2020

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The Perfect Storm of Learning Conditions in Physical Education (PE)

Reinventing the Game

A bit of a long ramble here as I end the year much learned and probably just as confused, if not more, on what are our intentions, objectives, directions, etc. Looking forward to a good rest and a better 2021. As usual, I try spent time skimming through the world of skill acquisition as best as I can via social media. It is not easy to strike up a face-to-face conversation in this area if you try to do it outside of formal professional development time where even then, it needs strong encouragem

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We Must Protect Our Teachers

Alexandra Lemm

I’ve stayed quiet. I have watched numerous meetings for hours on end with no real conclusion in sight, I have seen the news contradict and divide, I have seen resources my students desperately need taken from them. I have seen teachers not asked for their opinion but instead mocked for their fear of returning to school. I have stayed quiet- and while this virus and pandemic’s root was out of our control, how we handle it as Americans is not.

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Thank you KHEF!

Carly's P.E. Games

I am writing today to say THANK YOU to the KHEF for fulfilling my grant request this year! The KHEF has been incredibly generous to the Physical Education department the past several years! I have been able to purchase much needed equipment, and have enjoyed being able to get these items in "rainbow sets". The rainbow sets include equipment in each color of the rainbow.

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Week 8 – 5/11/2020-5/15/2020

Mr. Kirsch

Virtual Field Day Activities. State Standard : 1, 2 & 3. Email: Dan.Kirsch@k12.sd.us . Grade: K-5. Purpose of Event: Lifetime Fitness and Movement Enrichment Education. Time: 30 minutes. Field Day 2020. Hello Garfield Eagles!! This week was to be our Field Day Week at school. Below you will find a Field Day that you can complete at home aka Virtual Field Day!!!

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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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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Slow Chat PE

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a movie on Netflix. It is Chadwick Boseman’s final movie ever. That is literally all I knew about the film when it came out. Truthfully, what else do you need to know? I round up my people and ask them if they want to do a Netflix party (now Teleparty) and watch it together. We watched the movie typing away in the chat box.

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Another Great Coach Bites the Dust. How Sad!

Changing the Game Project

Yesterday was a tough day. It was a tough day because I had a conversation with another coaching friend who had lost his job. He was not fired for doing anything illegal. He was not fired for anything inappropriate. He was not fired for bullying or demeaning behavior. He was complimented for his integrity and. The post Another Great Coach Bites the Dust.

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Unknown Damage from the Sideline

Player Development Project

Sideline support and direct instruction are two very different things. In this article, Founder of Working with Parents in Sport, Gordon MacLelland discusses the damage that can be caused from parents overstepping and instructing children while they play. Every weekend all over the world millions of parents, children and coaches set off for their weekly sporting ritual ‘Match Day’.

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7 Signs That Your Family May Not Be Spending Enough Time Together

RC Families

Family is important. I’m sure that most parents agree with that statement, and I’m also sure that most parents really want to make time for their families to bond and have fun together. Stop for a minute and ask yourself: How is our family doing in making time to do things together? If you’re wondering. Read More.

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Starting P.E. in 2021 - Hindsight is 2020

Physical Education Ideas

The year is 2021 and hindsight is officially 2020. 2020 will be remembered as a year like no other (or chosen to be forgotten by some!). No matter what your situation was, I think we've all learned something. As we reflect on the year’s work and plan for the next, it is important to also reflect on yourself – how did you personally respond to uncertainty and get through it?

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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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Keep moving. idle hands are the devil's playground

AKA Sports

2020 AKASPORT RECAP LETTER December 31, 2020. To our AKA Families and Partners: In our 16th year of active youth sports and physical education programming, AKASPORT pivoted and prevailed, and finished 2020 strong, in a year that will go down as one of the worst in history. None of this was easy, for anyone, though I am proud to express how we dug deep and provided for hundreds of kids, families, schools and communities in the toughest of times.

