September, 2023

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Toilet Tag – A Hilarious and Active Tag Game for Elementary PE Classes

Elementary P.E. Games

Looking for a new and exciting tag game to engage your elementary school students in PE class? Look no further than “Toilet Tag”! This game not only provides a fun and energetic experience but also helps develop important motor skills, endurance, agility, spatial awareness, and teamwork. With no equipment required, it’s easy to set up and play within your designated playing area.

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Prevention Education is Health Literacy: How to SHAPE the Conversation

SHAPE America

October is Health Literacy Month, and the team at Ask, Listen, Learn is excited to collaborate with SHAPE America to share free resources to aid in starting conversations with your students about the importance of saying “NO” to underage drinking and empowering them in making informed, healthy choices. Please plan to join the Ask, Listen, Learn team and SHAPE America on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 7 p.m. for a webinar — Prevention Education is Health Literacy — to celebrate Health Literacy Mo

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The Relentless School Nurse: Embracing “Exercise Snacks” For a Healthier You!

Relentless School Nurse

When you hear “exercise snacks,” you might think of a protein bar or a piece of fruit. But it’s not about what you eat; it’s an approach to fitness for people on the go. In 2023, consider incorporating these short bursts of activity into your daily routine to help achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week. “Exercise snacks” serve as reminders to get up and move regularly.

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The Gap

Drowning in the Shallow

This post is a reminder to myself of the gap: A reminder that the field of PE is a messy and misunderstood one and where radical reform and ideals will ultimately fail when that messiness is not understood. A reminder that PE pre-service teachers already come with strong values and ideas about the subject.

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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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FiT Work #2 - Bicycle Safety (SY23-24)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #2 - Bicycle Safety (SY23-24) Recently there has been an increase in cases of teenagers hit by cars while walking or riding their bicycles. Sometimes this happens even though they are in a pedestrian crosswalk. In fact, some Russell students have been hit by cars when crossing Escuela Parkway right in front of the school. Therefore, it is a good idea to occasionally review safety rules such as those established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Ofsted publish report looking at how PE is being taught in England’s schools

Association for Physical Education

20/09/23 Ofsted has today published a subject report looking at how physical education (PE) is being taught in England’s schools. Entitled ‘Levelling the playing field: the physical education subject report’ […] The post Ofsted publish report looking at how PE is being taught in England’s schools appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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Prepare for Battle at the Plate: How the Marine Corps Builds Great Leaders

SHAPE America

“Prepare for battle at the plate, be mentally and physically sound to succeed.” Even without a history of military service, my father loved to incorporate military doctrine into my athletic training. “The only easy day was yesterday,” he would tell me during softball practices. These phrases, alongside plenty of other military jargon, were ones I heard frequently as he molded me into a sound softball athlete.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Sharing a Letter to the Editor Written by the Husband of a School Nurse

Relentless School Nurse

This “Letter to the Editor” got my attention! It was written by a concerned husband about the “shambles” he describes regarding the school nursing caseload in his wife’s Montgomery County, Maryland school district. I imagine there was intense conversation in this household about the content of the letter and why it was so important to submit.

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Recess: Where the most IMPORTANT learning happens

Keeping Kids in Motion

Friday, September 1st On this beautiful fall day, I am one of three teachers on recess duty. A sense of calm fills the playground – ready for the children who love their time outside. Minutes later, 80-3rd-grade students explode onto the playground for.

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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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New Immune System, New Life for California Teen Overcoming Leukemia

Stanford Childrens

Aggressive leukemia stopped in its tracks by innovative cancer treatments at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health From the minute you meet Emily and Susana, it’s obvious that they have an extraordinary mother-daughter bond. Their connection is so palpable that it’s like talking to one person—they sit close, find each other’s gaze constantly, and finish each other’s sentences.

