community at www.thepegeek.com and has his own amazing podcast of the same name, sharing top advice all year round! We delve into his vast experience to chat ALL things Primary PE including his top tips, favourite resources and how the Phased landscape differs across the globe.
It was a real privilege and honour to chat with Jarrod and he truly is a top practitioner with vast knowledge, an incredible mind for helping others and a pioneer in using social media for PE professional development and connected like minded people. It is fair to say that Jarrod is the sole reason behind the existence of the PE Umbrella and if it wasn’t for the amazing work that he does, this website and podcast would not exist today, so for that, Thank you Jarrod on behalf of myself and the rest of the PE Umbrella community. Having listened to this episode, you will absolutely be able to take actionable steps towards improving your practice as he shares Knowledge Bombs galore that will inspire YOU! Check out the bottom of this page for links to ALL of the resources and links that we talk about! What are you waiting for? Click play right here or subscribe to the PE Umbrella on iTunes to listen at your own leisure whenever you choose.
What I Learned: As quoted at the top of the page, you have to want to improve and always strive to become a better version of yourself. Only then will you see real benefits and improvements in your practice. I strongly believe that having this desire to improve stems from firstly having a passion and a love for what you do. You MUST love your job. You MUST love teaching. You MUST love Physical Education and want to positively impact the lives of the children you teach. No other subject can truly impact the all round development of a child like Phased can, I may be biased, but for me, that is the truth.
The PE Geek Website – www.thepegeek.com
The PE Geek Podcast – Subscribe on iTunes HERE
Warm Ups and Games Galore – www.physedgames.com
BAM Video delay App – Grab it on the App store HERE
BBC Time to Move Podcast series – Download the episodes HERE
Top Book Recommendation: Teach Like A Pirate
Twitter – @mrrobbo
Don’t forget to search #physed for a whole host of other amazing practitioners!
Follow Jarrod on all other social media platforms by simply searching for ‘The PE Geek’
I hope you have enjoyed today’s episode and I look forward to seeing you next time ‘Under the Umbrella’.