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Fun Winter Activities for Elementary PE

SHAPE America

As a physical educator in northern Minnesota, I have to be prepared for long winters with lots of snow! Because I still want my students to get outside for fresh air and some natural vitamin D, I’ve gotten creative with one of my favorite units, which focuses on a standards-based approach with teaching opportunities in social and emotional learning.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Let’s Get to The Crux of the Disconnect Between Health Services and Educational Services

Relentless School Nurse

Pat Hamilton, an Iowa School Superintendent, is choosing to reduce school nursing hours in order to “emphasize what our top priority needs to be, which is teaching and learning.” I listened to the circular conversation several times and could not help but feel that the disconnect between health and learning is the crux of the problem that stands, like a huge brick wall between school health services and educational services.

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Some thoughts on the power of PE…

Drowning in the Shallow

In the past fortnight I have either listened to or read other people’s opinions about the power of PE and it frustrates and disappoints me.

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Healthy Eating Plate Is a Better Version of MyPlate and the Food Pyramid

Physical Education Update

Back in June 2011, The U.S. government unveiled the “MyPlate” diagram, intended to give Americans a visual reminder for the proportions of the different components needed for healthy eating. It was an upgrade from the previous MyPyramid diagram that wasn’t particularly successful. The MyPlate diagram was a representation of what people will actually see when they sit down for a meal.

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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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13 Tips to Help You Advocate for Health & PE

SHAPE America

On February 15, 2023, more than 130 dedicated health and physical education professionals from 33 states attended SHAPE America’s SPEAK Out! Day on Capitol Hill. At this annual event, members of the HPE community meet with representatives of Congress to advocate for continued support and robust funding for health and physical education. After attending SPEAK Out!

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The Relentless School Nurse: School Safety from a School Nurse’s Perspective: A Public Health Approach to Stemming Gun Violence   

Relentless School Nurse

I am thankful and excited to share that I will be presenting a general session at NASN 2023 Conference in Orlando this summer. My topic is: School Safety from a School Nurse’s Perspective: A Public Health Approach to Stemming Gun Violence. NASN’s vision is that all students are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Couched in between healthy and ready to learn is our most challenging charge as school nurses, keeping our students safe.

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Ellen’s Dance Dare Shows the Value of Chasing Your Dreams

Physical Education Update

This topic might seem like a bit of a stretch for a physical education blog, but, well…it does involve a varsity runner, dancing and goal-setting. It’s inspirational. And besides, it’s hilarious. One of my university runners, Jenna Thornber, has, for over a year, had the goal of winning an invitation to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Tag Games for Summer Camp & Recreation Programs

S&S

We’ve shared some fun tag game variations that you can incorporate into your activity rotations for summer camp and recreation programs to provide more twists on a classic game for kids. Equipment: Noodles Hula Hoops Tennis Ball (or small playing … Read More The post Tag Games for Summer Camp & Recreation Programs appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Mindful Movement: Best Exercises to Elevate Your Mental Health

The Sporting

Mind-Body Connection: The 10 Best Exercises for a Happier, Healthier You Ways to improve the mind-body connection through exercise and help improve mental resilience and relieve anxiety. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. You have heard your teacher saying this in your kindergarten class before, and it makes much more sense now we work more and play less, and often at home.

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How to Throw a Discus

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

Courtesy of Click on the links below to learn more about how to throw a Discus. The article above contains important information about getting in position, throwing the Discus, and training to throw Discus. Some how-to-videos that might be able to help with technique. youtubeembedcode.com/pl/ mikrolån utan UC youtubeembedcode.com/pl/ patiens spindelharpan Below you will find several links to great articles on how to perform a discus throw with included video links within the article.

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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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Ball Girl Uses Parkour Skills to Make a Spectacular Catch

Physical Education Update

On April 25, 2011, we posted a blog about how you can develop parkour skills in your gymnastics unit. Well, here’s video that shows a real-life way to apply those Spiderman-like parkour skills. The video show a ball girl at a Triple A baseball game against Fresno and Tacoma, showing up the outfielder by jumping up a wall to retrieve a foul ball.

