This past weekend I have just been part of the 2017 Shape America Assessment Meeting. This meeting took place to discuss making a broad-scale assessment on the 50 million strong (50MS) initiative 50million.shapeamerica.org/about-us. I was lucky enough to be invited as I proudly sit on the Research Council for Shape America. You can find out more… Continue reading Shape America Assessment Meeting 2017
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Firstly, we would like to take the time to say well done to those of you that have completed your teacher training this year, we know it has been difficult however you have made it! Joining me on this blog is the amazing Tamara Chambers, who I trained with during my PGCE and has been… Continue reading Thriving as an NQT
You may have already read my article titled 'A Journey to Understanding Critical Whiteness' which was recently published in the afPE Physical Education Matters autumn edition. If you are yet to read it, I would encourage you to for the very reasons that I shall present to you below: As I was approaching the end… Continue reading Understanding Whiteness in Physical Education
Just a quick one from me to highlight two upcoming conferences that I will be delivering workshops at. I am new to this, so your support is welcomed!! First stop: Diverse Educators III Saturday 11thJanuary 2020 @ Upton Court Grammar School My workshop titled ‘sPEaking Out’ will explore my journey so far as a new… Continue reading January 2020 Conferences
I am a firm believer in paying it forward in everything that I do…I hope to do this by sharing my PGCE journey with some top tips that helped me... My career goal was to teach from the age of 14, I am now 29, I have received my QTS and I was fortunate to… Continue reading Thriving not Surviving the PGCE year
I hope that you have had a fantastic bank holiday! I spent mine reading, writing and playing dominoes in the sun as I enjoy the last week of the holidays. So this is just a brief blog firstly to acknowledge my gift (thank you Shrehan for entrusting me with this!) and to say hello to… Continue reading Gift accepted!!
Dear loyal readers, I began this blog in an attempt to share resources about social justice/ antiracist pedagogies/ community work, for emotive writing, and to transform in the power of words. Whilst I haven't been a regular or consistent blogger post PhD, the reach has been monumental and blogs have been read in over 30… Continue reading Gifting Resources
Hello Colleagues, Welcome back to reading educational thoughts for all, this week I invited Laura McBean to share some thoughts on our recent trip to the National PE conference. Her words are powerful and I encourage you to engage with them. After reading her post, I thought of Arielle Grays recent Twitter post: "Having a… Continue reading Reflections from the AfPE National Conference: Guest Blog
I am pleased to share that I successfully defended my dissertation entitled 'Transformative pedagogy in physical education teacher education.' Since completing my studies several weeks ago, some have thought I am on vacation! This couldn't be further from the truth and I have realized that unless you share your journey, people are none-the-wiser! So I… Continue reading Stories from the trenches: An overview of the Ph.D. journey
This blog will begin by a poem, The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis: The Dash I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning...to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of… Continue reading Summer of 2018 – Teaching & Learning in the Community… My Dash
When I was teaching at the secondary level I will never forget a specific teaching scenario and how it made me feel or the student concerned. I was teaching athletics (track & field) and within this school, all students were required to complete a lap of the track as part of an independent warm up… Continue reading Do you love everyBODY? Are you an anti-fat bias educator?