2021

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Making the abstract concrete.

Drowning in the Shallow

PE positions developing children’s behaviours as either one of its main outcome or as a means to achieving other valuable aims. Either way PE openly promotes itself as ‘the’ subject that can enhance grit, or resilience, or cooperation or any number of ‘education through movement’ outcomes. A 2016 Brookings Report categorises these into 4 domains … Continue reading Making the abstract concrete.

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Same old, same old in Physical Education (PE)

Reinventing the Game

Recently, few perennial issues were discussed, mentioned, lamented, etc. concerning Physical Education (PE) and the way we deal with it, in my learning space. The mention of such points may get you going as a teacher or result in a large sigh of exasperation that there are always folks trying to intellectualise the field of PE when it should be dead simple.

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FiT Work #2 - Bicycle Safety (SY21-22)

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

FiT Work #2 - Bicycle Safety (SY21-22) Recently there has been an increase in cases of teenagers hit by cars while walking or riding their bicycles. Sometimes this happens even though they are in a pedestrian crosswalk. In fact, some Russell students have been hit by cars when crossing Escuela Parkway right in front of the school. Therefore, it is a good idea to occasionally review safety rules such as those established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Olympic Lens

Slow Chat PE

This post was written by Andy Milne. He is the 2017 National Health Teacher of the Year and all around amazing individual. He is always looking at the world through the lens of equity. Take a read. The quadrennial behemoth that is the Olympic Games is the sporting celebration that can be everything to everyone. Depending on the lens through which you view the Games, you’ll notice things, have different views and experience the event in ways different to others consuming exactly the same ev

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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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The Truth About Pandemic Teaching Part 2

Alexandra Lemm

Have you ever heard of teacher burnout? It usually hits around March in correlation with testing. Educators are given a large number of tasks for documentation, have to attend countless meetings, and are simply stretched too thin with the resources they have. Along with that, time is usually of the essence while attempting to create and teach engaging lessons before the dreaded state test.

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Coach Rob Seeks Advocates for #PEMovingForward

Active Schools Us

by Rob Bisceglie. CEO, Action for Healthy Kids. As a basketball fanatic and coach, I challenge all sports fans and caring community members to take a quick break from March Madness to advocate for one often overlooked part of our education system that is critical to the development of the student athletes who are wowing us during this year’s tournament: physical education.

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Locomotor and Manipulative Skills (Primary K-2)

Open Phys Ed

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several locomotor and manipulative skills. All of the basic locomotor skills, static and dynamic balancing, as well as underhand tossing, rolling, and catching are addressed. Other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents. Complete module packet: [PDF, WORD].

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How to Help Your Athletes Build Great Habits and Break the Bad Ones

Changing the Game Project

“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. They are the foundation of mastery.” – James Clear “I wish my kid would practice more on his own,” said one mom to me at a recent talk. “He could be so much better if he applied himself.” “I hear you,” said her friend. “If he spent as. The post How to Help Your Athletes Build Great Habits and Break the Bad Ones appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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Substitute Plans for Elementary PE

Mindful PE

One of the things I worried about the most my first year of teaching PE was what to do if I needed a substitute. This was also in the time of COVID, when we were bouncing back and forth between in-person and hybrid, so even I wasn't sure what we would be doing one week to the next. No matter the climate, having solid substitute plans are an important part of getting set up for PE-- it will alleviate stress when you're probably already stressed enough with whatever is taking you from school 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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Understanding The FA Four Corner Model

Player Development Project

The FA’s Four Corner Model can be a useful tool for coaches. But to use it effectively, we need to understand both its purpose and its limitations, and learn how to apply it in a way that supports our coaching without governing our approach. All coaches need guidance on how best to support their players, and the Four Corner Model can provide an excellent framework for session design and player development, provided we use it correctly.

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A strength based approach to PESA

Drowning in the Shallow

The view we have of children shapes what type of PE, school sport and school based physical activity (PESA) we provide. In a deficit based approach we see children as either at risk of becoming broken or already broken.