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The Greatest Superbowl of All time - Patriots vs Falcons: Superbowl LI

The Sporting

The Greatest Superbowl of All-time: The New England Patriots vs. The Atlanta Falcons - Superbowl 51 Sporting News, Athalon, USA Today and even Ticketmaster all agree that there is one definitive Greatest Super Bowl of All Time. It included the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, the only overtime quarter in Super Bowl history, a dynasty and the greatest quarterback and coach of all time.

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Recording: Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024

Association for Physical Education

 Title: ‘Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024′ Delivered on Wednesday 13th September 2023 by Department for Education, Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust Session […] The post Recording: Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024 appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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The Purpose of Assessment in Core PE

PE Scholar

By Lee Sullivan Introduction There can be no doubt that assessment has been an area of contention and challenge for physical educators for some time.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Representative Lauren Underwood Needs the Support of Nurses!

Relentless School Nurse

Representative Lauren Underwood, MPH, RN Nursing is political and this is a political blog post. Our voices and votes are needed now more than ever. 2024 will be a transformational election, with nothing less than our democracy hanging in the balance. I have never shied away from taking political stances because I am a nurse and nursing is inherently political.

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Classroom Technology Rules For Physical Education

PLT4M

As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, physical education teachers must create classroom technology rules to ensure students use technology appropriately and safely. These rules can be tailored to the specific needs of each physical education class and school, but some general guidelines can help teachers create effective and beneficial classroom technology rules.

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Supporting Young Patients and Families Through Their Cancer Care

Stanford Childrens

Across the country, thousands of children and teens diagnosed with cancer are facing life-threatening struggles. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – a time to recognize children and survivors affected by pediatric cancer in order to raise awareness and continue the research and treatment of the disease. There has been remarkable progress made in treatment and survivorship over the years – 85 percent of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more.

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The Art of Rugby Goal Kicking

The Sporting

Goal kicking in Rugby: More than just putting your best foot forward Rugby journalist Daniel Cullinane drills down into the detail regarding goalkicking in Rugby Union, and how detail is a kicker’s best friend. He looks at the unique pressure goalkickers’ face and puts up 3 of the greatest kickers ever as fine examples of how they overcome it. More fine Rugby content at the gain line from The Sporting Blog.

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Concrete Crisis: Advice for the PESSPA Workforce

Association for Physical Education

04/09/2023 If you have been affected by recent announcements regarding building infrastructure, including the closing of schools or teaching areas it is essential that you follow your employer guidance which […] The post Concrete Crisis: Advice for the PESSPA Workforce appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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PE Refusers – Prevention is as important as the cure?

PE Scholar

As a Head of PE in a working class comprehensive school in the North of England, I found that challenging those without kit and perennial PE refusers was

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The Relentless School Nurse: Courageous Well-Being for Nurses – Strategies for Renewal

Relentless School Nurse

This book, Courageous Well-Being for Nurses , sits on my bedside table and came just in time for the start of the new school year! I am enjoying reading the many stories shared by nurses who generously reveal their challenges and triumphs to reclaim their emotional well-being. I am sharing my enthusiastic endorsement of this important guide, chock full of science, actionable steps, real-life scenarios, and hundreds of resources and recommendations to promote the well-being of nurses across all s

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3 HALLOWEEN FITNESS ACTIVITIES for the Gym, Classroom, or Home

Keeping Kids in Motion

There’s nothing that excites kids more than Halloween. The anticipation of parties, costumes, and candy is almost unbearable. Why not add some Halloween exercises to the mix? I present to you three Halloween challenges for the classroom, gym, or home. Each activity is a.

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Cancer Nurse Comes Full Circle to Care for Families

Stanford Childrens

At age 10, Hannah McCullough, BSN, got a glimpse of her dream job. It sparkled in the eyes of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford nurses who cared for her big brother, Matthew. It all started with the tragic news that her beloved brother had brain cancer. As a child, McCullough spent hours at his bedside at Packard Children’s. Her family lived through four years of struggle and pain, and despite it all, joy.

