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The Relentless School Nurse: Embracing the “Two Things Can Be True” Mindset!

Relentless School Nurse

Embracing the Duality of School Nursing: Navigating Love and Challenges In the realm of school nursing, a profession that demands unwavering dedication, boundless compassion, and unyielding resilience, a delicate balance exists between the profound love for the job and the myriad challenges that accompany it. The intricate dance of school nursing, where passion intertwines with exhaustion, and fulfillment coexists with frustration.

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Gift of Life Celebrated at Warriors’ African American Heritage Night

Stanford Childrens

During African American Heritage Night at Chase Center, seven Stanford Medicine Children’s Health transplant patients had the honor to stand next to their favorite Golden State Warriors’ players during the National Anthem. The “Anthem Buddies” were being celebrated as they all went through or are going through a transplant journey. “It’s an honor for us to represent Stanford Children’s at such a great event,” said Elena Munoz, parent of Joseph Sanchez-Munoz who received three different transplan

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Lessons Learned From Decades of Advocating for Health and Physical Education

SHAPE America

Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE), a SHAPE America state affiliate, has been “speaking out” for quality health and physical education in Wisconsin for more than two decades. Over the years, our organization has learned that advocacy requires work — but it can be done, and it does work. If you follow and adapt the described steps in this article for your state’s situation, positive results will happen.

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The Relentless School Nurse: That’s a Nice, Easy Job…

Relentless School Nurse

Over the many years of writing The Relentless School Nurse blog, I have made it a priority to share perspectives from colleagues across the country. I didn’t have to look too far for this guest post, because Nicole DeBrango, RN, BSN, CSN is a New Jersey school nurse. I came across her post entitled, “School nursing? That’s an easy job,” on the NJ School Nursing Facebook page.

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Reimagine the Role of PE to Reconnect With Your Students

Speaker: Jeremy Kellem, M.Ed. - Educational Strategist, Former Athlete, and CEO/Founder of W.I.N. (We Impact Now, LLC)

For many students, physical education is critical to becoming active and developing healthy routines. But how is this possible anymore with the repercussions of the pandemic? Years of COVID-19, social distancing, and virtual learning have all had a profound effect on students, which means educators need to adjust their classes accordingly. The good news is that P.E. can still play a vital role in helping students intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.

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Play with Purpose

Drowning in the Shallow

A games-based approach can be mistakenly considered as a game-as-teacher approach. This is because children can learn from playing the game. The mistake is not that children can learn from playing the game. Of course they can.

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Time to Make the Donuts – Teamwork Challenge

Keeping Kids in Motion

Anybody who follows me on social media or watches my videos knows that I love a good teamwork challenge. I would even say it’s the basis of our PE program. Time to Make the Donuts (see video below) is a perfect partner challenge with.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Unseen Sacrifices: A Frontline Doctor’s Journey Through the Pandemic

Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. March of 2024 will mark four years since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped our nation and the rest of the world. The first COVID-19 patient in New York was reported on March 1, 2020, and it soon became one of the largest epicenters of the disease, overwhelming the healthcare system. Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric surgery fellow, and mother of two toddlers was completing the final four months of nine years of training when she found herself on the frontline of COVID in her

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Why Parents Need ME Time

RC Families

When did you last give yourself some ME time? It can happen when you take a bath, read a book, go for a walk, exercise or do yoga, get a pedicure or manicure; it can happen in any number of ways. As long as you’re alone with your thoughts or are being present in what.

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Teaching Basketball – Ball Handling & Dribbling

The PE Specialist

So you’re gonna start planning your Basketball Unit? First things first – kick it off by reminding those athletic kids that think they don’t need any practice with fundamentals that even PRO players practice the fundamentals to get better and master their skills.

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How Physical Education Plays a Core Role in Student Development

Speaker: Shane Pill PhD, MEd, BEd, LMACHPER, FACHPER - Physical Education and Sports Researcher, Professor, Consultant, and Speaker

Physical education is an important part of the development of the whole person: physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. By providing education in movement competency, education on using movement to develop the ability to be self-regulated and motivated, and education through movement to develop ‘habits of mind’ for positive and constructive engagement with others, PE provides a basis for personal and community health and wellbeing.