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Reflection – Action coupling for teachers in Physical Education (PE)

Reinventing the Game

Some noteworthy situations arise recently. I was taking the last couple of lessons for my classes before exams start and the end of year activities take over. This is usually the point where a whole year’s of effort culminates and everyone sort of wind down from an intense academic calendar. My intention with the class is to allow some autonomy for the students and connecting it to a learning process where I get students to contemplate what they are doing and connecting it to the bigger picture

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Simple Sausage Veggie Bake

Alexandra Lemm

Okay, blogger newbie mistake. This was one of my FIRST blog posts, and as a new super excited and eager blogger, I originally combined two of my fall recipes in one post. Who thought that was a good idea? . Since this was one of my most requested recipes, I decided to bite the bullet and make it one individual blog post. . This particular recipe makes plenty of food, it’s incredibly easy and so many variations can be made.

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Build an Obstacle Course at Home

Carly's P.E. Games

In the spirit of field day, this week's challenge for my P.E. students is to build an obstacle course at home! Take a look at the videos and directions below. Have fun! Build an Obstacle Course Step 1: Ask your parent’s permission to build an obstacle course. Decide if it will be built outside or inside. Step 2: Gather items to be used as obstacles.

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Week 7 – 5/4/2020-5/8/2020

Mr. Kirsch

K-2 = Activities. State Standard : 1, 2 & 3. Email: Dan.Kirsch@k12.sd.us . Grade: K-2. Purpose of Event: Lifetime Fitness and Movement Enrichment Education. Time: 30 minutes. Warm-up: Choose One . A) Complete the exercises as shown on the image below. Mike Gincola. B) Indoor Recess!!! Follow the video below and have fun!!! . . GoNoodle .

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Remote Learning Just Doesn’t Work for Some Kids No Matter How Hard We Try

Slow Chat PE

My son and I struggled so much during remote learning I have to put our health in danger. I don’t write that line lightly. Allow me to explain. This school year I am working remotely and my kids ages 10, 8, and 6 had the option to stay home or go to school. My wife and I made the decision to keep them home because we know schools are petri dishes for airborne diseases.

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Every teacher should incorporate PE in every class lesson.

Physed n Health

We owe it to our children, to our country. It’s a matter of National Security! Here is how: What can PE teachers do to participate? The post Every teacher should incorporate PE in every class lesson. first appeared on K12 Physical Education and Health Assessment.

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Online School Means More Time On The Sports Fields

Sport World School

When it comes to young athletes, online schooling doesn’t mean that they learn from the coziness of their home. It means that they get to spend more time on the sports fields, and they can focus on their athletic career without compromising education. It is as simple as that. Being a young aspiring athlete and. Read more. The post Online School Means More Time On The Sports Fields appeared first on Sport World School.

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Developing 1v1 Players

Player Development Project

In this Masterclass webinar replay, the PDP team share a top presentation on developing 1v1 players. PDP Co-Founder Dave Wright hosts a conversation with PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright and PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts on the value of 1v1s and how you can support your players confidence in developing this key attribute. The conversation covers a range of topics related to 1v1 football: – Position specific 1v1s – Various session plans for you to adapt – Discuss where 1v1

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The Real Reason That Your Children Need Boundaries

RC Families

Although parents know that their children need boundaries, many of them may be setting limits for the wrong reason. Boundaries are not just there so that parents can have their space or their peace. Boundaries are not just needed so that chores and homework get done. Boundaries are not in place for the sole purpose. Read More.

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How to Evolve Faster than the Opposition

Informed Practitioner in Sport

Sport never stands still. Whatever our context or chosen discipline, what constitutes a winning strategy is continually evolving. Trends emerge and endure through a process of natural selection. Conventions in coaching and the prevailing wisdom on ‘best practice’ similarly morph over time, albeit other influences are also often at play. Remaining at the cutting edge relies upon our ability to adapt faster than the opposition.

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Dear (mask wearing) Santa!

AKA Sports

Knowing that my Christmas wish list letter to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz - who I must add, I have tremendous respect for due to his strength and leadership - would never make it to his desk, I’m going to approach this entry a little different. Below are my Sunday 7 items on this year’s Christmas list to Santa. Dear Santa, wherever you are… It has been a most troubling year in the world, especially here in the United States.

