100 episodes

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast and short blog that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelong physical activity!

I will share insights into what makes the top practitioners of today tick, asking about their favourite PE resources, what activities are a must have in the locker for any teacher and success stories about WHAT REALLY WORKS!

All in all, the PE Umbrella is about inspiring YOU in YOUR own teaching practice and providing you with the tools, ideas and resources to take ACTION!

So come and join me under the PE Umbrella!

The PE Umbrella | Podcasting ALL things Primary Physical Education Ryan Ellis

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    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast and short blog that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelong physical activity!

I will share insights into what makes the top practitioners of today tick, asking about their favourite PE resources, what activities are a must have in the locker for any teacher and success stories about WHAT REALLY WORKS!

All in all, the PE Umbrella is about inspiring YOU in YOUR own teaching practice and providing you with the tools, ideas and resources to take ACTION!

So come and join me under the PE Umbrella!

    Bite Sized Knowledge Bombs - Simplicity

    Bite Sized Knowledge Bombs - Simplicity

    Welcome to episode 180 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am kicking off the first of what will hopefully be many 'Bite-Sized Knowledge Bombs' episodes in which I throw out an idea for you to mull over, consider, action or dismiss completely!
    The first of these episodes has a focus on 'The Power of Simplicity'
    What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella with your #teachlikeyoutweet challenge!

    • 4 min
    The Pedagogy behind creating Meaningful Experiences in PE

    The Pedagogy behind creating Meaningful Experiences in PE

    Welcome to episode 179 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by former guests Jorge Rodriguez, Andy Vasily & Zack Smith as we form a roundtable discussion centred on this statement:
    "The pedagogy behind creating meaningful experiences in PE"
    With no script and plenty of experience between the guests, it went as expected. Pure fire!
    I found myself taking notes aplenty and jumping in where possible as we particularly focused on what is suggested by 'meaningful' experiences before highlighting pedagogical approaches/strategies that can contribute to achieving this.
    If you have your note pad ready, maybe go and grab a second one! What are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Power of PLAY & Building Connection with Mark Collard

    The Power of PLAY & Building Connection with Mark Collard

    Welcome to episode 178 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by Trainer, Author & Speaker Mark Collard. When it comes to speaking about the power of Play & building connection as a means to amplify learning in students there really is nobody better.
    Come and join us as we explore concepts around the importance of Play and building connections between our students and ourselves, as well as actionable tips and advice on how to go about doing this!
    So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 59 min
    The Butterfly Within - Under the Umbrella with Rachel Bown - Part 2

    The Butterfly Within - Under the Umbrella with Rachel Bown - Part 2

    Welcome to episode 177 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined for part 2 of my interview with special ed PE teacher, YST inclusion lead and GB age group athlete Rachel Bown.
    In part 2, we explore Rachel's life in more detail, from her early PE experiences to her early career into teaching and her battle with her brain tumour 'Tooties'. This episode is as much a chat about mindset, character, resilience and positivity as it is about PE and I can't wait for you to listen!
    So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 57 min
    Under the Umbrella with Rachel Bown - Part 1

    Under the Umbrella with Rachel Bown - Part 1

    Welcome to episode 176 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am joined by special ed PE teacher, YST inclusion lead and GB age group athlete Rachel Bown.
    For part 1 of my interview with Rachel, we stick with a discussion about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Rachel as we reflect on over 20 years of teaching experience. This means you can expect answers to questions such as:
    - What currently excites you about PE?
    - What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?
    - What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?
    - Differentiation
    ALL of that and SO much more as Rachel brings her A-game to the show. As for what's next, this is only the tip of the iceberg in the grander scheme of things and I'm certain you will be blown away by part 2!
    So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

    • 41 min
    The PE Umbrella Library

    The PE Umbrella Library

    Welcome to episode 175 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!
    This week I am delighted to tell you all about The PE Umbrella Library and the incredible downloadable content that will change the game for you and your PE teaching!
    So what are you waiting for? Come and join me Under the Umbrella!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Kieranj26 ,

‘Knowledge bombs’ galore!

I look forward to Ryan’s podcasts every week to listen to others’ views on PE and how this wonderful subject means so much more than what meets the eye. Give it a listen! You won’t be disappointed!!

steve 3245435 ,

The highest quality of PE Podcasting

If Carlsberg made Primary PE Podcasts...... they still wouldn’t be as good as the PE Umbrella!

Interviews, debates, free resources and so much more!

sjpb224 ,

Quality podcast

Ryan really knows his stuff and keeps things moving with great questions and insight of his own.

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