Skills for the 21st Century: teaching higher-order thinking by Ruby Collins
Australia's national curriculum: a step in the right direction?
The Resilient Teacher: How do I Stay Positive and Effective when Dealing with Difficult People and Policies?
How to Stop Bullying in Classrooms and Schools
Do Athletes Make Better Students? The skills gained from doing sports, such as learning to focus and to improvise, could improve your academic performance.
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
ACHPER QLD Brisbane HPE Conference now over 220 registrations! #achperqld_pd
Updated Australian Curriculum site offers a range of ways to search and filter AC for #HPE http://bit.ly/UVpzn1
Reminder, call for papers for 2015 ACHPER International Conference now open -> http://ow.ly/zwtJ4 SPREAD THE WORD! #pegeeks #pechat #HPE
July issue of Primary Matters, from @ACARAeduau is now available: http://bit.ly/1lqP2Mw
Latest issue of @QCAA_edu news for schools is now online. Find kindy to Yr 12 resources, PD, jobs and more http://bit.ly/1oa5WPn
...and some more interesting links online:
Play by the Rules Poster Series—the free poster series now includes AFL, NRL, Football, and Netball, with Softball and Hockey to be added soon.
PE lessons to be re-energised to spread a love of sport (UK) Edward Timpson, Children’s Minister, said he hoped that children as young as five will learn the values of teamwork, self-discipline and resilience as they take part in new rigorous PE lessons.
FFV CMO on concussions (video) Topics covered include: How to identify a concussion; What you should do when you see a player has been concussed; When should a player return after a concussion.
How Quidditch has become a real sport: Magical realism —it started as a figment of J K Rowling's imagination. But now the people playing Quidditch for real want to leave Harry Potter behind and be taken seriously, reports Jessica Contrera.
Dimpled balls, lighter boots and telemetry head to Brazil for the World Cup (video)—Nick Brown from the Australian Institute of Sport discusses some of the technological innovations that will make the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil faster and fairer.
Kids' physical activity really is child's play—Australian children have been ranked as some of the least active in the world. So what types of activities are best to keep them fit, strong and healthy?
The dangers of kids using technology. A modern day horror story we like to tell?— Society’s mistrust of technology is deep-rooted. Fear of technology’s misuse has been exploited in popular horror and science fiction for hundreds of years.
New community program extends netball’s reach—Netball will extend its reach to new communities and participants after Netball Australia, in partnership with Australia Post, launched the Australia Post One Netball Community Program.
The Expert Learner: Challenging the myth of ability by Professor Gordon Stobart builds on a presentation he debuted with Queensland educators at the QSA conference in 2012. The book uses examples from sources including music, art, computing, medicine, science and sport to analyse what we know about how top experts and performers learn.
Care about physical activity—this multimedia resource pack has been developed by the British Health Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health. It is designed to stimulate simple solutions and practical approaches to enable residents of health care facilities to be active every day
Australian netball star helping to change attitudes in Tonga—Tonga has a serious obesity problem - especially its women, with 93 per cent of Tongan women classified as being overweight or obese. (Catherine Graue, Mo'onia Gerrard & Katalin Baranyi, Radio Australia)
ACARA’s statement to the Federal Government’s review of the Australian Curriculum highlights the processes it adopted in developing each of the learning areas and subjects that make up the Australian Curriculum.
'Making time for great teaching' stop 'low-value' PL activities & admin, make time for effective PL
Queensland State Government to re-teach kids how to play via Nature Play education program.
Daily Physical Activity: A guide for schools and clubs —the Daily Physical Activity iPhone and iPad app is a tool for teachers and community coaches who lead physical activity and sport sessions.
QSA Conference - Australian Curriculum - Aligning Learning Areas: This one day mini-conference will present strategies for implementing the new Australian Curriculum learning areas and discuss the key ideas contained within each learning area with specific sessions for HPE teachers.
Inquiry Based Learning, this web site has four sections that will help with gaining a better understanding of inquiry based learning including an explanation, demonstration, exploration and implementation.
Pigeonhole Magazine - for new, graduate and early career secondary and high school teachers. Available for iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch from Apple iTunes and the first issue is on sale now.
How exercise can help us eat less.
Knowmia's library includes over 22,000 video lessons on school subjects from teachers everywhere.
We're still a nation of Norms: It’s been 35 years since Norm, the beer-swilling couch potato, climbed off his couch and declared ‘Life. Be In It’.
Let’s Talk Physical Literacy
ACARA student diversity materials relate to all students in all settings and provide advice on how the design of the Australian Curriculum may be used to personalise learning. The materials, first published in January 2013, have been revised and additional resources have been added. The materials now have more detailed advice for teachers working with students with gifts and talents.