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Teaching Sportsmanship and Gamesmanship in PE Lessons

The Everlearner

Many PE teachers overtly teach sporting conduct including topics such as sportsmanship, gamesmanship and deviance. Furthermore, PE teachers often make reference to nuanced versions of these concepts such as fair play or etiquette and even types of deviance such as positive and negative deviance. For these reasons, I want to take this blog post as an opportunity to set the standard for teaching these concepts and to try to ensure that the PE teaching sector has a clear perspective on each concept

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Meet the Staff: Triuna Taylor, Director of Community Based Education—Gulf Coast Expansion

Teen Health Mississippi

Ever wanted to know more about the staff at THMS? Here’s a little bit about who they are and how they came to do the work they do today. Hey everyone, it’s Triuna Taylor here, and I’m excited to share my journey with all you awesome readers. Life has a funny way of leading us down unexpected paths, and my story is no exception. From dreaming of being a speech pathologist to becoming the Director of Community Based Education at Team Health, Mississippi, it’s been quite the rid

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The Relentless School Nurse: Celebrating a Collaborative Partnership in Health & Learning

Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. Schools of Nursing and local school district nurses are uniquely positioned to strategically support each other’s missions and visions. How fortunate my Camden City School District (CCSD) is to have the investment and dedication of the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing as a partner in health and learning! This collaboration began in 2022, when more than 150 CCSD student-athletes faced the risk of being sidelined due to the requirement of physical exams for partici

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Mapping your PE Curriculum

PE Scholar

During training I regularly help PE leaders unpick the connections between the physical education national curriculum, Ofsted's 3 pillars, physical

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Do You See What I See? Teamwork – Why this picture became an essential tool in my program

Keeping Kids in Motion

Photo credit: Getty Images I regularly use this image to set the tone for our team-building unit with First-Grade classes. I project the image on a screen as we discuss what teamwork looks and sounds like. It remains on the screen while I.

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An Innovative Use of ECMO Helps Boy Avoid Lung Transplant

Stanford Childrens

Serious infection damages boy’s lungs, but Stanford Medicine Children’s Health critical care doctors heal him over time In literally one day, Jordy Gonzales Perez’s life changed. He went from playing soccer and feeling healthy to having to fight for his life. And it all started with a simple dry cough. “On the last day of school in third grade, he came home with a cough and a rash on his face, chest, and back.

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My five favourite PE assignment structures on TheEverLearner.com

The Everlearner

Whether you are a current customer of TheEverLearner.com or perhaps contemplating being one, I want to take the opportunity to draw your attention to my five favourite types of assignments on the platform.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Judy Doran Shares “Flipping the Script”

Relentless School Nurse

Judy Doran happens to be the 2023 Maine School Nurse of the Year and a valued contributor to The Relentless School Nurse blog. In this guest post, Judy poses a challenge to all of us; what if we flip the script and consider not fixing everything all of the time without needed resources? Enjoy Judy’s message! It resonated deeply with me and I am sure it will with you too.

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Invasion Games – Unit Planning with a Difference

PE Scholar

The research is clear, we should move away from planning a skill per lesson and seeing PE as some kind of sport technique focused subject.

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7 Team Building Games with 1st-Grade – Cooperation at its best!

Keeping Kids in Motion

Team building with students improves productivity, boosts motivation, increases collaboration, encourages creativity, and enriches communication. As in most physical education programs, it has been a tradition for my team to kick off the school year with two weeks of team building and cooperative activities.

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Coaching Happy Olympians with Canadian National Team Coach David Kikuchi

Complete Performance

In today’s episode of the PerformHappy podcast, I am thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with the remarkable Canadian National Team Coach, David Kikuchi. A two-time Olympian himself and the guiding force behind Ellie Black’s journey to three Olympics, Kikuchi is widely recognized as… The post Coaching Happy Olympians with Canadian National Team Coach David Kikuchi appeared first on Complete Performance Coaching.