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2023 State Convention Keynote

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Mike Kuczala has delivered keynotes, given presentations, facilitated professional development and taught graduate courses on 4 continents. His presentations, courses, books and videos have reached more than 150,000 teachers, trainers, corporate executives and parents. He is also the coauthor of the Corwin Bestseller The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement, a book and philosophy that has changed the view of teaching and learning around the world.

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EXPLAINED: Chess Piece Names and How They Move

The Sporting

The 6 Different Chess Pieces and How They Move on the Board Starting out in chess can feel intimidating at first. However, the pieces themselves are very simple and once you begin to learn how they move, the game comes together very quickly. Different chess pieces on the board There are only six pieces in chess: The pawn, the knight, the bishop, the rook, the queen and the king.

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FiT Work #22- Health Benefits of Running (2023)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

DUE AT THE END OF THE CLASS PERIOD. FiT Work #22- Health Benefits of Running (2023) Slide 1 - Title Slide Slide 2 - Short Paragraph Slide 3 - Links to the 2 articles on the health benefits of running Slide 4 - Link to the Google form for your assignment. DUE AT THE END OF THE CLASS PERIOD.

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“Get Active” Videos – Keep Kids Active Over the Holidays

Physical Education Update

With the holidays approaching, a question many parents are asking themselves is, “How can I keep your children active when they are home from school?” It’s a good question for physical education teachers too. You can help by making your students aware of the following website. it provides a ten-week series of video exercises to correspond with the Get Active!

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Volleyball (Middle School)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Erica Armijo, Kate Cox, Mike Morris, Valerie Nagy, Beth Uhlman Special Contributions: Nichole Wilder, Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart This module builds on the skills introduced in the 3-5 Volleyball module through skill-specific volleyball lead up activities and games. Passing, serving, and application of strategies/tactics in small-sided games and activities are some of the focus areas.

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10 Most Popular Fitness Influencers on Instagram

The Sporting

The Top 10 Fitness Influencers on Instagram In recent years, the fitness craze has taken the world by storm and Influencers on social media have played a major role. These are the models, influencers and celebrities who share their fitness plans and goals to promote a healthy lifestyle to all of their followers. They also show a healthy amount of their bodies as well!

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100 Practical Examples in PE (Part 3)

The Everlearner

Welcome to part 3 of this blog post series focused on (AO2) practical examples in PE exam answers. This week’s post includes 12 well-developed practical examples starting with the letters G, H and I. This post is a follow-up to 100 Practical Examples in PE (Part 1) and 100 Practical Examples in PE (Part 2) , which were posted in 2022 covering (AO2) examples starting with A , B , C , D , E and F.

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ESEA Consolidated Application

Arizona Health and Physical Education

As a service organization, it is the intention of the Arizona Department of Education to provide exemplary customer service and to provide you with all the necessary tools to complete the ESEA Consolidated Grants Application accurately and in a timely fashion. In that spirit, we are seeking, over time, to streamline the application process for LEAs to the extent possible.

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RELOJ – A Long Rope Challenge From PERU

Keeping Kids in Motion

Each year our international games unit continues to be a student favorite. We search for popular activities from around the globe, then introduce them to our students. This year we played a long jump rope game called RELOJ, which is a Spanish word for.

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How Do Protein Powders Work? The Benefits and Nutritional Effects of Using Powdered Protein

The Sporting

How Protein Powders Work and the Benefits of their use Protein is incredibly significant for health. It’s an essential macronutrient that aids in developing muscle, restoring tissue, and producing enzymes and hormones. With this in mind, the food industry has created protein supplements such as powders, bars and cookies to help global consumers meet their necessary daily intake.

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Student Voice Survey

PE Scholar

These MS Form based surveys are easy to duplicate, edit and utilise in your school to help inform and improve your PE offer.

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Why Your Montessori School Needs Organized Sports (Part 2)

Montessori Physical Education

Part one of Why Your Montessori School Needs Sports featured the history of the Rogers Park Montessori School basketball program. In it, I recounted the humble origins of the program, including the initial resistance to sports being introduced into a Montessori school. However, over time, as the students convinced the parents and school community that Montessori and sports could thrive together, the program grew.

