October, 2023

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Add Movement to the School Day to Boost Student Physical Activity and Learning

SHAPE America

As we segue deeper into fall, the days get shorter and temperatures drop. There are fewer sunlit hours after school for children to be outside and physically active. This time of year, it is increasingly important to incorporate physical activity into the school day. Adding more movement — through physical education, recess and active classrooms — is essential for beating the almost-winter blues.

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Witch Tag: A Spooky Halloween Warm-Up Game for Elementary PE

Elementary P.E. Games

Halloween is the perfect time to infuse some festive fun into your elementary PE classes. If you’re on the hunt for engaging Halloween warm-up games and activities, look no further! ‘Witch Tag’ is the ideal way to kick off your Halloween-themed lessons. In this blog post, we’ll unravel the game’s setup, gameplay, and explore other exciting Halloween games that’ll have your students enchanted with physical activity.

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7 Ways to Turn Health Literacy Month Into a School-Wide Celebration

SHAPE America

When a school is celebrating a sports championship, they often go big: rallies, trophies, and loud cheers all around. During Health Literacy Month this October, it’s a good time to ask: What if we celebrated health literacy like we celebrate sports? What if the entire school and community applauded students for developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be health-literate individuals ?

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Grieving Father’s Plea About Suicide in Nursing

Relentless School Nurse

A grieving father shared a letter he found when he searched through his daughter’s belongings after her death by suicide. She was a nurse. The letter is entitled – A Letter to My Abuser and it is written to the healthcare machine that betrayed her trust and belief that she would be cared for as much as she cared for others. In the world of healthcare, nurses tirelessly care for patients day in and day out.

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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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Language matters

Drowning in the Shallow

Twice in the last week I have had conversations with people about why they engage in physical activity. The first said fitness and the second said health. These have been stock answers I have heard all through my career.

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Unlocking the Power of Recess

Gopher PE

Ask most elementary students what their favorite school activity is, and they will most likely respond “RECESS”! And as Physical Educators, we can, and should, serve in making recess the best possible experience for our students. Why? Because we are the movement experts. We know all about the importance of play, and we can serve our school community by sharing our expertise with everyone.

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Steal the Pumpkin: A Spooktacular Halloween Game for Grades 1-5

Elementary P.E. Games

Are you an elementary PE teacher searching for a spooktacular Halloween game to ignite the holiday spirit while keeping your students active and engaged? Look no further! “Steal The Pumpkin” is the perfect Halloween-themed activity for students in 1st through 5th grade. In this blog post, we’ll unravel the game’s setup, gameplay, and offer tips to make your Halloween-themed PE classes a memorable and physically active experience.

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What I’ve Learned About Spreading Kindness in My School — on World Kindness Day and Throughout the Year

SHAPE America

Every November, schools throughout Kentucky celebrate Kindness Across the Commonwealth , a week-long event started by KYSHAPE in 2020 to spread kindness throughout our state while promoting lessons and activities from SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds.® FUNdraiser. The week always aligns with World Kindness Day, which is held on November 13. Each day of Kindness Across the Commonwealth week has a different theme based on health. moves. minds., such as teamwork, gratitude, kindness, wellness,

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The Relentless School Nurse: You Have 3 Minutes to Influence Your School Board

Relentless School Nurse

West Virginia school nurse, Sarah Arbogast stood before her school board meeting to explain her concerns as a district school nurse and a parent of a special needs child. BOE hears concerns of nurse, parent. “Taking into consideration the number of nurses we have staffed at this time, meeting the needs of all the students, especially the students with special medical needs, is becoming a daunting task for us to adequately provide enough nursing staff to the schools,” Arbogast told the Board of

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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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A Day in the Life of a Transplant Manager

Stanford Childrens

Pediatric Nurses Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the contributions nurses make to the pediatric community and their families. Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC, manager of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is often the first person parents hear from when their children are referred for a transplant. She helps families line up all the support they need, making sure the whole child is cared for from dietitians to therapists, plays a key role in edu

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Welcome 7th Graders (SY23-24)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

As you know from what we have already spoken about in class, this week is orientation week in which we will familiarize ourselves with what goes on daily in Physical Education. This blog in conjunction with Google Classroom is where you will check for important announcements, assignment details, homework, and our class workouts. We will use the Google slides included here in this post as our guide to help us through these first several weeks in class.

