2019

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Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Alexandra Lemm

This week, both Tyler and I wanted to challenge our cooking skills by going vegetarian. When we went to the store and bought our meal ingredients, I really had the intention of making vegetable soup when I realized I was getting ingredients for Minestrone soup for our first meal. With new soups, I usually like to wing it and see how it goes, and this one turned out super well!

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Great start to the school year!

Carly's P.E. Games

Happy fall everyone! This year I began my 15th year teaching Physical Education. I must say, it is One of our new students! pretty awesome teaching in the school's newly renovated gymnasium! We have had a great start to the school year! I'm also excited to have a student teacher, Miss Kastens, with us this semester. One of my goals has always been to use time wisely during P.E. class.

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How can I do position specific work?

Player Development Project

The question this week comes from Frank via our Facebook Page, He asks: “How can I do position specific work with my players?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Do you have a coaching question that we might be able to help with? We would love to hear from you! Here’s what you can do: 1. Tweet your questions to us @playerdp, or contact us on our Facebook page.2.

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The Neverending Google Form

The PhysEd Coach

Introduction A few years ago I was trying to find a way to assess my students easily and not have to create something new for each assessment. I can’t remember the exact conversation, but I was given an idea from Justin Schleider from New Jersey. It was a really cool Google Form that he called […]. The post The Neverending Google Form appeared first on The #Physed Coach.

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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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Are Sports Fundamentally Good?

Changing the Game Project

I recently came across a great quote from the poet TS Elliot, who says “Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security with the delight of adventure.” The quote. The post Are Sports Fundamentally Good?

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P.E. Christmas Reflection - Finding the Balance

Physical Education Ideas

Christmas season can be crazy and always brings on a period of reflection. How are you travelling with your PE workload? Admittedly at times I find myself feeling anxious, overwhelmed and jittery. Maybe even depressed. The lead up for Xmas for me means finishing 300 assessments across the school, reports, organising our junior school swimming carnival, managing/coaching as part of our interschool sports program and planning lessons on top of that… oh, and writing this blog.

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BLOG: Connect + Choice = Voice

PE with Palos

By: Bo Phillips – P.E. Teacher at Salt Creek Elementary, VP of Children for IAHPERD. I’m sure we’ve all had students enter our gym saying“ can we play…?”. They wish they could choose the activity or game for the day. And sometimes they do get that whether it’s through a reward/incentive day or occasionally teachers planning choice days throughout units or trimesters.

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Good coaching is the effective manipulation of task constraints, not just telling athletes how to perform

MSU

Written by Andy Driska, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs. Here’s why modifying equipment, changing playing dimensions, changing rules, and gamifying practices – all examples of task constraints – are better strategies for teaching and refining athletic skill. Perhaps the most important goal for coaches is developing the movement skills of their athletes.

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Physical Education and Practicing Self-Awareness & Focus

School Yard

Practicing self-awareness has become a popular topic in many schools and classrooms around the world. Teachers know, however, that activities reinforcing focus and mindfulness have been useful and beneficial for students for many years. Practicing self-awareness and emotional acceptance in physical education classes can be an important part of helping students to improve and maintain their health and well-being.

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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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Discipline and Body Language

Better Coaching

Body language is an outward sign of the emotional stage of the player. It works both ways – emotions change body language and body language can change emotions. That’s where solid play begins. If the athlete isn’t confident and ready, the play will be inconsistent, at best. Follow the link below for a good article on how discipline effects an athlete. .

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Expository Writing Made Easy

Alexandra Lemm

Four years ago in mid-February, I was pulled into a meeting with another teacher and a plan was laid out for all of us to switch grade levels. One teacher in 7th grade was no longer available in the classroom, it was now our job to fill in the gaps, and I was going to a 7th-grade classroom. In a weekend, I needed to move my classroom furniture, I was to become familiar with six new rosters, AND most importantly, I needed to teach both reading and writing heavily since they are both tested in 7t

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Thank you KHEF!

Carly's P.E. Games

I am writing this post to say THANK YOU to the KHEF! They fulfilled my grant request again this year for more physical education equipment. They are so generous and eager to support teachers in our district! For several years, I have been organizing my P.E. classes by rainbow colors. I enjoy purchasing equipment in rainbow sets. This makes classroom management a breeze.

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Want to Make Learning Stick?

Player Development Project

What does learning look like and how do we know it’s taking place? In this article Cognitive Psychologist, Nick Soderstrom discusses various practice approaches and some considerations for those who are leading learning environments. Let’s face it: We want things to be easy. Like rivers that flow around mountains instead of going through them, we usually seek the path of least resistance in our lives.

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Back to the Basics – Lesson Plans

The PhysEd Coach

The Show In this episode I talk about the basics of a lesson plan and how having written lesson plans is important. Going to back to the fundamentals is important for all professionals in all fields. Fundamentals are what we build innovation on. The topics covered are… Instant Activities Warm-up Introduction Main Activities Closure Reflection […].

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Why Do I Coach? An Excerpt from EVERY MOMENT MATTERS

Changing the Game Project

People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. —Simon Sinek We spend the vast majority of our time in traditional coaching education learning the tools to run a great practice and coach in the competition. Intuitively, this seems to make sense. Yet. The post Why Do I Coach? An Excerpt from EVERY MOMENT MATTERS appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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Gamification in Physical Education

i-phys-ed

Any game is something where a player is set a challenge. The player may make choices to overcome the challenge, although chance dictates that the player cannot guarantee the choices they make will be successful. The choices the player makes change the state of the game, so that the player must constantly be re-evaluating the … Gamification in Physical Education Read More ».

