January, 2023

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A Brand New Tool for PE You Didn’t Know You Needed!

Gopher PE

How do you keep track of physical education equipment for your school or district? When I was teaching, I had a spiral notebook that I used to write down all of our equipment each year. When I became a health and physical education (HPE) coordinator, we used electronic documents and eventually created a spreadsheet with equipment inventory data for all of the schools in our district.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Thank you Project N95 for Providing Protection

Relentless School Nurse

Today is our first day back to school after a much-needed holiday break. My Camden, New Jersey school district is one of two in NJ that is instituting a temporary return to universal masking following our break. I am so thankful to the team at Project N95 for providing more than 7,000 adult and 5,000 preschool-size masks for my district. The power of social media once again offers connections that would have not been possible without relationships built, albeit virtual.

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Starting the New Year with Educator Self Care

Active Schools Us

5 Ways Teachers Can Support Workday Wellness While Improving their Practice and the School Culture . By: Lisa Paulson. Kristian Ellingson. Francina Hollingsworth. 1- Become so focused on working, improving, and reaching outside your comfort zone while you are at work that you do not have time to engage in and elevate the gossip and complaining that occurs in many schools.

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Do no harm mindsets

Drowning in the Shallow

How can we ensure that experience of PE does no harm? One way is to improve our ethical decision making, which requires a shift in mindset in how we see PE, how we advocate for PE and how we respond to other people’s stories of their experience of PE.

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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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Sneak Away

Mr. Kirsch

Sneak Away. . State Standard: 1, 3, & 4. Equipment : 1 hockey stick per player, 20+ hockey pucks/yarn balls, & 16 cones (to mark goals in the corners of the gym). . Grade : 3-6. Purpose of Event: Striking with a long-handled implement/hockey lead-up skills. Time: 18-25 minutes. Organization: Divide the students into 4 equal teams. Put them in the four corners of the gym.

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Are Cheerleaders Tough? You Betcha!

Physical Education Update

Who says cheerleaders aren’t tough? (Not me, by the way). In fact, the high-flying flips, tricks and acrobatics they perform gives cheerleading one of the highest catastrophic injury rates of any sport in North America. And here’s another example of cheerleader-toughness. It’s a quick video clip of a cheerleader tackling a football player (who is in full pads) in order to protect his squad-mates who were in a vulnerable pyramid formation.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Nurses Once Again Listed as the Most Trusted Profession…But Why Doesn’t It Feel That Way?

Relentless School Nurse

I read the news that Gallup released their annual poll of the most trusted and respected professions. Nurses have come in first for twenty-one years straight. The one year we came in second to firefighters was after 9/11. I did not feel the same sense of pride and enthusiasm as I have felt in the past when the poll was published. I actually felt numb.

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ULTIMATE TEAM PINBALL – a cross between ultimate disc and team handball

Keeping Kids in Motion

This is by far one of my favorite games with grades four – high school. Ultimate Team Pinball nicely mashes together elements of ultimate Frisbee and team handball. As you’ll see in the video, it’s a fast paced, actioned-packed, and a lot of fun.

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Drowning in the Shallow 2022-in-review

Drowning in the Shallow

Top 10 read posts in 2022 Top 10 read posts written in 2022 20 mistakes I’ve made in my 20 years of teaching PE (2022) This was a reflection back on my career in PE teaching and teacher education to date and what mistakes I have made and to ensure that I don’t make similar … Continue reading Drowning in the Shallow 2022-in-review →

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How to Teach Jump Rope in PhysEd Class

The PE Specialist

What’s Up PhysEd Friends! If you’re anything like me before you started teaching you didn’t really know much about jumping rope. To be honest, I didn’t know a single jump rope trick before I became a teacher. I would have never thought that I could spend 3-4 weeks teaching jump rope to students. Now that […].

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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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Is It “Diving” or Vuvuzela Pain?

Physical Education Update

If you’ve been watching the World Cup of soccer, you’ll have observed many occasions in which players, although seemingly untouched, have dropped to the ground and writhed in pain for many minutes. They’re “diving,” you might say! Perhaps, but I have a more likely explanation. It’s the vuvuzelas! Vuvuzelas, a fixture in South African soccer, are plastic horns based on the traditional kudu horns used to call distant South African villagers to meetings.