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Our 2020 Books of the Year

Changing the Game Project

It is that time of year again, when we highlight our favorite books of the past year. This year we are a bit “coach-centric” in our list but we all have coaches in our lives that I am confident would benefit from one of these books. And if you are interested, please click here to. The post Our 2020 Books of the Year appeared first on Changing the Game Project.

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Instapot Chicken Noodle Soup

Alexandra Lemm

Every lunch, my coworkers tease, “what did you bring today, Lemm? Another soup?” and shamefully, my answer seventy percent of the time is yes. Anyone that knows me well knows I love a good soup. They are so convenient, simple, make enough to feed an army and are always tasty. However, you know what makes a soup recipe even more convenient? A pressure cooker.

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Sportsmanship Read Aloud and Hot Potato!

Carly's P.E. Games

Here are some fun physical activities for this week! Follow along with these videos for a great warm-up. Cupid Shuffle Dance or Would You Rather Exercise Video Watch this Read Aloud of “Sally Sore Loser” to learn about good sportsmanship! Practice good sportsmanship by playing the game Hot Potato with your family. Choose an item to be your “potato”, sit in a circle, and play this music.

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Week 6 – 4/27/2020-5/1/2020

Mr. Kirsch

K-2 = Activities. State Standard : 1, 2 & 3. Email: Dan.Kirsch@k12.sd.us . Grade: K-2. Purpose of Event: Lifetime Fitness and Movement Enrichment Education. Time: 30 minutes. Warm-up: Choose One . A) Ball Handling skills. You can use any type of ball you may have in your house. Pete Charrette . B) Wishy Washy Washer Woman. Follow the video below!!!

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The World is Closing In

Slow Chat PE

I am trying to keep perspective. I am small. Barely an atom in the universe. My trials and errors matter none in the history of the world. I am one of billions living on this planet at this current moment. Unknown to the masses and scarcely known to those who I am lucky enough to interact with. No matter my course of action, history will largely forget me.

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Thank you! You’ve been amazing.

Sports for Schools

[link]. 2020 has been a testing year for many of us, and no one’s hardships outweigh anyone else’s. However, through the home workouts, takeaways, DIY, and baked goods, there has been a driving force keeping the nation going. We’re not talking about NHS workers – though they have been incredible and deserve every applaud they got those months ago – but we’re talking about the teachers, schools, and support staff who have endured the changes we’ve all had to face in an environment mak

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practical applications from neuroscience to coaching - developing 'thinking players'

Learning Through Sport

In previous blogs, I have looked t the science of learning from education research (see here ). In this blog I look at some of the practical applications from neuroscience to coaching. Readers of past blogs will know that my interest in the science of learning was 'sparked' by the 1999 book, How People Learn (available here ), and attempts to understand what it means to develop 'thinking players' since I began to 'play with' the Game Sense approach in the mid-1990s.

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Inside Australian Academy Football

Player Development Project

In this Masterclass Webinar replay, we connect with the highly experienced, Kelly Cross & Drew Sherman to discuss youth development in Australia. Kelly Cross is the Technical Director – Youth at Sydney FC, whilst Drew is the General Manager of Football at Melbourne Victory. Since the turn of the century these two clubs have been the most successful in the A League and now lead the way around youth development pathways.

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3 Gifts Your Child Will Never OutGrow

RC Families

I love giving gifts to my kids, and have to hold myself back at times from going overboard. I love to see the smile, the joy on their faces, even as adults when they open something that I know they want, or something that totally surprises them. I’ve got a couple of surprises up my. Read More.

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Lessons from 2020: Emergence of the Autonomous Athlete

Informed Practitioner in Sport

The initiative and intrinsic motivation to train solo successfully for extended periods are rare and vital qualities for any aspiring performer. Over recent months the lack of direct coaching supervision, restricted access to training facilities and absence of training partners posed huge challenges for athletes at all levels, testing not only their will but also their ability to find a way.

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Cameras Off. Liabilities. PE Teachers’ Challenges

Physed n Health

It’s been three months since school started. Articles and blogs on tips and techniques to get your students to turn their cameras on during online classes abound on the internet. Physical Education is ‘Education in the Physical.’ Teachers must be able to see that the students are performing movements correctly. As if that was not enough, then there’s the issue of liability.