2023

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This Is How My School Stocks Up on Kindness … and PE Equipment

SHAPE America

As a physical education teacher, I have been doing school fundraisers for 23 years. For 18 of those years, I did Hoops for Heart through the American Heart Association. In spring 2019, my school, Odessa Upper Elementary, was one of the pilot schools for SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds. FUNdraiser , and 2022-2023 was our fifth year of participation.

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Meaningful PE – just good teaching?

Drowning in the Shallow

Meaningful PE (MPE) is a framework which recommends drawing upon and applying a set of practices within PE teaching. The essential ones (in my opinion) being; vision, shared language, reflective practices and democratic practices. Vision (Ní Chróinín et al, 2019) consists of a set of vivid and concrete hopes, practices and purposes. Having one is … Continue reading Meaningful PE – just good teaching?

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How to Teach PE with Station Activities

The PE Specialist

Whats up Phys Ed Friends! Today I want to share with you some tips on how to teach skills by using station activities in your PE Class. Station activities are a great strategy to allow your kids to get a lot of practice time with whatever skill you are working on.

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Grieving Father’s Plea About Suicide in Nursing

Relentless School Nurse

A grieving father shared a letter he found when he searched through his daughter’s belongings after her death by suicide. She was a nurse. The letter is entitled – A Letter to My Abuser and it is written to the healthcare machine that betrayed her trust and belief that she would be cared for as much as she cared for others. In the world of healthcare, nurses tirelessly care for patients day in and day out.

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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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Ofsted publish report looking at how PE is being taught in England’s schools

Association for Physical Education

20/09/23 Ofsted has today published a subject report looking at how physical education (PE) is being taught in England’s schools. Entitled ‘Levelling the playing field: the physical education subject report’ […] The post Ofsted publish report looking at how PE is being taught in England’s schools appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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Jack Leslie: Dropped from the England Squad for Being Black

The Sporting

Dropped for Being Black: The Story of Jack Leslie and the England Football Team Jack Leslie would have been the first black man to play for England, had he not been dropped from the squad without good reason. Jack Leslie: A Pioneer in English Football Viv Anderson’s name bears the accolade of being the first black player to play for England. This is, of course, something to be proud of and will mean that Anderson will forever be remembered in English football history.

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Cooperative Invasion (High School)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Dan Tennessen, Doug Hallberg, LaDonda Porter, Stephanie Dickson, Shannon Maly, Nichole Wilder Special Contributions by: Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart Cooperative invasion games are team-based activities that promote teamwork, cooperation, communication, and strategy through small-sided games and activities. This module does address development of movement concepts, movement patterns, and strategic knowledge commonly associated with invasion sports.

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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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Unlocking the Power of Recess

Gopher PE

Ask most elementary students what their favorite school activity is, and they will most likely respond “RECESS”! And as Physical Educators, we can, and should, serve in making recess the best possible experience for our students. Why? Because we are the movement experts. We know all about the importance of play, and we can serve our school community by sharing our expertise with everyone.

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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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A Day in the Life of a Transplant Manager

Stanford Childrens

Pediatric Nurses Week is a time to celebrate and reflect on the contributions nurses make to the pediatric community and their families. Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC, manager of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is often the first person parents hear from when their children are referred for a transplant. She helps families line up all the support they need, making sure the whole child is cared for from dietitians to therapists, plays a key role in edu

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7 Ways to Turn Health Literacy Month Into a School-Wide Celebration

SHAPE America

When a school is celebrating a sports championship, they often go big: rallies, trophies, and loud cheers all around. During Health Literacy Month this October, it’s a good time to ask: What if we celebrated health literacy like we celebrate sports? What if the entire school and community applauded students for developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be health-literate individuals ?

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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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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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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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Recording: Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024

Association for Physical Education

 Title: ‘Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024′ Delivered on Wednesday 13th September 2023 by Department for Education, Association for Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust Session […] The post Recording: Important Primary PE and sport premium Update 2023-2024 appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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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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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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The Patience Game: Leading Long-Term Development

Player Development Project

Player Development is a long-term process, requiring time and patience. Below, we draw on the expertise of authors and experienced coaches Keith and David Mayer to examine how coaches can adequately support players throughout the duration of their developmental journeys. In This Article The Personal Element of Coaching The ‘soft skills’ of coaching are arguably the most important.

