What does a Good PE Lesson Look Like?


As teachers we constantly ask ourselves how are we doing with our teaching, what we supposed to be doing and what are our goals. We are always looking to find ways to best support student’s learning.

A couple of days ago, I came across this infographic and it got me thinking about my own practice. Blogging helps me to reflect on what I am doing, why I am doing it and how I do it.

I like how is structured in three different bends:

What makes a good lesson?

What can I do as a teacher?

How can I engage students?

The infographic touches on many things we do daily in our lessons. It is always a good reminder and a way to start including some of those things in our daily routines so they become natural.

A few days ago I signed up for an online course called ” Outstanding PE Classes” and that’s supposed to be really good. Here is the link

Hopefully all these tools will help us, physical educators. in our pursuit to teach outstanding physed lessons.




Necessary and Sufficient


For many PE Teachers the end goal of a high quality PE curriculum would be to ensure we have produced competent (even skilful), life long participants in physical activity. That the children we have taught leave school and take responsibility for meaningful and purposeful physical activity for the rest of their lives.

Therefore, based on my curriculum, I’m proposing that:

Physical Learning + Social Learning + Affective Learning + Cognitive Learning = life long participants in physical activity.

There are four key elements to our curriculum; Physical, Social, Affective and Cognitive Learning.If an element is necessary then without that element you could not have the thing in question, in this case life long participants in physical activity.However a necessary element isn’t always enough to have the thing in question though.When you have enough necessary elements to guarantee the thing in question then these elements are called sufficient.

Is physical learning…

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