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Is Physical Education (PE) Universal?

Reinventing the Game

So recently, it has been crazy. The amount of administration to support teaching seems to have almost overwhelm actual direct teaching matters. It is almost seems that because there is less direct focus on teaching but nonetheless an incredible amount of very genuine and sincere efforts to prep for eventual teaching scenarios, we drop the metaphorical ball of ensuring learning takes place.

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PE Syllabus 2021-2022

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

Here is an extra copy of our 2021-2022 PE Syllabus. Make sure to have your parent and or guardian sign the back page before taking a screenshot of it and submitting it. Front Page Back Page with needed signature lines.

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Technology Integration in Physical Education edTPA

Human Kinetics

BY SETH JENNY, PhD, SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY, AND REBEKAH JOHNSON, MSE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT CARTHAGE COLLEGE. In the presentation below, Human Kinetics authors Rebekah Johnson and Seth Jenny provide tips, suggestions, common pitfalls, and practical solutions for technology integration for Physical Educators completing edTPA (education Teacher Performance Assessment). . .

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Quality vs. Quantity Time: Does it Really Matter When it Comes to Your Kids?

RC Families

My dad talked about quality vs. quantity time when I was growing up. His philosophy was that quality mattered more than quantity when it came to spending time with his six kids. I’m not sure what brought him to that conclusion–maybe it was his way of making himself feel better about the fact that he. Read More.

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Top 5 Favorite Games for Physical Education

Carly's P.E. Games

I can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post. What a crazy year it has been with the Covid-19 pandemic. I'm so thankful that I've still been able to teach PE in person most of this school year. I recently had someone ask me, "What are your top 5 favorite games for PE?". I figured this would be a great blog post, so here goes! When the students walk into the gym and see these games set up, their eyes LIGHT UP with excitement!

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HECOstix - what's that?

Better Coaching

Hand Eye Coordination & Reaction Speed Training Tool. What is this odd toy and how can we use it to help our athletes? Well. From their website: IMPROVE COORDINATION & REFLEX SKILLS: Increase hand eye coordination, reflexes, tracking, and decision-making skills with HECOstix. It’s perfect to train your brain and improve your skills; or just to exercise and have fun with family and friends.

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Winter Wonderland Instant Activities

Open Phys Ed

Every year, right around the holiday season, students start to fall into a frenzy of excitement, forget their impulse control basics, and can use a little physical education etiquette reminder. This winter-themed instant activity module was designed just for that. We’ve created 11 fun and engaging instant activities with social and emotional learning academic language posters focused on the CASEL SEL competencies.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Children and Childhood Obesity

Growing Healthy Kids

“Children who have obesity are at greater risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which have a significant impact on health and healthcare costs. Obesity can also increase the risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19, even among children. Additionally, decades of data show that children of color and those growing up furthest from economic opportunity are at greatest risk for obesity.

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Creating & Keeping A New Year's Health & Fitness Resolution As A Family

Bunch Parents Blog

Did you know according to the U.S. News & World Report about 80% of New Year Resolutions fail by February?! One of the biggest problems we have is that we set unrealistic goals for ourselves and then get overwhelmed trying to reach them.

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The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

Player Development Project

PDP Co-Founder Dave Wright & PDP Technical Advisor Dan Wright discussing the benefits of playing multiple sports. It’s sometimes suggested in the sporting world that, if you want to make it at an elite level, you should specialize early and not play multiple sports during childhood. But does this theory hold up to scrutiny? An increasing number of coaches, recruiters, and other experts are arguing the opposite: that playing multiple sports is not only beneficial for the all-round development

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Pandemic sees 94,000 fewer children hitting recommended 60 minutes of activity a day

The PE Hub

Children and young people’s activity levels continue to be negatively affected by the COVID pandemic at a time when physical activity is more important than ever, according to Sport England. New data suggests 94,000 fewer children and young people in England were active in the last academic year when compared to pre-pandemic times. (Read more from Sky News).

