June, 2023

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Teaching safe PE in the heat

The PE Hub

This week has been a scorcher, and we’re sure there’ll be plenty more to come over the summer! Whilst we still encourage activity over the hotter months, it’s important to bear a few important considerations when teaching safe PE in the heat. PE and after-school clubs in the spring and summer terms are eagerly anticipated by many teachers and pupils.

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How to Be an Ally and Upstander in Your School

SHAPE America

Let’s face it. There are a lot of differing views in the world today. When I came into education, I wanted to be a mentor and give students the chance to have one more teacher who looked like them (multicultural, curly hair, etc.). I still believe students are looking for a sense of connection and belonging in school. We heard it all during the COVID-19 pandemic: “ Maslow before Bloom.

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How I get my students evaluating in PE lessons (Part 1)

The Everlearner

This week , Part 1: Introduction to the “evaluate” skill in PE lessons. Released Wed 14th June 2023. Next week , Part 2: Example lesson developing the “evaluate” skill in PE lessons. Released 21st June 2023.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Georgia On My Mind

Relentless School Nurse

I have been honored to speak at many school nursing conferences over the years. Most of them have been remote because of COVID and work restrictions. My school year is coming to an end like a tall glass of sweet tea, as I was able to travel to Savannah, Georgia and speak at Georgia Association of School Nurses (GASN) annual conference. From the moment I landed, to the moment I departed, the warm southern hospitality was extended to me with open arms.

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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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More of the same?

Drowning in the Shallow

There are 3 possible futures for Physical Education in England. At least according to David Kirk’s (2010) critical analysis of the subject. The darkest future is the extinction of the subject, this however is the least likely one. The most likely future for the subject is that the dominant practice, what he calls ‘PE-as-sports-techniques’, will … Continue reading More of the same?

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Jack Leslie: Dropped from the England Squad for Being Black

The Sporting

Dropped for Being Black: The Story of Jack Leslie and the England Football Team Jack Leslie would have been the first black man to play for England, had he not been dropped from the squad without good reason. Jack Leslie: A Pioneer in English Football Viv Anderson’s name bears the accolade of being the first black player to play for England. This is, of course, something to be proud of and will mean that Anderson will forever be remembered in English football history.

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Why Your Child’s Failure is Their Key to Success

RC Families

It’s painful for parents to watch their child’s growing-up process because that almost always includes watching their child’s failure. One of the hardest parts of being a sports mom was watching my kids experience failure at something they’d worked so hard to achieve. And now that they are adults, it’s still hard to see them.

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Exploring Class Grouping in Physical Education

PE Scholar

There can be no doubt that how students are placed into their groups or classes can have a huge impact on their experiences within physical education (PE)

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The Relentless School Nurse: Safeguarding Our Health From Visible and Invisible Threats

Relentless School Nurse

Photo credit: Joe Lamberti The arrival of smoke creating hazardous air quality from the Canadian fires has provided a stark visual reminder of the impact of air pollution on our daily lives. The hazy skies and reduced visibility have created an atmosphere that is impossible to ignore. In response, individuals are increasingly masking up to protect themselves from the visible particles that pose immediate health risks.

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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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Fireworks and Kids: Trauma Surgeon Shares Tips on How to Have Fun and Safe Summer Celebrations

Stanford Childrens

Talk to your kids on how to handle sparklers safely and supervise their use. Fireworks and sparklers are synonymous with the Fourth of July, just like hot dogs and hometown parades. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 8,500 people in the United States are treated in emergency departments each year for fireworks-related injuries: Approximately 40% of those injured are children under the age of 14, and males are injured three times more often than femal

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New Integration Between Firstbeat and Sideline Sports to Optimize Athlete Performance

First Beat

Firstbeat is delighted to announce its recent API integration partnership with Sideline Sports which provides a complete software solution for more than 2,000 sports clubs globally. Their main product, XPS Network, provides cutting-edge, easy-to-use software for coaches in every sport, ensuring better access to key coaching data and smarter decision-making.