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Dealing with Injury as a Runner: How To Cope with a Running Injury

The Sporting

How to Mentally Deal with an Injury as a Runner Whether you’ve been running for one year, three years, or your entire lifetime, dealing with an injury sucks. That’s the cold hard truth, and most of us will experience it at least once in our running lifetime. While injury quite obviously affects us physically, i.e. not being able to run or being in pain, it also affects us psychologically, or mentally.

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Five Engaging Culture-Building Activities

Gopher PE

Physical Education is a great place to get students moving, cooperating, and building communication skills. In this blog, we’ll explore 5 easy-to-learn activities that are great for building relationships and tuning the classroom culture. Exercises like ‘Jump the Spinner,’ where students learn while having fun with fitness, and ‘The Magic Number Team Activity,’ are a great way to foster inclusivity.

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Handball Student Resource Cards

PE Scholar

These Handball resource cards are helpful in learning the basics of the game. With clear explanations & practice activities, they will cut planning time in half.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Shot in The Arm – Healing is Coming

Relentless School Nurse

Coming to theatres near you this fall, is a new documentary that uplifts science and debunks the myths around vaccination that have caused dissension and cynicism, turning it into a highly charged issue. In the realm of keeping our children safe, vaccines win, hands down. But why have they become such a lightening rod for conflict? Shot in the Arm explains the history of the anti-vax movement and weaves in social constructs that have impacted the waxing and waning of vaccine confidence. “

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Sports Themed Games & Activities for PE & Recreation

S&S

Tired of the same old sports games? These five games provide a twist to classic sports that will keep kids active and engaged while having fun! Equipment Needed: Gator Skin Balls Bowling Pins Tennis Balls Ping Pong Balls Soccer Balls … Read More The post Sports Themed Games & Activities for PE & Recreation appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Orthopedic Surgery Legend Dr. Lawrence Rinsky Retires

Stanford Childrens

Sometimes, legends are born. And sometimes people become legends by making life better for others with positive actions, words, and attitudes each and every day. Of these, Lawrence Rinsky, MD, retiring pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health , is the latter. Fifty-two years ago, Dr. Rinsky began his orthopedic surgical residency at Stanford and never looked back.

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Is It Okay To Settle For Mediocrity From Your Team? 2018 Rewind

The Sporting

Can Football Fans Handle Being Mid Table? Arsenal fans are a funny bunch. They are often the butt of jokes from fellow football fans due to the failures of their team, and their somewhat over-the-top reactions to these failures, all perpetuated by the hilarious Arsenal Fan TV, where fans moan about everything, from Wenger and top management to players who aren’t honouring the badge, whether Arsenal have won or not.

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Heart Rate & Resistance Training Re-imagined For Physical Education & Sports

Heartzones

Heart Rate & Resistance Training Re-Imagined For Physical Education & Sport “Lifting any weight that increases resistance on your muscles is the key. My muscle doesn’t know the difference if I’m digging in the yard, carrying heavy shopping bags, or lifting a dumbbell.” ( Source & Study ) What is going on inside the body during strength exercises?

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Using Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) as pedagogy of affect to enact the Health and Well-being AOLE through PE.

PE Scholar

Introduction In my previous blog, I touched on how I’d begun to adopt ‘pedagogies of affect’ (Kirk, 2010, 2021; Casey & Kirk, 2021) in my PE

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The Relentless School Nurse: Mental Health Goes to School – A Teacher & A Psychiatrist Walk Into a Podcast!

Relentless School Nurse

What a treat! I was invited by podcast hosts, psychiatrist Dr. Candida Fink, and educator Jo-Ann Berry to have a conversation about school health and safety. Mental Health Goes to School is a new podcast with an important mission, to bridge the gap in understanding the connection between home, school, and the mental health of our students. Here is more about the goals of this new endeavor: A teacher and a psychiatrist talk to experts and with each other to bridge the gap between schools and me

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