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How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports (And How We Can Fix It)

Changing the Game Project

We have all seen it. I was recently watching a 12-year-old boys soccer game, and I saw it again. Like a deer in the headlights, the left defender on the. The post How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports (And How We Can Fix It) appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Stories From the Field – Meet Meg Jenkins!

Relentless School Nurse

My last blog was a call for stories to share from school nurses across the country. I was excited to hear from Meg Jenkins, a New Hampshire school nurse and incoming Director to the NASN Board. She is a great Twitter friend and fellow gun violence prevention advocate. You can follow Meg on Twitter! This is Meg’s reflection on her school nursing journey to become NCSN – Nationally Certified School Nurse.

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FiT Work #20 - FitnessGram (2023)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

Slide 1 - Title Slide Slide 2 - Read the short paragraph Slide 3 - Read another short paragraph Slide 4 - PFT assessment fact sheet Slide 5 - PGTU the California PFT and FitnessGram Slide 6 - Link to the FW #20 Google Form DUE at the end of the CLASS PERIOD.

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The Story of Kappa in Football

The Sporting

The story of sportswear brand Kappa and its involvement in Football Aanu Omorodion brings us the story of the Kappa brand and its involvement in Football/Calcio. From the early days in Turin to the iconic brand it would become. Kappa x Football - A couple with a tempestuous yet magnetic relationship Kappa: The beginnings of a global brand Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand established in Turin, Italy.

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Determined to Succeed: An Interview with Liam Ridgewell

Player Development Project

Liam Ridgewell enjoyed a 17-year career as a professional footballer. After making his senior debut for Aston Villa, he went on to play over 300 games in English football before joining MLS side Portland Timbers, where he is now a coach. Below, Ridgewell reflects on his experiences in youth football, the challenges of making it to the Premier League, and the mentality required to compete at the highest level.

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NBA Coach is a Class Act…So Are You!

Physical Education Update

School is almost over!! Before you head off for your summer holidays, I thought I’d leave you with a demonstration of character by an All-Star professional basketball player and coach. Before a pro game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks in 2003, 13 year-old Natalie Gilbert began singing the American National Anthem, then, in what would certainly be a nightmare for all of us, forgot the words.

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5 Things That Parents Sacrifice For Their Children

RC Families

Parents sacrifice things for their children all the time; sleep, money and time are the obvious things they relinquish. Parenting is a sacrificial job, no doubt about it. But sometimes parents must learn to sacrifice above and beyond and in ways that they had not anticipated. These five sacrifices are ones that all parents should.

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Haunting Message From a Child Survivor of a School Shooting

Relentless School Nurse

“I’m sorry I let you down. I’m sorry I let you die.” This is the message 10-year-old Daniel Ruiz wrote to his cousin, who was killed at the Uvalde school shooting, along with classmates and teachers. Our children are suffering from our inaction as a society to keep them safe. The weight of survivor’s guilt is already crushing this young boy.

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FiT Work #19 - The Concussion Playbook (2023)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #19 - The Concussion Playbook (2023) DUE at the END of the Class Period. If you happen to be watching football, you may have seen players being escorted off the football field and into the locker room. They are usually taken out of the football game after attempting to make a tackle, or being tackled, hitting the ground hard, and often temporarily losing consciousness.

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National Consultation on Draft Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England

PE Scholar

?@SportEngland want to hear your views on the draft Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England. To complete the national consultation survey, click here: [link] #UnitingTheMovement.

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JUMP for FITNESS – 25 days of JUMP ROPE and other EXERCISES

Keeping Kids in Motion

The trusty jump rope once again grabs the spotlight for February’s Flourish with Fitness Challenge. JUMP for FITNESS is designed to increase awareness of all the benefits from jumping rope. Jump rope is one of the most effective cardiovascular exercises. Along with benefits to the.

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Hotel Room Prom

Physical Education Update

In our February 8, 2010 blog, I discussed the problems that occur when high school administrators schedule prom and graduation ceremonies on the same day as championship sports events. (See “ High School Graduation & Sport Championship Conflicts. Can’t They Be Avoided? “). This conflict forces student-athletes to decide between the culminating competition of their high school athletic career and the traditional coming-of-age event they’ve long dreamed of sharing with family

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Is FOMO Ruining Youth Sports?