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Local Heroes: A Film about 3 lads from Nottingham Who Won it all with Forest

The Sporting

We review ‘Local Heroes: A Film about 3 local Nottingham lads who went on to win the English First Division and the European Cup, Twice! I have to confess I have a slight soft spot for Nottingham Forest. When I was a kid, the last few seasons of what was then known as the first division had teams like Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds as permanent fixtures alongside the usual suspects of Spurs, Man U, Liverpool and Everton.

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Physical Education as a Core Subject Survey

Association for Physical Education

30/06/2023 Loughborough University and the University of Edinburgh – with support from afPE – are continuing their work exploring the potential of physical education (PE) as a core subject. We […] The post Physical Education as a Core Subject Survey appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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Reflective Questions for Learning

Player Development Project

The value of self-reflection cannot be underestimated in development environments. UK Sports Head of Coaching, Nick Levett shares his thoughts on the benefits of the reflection process. One of the crucial elements of a high quality learning environment is the importance of reflection. In order to learn more about the players and their reflection skills, here are a few reflective questions for the players to consider at the end of the practice session or game.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Growing School Nurse Bloggers

Relentless School Nurse

There is a vulnerability in writing that sometimes smacks me across the face, but even if it stings, I believe it is an act of independence and a creative outlet. For many years, my creativity was expressed through the arts. In fact, I studied art therapy before I became a nurse. I loved all modalities, especially ceramics. I even dabbled in painting and printmaking.

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Staying Celiac Strong, Together

Stanford Childrens

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health holds community celiac disease event When your gut feels healthy, you feel more ready to take on the world. That was the premise behind our recent “Celiac Strong: Empowering the Gluten-Free Community” event, held May 20, 2023. The event was part of our commitment to help children and adults in our community live their best lives, despite having a digestive inflammatory disease.

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Finnish Ice Hockey Champions Tappara Invest in Player Development from Youth to Pro Teams with Firstbeat

First Beat

Firstbeat Technologies and Finnish ice hockey team Tappara have begun a three-year partnership agreement. Tappara’s pro team has already been a Firstbeat client since 2020, but with the new agreement, Tappara will also use Firstbeat Sports for use with their junior U18-U20 teams in addition to the league team. Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki , Director of Sports Performance at Firstbeat comments on the partnership: “We are honored to continue the cooperation with Tappara with this new three-year cont

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The 5 Best Clemson Tigers To Play in the NFL

The Sporting

The Greatest Clemson Tigers in NFL History The Clemson Tigers have been a college football powerhouse for the last decade or so. Under Head Coach Dabo Swinney, the Tigers have added two National Titles (2016 & 2018) to their 1981 championship, taking their total to three in school history. Clemson has turned their program into a football factory that churns out pro-ready NFL superstars on an annual basis.

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5 Fun Ways to Keep Your Child’s Brain Engaged All Summer Long

FACTS Management

With the arrival of summer, chances are you’re already in the midst of planning exciting family road trips and sun-soaked afternoons filled with bike rides, swimming, and ice cream cones topped with sprinkles. While summer is definitely a season for fun and relaxation, it’s equally crucial to keep your child’s brain active, even during those off-school months.

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Drowning Prevention Week 17th – 24th June 2023

The PE Hub

Ensuring Safety for Children Drowning is a tragedy that can be prevented, yet it claims many lives every year. In the United Kingdom, water-related incidents are a significant concern, especially for children. Understanding the statistics surrounding child deaths and near drownings and taking simple preventive measures can create a safer environment for our young ones.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Nurturing Hearts – Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

Relentless School Nurse

Retired English teacher, Joan Boyd Short, would end the week with this message to her students: Remember, the world can be a sudden place. Take care of yourself. Take care of others around you. Take care of your heart! Choose the path of wisdom and come home safely to us whenever you can. You are loved in this place and will always find an open door. – Joan Boyd Short Her message resonated with me.

