December, 2022

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Tips to Help Teens Stay Nicotine-Free During the Holidays and All Year Long

SHAPE America

Holidays can be fun, but stressful. You can help make sure teens get through the season and all year long in a healthy way. Holidays Are a Time of Cheer (and Sometimes Stress). For many Americans, the holiday season is a time of celebration, rest, and good food. Vacations from school and work spent with family and friends are a mainstay. After a busy year, taking downtime to relax and reflect is important and well-deserved.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Become a School Nurse? Never Say Never!

Relentless School Nurse

Sheila Taney wrote today’s guest blog post to share her journey to school nursing after a thirty-year nursing career. Why did she choose school nursing, after it had never been on her radar… or so she thought? Welcome to school nursing, Sheila, you are a valued colleague, and have already made an impact on your preschool students. . School nurse?

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Frustrating Day in Class? Give Welsh Shin Kicking a Try

Physical Education Update

Summer vacation is just beginning for teachers here in North America. As usual, I’ll post only a couple of blogs over the summer – because most of you won’t read them anyway! So, we’ll publish once at the end of July and then again at the end of August. And with summer vacation comes the opportunity to try new activities for inclusion in next year’s physical education curriculum.

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3 distinctions PE Teachers should know

Drowning in the Shallow

When we reduce things down to its simplest level the PE Teacher has only two things they have any control over to influence children’s learning in PE and making it a meaningful experience. The first is the type of tasks and practices they design for children to participate in.

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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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What a Year!

Active Schools Us

What a year! I started my role as Active Schools Manager in September of 2021, so 2022 was my first full calendar year in this position. I love it more and more every day and I am grateful to Charlene Burgeson for giving me the opportunity to join the team. However, this is not about me. Due to our strategic partnerships, dedicated committees and work groups, and the collective impact of Champions worldwide, Active Schools has accomplished a great deal!

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11 Exciting Activities to Develop Floor Hockey Skills (Video)

Gopher PE

Hockey safety & stick control key points: Blade always below knees. Non-dominate hand on top of the stick. Dominant hand at the bottom of sticker for passing/shooting (hand higher up for dribbling/stick control). Fingers wrapped around the stick. Bent knees. Straight back. 11 Floor Hockey Activities. 1. Hockey Safety & Walk the Dog. Encourage students to progress from walking to running speed while moving to open space in playing area.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Nursing Colleagues, Time for Action – Join Forces & Save Lives!

Relentless School Nurse

This is another opportunity for the legions of nurses across this country to have our voices heard. We can work collaboratively with physicians, and other healthcare professionals to ask the Senate to vote on the Assault Weapons Ban Act before this current session ends in just a few weeks. We know that gun violence is a public health crisis. We have seen the devastation across our nursing specialties that the ravages of gun violence leave behind, the loss, the pain, and the trauma that goes thr

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Where Do All the Runners Go?

Physical Education Update

I recently watched an elementary school cross-country meet and was struck by the amount of talent that ran past me. I don’t know what it’s like in your region when it comes to cross-country participation, but our elementary school numbers are quite high. The meets in our area regularly draw between 600 and 1600 runners. Yet our high school participation has declined to the point that some age-group races have only 20 athletes standing on the line.

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Larry Bird - The Hick from French Lick

The Sporting

NBA Greats: Larry Bird The Hick from French Lick Sometimes it is not important where a team, player, or executive, ranks in sports when referring to the top 10. What matters is being on “the list”. When compiling a list of the 10 Greatest Players In NBA History, their career statistics and achievements (including collegiate, and international competition) are a large part of their selection to this list, but also the players’ impact on the game, and endeavours or contributions that have made a p

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SNOWMAN DOWN! / ELF SWITCH – 2 holiday games with similar setup

Keeping Kids in Motion

For this week’s GAME OF THE WEEK I’ve included two holiday games that have a very similar setup. Each year I play them back to back because they allow for a seamless transition. SNOWMAN DOWN! My students love this game! I’ve played this with.

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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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FiT Work #16 - Sleep Deprivation (SY22-23)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #16 - Sleep Deprivation (SY22-23) Slide 1 - Title Slide Slide 2 - Paragraph Slide 3 - Link to Videos Slide 4 - Link to Google Form Due at the end of the class period.

