Education on Fire

073: The PE Specialist with Ben Landers

Ben Landers – The PE Specialist

Ben started this website ThePEspecialist.com in 2014 in an effort to provide an amazing resource for teachers.  He has a passion for kids and teaching quality physical education lessons that will empower students to be the best they can be.  Being a PE teacher is such a great opportunity to have a positive impact on the kids that you teach, but his hope is to also impact more students through providing resources and ideas to teachers.

The reason he started The PE Specialist is to share knowledge, inspire teachers, add value to the Phys Ed community and help solve some of the problems that teachers are struggling with in schools today.

Ben Landers is a K-12 certified Physical Education teacher and has been teaching K-5th PE since 2007.  He has completed National Board Certification in PE and also has a Masters in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of South Carolina.  Ben also serves as a Clinical Model Teacher for the University of South Carolina, helping to mentor future Physical Education teachers as part of their graduation requirement.

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https://www.donorschoose.org/

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#physed

#pegeeks

The P.E Umbrella

 

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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072: The PE Umbrella with Ryan Ellis

Todays guest is Ryan Ellis from The PE Umbrella Podcast

Ryan is a primary school teacher and provides P.E teacher training in the UK. His experience also includes football coaching in the USA and he is the founder of The PE Umbrella Podcast.

The 4 Umbrellas make up the backbone of what The PE Umbrella represents and stands for.

The Green Umbrella – Cognitive (thinking) Domain

The Red Umbrella – Social Domain

The Purple Umbrella – Affective (emotional) Domain

“…It was in one of my early interviews with Bob Knipe that we hit on the topic of WHY I chose the name ‘The PE Umbrella’ for my podcast.  My response was simply that PE covers so many aspects of life and skills, it was an Umbrella term for many things.  Bob went one better than me.  He suggested that he had imagined the term as a metaphor.

An Umbrella that children, and later adults would carry with them through their lives, containing skills and knowledge that protect them from the world around them and situations they may find themselves in, as a real umbrella shelters an individual from the rain.

Later, while mulling over this concept, I took it one step further, and instead of an umbrella that simply protects them, it is one they always add skills to, and can choose when to use these skills to tackle the world around them head on!

And so the 4 umbrellas was born.  Each Umbrella representing one of the four domains of learning.

I see Physical Education as being at the forefront of the education & development of all children.  The Physical has never been/nor should ever be in my eyes the sole focus of a great Physical Education program.  Lessons can and should use purposeful questioning that enables the children to reflect on WHAT they are doing, WHY they are doing it and HOW they will know they have achieved it.  Almost every activity has the potential to explore all 4 of these Umbrellas, and the resources at the PE Umbrella explain just how the same activity can lend itself to learning in any of the four domains, whether you choose to focus solely on one or touch upon a number of them, well, thats entirely up to you.  After-all, YOU are the teacher and YOU know your students the best!”

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Twitter @ryansporting

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

For more information click here

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071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show

Welcome to the launch of season 5. In this series we will be focusing on physical education and sport in primary schools.

We will include:

  • Free & paid resources from our guests
  • A specialist P.E podcast
  • A membership site
  • County coaches and how to utilise the local community
  • Teacher training

We also discuss how Education on Fire has become a podcast network with 3 shows, my new Primary Music on Fire membership site and our new sponsor NAPE.

1. Education on Fire Podcast. Themed seasons for teachers focusing on creative and inspiring learning in our schools.

2. Learning on Fire. The most important learning and educational moments that shaped the lives of fulfilled/successful people living with a sense of purpose, meaning and significance.

3. National Association for Primary Education (NAPE). How can this organisation support you?

-Primary Music on Fire. My new music membership site designed to support teachers create, build and embed music in their school.

Find out everything you need to know at www.EducationOnFire.com

 

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070: Viking History with Noah Tetzner

 

Viking history is a passion for my guest Noah Tetzner. His podcast is called The History of Vikings and he interviews some of the worlds leading academics on the subject.

We talk about:

  • How he got into podcasting at just 17 years of age.
  • New ways of learning in the digital age through mediums like podcasts & YouTube.
  • His experiences of being inspired by teachers passionate about history.
  • How to focus on your passions while studying all subjects in the curriculum.
  • Homeschooling

 

Noah describes his show:

The Vikings were a truly legendary people. For nearly 300 years they ruled the waves of the Northern Seas and raided peaceful monasteries and towns along the coasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and France.

As raiders the Vikings had an infamous and beastly reputation. Pillaging, burning, and killing whatever lay in their path. They would stop at nothing to appease their desire for wealth and glory.

But apart from being excellent at raiding, the Vikings established a trading network that stretched from Finland to Newfoundland, successfully besieged the greatest, most heavily defended city in the world, discovered North America, and revolutionized the way that we build ships.

Not to mention the vibrant myths and sagas they told that are still capable of inspiring us today. The history of Vikings is a rich one, and I hope you’ll join me in rediscovering it!

www.The HistoryOfVikings.com

The History of Vikings – YouTube

 

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069: Primary Music Membership

Mark Taylor host and creator of Education on Fire discusses his new Primary Music Membership project.

Many schools have been asking for help and advice about how to support music in their primary schools. The Primary Music Membership will show teachers the key areas to focus on and how to expand it to embed music at the heart of a school.

We will create a community who will share ideas and support each other. Regular live Q&A seasons can answer any questions from the community and we will follow a year of music teaching to see how it can be done.

Step by step audio and video content will help you to enable music to thrive.

Find out more https://www.educationonfire.com/primary-music

 

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