January, 2024

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Purpose orientated PETE

Drowning in the Shallow

The articulation challenge: One of the many challenges for those of us who are involved in the induction of new PE Teachers (be that lecturer, teacher educator or subject mentor) is that individuals come into the profession having already observed thousands of hours worth of teaching.

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PE Insight Episode 4: Ben Holden – Revitalising Physical Education: A Reflective Journey Towards Engaging Curricula

PE Scholar

Introduction In the dynamic world of physical education, the need for continuous reflection and innovative curriculum design takes centre stage.

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Exciting New Features for PhysednHealth K-12 Platform

Physed n Health

We’re thrilled to announce the release of several new features designed to enhance your experience on PhysednHealth K-12 platform. These additions are aimed at providing even more value and engagement for both teachers and students. Let’s dive in: 1. Timer-Based Push Up and Curl Up Test Measuring upper body strength and core stability has never been easier with our new timer-based push-up and curl-up test.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Introducing “Operation Happy Nurse”!

Relentless School Nurse

The “Operation Happy Nurse” app, developed by neonatal ICU nurse Shannon McPeek, is a groundbreaking mobile application designed to provide mental health support and essential resources tailored specifically for nurses. The app offers a range of features specifically designed to address the unique needs of healthcare professionals, including guided breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness sessions, and practical stress management techniques.

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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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Instant Activities (Secondary 6-12)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch, Charla Parker Krahnke, Mike Martinez, Andrea Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Eliza Kuhn & Aaron Hart Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving quickly, while also providing meaningful learning tasks designed to work to

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FiT Work #5 - Childhood Obesity (2024)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #5 - Childhood Obesity (2024) Did you know that over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than tripled in children your age? In 2010, more than one-third of children across the United States were either considered overweight or obese. Clinical studies have proven that children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults. In 2012, the total cost to treat medical issues related to obesity in the United States was $176 billion!

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It’s Time for Something New: A Journey to Fundraising Success!

Gopher PE

*health. moves. minds.® is a fundraising program where 50% of funds raised go back to your school! Get started with your event by completing this short interest form. Describe the conversation with your administration about health. moves. minds.? Which talking points seemed to resonate best with your admin? Before I hosted a health. moves. minds fundraiser I hosted a Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at my school every year.

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Stanford Children’s ‘Baby Whisperer’ Celebrates 24 Years of Comforting and Supporting Infants and Their Parents

Stanford Childrens

Sue Moses is known to many as the ‘baby whisperer’ because of the way she is able to calm babies. When walking into a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, you’ll hear the beeps and whirring of machines. But there’s also a comforting presence found in a rocking chair. For over 24 years, Sue Moses has been volunteering her free time to rock and cuddle tiny babies and support the care teams at the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health (Level II) Intermediate Special Care Nursery (SCN)

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The Relentless School Nurse: Schools Are Key to Promoting Safe Storage of Firearms

Relentless School Nurse

My heart was beating a little faster today as I came across the new White House initiative for schools to promote the safe storage of firearms! While school nurses are not specifically named, we know that we are the Chief Wellness Officers of our buildings, and must be part of this new program. Nothing could be more important than protecting the lives of children in our schools. – Secretary Miguel Cardona Our first step is bringing this information to our school leaders.

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One Easy-To-Accomplish New Year’s Resolution

Moving Minds Blog

New year, new you, right? Seems like a common theme for people to want a fresh start in the new year. Interestingly, I read that less than 10% of Americans make resolutions that they actually keep (van Bavel & Packer, 2022). Almost a quarter drop theirs by the end of January. I’m guilty. I’ve tried [.] The post One Easy-To-Accomplish New Year’s Resolution appeared first on Moving Minds Blog.

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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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Rafa Nadal Sets New Target to Grow Tennis and Sport in Saudi Arabia

The Sporting

Saudi Tennis Federation Announces New Ambassador Role for Global Tennis Icon Riyadh, 15th January 2024: Rafa Nadal, one of the greatest sporting figures and tennis players of all-time has become a new ambassador of the Saudi Tennis Federation (STF). This is part of a long-term commitment to help grow the sport and inspire a new generation of athletes in Saudi Arabia.

