February, 2023

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Precision in Physical Education (PE) – What is its role?

Reinventing the Game

Precision in Physical Education (PE) – What is its role? As usual recently, my thoughts get built up mainly due to professional life impacting experiences that gets me reflecting on our profession. What came up to a bit of an extent recently is the existence of the perception that spending time on understanding theories, sciences, underpinnings, etc. may be considered as being not align to the reality of school business on the ground.

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Health and Physical Education Leaders Seek Election to SHAPE America Board

SHAPE America

Each year, SHAPE America members vote for candidates to the SHAPE America Board of Directors, which is the organization’s governing body composed of 11 professional members. SHAPE America serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States, and the organization is committed to diverse leadership on its Board.

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The Relentless School Nurse: What if we are Getting Student’s Mental Health Crisis All Wrong?

Relentless School Nurse

I shot up in bed with this searing thought in my mind; what if we are getting this explosion of student behavioral and mental health challenges all wrong? What if the essence of their collective despair was what they see in the adult world? Often when you scratch the surface of behaviors we see in school, there is fear, anxiety, sadness or despair. Reports have been linking the “mental health epidemic” to COVID disruptions , but what if that weren’t true.

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4Ms of transformative PE curricula

Drowning in the Shallow

For Catherine Ennis, if PE is to educate students for a lifetime of physical activity, then it needs to provide not just an effective experience but an engaging one as well.

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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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You Don’t Need Innovative Equipment to Be Creative in Physical Education

Physical Education Update

Do you suffer from a lack of physical education equipment? Are your students always complaining that they can’t perform physical fitness activities because of that lack of equipment? If so, show them this video. While innovative equipment can make classes more fun – and I wouldn’t advise your students to try these moves – here’s an amazing example of an incredible gymnastics-dance-tumbling-agility routine performed using nothing but a partner and some benches.

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Race to 3 – The Sportsmanship Game

Keeping Kids in Motion

Sportsmanship is defined as conduct (such as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, n.d.).

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Helping Student Athletes Avoid Vaping

SHAPE America

Vaping nicotine can sideline young athletes. You can help keep them in the game. The Price of Vaping Nicotine Logan was a young athlete who started vaping. After a few months, she felt so bad she didn’t want to leave her house. Isaak was a football player with dreams of competing in college, but vaping made him feel like he was going to have a heart attack.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Five Years Beyond Parkland

Relentless School Nurse

“For decades, we’ve treated gun violence as a battle to be won rather than a problem to be solved.” – Nicholas Kristof And so here we are, five years beyond Parkland, the afternoon that brought the impact of school shootings from a professional concern to one that impacted my family on a deeply personal level. There are too many families that have received the phone calls and text messages alerting them to an active shooter in their loved ones school.

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Esports - Love the game? Be a player

The Sporting

Esports : What does it take to become a Professional Esports Player We spoke to Ryan McVean , formerly of the British Esports Association about what it takes to be a professional gamer. Check out this link for a brief history of esports & Video games. The Sporting Blog: Ryan, what are the key attributes that a player must have in order to be a top esports competitor?

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PE Teacher With a Flatulence Problem

Physical Education Update

There’s nothing better for brightening a depressing February day than a little potty humor. And since this is a physical education blog, why not potty humor with a PE twist? The following video, entitled “Simmer Down,” portrays a PE teacher with a flatulence problem. Who knows, maybe this has happened to you! Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.com To check out the PE Update.com website, Click Here!

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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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SCOOTER KAYAK TAG – Scooters become KAYAKS eliminating PINCHED fingers!

Keeping Kids in Motion

We’ve all learned to accept that when the scooter boards are pulled out of the PE closet for action, they need to be accompanied by a bucket of ice and sandwhich bags. Pinched fingers are an inevitable part of scooter games. ELIMINATE PINCED.

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Raising Fearless Children: 5 Ways to Nurture Bravery

RC Families

Raising fearless children, whether on the ball field or in the classroom, is a good goal for every parent. But what if your child struggles with fear? Fear of failure? Fear of risk? Fear of not being good enough? Where does this fear come from? It shows up in children without any warning and you.

