October, 2022

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The Relentless School Nurse: Do You Feel Like You are Swimming Against The Tide?

Relentless School Nurse

. The first few months of school have been a whirlwind of confusion, missteps, and a complete lack of clarity. All of this adds up to often making me feel like a salmon, swimming fiercely upstream, against the tide. The tide, in this case, is the complacency in protection that has grown out of the misunderstanding that COVID is behind us. Meanwhile, ask most school nurses, and you will hear about cases growing, but they may not be counted because home tests are not being accurately reported.

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Questioning

Drowning in the Shallow

Questioning is an important teacher behaviour within PE. It is a key part of Rosenshine’s principles of instruction (2012).

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Airlines – The Tilting Seat Dilemma

Physical Education Update

I don’t like air travel. It’s because I have a slight case of claustrophobia, that shows itself only occasionally…like when I get caught in an avalanche, become pinned under a toppled elephant, or travel in an airplane. Sometimes the latter is worst of the three situations. Having just completed a team trip involving air travel – and knowing there are other claustrophobic fliers out there – here’s a suggestion to the airlines that will help those with my affli

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Halloween Brain Break For Kids – Halloween Races!

Elementary P.E. Games

Overview. The newest Halloween Brain Break has arrived, and it’s the ultimate showdown in this edition of Halloween Races! Halloween Races is fun movement break and brain break game for kids! This interactive activity makes for a great classroom game or fun fitness workout to help get kids up and moving. You can find the directions on how to play and full video down below!

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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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PUMPKIN PATCH THROW DOWN – Perfect for Halloween

Keeping Kids in Motion

October is one of the most exciting months of the school year for our students. Without a doubt, on October 1st, students will ask, “Are we going play any Halloween games today?” Although we’ll sprinkle a few Halloween-themed games into a lesson the first.

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Nike Air Force One - A History

The Sporting

Nike AF-1: The History of the Nike Air Force One Trainer The Nike Air Force One (AF-1) has become an icon of fashion, style, and comfort. People from every age-group adore these trainers for having distinctive shapes and versatile designs. We take a look at the history of the AF-1 and some of its most eponymous models. Nike Air Force-1: An Introduction Nike AF-1 satisfies every squad of customers through its technical, artistic, and functional iterations.

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Pumpkin Patch Games

Open Phys Ed

Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Games! We’ve reorganized and added new activities! This new Pumpkin Patch landing page includes your favorites from years past, as well as brand new games for 2022! Thank you to the following Pumpkin Patch contributors! Drew Burris, Evan Norwood, Pam Straker, Nichole Wilder, Sarah Phillips, Paul Redman, Meggie Shoemaker, Kristen Stuber, Tracie Hammond, Tiffany Beam, Jennifer Carver, Megan Northcote, Aaron Hart.

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Triple Jumping, Hair Braids and the Kindness of Strangers

Physical Education Update

This is the story of a triple jumper, a hair braid, the Canadian Olympic Trials and an act of kindness by a complete stranger. (“Oh sure, another one of those,” you’re probably saying. Caroline is a track and field athlete, with the emphasis on field. While she’s an excellent middle distance runner, she’s an even better triple jumper. Only 16 years old, Caroline lives in Espanola, a small, northern Ontario paper-processing town of 3000 souls, about an hour outside of the city of Sudbury.

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Halloween Classroom Games For Kids – Luigi’s Halloween Run!

Elementary P.E. Games

Overview. This might be one of my favorite Halloween brain breaks yet! I hope you’re not scared of ghost! Luigi’s friends have gone missing, and I have a feeling King Boo has something to do with it. Help Luigi rescue his friends by dodging the obstacles and solving the puzzles. Luigi’s Halloween run makes for a fun Halloween classroom game for kids or brain break activity that will definitely get everyone up and moving!

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Soccer Dribbling to LA RASPA (Mexican Hat Dance)

Keeping Kids in Motion

Students all over the world love fútbol or soccer as it’s called in the United States. In PE class, the soccer skills unit is an annual favorite. Each lesson focuses on a variety of skills ranging from ball handling, passing, punting, kicking for power.

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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 #15 - Breast Cancer Awareness (SY22-23)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #15 - Breast Cancer Awareness (SY22-23) Slide 1 - Title Slide Slide 2 - Read the short paragraph Slide 3 - Website and Video Slide 4 - Link to Google Form - Use the stacked dots above to put the google slideshow in 'Full Screen". Due FRIDAY 10/21/22.