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Physical Education & Greatness

Physical Education Ideas

Greatness comes in many forms. Most of us look at the trophies held, or medals placed around an athlete’s neck, but greatness can be other things. It can be the student who doesn’t give up. It can be the team who finishes last but spent a whole season improving and working together. It can be an athlete who stopped before the finish line to pick up a competitor and help them through.

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BLOG: Helping a PE Substitute Teacher Succeed

PE with Palos

Substitute teachers are often at a disadvantage when walking into any classroom. It can be even more difficult for a PE teacher. There are no seating charts and, in many cases, very few ways to maintain control of an entire classroom of children no matter what their age. If you know you are going to have a substitute in your class, there are a few simple things you can do to make their job easier.

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Why We Look Back

Bunch Parents Blog

Think of all the things that have come to an end for you this year, either big or small. What do we all tend to do once that ending occurs? We look back. There are many reasons why we do this, but perhaps the most common is to remind ourselves of what we want the future to look like. Looking back allows us to reflect on what we want to repeat, improve, or avoid going forward. 2019 is coming to an end in just a few more days.

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Field Day: Inclusion for All Students

School Yard

Field Day is one of the most exciting events in a school year, and often a favorite event for teachers and students alike. A whole day dedicated to having fun and participating in physical activity is a great way to engage all students. Use these activities and ideas to make your field day more fun for all students, including those with special needs.

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The latest on vaping and e-cigarettes….

The Healthy Teacher

Vaping is a huge issue, in school communities, and in the news. The November issue of Choices Magazine features a story on how the makers of JUUL’s- the most popular brand of e-cigarettes- and all of the tricks they used to introduce nicotine addiction to a whole new generation of teens. Read the article online here: What Juul is Hiding.

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Hello world!

Spark PE

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Dance Unit 2019

Carly's P.E. Games

Happy Spring! Time has been flying by this year, and I realized I haven't posted in awhile. I want to share some videos of the Dance Unit the Music teacher and I taught to our students. We have a tradition of combining our classes to teach a dance unit together the week before spring break. We always have fun, and the students learn a large variety of dances!

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Soccer Coaching 101: Fundamental Lessons for Beginner Coaches

Player Development Project

Becoming? ?a? ?great? ?coach? ?takes? ?time,? ?effort,? ?and? ?open-mindedness.? ?In? ?order? ?to? ?give? ?kids? ?the? ?best? ?possible? ?environment? ?to? ?enjoy? ?the? ?game? ?and? ?develop,? ?we? ?must? ?plan? ?our? ?sessions? ?carefully;? ?connect? ?with? ?our? ?players? ?and? ?get? ?to? ?know? ?them? ?as? ?individuals;? ?deliver? ?practices? ?that?

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5 Steps to transition from traditional grading to mastery learning and grading

The PhysEd Coach

The Show In this episode I show you five steps to transition from traditional grading to mastery learning and grading. Not sure what mastery learning and grading is? You’re not alone. Traditional grading in physical education is when a teacher would only grade on participation in class, behavior, and whether the student changed into their […].

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Our 2019 Books of the Year

Changing the Game Project

“The only thing that will prevent you from getting better is thinking that you know it all.” That was the advice Fergus Connelly gave us on our podcast this year, and it is a great concept to think about as 2019 draws to a close. So how do you get better? Well, reading books and. The post Our 2019 Books of the Year appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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The PE Specialist | Ben Landers

i-phys-ed

I was lucky enough to meet Ben Landers at the PE Institute in North Carolina back in 2015 and not only did I have a blast with him, I learnt a bunch of new tricks and tips from him. I had so much fun with him, I just knew I needed to have him on my podcast. … The PE Specialist | Ben Landers Read More ». The post The PE Specialist | Ben Landers appeared first on iPhys-Ed.com.

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Physical Education: Teaching Grades 3 - 6 (Games for Understanding)

Physical Education Ideas

For many of us, physical education has shaped the way we feel towards the subject. At times, you may have questioned why you had to do it, especially when the weather was unfavorable. For some it may have been the relevance of the activity. Why was physical education in the curriculum? Why did you have to run mile after mile? These questions might have been asked, but not necessarily answered.

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BLOG: What was that game again…?

PE with Palos

Gamechangers that have helped me stay organized this year. By: Cindie Cortinas-Vogt. Like many of you out there in our awesome PE world, I am about 1 month into our new school year which includes learning the names of our new students, getting acclimated to our new schedules, and testing out all the new ideas we have learned from our peers through social media or conferences we’ve attended.

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Health Education Today - Untitled Article

Health Education Today

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Motivating Students to Make Movement a Lifelong Priority

School Yard

As students grow to become independent adults, there is a natural shift in priorities towards obligations, responsibilities, and a career. As priorities change, for many, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can fall to the wayside. As an adult influence on students’ experience with health and fitness, physical education teachers can play a key role in encouraging students to make movement a priority throughout their lives.

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The latest on vaping and e-cigarettes….

The Healthy Teacher

Vaping is a huge issue, in school communities, and in the news. The November issue of Choices Magazine features a story on how the makers of JUUL’s- the most popular brand of e-cigarettes- and all of the tricks they used to introduce nicotine addiction to a whole new generation of teens. Read the article online here: What Juul is Hiding.