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Three Innovations Shorten Heart Transplant Patient’s Wait Time

Stanford Childrens

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health heart team gives Ellie a new heart at just the right time It started as a simple persistent wet cough, something Eloise (Ellie) McCloskey’s mom, Aubrey, noticed before spring break of second grade, and it quickly escalated from there. After a week in the hospital and an echocardiogram and tests, the family received the news.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Wendy Lamparelli Knew at Age Seven She Would be a Nurse – Here is Her Story

Relentless School Nurse

More wonderful stories from the field are filling my mailbox! Remember if you want to share your school nursing story, please email me at relentlessschoolnurse@gmail.com. I have a new one to share, this one is from Wendy Lamparelli, the lead nurse in her New Jersey school district. She has a unique signature line that includes the message pictured below: Don’t Be Silent About Things That Matter.

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The 5 Best Rushing Quarterbacks of All-Time

The Sporting

The Top Rushing Quarterbacks to Play in the NFL There is no question that one of the most dangerous threats in modern-day football, at both the college and pro level, is the duo-threat quarterback. This is the kind of quarterback that can both throw and pass, something which can be extremely hard to defend, given the length and size of NFL fields. Michael Vick, the man who arguably put the idea of rushing quarterback on the map In this article, we will discuss some of the best rushing quarterbac

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The “Fun Theory” is a Physical Education Staple

Physical Education Update

The “Fun Theory” is the idea that “something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better.” It was an initiative of Volkswagen as a marketing tool to develop the image that their vehicles are fun, but the ideas were all user-generated and the concept was an excellent one. Here’s how it worked: there was a cash award for the best ideas – videos were submitted to the site showing each submitter’s theory in action – a

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Book Review: Pedagogies of Social Justice in Physical Education and Youth Sport

PE Scholar

A review and brief summary of Pedagogies of Social Justice in Physical Education by Lynch, Walton-Fisette & Luguetti published in 2022

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Is There a Link Between Magnesium Status and Healthy Cognition?

Designs for Health

Magnesium is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. It is a cofactor for enzymatic reactions associated with protein synthesis , metabolic health, and energy production. It is found in leafy greens , legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. The human body stores between 50% and 60% of magnesium in bones, and only about 1% in blood serum.

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The 10 Commandments of Healthy Communication

RC Families

Healthy communication is the lifeblood of the family. It is the glue that holds families together. It is the grease that keeps the family wheel running smoothly. Communication is the ability to share emotions, feelings, desires, and information. But not all communication is healthy communication. Just because there is a lot of talking going on.

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The Relentless School Nurse: “Taking Action: 10 Top Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Nursing”

Relentless School Nurse

I don’t think I would have ever predicted adding writer to my list of descriptors when I began my nursing career more than thirty-eight years ago. The Relentless School Nurse grew out of a desire to describe the scope of school nursing practice. Blogging has opened many interesting doors and enticing opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects that I could never have imagined.

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The Greatest European Players in NBA History

The Sporting

The Best Players From Europe in NBA History Before the 1990s, the idea that a European player could be the best player on the court would be laughed at. Now, it’s ever-present on any court in the NBA. From Toni Kukoč in the 90s to modern-day European champions such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, there are lots of NBA legends from that part of the world! European NBA legend Nikola Jokić The influx of European talent has made the NBA adapt, and it’s also improved the game.

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Practical Skills for Physical Education

Physical Education Update

Thousands of North Americans experience serious injuries every year as a result of shoveling snow. To some degree, this is the result of a lack of technique training. Who, after all, teaches snow-shovelers the essentials of lifting with the legs, keeping the back straight and avoiding rotational twisting of the torso while the feet are planted? It makes me wonder why we don’t we teach practical physical skills in PE…skills like shoveling snow, lifting sofas, cutting grass or hammering nail

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Connecting the Dots to Eliminating Mental Blocks

AASP

<h3>What Is a Mental Block?</h3> <p>A mental block is a disconnect between the mind and body, or the conscious and unconscious mind. Mental blocks occur in various spaces within sport performance. For example, an NFL kicker misses a game-winning opportunity yet successfully practices 10/10 times kicking at the same distance. A youth volleyball player has one error that plummets the rest of their performance.

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Baby MJ Battles an Extremely Rare, Strange Heart Defect and Wins

Stanford Childrens

The Egan family of Portola Valley, California, has an inspiring motto. During dark days, it kept them focused on what was more important than anything else: their daughter MJ’s survival. “Our entire family—grandparents, aunts, uncles—joined in each morning to say, ‘Every day Mckenna Jay (MJ) wakes up to fight, we will fight with her.’ She has a strong crew supporting and praying for her,” says Michelle Egan.

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Win the Complete Volume Collection!

