How can I teach PE effectively and motivate my pupils? There are many teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education courses that student PE teachers must apply to their own subject. However, the complexity of teaching PE can make this difficult to do. This book focuses on the requirements of student PE teachers in relation to teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education courses. The new edition of this popular textbook draws together background information about teaching and about PE, basic teaching skills specifically related to physical education and broader knowledge and understanding of issues in the wider context of PE. The book is organised so that each chapter contains text and underpinning theory interspersed with activities that student teachers are asked to undertake either alone, with another student teacher, or with a tutor. This is not just a book of teaching tips but promotes critical thinking and reflection to enable student PE teachers to develop into reflective practitioners. Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School is an essential resource for any student teacher undertaking school-based initial teacher education to become a teacher of PE in secondary schools.