2022

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5 Tips for Teaching Physical Education Without a Gym

SHAPE America

Are you losing your gym space for a class period, a day, a week or longer? It’s not unusual. At some point, most physical education teachers have had to give up the gym for a concert, rehearsal, assembly, construction, or other school/community activity. And, although teaching PE without a gym is not ideal, it is possible. I once taught physical education classes outside — in Minnesota — for a full school year (and a month into the next year) when our gymnasium was being renovated.

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Physical Literacy: Ecological Dynamics

Drowning in the Shallow

There is increasing political recognition of the importance of physical literacy (PL) in England. It was a critical principle underpinning UK Parliament’s (2021) recent proposal for a ‘national plan for sport, health and wellbeing‘ and the government’s response agreed that it should be an essential focus for physical education (PE) and school sport (DCMS, 2022).

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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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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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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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Encouraging greater sport participation

Learning Through Sport

There is substantial evidence of many psychological, physical, and social health benefits of participation in sport across the lifespan, including that participation in sport is associated with improved psychological and social health benefits above other forms of leisure time physical activity for children and adolescents. Some reports indicate that team sports rather than individual activities are associated with better health (Eime et al., 2013).

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Dealing with Kids Who Dawdle

RC Families

Do you have kids who dawdle? How many times a day do you hear yourself telling them to “hurry up”? Do they dilly-dally when you are in a hurry to get out the door? Do they dawdle in the morning when you are trying to get them to school on time? Do they seem to. Read More.

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The Relentless School Nurse: How Are You Holding Up?

Relentless School Nurse

. School is back in full session. We are entering week #3, some of us more, depending on where in the country you live. I am reaching out to ask how you are holding up. What is going well and where do you need support? What are you doing differently this school year? How are you taking a stand for your own well-being? The big question remains, what do we want school nursing to look like in this semi post-pandemic world?

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Is teaching Physical Education (PE) a tough job? Why I have stopped trying to be a better teacher and revert to wanting to make sense of what I am doing and why.

Reinventing the Game

It has been many months of not visiting my personal blogging habit as a way to delve more comprehensively into a job that can very easily take on an event or activity management role. There has been more than enough lamenting here on our seemingly ‘babysitter’ job for ‘fresh air’ in between the more important business of academic, examinable subjects.

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Do Teachers Deserve All Their Holiday Time?

Physical Education Update

It’s almost March break and teachers will soon be getting a long-deserved week of rest and recovery. Now, there are those who claim that teachers are overpaid for the amount of time they work and the number of holidays they receive. I, of course, disagree. Teachers are in a highly stressful job – a job in which they’re on-stage, performing in front of an audience, throughout their entire working day.

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11 Exciting Activities to Develop Floor Hockey Skills (Video)

Gopher PE

Hockey safety & stick control key points: Blade always below knees. Non-dominate hand on top of the stick. Dominant hand at the bottom of sticker for passing/shooting (hand higher up for dribbling/stick control). Fingers wrapped around the stick. Bent knees. Straight back. 11 Floor Hockey Activities. 1. Hockey Safety & Walk the Dog. Encourage students to progress from walking to running speed while moving to open space in playing area.

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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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Micropreemie Survives Lifesaving Heart Surgery for Rare Fetal Heart Tumor

Stanford Childrens

Side-by-side operating rooms for mom and premature baby. It was a made-for-TV moment: a mother in a delivery room having a C-section to rescue her extremely premature daughter, who has a heart tumor that’s larger than the heart itself. The mother is flanked by dozens of doctors, her partner, and a chaplain who is ready to quickly baptize the baby in case she doesn’t survive.

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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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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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The GREAT TURKEY ESCAPE! – Game of the Week

Keeping Kids in Motion

This week’s game of the week is a Thanksgiving game called The Great Turkey Escape. The Great Turkey Escape is set on a turkey farm just days from Thanksgiving. It’s business as usually until the farmers hear a raucous coming from the barn. As.

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Awesome Warmups and Instant Activities

The PE Specialist

How do you Start Your PE Class Each Day? When my kids walk into their Physical Education class, our routine is that I give them a quick greeting and then we get into a quick warm-up or instant activity. After that we do a little stretching with our Daily Warmup Routine while we’re spread out […].

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Help Your Child Learn About Being Assertive

RC Families

Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won’t stand for. You expect respect. This is a great conversation to have as your kids. Read More.

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The End of the Road - Transitioning Out of Sport

AASP

<p><em>“Don’t retire from something, retire to something.” - </em>David Parkin (Sport Australia Hall of Fame).</p> <p>There is an inevitable outcome that accompanies every athlete’s career. Whether amateur, semi-professional, or professional, every athlete will experience the end of their athletic career at some point.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Time to Pay Attention to the Mental Health of School Nurses

Relentless School Nurse

. It has not been a figment of our imagination, or hyperbole that school nurses across the country have been struggling under the cumulative stressors of the pandemic. Our mental health has been impacted during COVID, which is no surprise to any of us, but the data clearly supports our anecdotal experiences. NASN released the results of a national survey in March of 2022.

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What’s on Deck for the 2022 Arizona State Convention!