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The Relentless School Nurse: I am a Jewish Woman Who is Speaking Out

Relentless School Nurse

The Nazi party was started by 3 people. I will not sit silently as the rapid rise of antisemitism swirls all around in the vitriol of hate that is festering in our country. The election is just eight days away. Violence is now part of our political discourse. With the rise of racism, misogyny, “othering,” anti-immigration, anti-LBGTQ+, and transphobia, do you see that “they” are coming for many of us?

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After Liver Transplant, 5-Year-Old Celebrates the Gift of Life With San Francisco Giants

Stanford Childrens

Partnering on Organ Donor Awareness. “Play ball!” 5-year-old Nolan Bryant yelled out as he called the start of a San Francisco Giants baseball game. It was a tall order for a kindergartner, especially since Nolan was still recovering from a liver transplant 10 months earlier at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Nolan represented organ donor recipients at the San Francisco Giants’ 23rd Annual Organ Donor Awareness Day on Sept. 14, also known as Donate Life Day.

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Defeat Reveals an Athlete’s True Character

Physical Education Update

A big loss can tell you more about a person’s character than a big win. Defeat tends to strip away our layers of camouflage to reveal the person’s true nature. I witnessed just such a situation this weekend at the Ontario high school track and field championships (OFSAA). It’s a huge, prestigious, high-pressure event, involving over 2200 athletes plus a stadium-full of parents, spectators and university scouts.

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SpongeBob Games For Kids – SpongeBob Races!

Elementary P.E. Games

Overview. Get ready to cheer on SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and the whole gang as they race to the finish line in this fun SpongeBob game made for kids! You can find the directions and the full video down below! If you enjoy this fun SpongeBob game, then also be sure to check out some of my other popular brain breaks and fun workout videos: Animal Race Showdown , Minions Would You Rather?

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The top 5 Footballers who only played for one club

The Sporting

The Greatest Footballers who were loyal to one club This is a list of 5 players who were one-club men, not including current players. These 5 global superstars were loyal to their club for the entirety of their football careers. 5. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) The most decorated player in Premier League history, Ryan Giggs spent all 24 years of his professional career with Manchester United and was a key part in their resurrection and consistency as a superpower in football.

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How Scary is Too Scary for Your Kids?

RC Families

There’s a lot of scary going around this time of year. From horror movies to haunted houses to ghost-like trick-or-treaters. Of course, as adults, we take it all in fun, but what about your kids? How scary is too scary for them? The answer to that question varies from family to family and from child. Read More.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Celebrating Wins

Relentless School Nurse

Judy Doran, our Maine school nurse friend who writes “Maine Points” was determined to bring the concerning survey results about the state of mental health in school nursing to the public. She succeeded in writing a compelling Letter to the Editor of the Portland Press Herald! Congratulations Judy! . Here is a link to the article: Letter to the editor: Help school nurses heal from COVID’s mental health impact.

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Arizona Health and Physical Education Joins Forces with Confidence Kits!

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Arizona Health and Physical Education is proud to partner with Confidence Kits. Confidence Kits is a non-profit born out of a group of loving and giving friends who provided hygiene kits to food banks as birthday gifts to one another, as a way of celebrating and giving back to others in need. They are completely volunteer staffed! This year, at the State Convention, we are asking attendees to bring items in to be donated to Confidence Kits.

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Masters Basketball Differences

Physical Education Update

I play in one or two old-men’s basketball tournaments a year (known by the more politically correct as masters basketball tournaments). They are a lot of fun, and are a great way for us over-50 codgers to get a competitive fitness hit. I have, however, noticed several differences between masters basketball (at least, the way WE play it) and the competitive game from my younger days.

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GHOSTLY PUMPKINS IN THE GRAVEYARD

Keeping Kids in Motion

Storyline: The silly ghostly pumpkins are once again having a friendly battle in the graveyard. They try to toss gourds at each other in an attempt to knock each other over. A knocked-over ghostly pumpkin is transformed into a jack-o-lantern and is placed on.

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The Greatest football teams of all time - Brazil 1970 World Cup Team

The Sporting

Brazil 1970: The greatest Brazilian national team of all-time? The 1970 Brazil national team has been called the best Brazilian side of all-time. Although it wasn't the samba, smooth playing side of 1982, the 1970 World Cup winning team was still a stylish team full of iconic players. It is this team that everyone thinks of when the World Cup comes around and holds modern Selecao sides up to.