Changing the Game Project

(Yesterday I had the opportunity to present to a group of orthopedics, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches on FOMO: Fear of Missing Out, and why I think it is. The post Is FOMO Ruining Youth Sports? appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Innovation at Maine’s Department of Education is a Roadmap to Support the School Nursing Workforce

Relentless School Nurse

Kudos to the Maine Department of Education (DOE) for recognizing the impact of COVID-19 on their school nursing workforce. They are implementing innovative programs to INVEST in school nurses, including supporting national certification and providing funds to not only sit for the exam but to prepare as well. I am inspired by this program and believe it is a roadmap for all other DOEs across the country who are looking to support their school nurse workforce.

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Mid-Year Mile Reflection (SY22-23)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

Click on the link below to complete your Mid-Year Mile Reflection. Due by the end of the class period. If you finish early, you may work on assignments from other classes.

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Adventure Learning (Grades 6-12)

Open Phys Ed

Establishing a sense of community within physical education classrooms is essential to developing students that are open to trying new activities and experiences. The OPEN Adventure module offers students an opportunity to connect with their classmates, build trust, and problem solve through a variety of fun and engaging activities. The activities can be grouped together as shown in the block plan for an Adventure Learning unit or can be utilized individually as an instant activity for any lesso

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The 5 Greatest Passers in NBA History

The Sporting

The NBA’s Greatest Passers of All-Time Basketball is generally considered an exciting sport to watch, that is an obvious fact. Slam dunks, death-defying layups, fast breaks, and blocked shots usually make up the highlight reels on a nightly basis. However, there is another aspect of basketball that does not get nearly enough attention, and that is the Assist.

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Thunderstorms, Night Meets, Canada Geese and Fireflies Provide an Unforgettable Experience

Physical Education Update

I ‘m a track fan and I love night meets. There’s nothing quite like them as the stadium lights turn the track into a giant stage while everything around the track fades into the darkness. There’s a heightened sense of drama because athletes look like they’re performing under a spotlight. The wind drops to nothing, there’s a bite to the air, and conditions become perfect for competition.

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Creating the opportunity to learn

Learning Through Sport

It has long been argued that teaching and coaching must be based on sound, rigorous research and systematic evidence of what works, how and why it works, where it works and for whom it works (Slavin, 2002). Teaching and coaching often relies on idiosyncratic (Mosston & Ashworth, 2008) and incomplete, inaccurate or 'folk' understanding of research and evidence, what Green (2000) described as 'everyday philosophies' of practice.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Project N95 Presents | Building Healthier Communities: 1 Million Masks and More

Relentless School Nurse

Thank you Project N95 for reaching your milestone of distributing 1,000,000 masks! I appreciate being an invited panelist in this important conversation to represent what is happening at the ground level in school(s). Project N95 has provided high-quality masks to my school district and so many others. Below you can watch the full discussion: To commemorate the milestone of distributing 1 million masks to communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, we look back on what we’ve l

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My PE Classroom Part 1/10 - The Word Wall

The Everlearner

In this week’s post, I’m going to begin writing about the first of 10 practical suggestions for PE classrooms up and down the country and beyond. These ideas are a series of suggestions and developments that I have personally used within my own classrooms for some years and that I believe in and advocate to others. The ideas are not particularly high brow but all of them improve the quality of learning if implemented well.

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What is an outstanding PE lesson? 2.0 10 Years On

PE Scholar

Exploring what key pedagogical principles make great PE lessons. 10 years later I am re-visiting what makes an outstanding PE lesson.

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Will Ireland Win the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup?

The Sporting

Assessing Ireland’s Prospects Eight Months Ahead of RWC 2023 Fast forward to 28 October as Ireland are crowned Rugby World Cup champions and their captain, Johnny Sexton, triumphantly raises aloft the Webb Ellis trophy at the Stade de France in Paris. This is the fervent wish of every Ireland supporter but how realistic is it? Irish rugby star Johnny Sexton It’s January 2023 so it’s timely if we have a closer look under the bonnet.

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Can Physical Education Unite a War-Torn Country?

Physical Education Update

When it comes to physical education, it seems that Uganda is more advanced in its thinking than many North American school boards. Rather than firing PE teachers and cutting PE from school curricula, Uganda’s ministry for education has announced that they’ll be recruiting 3600 new physical education teachers over the next two years. In justifying this expenditure, the minister stated the well-known (but often ignored or misunderstood) rationale of improved health among students.