November, 2023

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This Is How My School Stocks Up on Kindness … and PE Equipment

SHAPE America

As a physical education teacher, I have been doing school fundraisers for 23 years. For 18 of those years, I did Hoops for Heart through the American Heart Association. In spring 2019, my school, Odessa Upper Elementary, was one of the pilot schools for SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds. FUNdraiser , and 2022-2023 was our fifth year of participation.

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Turkey Run – A Fun Thanksgiving Brain Break For Kids!

Elementary P.E. Games

Are you looking for some amazing Thanksgiving brain breaks that you can try with your students? Then look no further, as the Turkey Run game is here to bring you all of that and so much more. It’s one of the most creative, detailed, and fun Thanksgiving-themed games with a very fun approach towards physical activity while also testing the reaction time of any player.

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Funding Physical Education Programs

PLT4M

Christi Meyer is a long-time advocate for quality physical education programs. Over her career, she helped secure over $200,000 of grant funding for implementation of heart rate technology, fitness equipment, and PLT4M. While Christi has retired from teaching after over 30 years in the field, she is still sharing insights and ideas for PE programs across the country.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Gorp’s Gift – A Lesson in Gun Safety for our Youngest Students

Relentless School Nurse

Gorp’s Gift by Sherri Chessen – Download the open-access book here! Considering the importance of sharing the concept of gun safety, utilizing the children’s book, “Gorp’s Gift” as an educational tool seems promising. This book effectively communicates responsible behavior around guns, using the character Gorp to engage students and emphasize the need for caution and safety first.

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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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Spectrum Insights

Drowning in the Shallow

Mosston and Ashworth’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles (SoTS) offers PE Teachers, both novice and expert, a clear framework of teaching within the subject. Specifically it provides a unified theory and shared language about the structure of teaching, which allows an individual to develop a repertoire of teaching styles.

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Simle Middle School Raises $3,000 with health. moves. minds. Event. Here’s How!

Gopher PE

Mission – Promote, Support, and Participate in Quality Physical Education. Key Understandings: Quality Physical education is provided every class period to students. We enhance students’ lives and provide them opportunities and education to become physically literate individuals for the rest of their lives. We select the month of March and the March Madness theme to extra emphasize and promote the importance and need for quality physical education.

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This or That Thanksgiving Edition! ?

Elementary P.E. Games

Overview This or That is one of the staple games that teachers can use in any activity because it’s enjoyable, creative, and it also adds a unique range of elements into the mix. To make things even better, the This or That Thanksgiving Edition adds a stunning Thanksgiving theme, and it makes the game exciting but, at the same time, very immersive and enjoyable while also offering an excellent holiday treat!

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Teenager With Epilepsy Looking Forward to Driving After Complex Craniotomy

Stanford Childrens

Isaac Diaz, age 18, was tired of epilepsy and cerebral palsy ruling his life. The thoughtful, gentle, yet self-determined teen simply wanted to do what teens do—be independent, get a job, play sports, and, most important, learn how to drive. “I just wanted to do things without having to worry that a seizure was going to ruin it,” says Isaac. When his seizures started coming more frequently out of nowhere at age 15—first every six weeks, then four weeks, then weekly—he took the initiative to rese

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The Relentless School Nurse: This Moral Injury is Real – What Would You Do?

Relentless School Nurse

In the context of school nursing, moral injury occurs when nurses are confronted with situations or decisions that challenge their deeply held moral or ethical beliefs. This is the story of a dedicated group of school nurses in Texas who took a public stance against a woefully misguided school administration that chose dollars over public health. How many school nurses have found themselves in similar circumstances when vaccination compliance is ignored for the sake of the budget?

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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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10 SEL Activities For High School

PLT4M

High school is an essential time for students to develop their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. SEL activities can help students develop the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and life. From group activities to individual reflection, a variety of SEL activities can be used in the high school classroom. This article will explore 10 SEL activities for high school students.