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Boy Tames His Single Ventricle Condition With His Lion Heart

Stanford Childrens

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health provides specialized heart care to give Judah the best possible outcome Each fall, Judah Morgan, now age 6, and his mom, Heather, take a special trip. They leave behind his dad, Sam, and his two older sisters, Saige and Ivy, and drive off, just the two of them. They don’t go to a theme park or a special sporting event, like you might imagine.

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The BBC micro:bit playground survey has launched!

PE Scholar

Primary teachers! The BBC micro:bit playground survey has launched! It's a brilliant opportunity to get your pupils using the micro:bit outdoors. Check out the seven fun activities to choose from here: bbc.in/playgroundsurvey Brought to you by @BBC_Teach, @microbit_edu, @Nominet, @ONS and partners.

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PIZZA DELIVERY – Beware of the Pizza Pokers

Keeping Kids in Motion

Pizza Delivery Tag is a game sure to put smiles on your students’ faces. It’s a controlled, slower-paced tag game perfect for small and large groups. I’ve posted two versions (see videos below) of the games along with a photo with the basic directions.

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Western District Leadership Council positions

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Hi everyone, We are still looking for applicants for the following Western District Leadership Council positions- President- Elect (1) Member at Large (2) Future Professional (1) Applicants must be members of SHAPE America and live in the Western District. We encourage anyone who’s interested in serving the Western District to apply! Please share the link to the application with anyone you personally know that meets these qualifications- [link] If you are currently serving on the Leadership Cou

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Celebrating Women in Medicine

Stanford Childrens

This is the first part of a monthlong series in honor of Women’s History Month. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing the stories of women in medicine caring for other women and children across Stanford Medicine Children’s Health , from the operating room to research labs to advocacy in the community. We’re honored to spotlight these clinicians who are making a world of difference in the lives of patients, their families, and colleagues, and in their community—and to

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The Relentless School Nurse: How Sick is Too Sick to Come to School?

Relentless School Nurse

I often get ideas for blog posts from articles that cross my path. Today’s topic came from this headline that caught my eye: US Schools Change Health Guidelines for Keeping Students Home. The debate over when to keep children home from school due to illness reflects a broader concern about balancing public health with educational needs. During COVID, schools emphasized the importance of keeping any sick children at home to prevent the spread of the virus.

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PE Insights Episode 7: Phil Mathe – Embracing Holistic Physical Education

PE Scholar

Introduction Welcome to the latest episode review of the PE Insighs podcast, where we dive into meaningful conversations about physical education with

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UEFA Launches Online CPR Training

The Sporting

UEFA Announces the Launch of Online CPR Training for Football Fans 'Get Trained, Save Lives' CPR campaign backed by Erling Haaland, Lautaro Martínez, Ana Marković, Ruud Gullit, Gareth Bale, Thierry Henry, Didier Deschamps and Rio Ferdinand. Read all the latest from UEFA… The ‘Get Trained, Save Lives’ campaign aims to teach CPR to football professionals and fans What is ‘Get Trained, Save Lives’?

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Practicing Respect Helps Prevent Bullying

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Bullying can affect diverse students differently than other students. Based on growing research, we know that Black and Hispanic youth who are bullied are more likely to have their grades suffer compared to their white peers. This Black History Month and beyond, schools and communities can practice and encourage respect for diversity. Respecting diversity is key to building a safe, connected, and supportive environment for youth of all identities and helps prevent bullying.

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How to Raise Confident Kids Who Will Make Smart Choices

RC Families

Parents want to raise confident kids who make wise choices. That’s the parental desire for children almost as soon as they enter the family. But the journey from babe to smart-thinking young adult is a verrrrrry long and rocky road. Quite honestly, there are just a lot of forces in this world that work against parents doing.

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The Relentless School Nurse: There is Nothing “Routine” in School Nursing!

Relentless School Nurse

There is a concerning trend happening in state houses across the country fundamentally impacting how school health services are delivered by licensed school nurses. The most recent state is Wyoming, passing a bill that under the guise of “protecting parental rights,” requires schools to create lists of “routine” school nursing services that parents will have to agree to.

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Who’s included and Who’s not? An analysis of instruments that measure teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education

PE Scholar

Teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education, the measurement instruments in 225 relevant empirical studies were examined.

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