Physical Education Online – Toddle Talks Webinar

I am inviting you to watch the recording of the webinar I presented at Toddle Talks. It highlights the PSPE learning experiences that I have created for Toddle Community users and it aimed to answer the following questions: What are the similarities and differences between face-to-face and online PE sessions? How does your online lessonContinue reading “Physical Education Online – Toddle Talks Webinar”

What is Physical Education? Why Physical Education?

We start the year with enthusiasm and we get ready with engaging and fun games. We all do it with passion and our students benefit from this play and fun. But… is this enough? As Pill (2018) mentioned in his article, physical education doesn’t include just the physical nature, but the relations of physical trainingContinue reading “What is Physical Education? Why Physical Education?”

PE Assessment with Padlet

These are a few steps of how to use the Padlet app with and educational purpose in mind. It can be a quick and effective tool for a pre-assessment, formative or even summative assessment, if well designed in advance. It only takes a few short minutes to colllect information and create evidence of learning inContinue reading “PE Assessment with Padlet”

‘Stay Curious!’

Last November I have attended Kath’s Murdoch workshop at SEQ Qatar, Doha, an event prepared and highly recommended by my mentor Ali Ezzeddine. I am thankful to my school, Arab International Academy, who supported me to attend the workshop. As a specialist teacher who employs the Teaching Games for Understanding pedagogical model this learning opportunityContinue reading “‘Stay Curious!’”

Encouraging Questioning And Curiosity

Encouraging Questioning And Curiosity in PE “Questions are at the heart of inquiry. Effective learners ask questions” (Murdoch, K. 2015, p.56) Reference: Murdock, K. 2015. The Power of Inquiry. Teaching and learning with curiosity, creativity and purpose in the contemporary classroom. Seastar Education.

Leadership Understanding in Grade 3

We were impressed about the homework that connected with Alex’s unit of inquiry in grade 3. The central idea is: “Leadership can be exhibited in different settings and scopes”. Through the key concepts of form, perspective and responsibility, students inquire about the characteristics of leaders, circumstances that shape them, and various opportunities for leadership thatContinue reading “Leadership Understanding in Grade 3”

PE Postcard: Checking for Students’ Understanding

As educators, we are responsible for learning and in order to check for understanding to be useful we need to look for effective strategies in our planning. The PE Postcard is one of the great on-going, formative assessment I use with my students. I believe that the formative assessment serves to improve instruction and to provideContinue reading “PE Postcard: Checking for Students’ Understanding”