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Sydney Barnes, Wilt Chamberlain and The Madness of Cross Era Comparisons

The Sporting

Why comparing eras in Sport will always end the same way Since the beginning of more or less everything, humans have been obsessed with comparing things. Films are always stacked up against greats of their genre and music is often held to the standard of one’s classic favourite - not as good as the Stones or Marvin Gaye? Not interested. Sport is no different but recently this has seen a reversal of fortunes for our modern stars’ plucky forebears.

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5 Essential Games and Activities for Outdoor Recess

Gopher PE

We are all aware of the need for recess. Not only for our students to receive movement breaks to work their large body muscles, but also for opportunities for students to build and create friendships by communicating with each other freely, and have unstructured play time with their peers. Recess is also an opportunity for classroom teachers to be more productive in their teaching when they have students who are calm after movement.

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How to Integrate Movement into the Season of Gratitude

Moving Minds Blog

As Thanksgiving approaches, gratitude and thankfulness trickle to the forefront. We know that gratitude can improve physical and mental health through better sleep, higher immunity rates, lowered depression and anxiety and reduced risk of disease (UCLA Health, 2023). Following are some ideas for how we can integrate gratitude with movement for our students: Complimentary Post-Its [.

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Micropreemie Twins Grow Up and Give Back

Stanford Childrens

National Prematurity Awareness Month has a special meaning for two 24-year-olds In the United States, at least one in 10 babies is born preterm, or at less than 37 weeks. With prematurity comes a host of possible immediate health complications, and babies may have long-term developmental challenges, too—especially if they are born extremely early. National Prematurity Awareness Month is honored every November to shed light on the needs of premature babies and their families and to raise awarenes

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The Relentless School Nurse: Personal News – My New Heart Arrived at 3:00 AM

Relentless School Nurse

My new heart came in the form of my first grandchild, a beautiful baby girl named Nora. She arrived at 3:00 am Saturday, November 18th. Little Nora came into this world with the sweetest smile on her face. My daughter Allie, Jill’s twin sister, and I were on the support team for Jill, Nora’s mom, and Andrew, Nora’s dad during the long, hours of labor.

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How to Have QUALITY Time with Your Child

RC Families

Perhaps you’ve discovered that quality time is your child’s primary love language. Or maybe you’ve decided that you need to get better at spending valuable time with your children. For some parents, knowing what to do and how to have quality time is easy and comes very naturally.

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Magic Johnson: Pioneer Point Guard

The Sporting

Our rundown of the greatest basketball players in NBA History. This week, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson - Pioneer in the Point Guard position MJ & Magic The word greatest is used far too often, particularly when referring to the greatest players of all time in sports, especially in basketball. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird , Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Wilt Chamberlain , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Charles Barkley, Karl Malone , Bill Russell, and John Stockton, are the best of the best in many basketba

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Stress Management Lesson Plans

PLT4M

Student stress levels are at an all-time high. And with mental health a growing concern for school districts, stress management activities can give students healthy ways to handle stress. Check out free stress management lesson plans and other stress management strategies. Importance Of Stress Management Lesson Plans Everyone experiences stress in their daily lives in different ways.

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Making Adventure Accessible for EVERYONE in PE!

Gopher PE

Rock climbing holds a special place in our hearts. We believe that the thrill of scaling heights and pushing personal boundaries should be accessible to all, including students with special needs and unique adaptations. I have about twenty special needs students. Our adapted students have a wide variety of personal challenges ranging from non-verbal autism, Down Syndrome, Wheelchair-bound, and OHI’s.

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The Storm Has Its Purpose

Changing the Game Project

The other day I was on a live webinar with a couple of dozen parents of young athletes, almost all moms. They were there to gain some insight into how The post The Storm Has Its Purpose appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Help Me Break Through Writer’s Block – Share Your Ideas!

Relentless School Nurse

Dear Readers, Greetings from The Relentless School Nurse! Today, I find myself staring at a blank screen, grappling with a stubborn case of writer’s block. It seems the words that usually flow effortlessly onto the page have taken an unauthorized vacation. In times like these, I turn to the incredible community of readers and supporters who make The Relentless School Nurse come alive.