Arizona Health and Physical Education

Please join us on November 2nd and 3rd at the Phoenix Convention Center South Building for the 2022 Arizona State Convention. It is time to register before fees increase. Please visit members.azhpe.org to register and update your Arizona Membership. One fee covers both days of the convention. On Tuesday, November 1st, there will be a three-hour workshop starting at 10 am with Tim Taggart and Palos Sports.

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Should Physical Education Be Required?

PLT4M

Schools have a lot to cover and only so much time. So should physical education be required? Suppose the big-picture goal of education is to equip students with a robust set of skills and knowledge to live successful lives. In that case, a quality physical education program should be a staple of any comprehensive educational system. Authors Note: In recent years, the larger educational community has explored if any subject should be required, especially at the high school level.

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Confidence CANNOT be Given; it Has to be EARNED!

Changing the Game Project

Don’t we all wish our children were more confident? Don’t we wish there was a magic confidence pill, or some special words that we could say to our children that. The post Confidence CANNOT be Given; it Has to be EARNED! appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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The Novel Idea of Reading to Infants: How an Annual Reading Program Helps NICU Babies and Caregivers

Stanford Childrens

At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford , neonatologists with the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services work closely with parents, the hospital’s obstetric team, and specialized pediatric services to provide high-quality care for newborns with critical, surgical, or special medical needs. But the team recognizes that nurturing newborns goes beyond meeting their medical needs: They need to be supported to thrive when they go home with their families.

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Meet the nominees for All-USA Today HSSA Boys Rising Star of the Year

USA Today

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards has announced the 2021-22 All-USA TODAY HSSA Boys Rising Stars of the Year! The 51 standouts will represent their state as national Boys Rising Star of the Year nominees. The winner, along with three finalists, will be revealed on July 31 during an on-demand broadcast, which this year will feature top athletes in 29 boys and girls sports awards categories as well as special honors like Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year and Play of the

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Post-Shot Expected Goals (PSxG): What is it and why does it matter?

The Sporting

Explaining Post-Shot Expected Goals (PSxG): Part of our series on new forms of football statistics. Part 1 of 3 in a mini-series on modern football’s most cutting-edge statistics, by Sollie Cook. In recent years, football clubs and fans alike have become increasingly obsessed with stats as a means of understanding player and team performance. This fascination with numbers has led many clubs across Europe towards a data-driven approach to their recruitment and training methods in pursuit of a fai

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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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Rhythm Fit (Grades K-8)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Ben Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Nichole Wilder. Music Production: Hip Hop Public Health. YouTube Crew: Ben Pirillo, Brian Devore, Eileen Tirado, LaDonda Porter, Nichole Wilder, Tom Gelardi, Victor Spadaro. The Rhythm Fit modules will be an on-going series of routines set to music using a variety of equipment. These activities provide an opportunity for teachers to integrate rhythmic movement in a fun and engaging way.

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How to Set Family Boundaries During The Holidays

RC Families

Do you have family boundaries? Especially when it comes to the holidays? The Holidays are a time for family gatherings. But what if those get-togethers are not anticipated with joy? Do you dread them? Is your goal to just get through them without too much drama? Family gatherings always bring family drama, to even the. Read More.

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Local Sponsorship for your School Teams and Extra-curricular - A sustainable model for now and the future?

The Everlearner

It is a real sinking feeling when a PE teacher attends a fixture and their squad is perceived as scruffy or ill-matching in terms of their kit. Having worked in six different state schools and colleges in the UK, I have experienced this many times. Heads of PE face many, many pressures on their annual budgets. Physical education budget management can often feel like trying to stem a flood.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Become a School Nurse? Never Say Never!

Relentless School Nurse

Sheila Taney wrote today’s guest blog post to share her journey to school nursing after a thirty-year nursing career. Why did she choose school nursing, after it had never been on her radar… or so she thought? Welcome to school nursing, Sheila, you are a valued colleague, and have already made an impact on your preschool students. . School nurse?

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Comebacks are possible!

Arizona Health and Physical Education

If the Arizona Cardinals can come back from a 20-point deficit at halftime to beat the Raiders, you can come back to the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention! Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd and 3rd at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. Parking is just $5 for attendees and we have a schedule that will help inspire you.

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Securing your first PE teacher job

PE Scholar

Luke Jones shares his experience of a relentless pursuit to secure his first pe teacher job and how he got his first teaching post.

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Firstbeat Sports Post-Season Review – 2022 Highlights from NCAA Women’s Soccer

First Beat

A growing number of collegiate athletes are benefiting from technology as they pursue their performance dreams. With 2022 coming to an end, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our women’s soccer clients’ fantastic achievements over the last few months and ask their coaches what role the Firstbeat Sports solution plays when it comes to enhanced performance and improved recovery.

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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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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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Interplay Between Exercise and Gut Health: How to Improve Exercise with a Happy Gut

The Sporting

How to use exercise to build a happy, healthy gut We are constantly told that to improve our endurance we need to: lift more weight, work out more or have a healthy diet. However, what if it goes beyond all of this. What if, to improve our endurance, we also need a happy gut? Gut microbiota and exercise are interconnected, according to recent studies.

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