April, 2023

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How to ‘Spring’ Into Physical Activity During National PE & Sport Week

SHAPE America

National PE & Sport Week (May 1-7) is just about here. And with the celebration of healthy lifestyles, active minds and bodies, let’s reflect on the importance of physical education and sports. SHAPE America’s National PE & Sport Week allows us to showcase, promote, advocate, and show off our best ideas. We also have the excitement of the spring weather that has graced us with its presence.

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The Relentless School Nurse: It Comes Down to This! Safety is a Basic Human Right…

Relentless School Nurse

I had a conversation with my husband, Ed, that I had not had before, the one where I admitted I was fearful of being shot at school. I have thought about it, those deep, dark thoughts that pass through my mind almost every single day, but I had not shared it out loud. By saying those words, it made my fear feel very real. Columbine happened 24 years ago this week, almost every day feels like a commemoration of another mass shooting.

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How can we attempt to create a greater sense of coherence within PE?

Drowning in the Shallow

When children turn up to PE we may not inform them of the learning intention and explain why that learning intention is valuable. If this happens our subject can seem to lack coherence. This makes it both harder for teachers to teach and for children to learn and see PE as valuable in their education. … Continue reading How can we attempt to create a greater sense of coherence within PE?

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The Educator Conference on Human Connection #ECHC2023

Slow Chat PE

This weekend I saw reality bend to an individual. This is not hyperbole, embellishment, or exaggeration. The idea was sparked years ago through multiple conversations, arguments, debates, and dissension around people’s hatred of icebreakers. The smoke came first. Wisping through the air like an engine on fire in the distance of a traffic jam. The smoke arrived in the form of disbelief that teachers honestly didn’t enjoy human interaction with each other.

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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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The Coach Who Never Punts

Physical Education Update

Here’s a fun video about high school football coach, Kevin Kelly of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, who never punts, regardless of his field position. On kickoffs, he kicks nothing but onside kicks. This is an excellent example of a coach who has re-examined conventional thinking about his sport and defied public pressure to use a strategy that seems to work better.

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Why Sports Play an Important Role in Schools

Active Schools Us

Sports activities are more than just sources of entertainment in schools. Unfortunately, the Aspen Institute reports that less than 4 in 10 high school students participate in sports, and fewer than 25 percent of students meet the recommended level of regular physical activity. While many enjoy watching sports competitions, most students don’t participate due to grade requirements, scheduling conflicts, and structure, among other factors.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Celebrating the Legacy of Shannon Watts & the Legions of Moms, 10 Million Strong

Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. What an honor to be invited to participate in this celebration of Shannon Watts. I was one of the speakers sharing the impact of gun violence in schools and spoke about the power of collaborating with school nurses to bring #BeSMART and ERPO training to our school communities. I recommended that school nurses may be the best way for these life saving programs to be introduced to school communities.

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How does the NFL draft work? A Guide to the NFL Draft

The Sporting

The NFL Draft Explained: A Simple Guide to the NFL Draft The NFL Draft is a process every potential professional American football player must go through before signing with an NFL franchise. It’s a system used within most American professional sports where professional teams take turns choosing new players to add to their squad. A Draft process for new prospects entering the NFL is favoured for two main reasons: The Well-being of the Athlete Firstly, the draft system ensures young athletes earn

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Paddle STRIKER BALL

Keeping Kids in Motion

I’m sure many of you have heard about or even played striker ball with your classes. My students enjoy playing paddle striker ball with a couple of modifications. How we play PADLLE STRIKER BALL Setup: For 20 students I set up two neighboring octagons.

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If You’ve Never Failed, You’ve Never Lived

Physical Education Update

Here’s an inspirational video you can show your students or athletes. It can be particularly powerful after your team has lost a game or championship. You can also use it with individual students who appear to have a fear of failure. The video highlights a number of famous people who initially failed in their endeavors, then rose to become high successful.

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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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ASU professor emeritus awarded physical education society’s highest honor

Arizona Health and Physical Education

April 18, 2023 Hans Van der Mars , professor emeritus at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, received the 2023 Luther Halsey Gulick Award at the Society of Health and Physical Educators, or SHAPE, America National Convention and Expo on March 30. “The Gulick Award honors an individual who exemplifies the highest standards in accomplishment, innovation and leadership,” said SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris.

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Screen Time and Your Child

RC Families

The problem with screen time and your child is that it is such a convenient baby sitter. I remember when my oldest daughter was two, I’d turn on the TV and let her watch Mickey Mouse for 30 minutes. That half hour was a chance for me to get something done.

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The Relentless School Nurse: SUICIDE by GUN is on the RISE and is PREVENTABLE

Relentless School Nurse

I am honored to share a guest blog post from Barbara Markley, a community member and attorney from Broward County, Florida. In her post, she highlights Lock it Up!, a program that provides free gun locks and public education materials to anyone that requests them. By safely securing firearms, accidental shootings and gun suicides can be prevented.

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My Life in Sport: Laura King

The Sporting

An Interview with Horse Racing Journalist Laura King In today’s interview we talk with Laura King, horse racing journalist, presenter and pundit about her life in Horse Racing. Racing journalist Laura King enjoying the weather at Royal Ascot Laura is the current Managing Editor of World Horse Racing, but is perhaps best known for her time in Dubai, leading the coverage of racing for the Dubai Racing Channel.

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That FLIPPING CONE CHALLENGE!

Keeping Kids in Motion

That Flipping Cone Challenge can be used as an instant activity, a station, or even played by students who are on the sideline due to injury. **I actually call it the CONE FLIP SHOWDOWN! The setup is simple: Place half the number of large.

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Irish Physical Activity Campaign

Physical Education Update

It’s not just North Americans who have begun to realize the importance of physical activity for children. Childhood obesity and inactivity is a phenomenon in every affluent, developed country in the world. Fortunately, some of these countries have launched public campaigns to correct the problem. Here’s one example. This public advertisement, from Ireland, is called: Physical Activity – It All Adds Up.

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Teen Taking on Life After Intestine-Liver-Pancreas Transplant

Stanford Childrens

Zero signs of rejection despite her second intestinal transplant, thanks to advanced protocols and innovations at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health For five years, Diana Topete couldn’t freely eat. She rarely had the chance to enjoy her favorite foods—seafood, tacos, ice cream—with her family and friends. That’s because she didn’t have any intestines.

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The Future of PE and Education with Innovative Technologies

The PE Geek

Summary: In this catch-up episode of The PE Geek Podcast, we discuss the journey of exploring the use of technology in physical education over the years, the growth and development of teachers’ skillsets, and the exciting new opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Show Notes: Introduction Welcome to the catch-up episode of The PE Geek Podcast.

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The Relentless School Nurse: An Unexpected Honor! HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader in Policy Award

Relentless School Nurse

What a delightful and unexpected honor to be recognized with the HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader Award for Advancing Compassion Through Policy. I want to acknowledge Sharon Goldfarb, DNP, RN, PNP-BC for nominating me for this notable recognition. The HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader in Policy Award is an honor that recognizes a nurse who has made significant contributions to healthcare policy at the local, state, or national level.

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Lee Hendrie: The Rise and Fall of a Premier League Star

The Sporting

A Loss of £10m and a Fall into Depression: The True Story of Lee Hendrie Lee Hendrie was a Premier League footballer for 13 years, representing the England national team at his peak. So how did he end up losing £10m and trying to commit suicide more than once? Read the true story of this controversial football star. Lee Hendrie’s stint at Sheffield United Lee Hendrie made over 250 top-flight appearances, played in front of 40,000 supporters each week, and earned £30k-per-week/£1.5m-a-year in wag

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1 versus 1, Single Cone SOCCER – Simple set-up and EXCITING!

Keeping Kids in Motion

Once we cover many of the basic soccer/fútbol ball-handling skills, we like to introduce single cone soccer/fútbol. All you need is one cone and a couple of evenly matched students. You’ll find that many components of soccer are practiced in this simple game including.

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New Sport – Bossaball

Physical Education Update

Well, it’s July and summer vacation has just begun here in North America. For those of you still checking PE Update, I thought I’d provide a video of a new sport that you’ll probably never be able to play in your school (because it looks expensive to set up), but that looks like a lot of fun. It’s called Bossaball and it’s a combination of volleyball, soccer, gymnastics and trampolining!

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Two Kidney Transplants, One Family, and a Whole Lot of Love

Stanford Childrens

We have performed more pediatric kidney transplants with the best outcomes than any other U.S. center When Hazel Cunanan, a home health nurse, got the call that her 15-year-old son, Markus, needed a kidney transplant, she broke down. It was simply too much. The family had already endured a kidney transplant for their eldest daughter, Danica. “I sat with my patient and I cried and cried,” Hazel says.

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A-Z of Behaviour Management Strategies – The Play Book

PE Scholar

An A-Z list of effective behaviour management strategies to support behaviour management within the classroom and outside it.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Crossing-Guards are Unsung Heroes in School

Relentless School Nurse

There are many unsung heroes in schools across the country. One, are our crossing guards, they are on-duty rain or shine, snow or sleet to keep our students safe. Read this story about how Jim, a Maine crossing guard saved a student from being hit by a speeding car: ‘Jim the lifeguard’: Winthrop school crossing guard saves child from near miss But that is not the entire story, you see, the little girl he saved was actually the school nurse’s daughter!

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Howard Angus: Being a World Champion at two sports. as an amateur!

The Sporting

Real Tennis & Rackets: Howard Angus MBE talks us through how he became a World Champion in two sports in this exclusive interview UPDATED April 2023 Howard Angus MBE was the Rackets World Champion from 1973-1975 and the Real Tennis World Champion from 1976-1981. What makes this record even more impressive was that he combined his dedication to both sports whilst having a successful career in business.

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Dice Doubles versus Cone Flip

Keeping Kids in Motion

Students enjoy quick challenges. Dice Doubles versus Cone Flip is exactly that. Mainly used as an instant activity, students roar with excitement when they enter the gym to discover what is first on the day’s plan. Setup: As students enter the gym, half receive.

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An Unreported Concussion Could Cost Your Season…or Your Entire Career

Physical Education Update

Here’s a video that discusses concussions and the necessity of reporting head injury symptoms right away. Athletes are often taught that they have to “tough it out” when injured, but unlike many other injuries, playing with a concussion can cost an athlete their entire season…or their career. I like this video – because it’s the personal story of a female basketball player, it shows that concussions can be experienced by anybody in any sport, not just by males

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Soccer Player Wins the Long Game of Scoliosis Treatment

Stanford Childrens

The date of Dec. 6 is branded on Macy Lehrer’s mind as the day she got her life back. It was the day the teenager took off her back brace for good, after wearing it for nearly three years to correct scoliosis, a curvature in her spine. “Wearing a brace for that long had its challenges, but if I had to choose again, I would do it just the same,” says Macy.

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Anyone know an outstanding educator?

Arizona Health and Physical Education

It is time to nominate outstanding educators for Health and Physical Education Honor and Recognition Awards. This year, the timeline has changed and we are looking for nominees before the end of school this year. This will help with the overall process when it comes to recognize health and physical educators that are making a difference in Arizona.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Celebrate Ourselves on May 10th – School Nurse Day 2023

Relentless School Nurse

SCHOOL NURSE DAY 2023 Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is May 6-12 each year. – retrieved from NASN website: SCHOOL NURSE DAY 2023 – NASN School Nurse Day is an annual observance tha

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The Footballer Who Plotted a Terrorist Attack – Who is Nizar Trabelsi?

The Sporting

The True Story of Former Footballer Nizar Trabelsi Nizar ben Abdelaziz Trabelsi, known as Nizar Trabelsi, is a footballer-turned-terrorist from Tunisia. But how did this former football player come to plot a terror attack? Nizar Trabelsi, the former footballer who plotted a terrorist attack Trabelsi played for Club Sportif Sfaxien, Standard Liege, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Wuppertaler SV, FC Wülfrath, SV Wermelskirchen and VfR Neussm in the late 80s and early 90s, but he’s probably best-remembered for

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Physical literacy inspired lesson plan, observation and evaluation template

PE Scholar

These templates are inspired by physical literacy. Included in this resource are templates for a lesson plan, lesson evaluation and lesson observation.

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The Paris Marathon’s Footsteps Generate Electricity

Physical Education Update

It’s common knowledge that running is a high-impact sport. Approximately three times the runner’s weight is imparted into the ground on every step. And the legs impart energy as they push and pull over the ground. That’s a lot of energy. What if you could translate that energy into electricity? Could we use it to light up some homes?

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June Daily Holidays & Observances Printable Calendar

S&S

Need activity ideas and themed products for your program this summer as your students are at home and socially distancing? Download and print our daily holidays and observances calendar! See the link below for our June 2023 Calendar. Refer to … Read More The post June Daily Holidays & Observances Printable Calendar appeared first on S&S Blog.

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