1. How would you define your personal practice?
Playful. Start and end with play to see what emerges. Support with practice or preparation.
2. What turning points have you encountered on your movement journey?
Many, but the key one for my recent direction was a brutally honest conversation with an ex pupil on a train journey. Told me some things that struck home and made me go away and search for some different answers.
3. What role has injury played in cultivating your current niche?
None but it does remind me to have an honest conversation about the negative side of movement with those I teach.
4. Do you consider yourself a teacher? Why or why not?
Yes, and privileged to be one. Teaching is about bringing something new to a person, to help them flourish in their lives. That gives my life meaning and purpose.
5. What has been your experience with physical education, both in the schooling system and sought out knowledge/ know-how elsewhere?
I have taught secondary school PE for 15 years in a variety of different contexts both in England and abroad. My personal feeling is that professional development for PE teachers after qualification is weak at best, which led me to using social media to help support my development.
6. How do you involve your mind/ emotions into your physical routines?
Still a work in progress.
7. What are your personal aspirations regarding movement? How do you hope to find purpose and use in the skills you have built?
Daily movement is powerful. I hope that I can use my knowledge and experience to give pupils the means to move on their own terms and use daily movement as a way to flourish in throughout their lives.
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