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How to Help a Child Who is Underachieving

RC Families

Just because your child has low grades does not mean they are an underachiever. Rather, it is a child who gives a noticeably poor effort that results in grades lower than you know they are capable of. Regardless of the reason, your child probably does not feel good about under-achieving, so it is important to. Read More.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Coming Full Circle

Relentless School Nurse

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, I will be participating in Gun Violence Awareness Day in Camden, New Jersey, the city where I work, but also where my family’s story of generational gun violence began. . I have told my family’s story many times. But, I have never told it in the city where it happened. This is new uncharted territory for me, so if I shed some tears, please know I am ok, but feeling very emotional as I stand here today in your city, but you will come to understand that I also c

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World Mental Health Day 10.10.22

AKA Sports

Think Globally, Nurture Locally. It has been deeply encouraging to see the enormous cultural shift in acknowledging the importance of mental health continue, to start to see the shedding of its stigma and to be publicly embraced outside of the medical community in the last decade. For too long, the fear of social and professional implications has prevented individuals who suffer from major disruptions to their lives and well-being stemming from mental health matters from seeking care.

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Christmas List for a Sport & Physical Education Editor

Physical Education Update

Well, it’s the morning of Christmas eve and, while it’s too late to write Santa, I do have some Christmas wishes related to sport. This Christmas, I wish: …For two new hamstrings to be left in my Xmas stocking. My old ones are broken. …That NFL quarterback great, Brett Favre, would finally admit that his name should be pronounced “Favréy” not “Farve.” …That they’d get rid of the offside rule in soccer.

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Patients at Stanford Children’s Health Fall for Special Pumpkin Patch

Stanford Childrens

For the first time since the pandemic, the annual Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford resumed outdoors in the Dunlevie Garden on Wednesday. In accordance with hospital safety protocols and visitor guidelines, patients and their families celebrated the traditional fall season and a joyful good time with health care staff.

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Top 5 Football Careers Ruined by Injury

The Sporting

5 football players who had their careers ruined by injuries The third time’s a charm… I think. ANYWAYS, we return with (surprise, surprise) another top-five list and this time we break down the best five players in football that have had their careers ruined by injury. DISCLAIMER: I’m not responsible for the anger of any reader who wholly disagrees with any of my choices 5.

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3 Reasons Why it’s Okay for You to Miss Your Child’s Youth Sports Event

RC Families

For many parents, youth sports is both a blessing and a curse. We love the fact that physical activity is good for our kids’ physical and emotional development, but attending every game can be a challenge for busy parents. As a sports mom for 21 years, I can remember the weekends lost to volleyball, softball. Read More.

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being from the U.S. Surgeon General

Relentless School Nurse

. On the heels of the recent release of NASN’s survey about the mental health of school nurses during COVID , comes an important publication from the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, The Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being. You can listen to Dr. Murthy introduce this important framework in the video below: I plan on sharing this important publication with my school district and I hope you do as well.

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Arts and Physical Education Summit

Arizona Health and Physical Education

On February 22, 2023, the Arizona Department of Education will be hosting a virtual Arts and PE Summit for teachers and we welcome your expertise, talent and experience in presenting discipline-specific sessions! Sessions are 45 minutes in length and will be presented via Zoom. Accepted presenters will be eligible for a $150 stipend for their time and expertise.

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Officials Might be Tougher Than Athletes

Physical Education Update

Some of the National Football League games this weekend were conducted in blizzard conditions – it was exceptionally enjoyable watching them from in front of my fireplace on my LazyBoy chair. In the Buffalo versus Cleveland snow-bowl, you’d see the players complete their series of downs in the driving winds and ankle-deep snow, then head for the sidelines and their blankets and heaters.

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Preschooler Thriving Three Years After Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Stanford Childrens

When Yair Blumenfeld, MD , a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, receives a text message with a photo or video of Iliana, age 3, laughing, walking, and enjoying life, he shares it with his colleagues from the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program who made it all possible. It makes everyone’s day. Ever since Iliana had a fetal surgery , she has been defying the odds that often accompany her serious form of spina bifida.

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The 5 Greatest Football Rivalries by Country

The Sporting

The best international football rivalries of all time For decades there is no doubt that there have been bitter football rivalries between countries, more in some parts of the world than others. There is a lot more international play in football than other sports thanks to events such as the World Cup, along with the Olympics and the World Games. Find out about 5 of the greatest football rivalries across the world.

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Skill: Adapting to the Environment

Player Development Project

PDP Lead Researcher James Vaughan highlights recent experiences adapting to new environments to discuss the research around affordances, forms of life and scorpion kicks. At PDP we often talk about the importance of the player development environment. We encourage coaches, clubs and parents to take a holistic view – a view that considers the immediate and long-term influence of cultures, societies, organisational structures and global systems.