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Free resources for Physical Education (PE) teachers

PE Scholar

The following free-to-access resources produced by National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport are potentially of great use to physical education

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2024 State Convention Keynote

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Arizona Health and Physical Education President, Chelsey Sands, is proud to announce that Jen Heebink will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 Arizona State Convention, November 6th and 7th. Jen Heebink is the 2022 SHAPE America National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year, 2022 Central District Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and 2020 MNSHAPE Adapted PE Teacher of the Year.

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Teenager Back on Lacrosse Field After Brain Surgery for AVM

Stanford Childrens

Arteriovenous malformation is a tangling of blood vessels in the brain that forms before birth. The first thing Lauren Adair, age 15, packed for a family trip last spring break to Palm Springs, CA, was her lacrosse stick. Lacrosse is her favorite sport, and Lauren wanted to practice as much as possible to get ready for the high school team the following year.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Addressing Critical Oversights – Lessons from the Perry Middle & High School Shooting

Relentless School Nurse

On the first day back from winter break, a predictable and preventable tragedy struck Perry Middle & High School in the small town of Perry, Iowa. A 17-year-old student, armed with a shotgun and pistol, opened fire in the school before classes began. The attack resulted in the death of a 6th-grader, injuries to four other students and a school administrator, and ended with the shooter taking his own life.

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Ten predictions for classroom-based PE in 2024

The Everlearner

In late 2022, I wrote a blog post predicting what might happen in 2023 in relation to classroom-based PE teaching and learning. In response to that post, just over 12 months later, I want to review my predictions and make 10 further ones for 2024.

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Jump Rope Skills(Intermediate 3-5)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Jenna Knapp & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong For thousands of years, children have been jumping rope as a form of movement-based fun. This module reinforces basic rope jumping skills and then progresses from that point to include a variety of tricks, challenges, long rope jumping, and cooperative routines.

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Physical Education - Effective Classroom Management Ideas

Physical Education Ideas

What is that one thing most discussed by staff during break times? Challenging behavior. It doesn’t matter how many years you have been teaching, our students always find new ways to make us bend… but please don’t break. This blog will offer ideas that might be able to help you navigate those tricky situations students present to us. Having good classroom management is a must if you want to effectively teach.

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PE Insights Episode 2: Gary Standinger – Enhancing Physical Education Through Student-Centric Pedagogy and Feedback Literacy

PE Scholar

Introduction In a recent PE Insight podcast, Gary, an experienced physical education (PE) teacher and PhD researcher, shared insights into his teaching

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5 Tips for Activity Transitions for Camp & PE

S&S

Transitions are going from one activity to the next with your group and are extremely important to ensure you are not wasting all your camp time in between activities. Here are some tips for successful transitions. 1) Always be thinking … Read More The post 5 Tips for Activity Transitions for Camp & PE appeared first on S&S Blog.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Give Because Every Child Deserves a School Nurse!

Relentless School Nurse

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is launching the President’s Endowment Challenge for the academic year 2024-2025, and the theme couldn’t be more crucial: “Advocating for Equity.” About the NASN President’s Endowment Challenge: This initiative aims to raise funds to support research on school nursing’s influence on health and education outcomes.

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Elevate Student Fitness with the Hula Hut Team Challenge

Gopher PE

Hula Hut Fitness Team Challenge is an adventure that involves hula hoops, dodgeballs, and Frisbees? Grab your team and gear—6 hula hoops, a foam dodgeball, a foam Frisbee, and a cone per team—and let the fun begin! Objective: To work as a team to accomplish the assigned tasks using the hula hoops, dodgeball, and Frisbee. Equipment Needed: 6 hula hoops , one foam dodgeball , one foam Frisbee , and one cone per team Level 1 – How to Play Hula Hut Fitness Challenge: Students split into teams of 3-5

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Understanding Gaseous Exchange: A Guide for Teachers

The Everlearner

The topic of gaseous exchange exists in a huge range of PE qualifications. From GCSE to A-level to BTEC to VCERT to International Baccalaureate. Yet, are we, the PE teaching sector, really sure that we deliver this topic well? Do we associate our teaching with how students learn gaseous exchange in biology and are we confident –I meanly truly confident– that we intuitively understand the process of exchange above being able to simply teach what is expected in an exam?

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Congratulations Dr. Corbin!

