Physical Education

NZPETeachercast Episode 10 – Authentic learning through a Sport Ed model

In the 10th episode of the NZPETeachercast we have Andrew O’neill from Middleton Grange School. I met Andrew at PENZ conference earlier in the year and we bumped into each other again at the PENZ Inspired Leadership Programme here in Wellington. Andrew and his team are having huge success using a Sport Education approach with …

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NZPETeachercast Episode 4: Contextualised courses at Heretaunga College

Excited to welcome Matt Lambert from Heretaunga College to the podcast. We have a great chat about how his department are meeting the needs of his learners through the use of contextualised courses. Matt also helps run the PE Gear Shed Facebook page, make sure you check it out and hit the like button! While you’re …

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Gamification at PENZ 2016!

Today I had the privilege of presenting at the Physical Education NZ National Conference on the topic of gamification. Gamification is the application of game mechanics in non game contexts, which in turn can help boost motivation and increase engagement. Check out my intro videocast on the topic.

The problem with traditional professional learning

I have just had the privilege of presenting on the topic of “Flipped Learning” as part of Connected PE’s free online PE conference. It really got me thinking about the way we go about professional learning (PL) in education and how misguided that can be. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good conference – travelling, …

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International Podcast Day

With all this lovely weather in little old NZ, many of you might have missed it – Today was International Podcast Day! What is IPD you might ask? International Podcast Day is dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement.