April, 2024

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The Relentless School Nurse: Shining a Light on the “The Black Angels”: A Riveting Discussion of Nursing’s Unsung Heroes

Relentless School Nurse

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is hosting a book discussion with Maria Smilios , author of The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis , on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 pm. The event will be held in the Larson Kelly Auditorium, Driscoll Hall, and via Zoom. Register for the Zoom here: [link] Moderator: Sunny G.

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A few thoughts on a Rights Respecting PE

Drowning in the Shallow

PE is neither good nor bad. It is an empty vessel and all stakeholders involved in the subject have a duty to act ethically as we have the potential to do harm.

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OPEN National Field Day

Open Phys Ed

In celebration of the Summer Olympic Games, we created 10 stations you can use for an Olympic themed Field Day. Each station highlights a sport included in the Summer Olympic Games and includes an activity plan and a station card. In addition, we included a passport that you can use to help classes rotate through the stations with some fun facts about each sport and country that is included for that station.

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The NEW Standard 4: Building a Positive Relationship with Physical Activity

Gopher PE

For people who have not yet had a chance to look at the new SHAPE America Standards and Grade-Span Learning Indicators , they present a clear outline of what a student should know and be able to do at key points of their education as a result of an effective and high quality PE program. Each of the 4 standards correlate to each of 4 domains that make up a holistic approach to PE; physical, cognitive, social and affective.

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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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Boy With Short Bowel Syndrome Living the Dream of a Better Life

Stanford Childrens

Intestinal Transplant Program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health frees child from a lifetime of intravenous feeding For the first time in Jah’Seki’s life, he’s imagining playing football and soccer. He’s seeing himself at summer camp swimming and goofing around with friends. In other words, he’s dreaming like any other 9-year-old boy. Jah’Seki was born with a condition that damaged his small intestine, requiring much of it to be removed.

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Rap Music and Football: An Enduring Relationship

The Sporting

Rap Music x Football: The Links Between Pop Culture and the Beautiful Game Sports writer Josh Stedman looks at the relationship between rap and football: a fascinating tale of club collaborations and big name-drops. AJ Tracey’s song “Summertime Shootout” name-drops footballer Damien Duff It’s often said that football is more than just a game. It’s reflective of wider society and football finds itself colliding with popular culture.

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Teaching Cricket in Primary Schools

The PE Hub

Breaking Boundaries: Teaching Cricket in Primary Schools As summer fast approaches (hopefully bringing the sunny weather with it), so do the ‘summer sports’ in PE. Traditionally, these are activities such as athletics, tennis, rounders and cricket. Each of these activities comes with different challenges when teaching in primary schools. However, primary school teachers often see cricket as the most daunting of all these summer sports.

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Project ACES – A Program to Help Motivate Students to Get Active

S&S

Submitted by Len Saunders, founder of Project ACES Looking to join the world’s largest exercise class? Look no further, as Project ACES is coming up in a few weeks. Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) is a program of the … Read More The post Project ACES – A Program to Help Motivate Students to Get Active appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Unique Teaching Cues and Progressions for Beginner Volleyball Players

Gopher PE

Volleyball is a hard sport to teach to lower grades but with the right equipment and proper cues and progressions it can be a fun engaging unit in your physical education program. Using unique teaching cues and progressions can help students learn proper form and develop movement skills to prepare them to be successful in volleyball as they enter middle school.

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How a Social Media Post Led a Teen to Find a ‘Kidney Buddy’ for Life

Stanford Childrens

Sarah Best was scrolling on Instagram while at home in Sacramento when she came across a stranger’s story. It was about a teen who needed a kidney. “Being O negative, I give a lot of blood, but I always had the thought of wanting to do something more,” Sarah said. “When I saw that post, it just felt like it was that time.” The story described a 14-year-old named Jaxon Shaneyfelt from Turlock, California, who got unexpected news that he had kidney failure.

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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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Jacksonville Jaguars: Face of the Franchise

The Sporting

The Most Iconic Players for the Jacksonville Jaguars: Face of the Franchise Some players are so iconic that they become synonymous with a franchise - but who is the Face of the Franchise for the Jacksonville Jaguars? Let’s find out! “Face of the Franchise” is a title that should be reserved for only the very best an individual team has to offer - not only in terms of footballing ability but also that person's character and importance to the franchise.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Eclipse Escapades – Nursing Through the Shadows

Relentless School Nurse

Today’s guest post is from our friend Holly Giovi , also known as Nurse Holly, one of the moderators of the private School Nursing Facebook group! Holly invites readers into a whimsical world where the ordinary routines of a school nurse’s day intersect with the extraordinary magic of a solar eclipse. Through Holly’s imaginative lens, we embark on a journey filled with unexpected transformations, strange maladies, and moments of healing grace.

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Gymnastics Lesson Plans

PLT4M

Gymnastics lesson plans offer an introduction to the basic components of gymnastics skills. Students can practice and develop body control, balance, mobility, strength, and more through the fun and exciting sport of gymnastics. We break down the what, why, and how of introducing gymnastics lesson plans to students. Gymnastic Lesson Plans Don’t Need To Be Complicated!

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Empowering Education: How E-Rate Funding Transforms Internet Access for Schools

FACTS Management

In an era where education increasingly hinges on digital resources, ensuring that every student has access to high-speed internet isn’t just a goal—it’s a necessity. Enter the E-rate program, a federal initiative designed to make high-speed internet access affordable and reliable for schools and libraries across the United States. Understanding E-rate E-rate is not just another funding opportunity; it’s a strategic federal program aimed at leveling the playing field for all stu

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The Final Push: End-of-Year Reflections and Activities

Gopher PE

We are getting close to the end of the school year and the Final Bell is about to ring, which means BRING ON SUMMER BREAK! Whether you have 50 days or 10 remaining, the end of the school year is approaching and there are several things on your checklist to complete. The students are tired, and you are tired. Standardized testing is in full swing or just took every ounce of whatever physical and mental energy was left in our student’s bodies.

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Tween Misses Old Heart but Grateful for New One After Transplant

Stanford Childrens

A multispecialty Stanford heart team takes heroic measures to ensure a good outcome for a complex heart transplant Last fall, Zoë Roesler started feeling faint, dizzy, and sweaty during school golf tournaments. She and her family knew she had a heart issue, but up until then it was controlled and didn’t cause her problems. “We came in for a routine checkup and were told her heart function was declining rapidly.

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George Robledo: The First Foreign Golden Boot

The Sporting

George Robledo - The first foreign top goal scorer in England Chilean Jorge Robledo made his name in the North East of England as he became the first non-English player to end the season as top goal scorer in the league. The modern game is awash with foreign stars and in the last 20 years, the only English players to claim the golden boot have been Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.

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The Relentless School Nurse: The Importance of Recognizing Nursing as a STEM Field

Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. It is hard to believe that the #Nursing profession is not officially recognized as a STEM field. How could that be possible? Nursing is a field that is deeply rooted in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), yet it has historically been overlooked as a STEM profession. Recognizing nursing as a STEM field is crucial for several reasons: Acknowledging the Rigor of Nursing Education: Nursing education requires a strong foundation in scientific discipli

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Golfway – Creating Golfers of the Future

The PE Hub

Golfway – Creating Golfers of the Future Golf. It’s not a sport you hear about enough in schools – and the Golf Foundation is working to change that. But why is it that golf doesn’t seem to be on the PE radar? Of course, practically, it can be a challenge to teach. Not many schools have an 18-hole golf course at their disposal. And let’s be honest, traditionally, golf has been seen as an elitist sport, leaving it seemingly unreachable for everyday people meaning it is left out of the

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Saying Goodbye to My #1 Fan

Changing the Game Project

On April 19, 2024, I said goodbye to my #1 fan. I said goodbye to the person who always told me “I love watching you play.” To the person who believed in me no matter what, and always encouraged me to dream big, and to jump off the cliff and grow my wings on the way down. On April 19, my beautiful mom Kathleen O’Sullivan, known by all of us as Granny O, passed away.

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Hooping it Up: Hula Hoop Tips and Tricks!

Gopher PE

If there is one piece of equipment that I would suggest for you to purchase for your PE program, it’s Hula Hoops. They are so versatile. First there are many sizes as well as shapes (flat and round). Second, you can use them for almost anything. Check out some of my favorite ways to use hula hoops below! 1. Hula Hoop Skills and Tricks! From Hula Hooping around your body to rolling the hoop around the gym and jumping through it, hula hoops have endless possibilities.

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children

Stanford Childrens

Discovering that your child might have autism can be overwhelming for parents. Like any medical condition, it means your family may have to deal with special challenges. Sumit Sen, MD , a pediatrician at Bayside Medical Group – Alameda , offers some strategies that families can use to help set their child up for success. Dr. Sen also discusses this topic in a HealthTalks podcast.

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Kauto Star: A Record-Breaking Horse

The Sporting

A Profile of Legendary Jumps Racehorse Kauto Star Kauto Star is known across the world for his incredible race record and enduring legacy. Lynton Gomm takes a look at this legendary racehorse, including his origins and most impressive wins! One of Kauto Star’s iconic jumps Introduction to Kauto Star: A Record-Breaking Horse Name Kauto Star Record 23-7-4 Earnings £2,375,883 *(£3,375,883) Trainer Paul Nicholls Owner Clive D.

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The Cone Flip Mixer

The PE Specialist

What’s up Phys Ed Fam! Today, we’ve got a fun game to share with you that your kids will love. You can use it for a warm up activity, or a Field Day Game!

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Differentiation in the PE Classroom

The Everlearner

Dear PE teachers. Before I write this post, I want to make a statement: What follows is not a presentation of all the reading that I have done of countless books and items of research relating to differentiation. In fact, much of the reading I have done would disagree with what I will write below. Rather, what I am sharing today is my personal view about differentiation and the summaries that I have made –personally– after over two decades of classroom PE teaching.

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2024 Update: All About the FDA-Approved Birth Control Pill

Teen Health Mississippi

Opill is now available at stores across the country and doesn’t require a doctor’s prescription! Ever since the birth control pill first came onto the market in the 1970s, women and girls have had to get a prescription from their doctor. For those in under-resourced and underfunded communities, this can present a challenge. Women in those areas are less likely to have access to effective birth control methods than those in other communities, and Mississippi has the highest rate of te

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Winning Vs Fulfillment: How Society Teaches Us to Focus on the Wrong Things in Youth Sports

Changing the Game Project

I recently spent a few days with some NCAA Division I programs I have worked with the past couple of years. Both programs have been very successful on the field, winning conference championships and achieving high national rankings and recognition. Both programs also want to keep pushing to the next level, to compete for national The post Winning Vs Fulfillment: How Society Teaches Us to Focus on the Wrong Things in Youth Sports appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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Q&A: Answering the ‘Why’ Behind Liver Transplant Inequity

Stanford Childrens

Pediatric liver transplant candidates are a very vulnerable population. Despite the increasing numbers of pediatric liver transplants over the last several years, there are still children who die every year waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Unfortunately, Black and Hispanic children who are awaiting liver transplantation may face disparities during the pediatric transplant process.

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Fitness Motivation : Elise Spicer - REAL Talk

The Sporting

Elise Spicer: Motivation and starting your fitness journey. Elise Spicer PT gives a very candid and honest account of her fitness motivation and what it took to take the first steps on her journey. We promised you REAL talk on the subject, and she has delivered. In spades. Check out Elise on Instagram You are someone that knows all about motivation, and trying to find it.

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Rookie of the Year

Arizona Health and Physical Education

A rookie is a person new to our profession. In contrast with a veteran who has experience and expertise, a rookie is usually inexperienced and prone to making mistakes, however, if you know of a Rookie Health and Physical Education Teacher that has proven exceptional skills, please consider nominating them. The process is easy! Once you nominate someone, you will be contacted on what needs to be done next and how we will help.

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PE Insights Episode 12: Andrew Milne – Meaningful Experiences in Physical Education

PE Scholar

Introduction In this episode of PE Insights, inspiring PE teacher, Andrew Milne (Andy), shares his transformative journey from a small school in North

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Differentiation in my PE Classroom

The Everlearner

In previous posts, I have written extensively about PE classroom formats and the rules that I apply in my own PE classroom. I have even published before on my own classroom format. This week, I want to extend my writing on those thoughts and experiences by explaining why I fundamentally changed my classroom format back in the early 2010s.

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Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans

PLT4M

In today’s digital age, nearly every aspect of students lives are intertwined with technology and the internet. From social media to school work, almost our entire world has gone digital. Digital citizenship lesson plans explore the different elements of digital citizenship and how students can be safe, appropriate, ethical, empathetic, and more when it comes to living in the world of technology!

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New Liver Gives a Toddler a Renewed Chance at Life

Stanford Childrens

Ocean Sintos is like most toddlers, playing with his toy trucks and big sister. He’s also a reflection of his name with his big personality (or as his mom, Angela Capillan, puts it, his bossy personality), and he has shown how strong he is from the day he was born nearly two years ago. “It was about three days after birth when I noticed he was jaundiced,” she remembers.

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The Sporting Film: Ice Guardians

The Sporting

Ice Hockey : Ice Guardians - Brilliant movie opens the door on what life is like for an 'Enforcer' both on and off the ice. Make no mistake, this movie is not a glorification of hard men and what they do on the ice. Yes, there are lots and lots of fight sequences. If you are into that (who isn't?) you'll get your fill. However, ' Ice Guardians ' goes way deeper than that.

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