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Professor Chuck Corbin was honored as he received the White House’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. The International Organization of Health, Sport, and Kinesiology (IOHSK) nominated him for this award. IOHSK’s CEO, Dr. Hosung So along with Dr Hyeonho Yu came to Phoenix to present Dr. Corbin with this wonderful award during the Awards Ceremony at the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education – NAKHE’s 2024 National Conference in Phoenix.

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PE Insights Podcast Episode 1: Grace Cardiff – Meaningful PE In Action: Democratic and Reflective Practice

PE Scholar

Introduction Embarking on a Ph.D. journey in meaningful Physical Education (PE) brings forth a myriad of challenges and discoveries.

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Overcoming Mental Blocks with Dave Diggle

Complete Performance

I’m thrilled to bring you an exciting new episode of the PerformHappy podcast today, where we’ll be delving into the fascinating world of mental performance with none other than the incredible Dave Diggle. Dave, an international gymnast turned mental performance coach, specializes in working with… The post Overcoming Mental Blocks with Dave Diggle appeared first on Complete Performance Coaching.

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The Relentless School Nurse: School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers Can Work Together!

Relentless School Nurse

Imagine finding out that your school district was gifted millions of dollars to improve access to healthcare for your students and staff! That sounds like a dream for many of us, but it came true in the form of a 23 million dollar gift from two prominent philanthropists, Pivotal Ventures by Melinda French Gates (former wife of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates) and Mackenzie Scott (former wife of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos).

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Pie in the Face Fundraiser Earns $1,000 for NEW PE Equipment!

Gopher PE

Describe the conversation with your administration about health. moves. minds.? Which talking points seemed to resonate best with your admin? There is a huge push towards social and emotional learning across all curriculum, so when admin hears those words, they tend to perk up a bit. We discussed how it will impact students mental health, as well as the benefits the program has with raising money for the program and for our school.

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Introducing Hannah and Kim: The new members of our PE team!

The Everlearner

Dear PE teachers, I’d like to use this week’s blog post to introduce you to Hannah Curtis and Kim Nkonde. Both Hannah and Kim joined The EverLearner Ltd as PE teachers on the 1st of January 2024.

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FREE In-Person Arts and Physical Education Summit

Arizona Health and Physical Education

FREE In-Person Arts and Physical Education Summit Saturday, February 17 th , 2024 8:00 am to 3:00 pm North High School Phoenix, Arizona The Arizona Department of Education Title IV-A Team would like to invite you to our first ever in-person Arts and Physical Education Summit. This dynamic event brings together educators and school leaders to explore innovative approaches specific to arts and physical educators.

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PE Insights Episode 3: Sue Wilkinson MBE – Celebrating and Advocating for Physical Education: A Call to Action

PE Scholar

Introduction Sue Wilkinson MBE and CEO of AfPE discusses the state of physical education and the urgent need for positive change.

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PE Games: Cross The River

The PE Specialist

Game Time! This week I’m coming to you with a CLASSIC game that I play every year with my kids. Like most activities – I only play it once a year so kids love it when they walk in and see the game setup.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Creating a Cozy Nest for Wellness in Your School Health Office

Relentless School Nurse

As we dive into 2024 and gear up for a new year, the importance of connections in our school community cannot be overstated. Now, more than ever, fostering a sense of safety is crucial for everyone—students and educators alike. And guess what? As school nurses, we play a pivotal role in promoting this nurturing environment too! One of the educators for whom I hold the highest regard is Lori Desautels, Ph.D.

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Learning from Successes and Setbacks with Elite Gymnast Denelle Pedrick

Complete Performance

In today’s episode, I’m thrilled to bring you an insightful conversation with the exceptionally talented Canadian elite gymnast and national team member, Denelle Pedrick. This episode is packed with valuable lessons from both the highs and lows of her gymnastics journey. Denelle kicks things off… The post Learning from Successes and Setbacks with Elite Gymnast Denelle Pedrick appeared first on Complete Performance Coaching.

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James's PE classroom rules: Part 2

The Everlearner

Last week, I started writing about my ten PE classroom rules and got to rule 5 ⤤. This week, I want to expand to my remaining five rules to give you a picture of how I work. All of these “rules” are written with a non-zero-tolerance approach. There are always exceptions to the rules but I hope they may give you an insight into a few ideas and, perhaps, also into why PE teachers might experience some of the things they do when teaching.

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