Teaching and PE

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Big Twigge, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Tomorrow I have to teach PE to 27 naughty 7 and 8 year olds. Those of you know know me will understand why this is funny.

    On a more serious note (although i'm not sure there is a more serious note!) do you think that PE should be taught by specialist PE teachers (for health and safety if nothing else!)?
  2. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    If i'm going to be the one teaching them then yes! :)

    My partner for my last teaching practice was a PE specialist and it was interesting to see what she had to say about the lesson we observed.
    Obviously the whole point of being a primary teacher is to be able to teach all the subjects, therefore assuming the teacher knows what they are doing i don't think children are any less safe being with a non PE speacialist, however i do think they would gain more from having lessons with a PE specialist, mainly because they will be a much more confident PE teacher.

    I'm dreading taking my first PE lesson, but i have a plan, and we are going to be different types of beans!
  3. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    I think at primary school, when you don't need so much specialist knowledge, then no I don't think a specialist teacher is really required. My mother's a primary school teacher and I've seen what she has to do, and as far as I can pick up, it's not about the intricate details of what they're doing, just they're playing together and it's safe!
    Though at high school/sixth form I think its better having a PE specialist who is more able to help with the finer details of sport with people who are more able to understand them.
  4. flower girl

    flower girl Member

    my only opinion on this is that p.e can be taught by any one, AS LONG as they can teach the children to warm up correctly
  5. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    I had one good PE teacher in my whole school career, for a couple of years. Then he left and the rest were either complete no-neck brain-dead muppets or Brian Glover type psychotic sadists. I would have really enjoyed having someone who knew how to coach football or cricket properly at primary or secondary level, as opposed to the p**s-poor rabble we were actually lumbered with.
  6. richardhall

    richardhall Member

    Make sure you see the risk assessment for the activity. If you have to do your own assessment get it approved by the Head or Designated person.
  7. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Will you come and teach PE at my school? :D
    I dont think Ive had any PE teachers that have managed to teach me something since primary school...
  8. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Runner bean, Broad bean, String bean, French bean. the possibilities are endless! :)
  9. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    whats a french bean? I might have to be some of them next PE lesson. Im sure the fact were doing jazz dance wont matter...
  10. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    I frence bean is the joky one where the children stand and say "ooooh la la"

    Dance eh?, my friend got to be a bubble in her PE dance lesson today, now that sounds like fun!
  11. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    OK, we now have a specialist teacher teaching games as part of the new PPA time iniative. All teachers still teach PE and one teacher in each year group (there are three classes in each year group) has to teach games. I can see where you are coming from with reagrds to Health and Safety (gone mad in today's schools) but where do you draw the line? It may improve standards to have a recognised PE teacher but the same can be said of any subject specialist. I would personally love to teach PE all day in a Primary school but there would, I am sure, be a huge problem with logistics. It is a good idea in theory but as with most things to do with schools it would be very difficult to put into practise.
  12. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    If you are going to play beans, please remember to stay in your gardens!!!!!!!!:) ;)

    TIMBONE Active Member

    When I was running a music department, the dep who was doing the timetable told me that I had a vacant double period for the next year, and I could either take boys PE or RE - what a choice!
  14. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    teach them how to fall over theatrically when touched on the cheek. Its a new game called 'Dutchman in London' that the Portugese and Russians jointly invented
  15. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Beaten by the Scots??? :D

    sorry couldn't resist.... I'll get my coat.
  16. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    I did dance yesterday with the year 2 class i'm on placement with.... well technically I didn't Miss Tucker did I just watched for a bit and then went on a tour of the school! They were doing circus dances .... and one bit of music was the sugar plum fairies!!

    Then we had 'music' .... pathetic excuse for a music lesson.... but we won't go there!
  17. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    LMFAO!!! Very Clever. :clap: :clap:
  18. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    I think you should teach them sports that are going to be valuable to them in later life

    Pool, Darts, Euchre, Skittles you know the important life-enhancing ones!
  19. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    for those who care- it wasn't the disaster that I had expected. They were moderately well behaved and nobody broke any body parts (don't tell my mentor, but I actually quite enjoyed it!).

    I didlook ridiculous in my PE kit though.
  20. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Course we care, glad you survived Caz. This weekend wouldn't have been the same with you in plaster or custody for child damage :D