Sharing our failures #1

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In a recent blog, Mel Hamada, wrote about her perceptions of the culture of online Physical Education community. Mel felt that a lot of interactions within the community were about self-promotion, ‘back slapping’ and ‘high fiving each other’. Sentiments I both share and am guilty of through this blog and on Twitter. Reflecting on this I feel this might be due to the general personality of PE teachers; we are a pretty positive and confident bunch. Perhaps this is what is preventing us from being critical of each others practice? Maybe due to being heavily involved in sport we might see success = desired outcome, and that failure = undesired outcome. This is a narrow, and not very useful way to look at success as it doesn’t help our growth as practitioners. Perhaps we are just not ready yet to critique each others ideas?

Mel’s suggestion for sharing our failures…

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