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10 Halloween Tag Games to THRILL your Students!

Gopher PE

1. Spider Web Scooter Tag: Create an intricate “spider web” with black ropes or yarn, intricately weaving a web throughout your gym area. Students ride on scooters and try to avoid touching the web while simultaneously attempting to tag their classmates. This thrilling game encourages strategy, teamwork, and agility as participants navigate the web’s intricate design, making it a perfect fit for physical education classes during the spooky season.

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The Role of Observation in Enhancing Pedagogical Practices in Physical Education

PE Scholar

By Lee Sullivan Introduction Observation serves as an essential component of effective teaching, fostering a deeper understanding of students' needs and

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Connecting Health Literacy to Youth Vaping Prevention

SHAPE America

Health Literacy Is an Everyday Issue Health Literacy Month is an opportune time to consider the role you play in helping and educating people, especially youth, on making healthy choices. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Because We Live in a Country That Requires a Survivors Toolkit for Gun Violence…

Relentless School Nurse

Community gun violence, like the mass shooting that happened this week in Lewiston, Maine impacts those closest to the tragedy, surrounding areas, and even people far beyond the physical proximity to the events. Gun violence has wide-reaching implications and affects anyone who identifies as a survivor. I know this first-hand from my father, who survived the murders of his entire family and ten neighbors when he was twelve years old.

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Packard Children’s Gets Surprise Visit from 49ers

Stanford Childrens

The San Francisco 49ers made a special appearance at Packard Children’s, brightening the day of patients and their families. Jason Marsh who is awaiting a heart transplant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford , was overcome with emotion when members of his favorite NFL team unexpectedly walked into his hospital room on Wednesday. San Francisco 49ers players Fred Warner, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Oren Burks, Charlie Woerner, Curtis Robinson, and Ross Dwelley had a special moment with

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Youth Sports is a Journey (And We Have Lots to Be Grateful For)

Changing the Game Project

This week I wanted to share with you some thoughts I recently sent to my local youth soccer club. I wrote these as I was working in the Middle East, The post Youth Sports is a Journey (And We Have Lots to Be Grateful For) appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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Power-Up Rhythm and Timing in Physical Education Activities

Gopher PE

Dr. Lynne Kenney with Zainab Khokha Physical Education class is an optimal setting for students to develop and practice the precursor skills that precede learning. These skills include core strength, balance, weight shift, motor rhythm, motor timing, visual-spatial, and object-perceptual skills. Due to a variety of factors including less opportunity for physical activity throughout the day, more seated classroom time, and fewer foundational motor experiences (swinging, climbing trees, jumping ro

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Make Confident Coaching Decisions with Firstbeat’s New Weekly Reporting

First Beat

In this article, we’ll introduce the Weekly Reporting feature from Firstbeat Sports. As a coach, you can use this feature to: See key training load data over a 7-day period Track long-term progression over the previous 12 weeks Get a weekly snapshot and identify any outliers to avoid overloading Dive into individual athlete data for deeper performance insights The report is split into the following three sections, each of which we will discuss in more detail: Team Training History Detailed Week

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ISBE PE Standards & Curriculum Alignment

PLT4M

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides leadership, resources, and best practices for school districts across the state. In addition, they provide Illinois learning standards for a diverse range of subject areas, including physical education. The 6 ISBE PE standards help to outline the guiding principles for developing the physically literate individual through physical education.

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Quick Check-In

Relentless School Nurse

The school year is well underway, and with that comes the stressors and pressures from juggling so many competing needs, including our own! Many school nurses are simultaneously taking care of hundreds (or thousands) of students as well as our own families, including multiple generations. When I stop and think about all of the layers of responsibilities on our shoulders, I have to admit, it can be overwhelming!