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Training Load Guide for Basketball

First Beat

New Addition: Exclusive Basketball Reference Values The post Training Load Guide for Basketball appeared first on Firstbeat.

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The MLB Draft: EXPLAINED

The Sporting

Our Handy Guide to the MLB Draft What is the MLB Draft? How does it work? What to look out for including the ups and the downs of the draft. If you are a European football fan, the Major League Baseball Draft is an unknown concept. Find out what it means for American baseball. One facet of American sports that differs wildly from the traditional European sports is the draft process.

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Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Hello Arizona Health and Physical Education members! This month’s blog hopes to provide you all with helpful information on how to implement the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into your current teaching environment. I’m sure most of you have heard of UDL by now and even if you haven’t, the information below might provide some insight on how we as physical educators can create a same, welcoming and successful learning environment for ALL our students.

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Bromelain’s Unique Role in Oral Wellness

Designs for Health

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple ( Ananas comosus ) fruit and stems. It has been shown in research to help support the inflammatory response , cellular health, cardiovascular function, and a normal immune response. Evidence suggests that bromelain may also help support certain aspects of oral wellness. Studies indicate that bromelain may help support oral hygiene and healthy tooth coloration.

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Does the Number of Substitutions Used during the Matches Affect the Recovery Status and the Physical and Technical Performance of Elite Women’s Soccer?

PE Scholar

The recovery status, physical and technical performance, internal workload, and recovery process in elite women soccer players.

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The 5 Best Asian NFL Players of All-Time

The Sporting

The 5 Greatest Asian NFL Players Ever! When it comes to common types of ethnicities that exist in the NFL, Asian players are one of the last to come to mind. As a matter of fact, only 0.1 percent of modern NFL players are Asian-American, but who was (or is) the best among them? NFL Gunslinger Kyler Murray However, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some great players over the years with Asian heritage.

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Firstbeat Sports Team Attending 2023 German Ice Hockey Federation Performance Meetup

First Beat

This year’s German Ice Hockey Federation Performance Meetup will take place in Munich on May 8. The event is attended by top Sports Directors and Athletic Coaches from across the DEL and DEL2 leagues, and this year, Firstbeat’s Christoph Rottensteiner will also attend and give a presentation on Individual Load Control in Team Sports. The Firstbeat Sports platform has a significant presence in the world of professional ice hockey and in Germany, more than 70% of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) team

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Phys Ed Apps – 5 Keys To Success

PLT4M

The use of phys ed apps is becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students stay active and engaged in physical education. Understanding the five keys to success with phys ed apps can help you make the most of this technology. We break down what makes for a great physical education app for teachers, students, and schools. Phys Ed Apps On The Rise Technology is in every aspect of our lives.

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Can your School PROVE its PE?

Heartzones

Can Your School Prove its PE? Federal Laws Governing Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Schools. Written by Chat GPT The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states report on the percentage of students in each school who meet recommended levels of physical activity, including moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The ESSA encourages schools to provide opportunities for physical activity throughout the day and to support physical education programs that help students me

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Atlanta Braves Colors and Logo: A History and Color Codes

The Sporting

Why do the Atlanta Braves wear red and navy? The story of the Braves colors, including full color codes In this article, we look at the history and details of the Altanta Braves logo and colors. We discuss the different colors and logos that the baseball team have used throughout the years- including full details of their CMYK, HEX, RGB and Pantone codes.

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22 Butterfly Craft Projects & Kits for Groups of Kids and Adults

S&S

Get creative with these butterfly themed crafts for large groups that allow you to bring a nature theme to your program! Butterflies are a symbol of transformation, growth, and beauty. They’re not only fascinating creatures to observe but also a … Read More The post 22 Butterfly Craft Projects & Kits for Groups of Kids and Adults appeared first on S&S Blog.

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Hang Clean Form

PLT4M

The hang clean is a popular movement in strength and conditioning programs. Mastering proper hang clean form is crucial for performance and safety. In this article, we will start by breaking down key terminology of the power clean and its variations. Next, we will highlight proper hang clean form through instructional videos and notes. Lastly, we will talk about some of the common mistakes when performing the hang clean and break down tips and tricks to maximize the exercise.