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From Patient to Registered Nurse: Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Her Dream

Stanford Childrens

Getting her degree as a registered nurse is a dream come true for Misty Blue Foster. And she did so with all the odds stacked against her. Foster was born three months premature with cloacal exstrophy , a rare birth defect of the abdominal wall in which the organs are outside of the body, and spina bifida. Her mother was addicted to heroin and passed away when Foster was 5.

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NHL, Recovery, and a Mountain of Data – Training Insights with Minnesota Wild’s Matt Harder

First Beat

Tuesday, June 27, @ 10am PST. Sign up Learn how Minnesota Wild aims to maintain optimal performance all season long. The NHL season is a marathon, not a sprint, and with each team playing 82 games in a regular season, one of the biggest challenges for coaches and players is knowing how to maintain a high performance all season long. In this Firstbeat webinar, special guest Matt Harder, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Minnesota Wild, will join us live to discuss how he uses Firstbeat Sp

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Didier Drogba: One of the Great Premier League Strikers

The Sporting

The Incredible Life and Career of Didier Drogba The Premier League is one of the UK’s biggest exports and is one of the most popular and most-watched sporting leagues across the world. Didier Drogba celebrating yet another trophy with Chelsea In the 2018-2019 season, the Spurs vs Arsenal game saw attendances of over 80,000, and average attendance at all games was almost 40,000, second only to the German Bundesliga.

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Review of Promoting Elementary School Physical Activity

Human Kinetics

By Laurie P. Whitsel, Ph.D, FAHA, National Vice President-Policy Research and Translation of the American Heart Association [ Promoting Elementary School Physical Activity ] provides specific, evidence-based resources for teachers and administrators to create a transformational, physically-active school environment that is essential for student learning and health and well-being.

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Concussion in sport: Free app set for government-backed trial

Association for Physical Education

06/06/2023 An app that helps identify and manage concussion in grassroots and school sport is set to be scrutinised in a two-year government-backed trial. It allows users to record and […] The post Concussion in sport: Free app set for government-backed trial appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Add Your Experience to the School Nurse Job Analysis Survey

Relentless School Nurse

School nurses , you can contribute to this nationwide job analysis survey. Your voice is important, share your perspective, experience, and scope of practice. Here is the information from the National Board for Certification of School Nurses, asking for our help: NBCSN needs your help! The NCSN school nurse job analysis survey is now available. The results of this survey will be used to help develop the specifications for the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) National Cer

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CPR: Every Moment Counts

Stanford Childrens

A mom changes the course of her son’s nearly fatal event Alex doesn’t remember much about what happened on the life-altering day he was at a playground with his mother, when he was 4 years old. “We were at a children’s park in San Jose [California], I was playing at the top of a slide, and I suddenly collapsed,” he says. His mother, Mary Nopachai, however, remembers the traumatizing day well.

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What is Physical Literacy?

PLT4M

In this article we explore the question, “What is physical literacy?” and how it relates to the world of physical education. In addition, we break down some of the key concepts of physical literacy and discuss PLT4M’s role in the pursuit of supporting students lifelong journey of health and wellness. Download Now – 24 Free Follow Along Fitness Workouts for Physical Education [Free PDF] What is Physical Literacy?

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Jump Boy: The 7 Most Popular Sports for Dogs!

The Sporting

Exercise for Dogs: The 7 Best Sports for Your Best Friend Most dogs are highly energetic, and they need to be frequently engaged in some type of physical activity to expel their pent-up energy. When thinking about the welfare of your dog, some obvious things come to mind; Diet and dog gut health , happiness at home and their safe space, a good bed and regular routine, and of course, exercise.

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Stefan Mauk on the Journey of Youth Development

Player Development Project

After making his professional debut in Australia, Stefan Mauk embarked on a career that would see him win the A-League and play in multiple continents. But his pathway to professional football was not easy. In this article, Mauk, now playing in Japan for Fagiano Okayama, reflects on his childhood playing football, the biggest factors in his development, and how adversity helped drive him to become a professional footballer.

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Sport Education for Exam PE

PE Scholar

Perhaps, like me, you have enjoyed using the Sport Education Model to liven up your Key Stage 4 invasion games units and have even started to explore