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World Heart Day Q&A with Stanford Children’s Heart Doctors

Stanford Childrens

Exercise and Heart Disease in Kids Ever wonder if your child with heart disease should exercise? And if so, how much and how intensely? On World Heart Day , we asked four of our pediatric cardiologists to answer these questions and others from parents who wanted to know the guidelines around exercise for their child with heart disease. For our Ask Me Anything event on September 29, pediatric cardiologists Meaghan Beattie, MD , Michelle Kaplinski, MD , Seda Tierney, MD , and Inger Olson, MD , fie

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DIY Friendship Bracelets for Taylor Swift “Swiftie” Fans

S&S

Your group can have so much fun making DIY friendship bracelets to wear to the new Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film in theaters. To make the bracelets, you can use many different types of beads – alphabet beads to … Read More The post DIY Friendship Bracelets for Taylor Swift “Swiftie” Fans appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Strategies for Reaching Unmotivated Students

Gopher PE

During my career, I have been asked this question many times in many different forms. It may be the most difficult of all questions to answer because every situation is unique. It is hard to accept that some students don’t enjoy being active and fit. Let’s start by accepting that students can’t separate how they feel about their teacher and physical education.

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Women and Men of Iron: The 10 Greatest Triathletes of All-Time

The Sporting

Endurance, Strength + Perseverance: The Best Ever Triathletes Who’s the best combined swimmer, runner and cyclist of all-time? Read on to find out about the male and female triathletes to top The Sporting Blog’s list! Great triathlete Chrissie Wellington Triathlon is a multisport that includes swimming, cycling and running - a few of the best sports for fitness !

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Primary Concept Curriculum

PE Scholar

Early Years – Lesson 1 Walk-Through Introduction In this blog, and in the supporting video below, we'll take you through a detailed walkthrough of how to

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The Relentless School Nurse: “Taking Care” by Sarah DiGregorio is a Must Read!

Relentless School Nurse

There is something magical about listening to an author do an in-person book talk about their newly published work. I had that experience when journalist/author Sarah DiGregorio was invited to celebrate Rutgers-Camden Nursing’s 50th Anniversary as a Distinguished Lecture Series speaker. Rutgers-Camden Nursing gifted Sarah’s book to the entire sophomore class, a brilliant idea that should be considered by nursing schools across the country.

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Something Wicked(ly fun) is Happening at Stanford Children’s Health

Stanford Childrens

Inside the spook-tacular celebration at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Doctors, nurses, therapists, hospital staff and volunteers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford all went the extra mile to give patients the ‘BOOst’ they need to feel better this Halloween. Young patients and hospital staff who were dressed as Barbie, Super Mario, princesses, superheroes and even Pokémon characters took to Stanford Children’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail.

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2nd Annual Kendall Auto Soap Box Derby

Every Kids Sports

Kendall Ford choses Every Kid Sports as their nonprofit beneficiary! Kendall Auto hosted their 2 nd annual Soapbox Derby at the River’s Edge Golf Course. 14 teams participated and showcased their creative designs, fun engineering, and team spirit in the form of handcrafted soapbox cars. Each car is handcrafted, custom designed, and thoughtfully engineered then placed on display for the community to admire, takes pictures with, and vote for “Favorite Car.

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Halloween Activity Break Ideas

Moving Minds Blog

In anticipation of holiday events with your students, it’s always a good idea to plan out some movement ideas to go along with the food and more stationary activities during parties and celebrations. Most schools celebrate Halloween. The day is typically associated with candy and sweets, so it can be a great opportunity to educate [.] The post Halloween Activity Break Ideas appeared first on Moving Minds Blog.

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Showcase District – New Jersey: Mahwah Township Public Schools

Heartzones

“Heart Zones. is a game changer – especially for those students who tend to not LOVE to move!” ~ Dena Scudieri, PE Teacher at Joyce Kilmer School What was your first experience with Physical Education technology? When purchasing a set of fitness equipment, Stephanie Lauren came to do a training for the K-12 staff then a second time to demonstrate for the students.

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Generic Core PE Sample Plenary Questions

PE Scholar

Below are some sample plenary questions to assess aspects of the Meaningful PE research (Fletcher, Beni, Ni Chroinin and Gleddie. 2021).

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