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The Purpose of Assessment in Core PE

PE Scholar

By Lee Sullivan Introduction There can be no doubt that assessment has been an area of contention and challenge for physical educators for some time.

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Simle Middle School Raises $3,000 with health. moves. minds. Event. Here’s How!

Gopher PE

Mission – Promote, Support, and Participate in Quality Physical Education. Key Understandings: Quality Physical education is provided every class period to students. We enhance students’ lives and provide them opportunities and education to become physically literate individuals for the rest of their lives. We select the month of March and the March Madness theme to extra emphasize and promote the importance and need for quality physical education.

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Can Talking to a Baby Matter as Much as Calories?

Stanford Childrens

Findings back up a long-standing reading program in the Stanford Children’s NICU A newly published study from a team of researchers and physician-scientists at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health adds to the growing body of literature linking speech exposure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to positive health outcomes. The study set out to examine the relationship between the NICU speech environment and the rate of weight gain in premature infants while they were hospitalized.

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What I’ve Learned About Spreading Kindness in My School — on World Kindness Day and Throughout the Year

SHAPE America

Every November, schools throughout Kentucky celebrate Kindness Across the Commonwealth , a week-long event started by KYSHAPE in 2020 to spread kindness throughout our state while promoting lessons and activities from SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds.® FUNdraiser. The week always aligns with World Kindness Day, which is held on November 13. Each day of Kindness Across the Commonwealth week has a different theme based on health. moves. minds., such as teamwork, gratitude, kindness, wellness,

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Classroom Technology Rules For Physical Education

PLT4M

As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, physical education teachers must create classroom technology rules to ensure students use technology appropriately and safely. These rules can be tailored to the specific needs of each physical education class and school, but some general guidelines can help teachers create effective and beneficial classroom technology rules.

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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: 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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Mental Health Issues Affecting a Pupil’s Attendance: Guidance for Schools

Association for Physical Education

07/02/2023 Guidance on how to support school attendance where there is a pupil experiencing social, emotional or mental health issues. The examples of effective practice document shows how some schools […] The post Mental Health Issues Affecting a Pupil’s Attendance: Guidance for Schools appeared first on Association for Physical Education - Association For Physical Education | P.E.

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Recess: Where the most IMPORTANT learning happens

Keeping Kids in Motion

Friday, September 1st On this beautiful fall day, I am one of three teachers on recess duty. A sense of calm fills the playground – ready for the children who love their time outside. Minutes later, 80-3rd-grade students explode onto the playground for.

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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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Getting Better vs. Getting Seen: The Conundrum That Derails Many Promising Young Athletes

Changing the Game Project

“Thanks Coach, we had an amazing time in this program, but you just don’t do enough showcases and we are going to miss getting seen by college coaches. We will The post Getting Better vs. Getting Seen: The Conundrum That Derails Many Promising Young Athletes appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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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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10 Halloween Tag Games to THRILL your Students!

Gopher PE

1. Spider Web Scooter Tag: Create an intricate “spider web” with black ropes or yarn, intricately weaving a web throughout your gym area. Students ride on scooters and try to avoid touching the web while simultaneously attempting to tag their classmates. This thrilling game encourages strategy, teamwork, and agility as participants navigate the web’s intricate design, making it a perfect fit for physical education classes during the spooky season.

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Patient Heading to the Rose Parade to Honor His Three ‘Angel Organ Donors’

Stanford Childrens

Anyone who’s met Joseph Sanchez-Munoz will tell you he is special. His love of music, bubbly personality and zest for life are infectious. Just looking at him, you wouldn’t know that this 19-year-old has been through a lot. He’s had three transplants—a kidney, liver and heart—at three different points in his life. “Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant,” says Elena Munoz, Joseph’s mother.

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