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The End of the Road - Transitioning Out of Sport

AASP

<p><em>“Don’t retire from something, retire to something.” - </em>David Parkin (Sport Australia Hall of Fame).</p> <p>There is an inevitable outcome that accompanies every athlete’s career. Whether amateur, semi-professional, or professional, every athlete will experience the end of their athletic career at some point.

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Top 5 Blogs of 2022

Relentless School Nurse

It’s that time of year again; let’s review the top 5 blog posts of 2022! There is no surprise that the majority of the top blog posts are COVID-related. Thank you to all of the readers of my blog, especially friends and colleagues who have left messages, both public and private. My deepest appreciation to everyone who has contributed a guest blog post!

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Mandatory Physical Education Could Pay for Obama’s Health Care Plan

Physical Education Update

There’s a tremendous debate going on in the United States regarding President Obama’s proposed reforms of their health care system. These reforms would provide medical coverage for the 50 million American’s who can’t afford health insurance. It’s a debate that leaves most Canadians like myself – already beneficiaries of a public health care system – shaking our heads at the outlandish claims by the opponents of the plan.

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How to Set Family Boundaries During The Holidays

RC Families

Do you have family boundaries? Especially when it comes to the holidays? The Holidays are a time for family gatherings. But what if those get-togethers are not anticipated with joy? Do you dread them? Is your goal to just get through them without too much drama? Family gatherings always bring family drama, to even the. Read More.

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The 1985 Chicago Bears - The Greatest NFL Defense of all time

The Sporting

The Chicago Bears of 1985 had the best defense the NFL has ever seen The Purple People Eaters, the Legion of Boom, the Steel Curtain, the Monsters of Midway and so many other great NFL Defenses have their place on the NFL’s Greatest Defenses list. However, one stands out amongst the rest, the 1985 Chicago Bears. They are known as one of the meanest, toughest teams to ever take the field.

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Light The Menorah – Another Holiday Tag Game!

Keeping Kids in Motion

LIGHT THE MENORAH My students love this game. Before we play, we meet in a circle to talk about Hanukkah. Many times I’ll let my students who celebrate Hanukkah lead the discussion. We’ll talk about the Menorah, the shamash or helper candle, and the.

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Firstbeat Sports Post-Season Review – 2022 Highlights from NCAA Women’s Soccer

First Beat

A growing number of collegiate athletes are benefiting from technology as they pursue their performance dreams. With 2022 coming to an end, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our women’s soccer clients’ fantastic achievements over the last few months and ask their coaches what role the Firstbeat Sports solution plays when it comes to enhanced performance and improved recovery.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Ten Years Have Passed Since Sandy Hook

Relentless School Nurse

The illustrations in this blog post are by Jen Hill for BuzzFeed News. They were woven into a story published today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sandy Hook and the subsequent school shootings since that day, December 14, 2012. . Ten years. More than 100 children. None forgotten. Little change. Since Sandy Hook. Published by BuzzFeed News, and written by: Melissa Segura , Julia Reinstein , and Steffi Cao.

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Physical Education Waivers Make No Economic Sense

Physical Education Update

Here’s an excellent example of politicians not understanding the benefits of physical education – cutting physical education as a way to reduce costs, but penalizing the taxpayer millions of dollars as a consequence. The Ohio legislature, which currently requires only one-half of a PE unit for high school, has further softened this requirement by allowing school districts to waive the PE requirement for students who participate in two years of varsity sport, cheerleading…or band!

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10 Tips for Teaching Time Management to Your Kids

RC Families

Teaching your kids time management will not only take stress off of you, it will give them a skill to use later in life that will help them become more successful in their jobs and in their homes. But teaching your child time management skills means that you, as the parent, must train yourself to. Read More.

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The Top 5 Greatest England Managers of All Time

The Sporting

The best ever England Football Managers Manager of England’s national football team is widely considered one of the hardest jobs in the sport. 19 different men have taken charge of the Three Lions, all with varying degrees of success. This article celebrates the most successful gaffers to take on the poisoned chalice of England football manager. 5. Sven-Göran Eriksson (2001 - 2006) The first manager on this list is the Super Swede himself.

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Happy Birthday Arizona Health and Physical Education

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Long before Title IX, Ina E. Gittings (1885-1966) became the first university director of Women’s Physical Education and Athletics in Arizona in 1920. She introduced female students to archery, track and field, horseback riding and other sports. Women’s involvement in athletics was a new idea in the early twentieth century. Prior to that time. girls were thought to be too frail for sports.