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Redundancy and Degeneracy in Teaching for Physical Education (PE)

Reinventing the Game

I find these two words, Redundancy and Degeneracy , keep cropping up in my mind as I explore and delve further into how people adapt to the world they live in to hopefully get a better idea of learning. The words sort of represent a short cut for me to understand much of what is sometimes said about skill acquisition and learning in PE. Probably without giving justice to a proper definition , Redundancy refers to the fail-safes we have in systems to prevent too much reliance on any one process.

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Training Videos - How to open your Combination Padlock

Mr. Suarez's Physical Education

(21-22 School Year) Below are 2 training videos that will help teach you how to open your new combination padlock. Reminders : Do not share your new 3 digit code with anyone. Always remember to lock your padlock behind you when leaving your locker. If you lose your padlock, the price of a new one is $7.00 and you can purchase a new one from the P.E. teachers in the locker rooms.

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10 Lessons Young Athletes Taught Us This Year

Sports for Schools

It has certainly been a summer of up-and-downs in the sporting world this year. Whether it was the Euros, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Olympics or any other sporting event, young athletes from across the world have demonstrated the strength of character that many, sporting or not, should take on board. It’s hard enough for our young athletes and sports people to perform to their country’s high expectations, let alone the world’s expectations, but to do so in the spotlight and yet not lose

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10 New Year’s Goals for Parents in 2022

RC Families

If you like to set new year’s goals, or establish new year’s resolutions, here are my top 10 for parents in 2022: 1. Be sure your child feels and hears your love every day. Find new ways to say and show “I love you.” 2. Be intentional about saying more positive than negative comments. Here’s. Read More.

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Fighting the Winter Blues with Classroom Physical Activity

Moving Minds Blog

Are “winter blues” really a thing? According to the NIH, it is a general term and not a medical diagnosis, however, winter blues may be connected to something specific such as the stress of the holidays or missing loved one. It has similar symptoms as those with season affective disorder, which is related to the shortening of daylight hours. [.]. The post Fighting the Winter Blues with Classroom Physical Activity appeared first on Moving Minds Blog.

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@MrWardPE Components of Fitness Tasks (Wet Weather Alternatives)

PE 4 Learning

New uploads to @PE4Learning.com by mward87 /Components of Fitness Tasks.docx (3 MB) Visit the @PE4Learning Community Drive to download. The resource can be located in the Recent Uploads folder as well as the User Folder mward87 #pegeeks #physed.

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Back to School Resources

Open Phys Ed

It’s time to ReImagine what physical education means for students and families. It’s time to ReEngage our relationships and heal as a community. Let’s Bridge the Gap together. The free resources provided below are designed to help your students build relationships, build routines, and rebuild a love of health-enhancing physical activity.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: What You Eat Matters

Growing Healthy Kids

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarians.” --Paul McCartney What you eat either feeds disease or heals. Your choice. By eating a variety of plants (mainly vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains), you are healing yourself, especially when you choose organically grown foods. Plant-based eating is a delightful way to support local farmers, learn to create new dishes for family and friends to enjoy, and eat food because it makes you feel great and doesn’t leave knots

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Camwood Bats - are they worth the hype?

Better Coaching

The Camwood bat is the new swing trainer on the market. I have one and use it for my two sons - ages 11 and 12 and I can honestly report it has slightly increased their swing speed as gauged by a Blast Motion sensor. You can get the adult version below. Here is a link to the youth size Camwood bat. Here's a good breakdown of the bat from Northern Baseball Training [link] And here's the promotional video from the Camwood Bat company.

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1v1 Attacking & Defending

Player Development Project

This 1v1 practice is designed to provide players with a chance to work on 1v1 attacking and defending from a variety of angles. The narrow nature of the pitches means that going forward is encouraged and of course, the designs you see here could be adapted for 2v2 scenarios as well. Quick Navigation About the Video Additional Information Practice Overview Interpreting the Diagrams Diagrams Objectives Organisation Observations & Interventions About the Video In the video below, Dave will talk