Montessori Physical Education

In honor of the Super Bowl, submit your pick of who you think will win the game between the Chiefs and the Eagles. I will randomly select someone who correctly chooses the Super Bowl winner to receive a free copy of the Complete Volume Collection ! Make sure to get in your pick before the game starts to be eligible to win. Good Luck! Name * First Name Last Name Email * Chiefs or Eagles?

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The Relentless School Nurse: Taking on the Public Health Crisis of Gun Violence

Relentless School Nurse

There are some quotes that reverberate in my mind. One, from Nicholas Kristof, was in a recent New York Times Op Ed; A Smarter Way to Reduce Gun Violence. I continue to return to this statement weeks after first reading the column. For decades, we’ve treated gun violence as a battle to be won rather than a problem to be solved — and this has gotten us worse than nowhere. – Nicholas Kristof Public health is dedicated to solving problems, including the most pressing challenge of gun violence

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Johnny Roseboro: Catching Koufax and Drysdale

The Sporting

An Interview with Catcher Johnny Roseboro - By Norman L. Macht Born in Ashland, Ohio, in 1933, Johnny Roseboro was a catcher for the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles (1957-1970), then two years with the Twins and one with the Washington Senators. He played in four World Series and three All-Star Games. Catcher Johnny Roseboro’s baseball card When we visited him in his hotel room while he was in Pittsburgh for an old-timers game on June 10, 1990, he was a roving minor league catching instructo

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Two Concussion Resources for School Sports & PE Classes

Physical Education Update

Concussion Pocket Card With Fall sports about to begin, the opportunities for concussions begin as well. Some sports carry an inherent risk of concussions: football, hockey, soccer, field hockey, rugby, flag football, gymnastics and more. And any PE class holds risks. All it takes is a trip and a fall, and a concussion could occur. So, I thought it appropriate to provide you with two excellent resources about concussions.

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Firstbeat Sports Increases Presence in Sweden with New Ice Hockey Clients

First Beat

Firstbeat Sports is expanding its presence in Sweden with the confirmation of two new clients in early 2023, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) and Leksands IF. The Swedish Ice Hockey Association will utilize the Firstbeat Sports solution for the next three years, and Leksands IF has confirmed they will use Firstbeat Sports for the next 12 months with their men’s pro team.

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Baby With Challenging Tetralogy of Fallot Grows Into Healthy Toddler

Stanford Childrens

If you watched 2-year-old Hayden Stevens throwing balls and climbing on the equipment at his favorite play place, you would never guess that he was born with a serious heart defect that demanded two surgeries and several procedures all before his first birthday. “He’s extremely athletic. He already loves sports—baseball, soccer, and basketball,” says Kelli Jensen, Hayden’s mom.

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Everything you need to know to train like an NFL player

My Zone

At quarterback, running back, wide receiver, or any position across offence, defence, or special teams, fitness and endurance in the NFL has to be on point.

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The Relentless School Nurse: How One School Nurse Honors Healthcare Leaders During Black History Month

Relentless School Nurse

Nurse Holly is educating herself and her students as she grows her display featuring Black healthcare leaders during Black History Month. She shares her story of how the project has expanded in this edition of “School Nursing Stories from the Field.” You might know Nurse Holly from the School Nursing Facebook page! If you want to add your story to our growing collection, please email me at: relentlessschoolnurse@gmail.com 13 Leaders in Nursing & Medicine to Honor This Black

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The 5 Greatest PSG Players of All-Time

The Sporting

The Greatest Ever Paris Saint-Germain Players Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, also known as PSG, is one of the most successful and popular football clubs in Europe. Founded in 1970, the club has a short but rich history, producing some of the greatest players to ever grace the game. French football icon Kylian Mbappé Over the years, PSG has played host to numerous superstars, who have entertained fans with their mesmerising skills and winning performances.

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Two Football Trick Plays

Physical Education Update

With the college football bowl season proceeding in most areas of the U.S. and the NFL up and running, here are two trick plays that you’re not likely to see over the next few weeks. The first example, a goal-line play performed by Bethel College, is risky and may not be appropriate for you own team, but it definitely would confuse those defensive backs who “key” off the quarterback’s eyes (there’s no sound track on this video).

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Plug & Play Fitness Collection (Grades 3-12)

Open Phys Ed

Plug & Play Fitness activities are among the most popular resources on the OPEN platform – with over 100,000 downloads and counting! This page brings all three Plug & Play modules together for quick and easy access across all grade levels. Teachers have told us that no matter what grade level they teach, they love looking through all three modules for quick and fun activities that reenforce fitness concepts while also providing health-enhancing physical activity that can build student fi

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