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Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby

Stanford Childrens

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert recommending that parents and caregivers not use infant head shaping pillows because they can create an unsafe sleep environment for infants, and may increase the risk of suffocation and death. According to the FDA, the pillows have not been proven to be a safe or effective for preventing or treating flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly.

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The Relentless School Nurse: 2023 Here We Go…Please Be Better Than The Last Three!

Relentless School Nurse

. One of the benefits of having more than 900 blog posts is that I can look back at where we were at any given time in years past. Here is my blog post from exactly one year ago 12/31/2021: The Relentless School Nurse: Oh, 2022, I Really Wanted to Welcome You! The final paragraphs could have been written today, they are as appropriate now as they were then, only the year has changed from 2022 to 2023.

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“I Hate to Sweat”…A Physical Education Poem

Physical Education Update

It’s mid-summer and students are living their dream, especially the ones who don’t like to sweat during physical education classes. If you don’t believe me, read the following creation from the poet laureate of PE, Dr. Jim Riley (this poem can also be found on the PE Update.com website). I HATE TO SWEAT. I really don’t like PE at all, It’s the worst subject I’ve had yet; For everything we do in class, Causes me to profusely sweat: Sweat always drizzles down my nose, Off my back

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January Daily Holidays & Observances Printable Calendar

S&S

Need activity ideas and themed products for your program each month? Download and print our daily holidays and observances calendar! See the link below for our January 2023 Daily Holidays Calendar. Refer to the calendar when you need inspiration, whether … Read More. The post January Daily Holidays & Observances Printable Calendar appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Iron Mike Tyson : The Baddest Man on the Planet

The Sporting

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson: The Career of the Baddest Man on the Planet There is no shortage of killers on planet earth. Yet only one individual has the right to be called the “baddest man on the planet”. “Iron” Mike Tyson is that individual, and he certainly lived up to his moniker in the ring. “Iron” Mike Tyson - The Baddest man on the planet. Tyson is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time and was well known for his viciousness.

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Has anyone ever told you to drink more Water?

AKA Sports

This topic pops up frequently but most recently on a brief visit to Phoenix as I’m reminded how good we have it with plentiful water and resources in the Midwest. That and how I’m reminded how dry my house gets come Halloween-Easter. In the end, like everything, build your water routine and be grateful you live in the land of freshwater lakes & rivers.

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In This Together: Holiday Edition

A Positive Approach To Teen Health

As winter sets in and the holiday season unfolds, family and friends may gather around a cozy fireplace drinking hot cocoa while sharing memories of the past times. Some may have already finished decorating all around as they tuck their last gifts under the Christmas tree. For others, the holidays bring meaning to lending a helping hand. Holiday cheer, peace, and blessings are surrounded everywhere you go oftentimes hidden with higher expectations, disappointments, and grief.

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The Relentless School Nurse: 2022 Comes to a Crashing End, Literally!

Relentless School Nurse

. It certainly might have been worse, I could have been sitting in my home office when the falling tree limb hit the skylight, but I was not! It was our first day of winter break, the day before Christmas Eve when the branch landed on our roof, causing the skylight to shatter in what seemed like a zillion shards of glass. I am super thankful that no one was hurt. .

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Does Your Lobster Need Tuning?

Physical Education Update

I spend many hours with my nose deep in scientific journals, ferreting out those tidbits of research that a physical educator might use. This extensive reading has led me to an inescapable conclusion: there are a lot of people doing some very strange things in the name of scientific research. Peruse, if you will, some titles I once discovered from a foray to the library.

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January Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

S&S

Our January 2023 Fitness Challenge Calendar is here! It’s a brand new year, and an important time to encourage kids to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. This calendar can easily be shared with students to complete in the … Read More. The post January Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar appeared first on S&S Blog.

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The 5 Best Real Madrid Players in History

The Sporting

The 5 Greatest players to have played for Real Madrid There seems to be some kind of fascinating trail heading towards the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu that will inevitably attract and fascinate the world's greatest footballers. Real Madrid has never been short of possessing the leading lights of the sport. The Famous crest of Real Madrid. Such is the richness of Real Madrid's history that only one of the recent team's players can take a place alongside the greats of the club, and fairly so.

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Creating an Awesome Primary PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Offer CPD at Dorney Lake, Feb 2023

PE Scholar

Join us at Dorney Lake, Windsor on Mon 6th Feb 2023 to learn how to create an Awesome Primary PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Offer.