February, 2024

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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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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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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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Dreaming Big with Olympian Danusia Francis-Reed

Complete Performance

Welcome back to another episode of PerformHappy! Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to an extraordinary individual whose journey embodies the essence of dreaming big and achieving even bigger. In this episode, I have the honor of sitting down with none other than Danusia… The post Dreaming Big with Olympian Danusia Francis-Reed appeared first on Complete Performance Coaching.

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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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Rainy Day Movie Notes

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

Here are the links for our 2 rain out days for the month of January. Complete the correct set of notes for the day that you were absent. Make sure to write your name, date, period# on the top of your paper and submit to me for credit.

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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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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: Elmo Goes Viral With an Important Question for You!

Relentless School Nurse

A recent NRP article shared the backstory of Elmo’s question that went viral and rocked social media. According to NPR, Elmo garnered 202.6 million views and counting, by asking: Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing? Going viral takes an unexpected turn when Elmo from “Sesame Street” poses a genuine check-in on Twitter.

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Empower through PE – Children’s Mental Health Week

The PE Hub

PE and physical activity support positive well-being for people of all ages, as they help to lift your mood and release endorphins. This is, of course, true for young people, and at The PE Hub , we firmly believe that physical activity helps promote healthier all-around development. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘My Voice Matters’, and along with all the physical benefits, physical activity is the perfect way to support young people and inspire their confidenc

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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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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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Girl Faces Open-Heart Surgery With Strength, Humor, and Grace

Stanford Childrens

Los Gatos family has nothing but gratitude for daughter’s heart care at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health On the day Julian Baring heard the news that his 8-year-old daughter, Elodie, had a rare and serious heart condition, he was an ocean away for work. His life came to a screeching stop. Nothing mattered but being with his family. “In that moment, I was overwhelmed with disbelief, guilt, and panic.

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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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Primary Concept Curriculum: Key Stage 2 (Year 3) Lesson Walk-Through

PE Scholar

Introduction This blog aims to provide a supportive exploration of a Key Stage 2, Year 3 PE lesson centered around attacking in invasion games.

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The Relentless School Nurse: An Incensed Principal Speaks Out!

Relentless School Nurse

Meet Principal Darrin Paschke, you can tell by this photo that he has something pressing on his mind. His facial expression and body language drew me into this article: Paschke calls out district on behalf of students. Kudos to Fredonia High School Principal Darrin Paschke for delivering a fiery speech at the local Fredonia, New York, Board of Education (BOE) meeting.

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Get Your Green On! 12 Lucky St. Patrick's Day Games for a Shamrockin' PE Class!

Physical Education Ideas

Ah, the luck of the Irish is in the air! As St. Patrick's Day approaches, it's time to don your green gear and infuse some festive fun into your Physical Education program. From leaping leprechauns to rainbow races, these exciting Kindergarten to Grade 6 St. Patrick's Day-themed games will have your students feeling the luck and joy of the Irish while getting active and building valuable skills.

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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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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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2024 PE exam infographics and National Mocks available!

The Everlearner

Dear PE colleagues, I want to use this week’s blog to share my thoughts on our recently published exam infographics and National Mock Exams for PE. Please take a read and consider downloading the resources if you feel they would be useful to you.

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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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The Relentless School Nurse: NASN Hill Day 2024 – Amplifying Our Collective Voice

Relentless School Nurse

Every winter NASN holds the Winter Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC. The three-day meeting culminates with school nurses from across the country converging on Capitol Hill to meet with our lawmakers. It is a powerful lesson in advocacy and I will never lose the feeling of awe walking the halls of Congress. I also feel a tremendous sense of purpose and privilege having opportunities to speak to Representatives, Senators, or their staffers about the work of school nurses and our impact

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Want to make your students hearts smile? 6 Valentine's Day Games for PE class

Physical Education Ideas

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love and friendship than by incorporating some heartwarming games into your Physical Education program? It's not just about chocolates and flowers; it's about creating an atmosphere of joy, teamwork, and physical activity that will leave your students with smiles on their faces and a skip in their steps.

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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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Basketball Game Variations for PE & Recreational Programs

S&S

Are you tired of the same old basketball games that you grew up with as a kid? Here is a fresh new look at basketball variations that will keep kids engaged and having fun learning the game of basketball. These … Read More The post Basketball Game Variations for PE & Recreational Programs appeared first on S&S Blog.

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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 Intelligent Inner Lining of Blood Vessels: Nutrients that Support Vascular Health

Designs for Health

The inner lining of the blood vessels, also called the vascular endothelium, contains a protective gel-like layer that separates the tissue from circulating blood. This protective layer can be damaged or dysfunctional due to inflammation, certain dietary changes , smoking, and other lifestyle factors. Endothelial dysfunction is caused by oxidative stress, increases in vascular reactive oxygen species production, and vascular inflammation.

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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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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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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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Do You Work Hard, or Do You COMPETE?

Changing the Game Project

“But coach, I am working hard out there,” many of us have heard often as a coach. “Yes Dad/Mom, I am trying my best” sounds familiar to many a parent. We all want our athletes to work hard and apply themselves in training and games. But is something more needed to truly excel? Is working The post Do You Work Hard, or Do You COMPETE?

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Arizona Health and Physical Education

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PE insights Episode 5: Megan Lockett – Knowing your why and involving the community

PE Scholar

Introduction Megan Locket, a passionate Physical Education (PE) teacher based in Bangkok shares her insights into curriculum development, the power of

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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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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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Teen Health Mississippi Unveils New Vision for Holistic Youth Well-Being

Teen Health Mississippi

Jackson, MS—Teen Health Mississippi (THMS) proudly announces the launch of its transformative mission and vision, signaling a significant shift towards equitable health outcomes for youth and communities through a comprehensive and holistic approach to youth well-being. The Journey Towards Holistic Well-being Founded with a focus on sex education and youth-friendly health care, THMS recognizes the necessity to embrace holistic approaches to address the myriad challenges faced by young people.

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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.