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‘There is Hope:’ New Developments in Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment

Stanford Childrens

Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder, can be a devastating disease for children, not only physically but emotionally. Children and their families often don’t know when seizures will occur and how often they will recur. That can lead to a lot of additional stress and anxiety at school. Some families may feel helpless. Over the last 10 years, many improvements have been made—whether they are drug therapies, neuromodulators, or surgery.

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DIY Hanukkah Craft Ideas for Kids

S&S

Looking for some easy DIY Hanukkah crafts for your program? We’ve gathered some creative and kid-friendly ideas that will add a personalized touch to your celebrations. From menorah masterpieces to dreidel designs, these DIY projects are a great way to … Read More The post DIY Hanukkah Craft Ideas for Kids appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Doing it for Lexi: Tom Luke carves up SkiErg world record for charity

My Zone

Tom Luke, director at Torque Training in Bristol, took on a 24-hour SkiErg challenge, raising money for Lexi, a girl who suffers with a rare genetic disease.

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There's an Imposter Among Us: How to Combat Imposter Syndrome

AASP

<p>Are you the real deal or an imposter? If you have ever wondered whether you were not good enough or a fraud in your field, you are not alone. Research suggests that upwards of 80% of people have experienced imposter syndrome at some point in their life (Bravata et al., 2020). Imposter syndrome, a term first coined in the late 1970s, refers to a pattern of behavior that leads individuals to doubt their abilities, often experiencing constant fear of being exposed as a fraud (Huecker, 20

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PE Classroom Formats - Which one to choose and why

The Everlearner

This blog is aimed at PE teachers and PE course managers of GCSE PE, A-level PE, BTEC Sport, Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science and Sport Studies and every other type of classroom-based PE colleague. My aim is to challenge you regarding how you set your classroom up and also challenge some of the assumptions that we might all make about PE classrooms and how they operate.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Ohio School Nurse Rachel Ocampo’s, Assessment Skills Save the Life of a Third Grader!

Relentless School Nurse

The story of the third grader at Parkside Elementary School highlights the critical role that school nurses play in ensuring the well-being of students. T he timely intervention of the school’s licensed nurse, Rachel Ocampo, proved to be life-saving for Kassie Machado’s daughter, Mia. Ocampo’s astute observation skills and medical expertise allowed her to identify the signs of anemia in Mia, prompting urgent medical attention that potentially saved her life.

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8 Knockerball Games to Add to your PE Class!

Gopher PE

I’m an old guy…at least that’s what my kids say…so it’s difficult to think back all the way to the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was enrolled in P.E. class. Luckily, I have children who can recall days in their elementary or middle school gym filled with fun games or challenges. There were the usual activities like kickball or dodgeball, even some made-up games courtesy of the P.E. teachers.

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Decodable Tool Kits For Classrooms – Support Phonics and the Science of Reading

S&S

Books and Tools to Support Phonics and the Science of Reading Created to help teach phonics, fluency, and vocabulary, our Decodable Tool Kits are perfect for classrooms, after school, reading groups, and more. Each kit is filled with games, books, … Read More The post Decodable Tool Kits For Classrooms – Support Phonics and the Science of Reading appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Understanding the growth spurt: Shaping PE for the next generation

PE Scholar

Mr W. I won’t forget him in a hurry. He became my year 9 PE teacher and he saved me from a fate worse than death….Netball. A whole term of it.

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How to Throw a Frisbee

The PE Specialist

What’s up Friends! Today, lets talk about teaching one of those classic skills that everybody needs to learn – Throwing a Frisbee.

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Classification of skill in PE: setting the standard

The Everlearner

The classification of skills is an extensively studied and assessed topic on a wide range of PE qualifications. From AQA to OCR to Edexcel, from A-level to GCSE to BTEC and beyond, classification is part of the core instruction provided by PE teachers to PE students. Therefore, I wanted to write a guide for us all that we could collectively use as a standard for this topic.

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