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Lessons Learned From Decades of Advocating for Health and Physical Education

SHAPE America

Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE), a SHAPE America state affiliate, has been “speaking out” for quality health and physical education in Wisconsin for more than two decades. Over the years, our organization has learned that advocacy requires work — but it can be done, and it does work. If you follow and adapt the described steps in this article for your state’s situation, positive results will happen.

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The Relentless School Nurse: I’m a School Nurse, of course I…”

Relentless School Nurse

Lynne Signore BSN, RN, NCSN, is a Maine high school nurse who created this clever TikTok “Of Course” video to share lighthearted stereotypes and common misperceptions of school nursing. The trend follows a simple formula: “I’m a , of course, I _.” Lynne’s final line, says it all! Happy Nurses Week 2024, friends! I’m a School Nurse from Lynne Signore on Vimeo.

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Play with Purpose

Drowning in the Shallow

A games-based approach can be mistakenly considered as a game-as-teacher approach. This is because children can learn from playing the game. The mistake is not that children can learn from playing the game. Of course they can.

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OPEN National Field Day

Open Phys Ed

In celebration of the Summer Olympic Games, we created 10 stations you can use for an Olympic themed Field Day. Each station highlights a sport included in the Summer Olympic Games and includes an activity plan and a station card. In addition, we included a passport that you can use to help classes rotate through the stations with some fun facts about each sport and country that is included for that station.

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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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Celebrating Women in Medicine

Stanford Childrens

This is the first part of a monthlong series in honor of Women’s History Month. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing the stories of women in medicine caring for other women and children across Stanford Medicine Children’s Health , from the operating room to research labs to advocacy in the community. We’re honored to spotlight these clinicians who are making a world of difference in the lives of patients, their families, and colleagues, and in their community—and to

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Unlocking excellence in education and sports: Introducing Aspire:ED's CIMSPA accredited CPD courses

Aspire-Ed

At Aspire:ED, we're all about helping you stay ahead in Continuous Professional Development (CPD). We aim to empower KS1 and KS2 teachers, professionals, coaches and trainees like you through some of the best CPD courses available. We're proud to say that our courses, such as ' Managing Behaviour in Physical Education ', ' Athletics ' and 'Invasion Games' , have now been accredited by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity ).

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Rap Music and Football: An Enduring Relationship

The Sporting

Rap Music x Football: The Links Between Pop Culture and the Beautiful Game Sports writer Josh Stedman looks at the relationship between rap and football: a fascinating tale of club collaborations and big name-drops. AJ Tracey’s song “Summertime Shootout” name-drops footballer Damien Duff It’s often said that football is more than just a game. It’s reflective of wider society and football finds itself colliding with popular culture.

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Underage Drinking Prevention Lesson Plans

PLT4M

Underage drinking prevention lesson plans empower kids to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking. PLT4M is proud to now host and offer easy-to-implement underage drinking prevention lesson plans from the Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix, a program of Responsiblity.org. In this article, we explore the importance of addressing ways in which alcohol affects the developing brain through underage drinking prevention, the full program breakdown, and a sample lesso

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Oak Curriculum Partners

PE Scholar

We are thrilled to announce that @PEScholar, in partnership with @CompletePE and @YouthSportTrust, have been awarded the contract to create Curriculum PE resources on behalf of @OakNational. The resources will include planning for core PE across Key Stages 1-4, and Exam PE content.

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Teaching Cricket in Primary Schools

The PE Hub

Breaking Boundaries: Teaching Cricket in Primary Schools As summer fast approaches (hopefully bringing the sunny weather with it), so do the ‘summer sports’ in PE. Traditionally, these are activities such as athletics, tennis, rounders and cricket. Each of these activities comes with different challenges when teaching in primary schools. However, primary school teachers often see cricket as the most daunting of all these summer sports.

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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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It’s Time for Something New: A Journey to Fundraising Success!

Gopher PE

*health. moves. minds.® is a fundraising program where 50% of funds raised go back to your school! Get started with your event by completing this short interest form. Describe the conversation with your administration about health. moves. minds.? Which talking points seemed to resonate best with your admin? Before I hosted a health. moves. minds fundraiser I hosted a Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at my school every year.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Shining a Light on the “The Black Angels”: A Riveting Discussion of Nursing’s Unsung Heroes

Relentless School Nurse

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is hosting a book discussion with Maria Smilios , author of The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis , on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 pm. The event will be held in the Larson Kelly Auditorium, Driscoll Hall, and via Zoom. Register for the Zoom here: [link] Moderator: Sunny G.

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PE as an existential subject

Drowning in the Shallow

Throughout my career there has often been debate whether physical education is a practical subject, an academic subject or a combination of both. Ofsted’s current position is that it should we should focus on both declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge, specifically 1) motor competence 2) rules, strategies and tactics and 3) healthy participation.

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Instant Activities (Secondary 6-12)

Open Phys Ed

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch, Charla Parker Krahnke, Mike Martinez, Andrea Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Eliza Kuhn & Aaron Hart Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving quickly, while also providing meaningful learning tasks designed to work to

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Boy With Short Bowel Syndrome Living the Dream of a Better Life

Stanford Childrens

Intestinal Transplant Program at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health frees child from a lifetime of intravenous feeding For the first time in Jah’Seki’s life, he’s imagining playing football and soccer. He’s seeing himself at summer camp swimming and goofing around with friends. In other words, he’s dreaming like any other 9-year-old boy. Jah’Seki was born with a condition that damaged his small intestine, requiring much of it to be removed.

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Aspire:ED achieves ‘Enhancing’ status: A beacon of excellence in CPD training

Aspire-Ed

We are thrilled to announce that following an extensive quality assurance check by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) — Aspire Training Solutions and Aspire:ED has been awarded “ Enhancing ” status—the highest level of quality ratings that an education provider can achieve. Earning the status of ' Enhancing ' isn't merely about recognition; it's the embodiment of our dedicated commitment to delivering apprenticeship education an

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Your last week of GCSE PE revision in 5 simple steps

The Everlearner

Editor's note: This post was originally released in May 2023 and has been updated to make it relevant for students preparing for Paper 1 exams in 2024. Dear PE student, Firstly, thank you for visiting this page. I expect your teacher has suggested you read it or, perhaps, you have found it in a scramble to prepare yourself for your GCSE PE Paper 1 exam.

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The 5 Greatest Cricket Fielders of All-Time

The Sporting

The 5 Best Cricket Fielders in History A skilled fielder can completely alter the course of a game in the span of a few pitches - but who is the G.O.A.T? We list the top 5 greatest cricket fielders of all-time. South African cricket player AB de Villiers - one of the greatest fielders of all-time Fielders have proven time and time again that cricket is much more than just batting and pitching a bat and a ball.

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Being Your Own Best Teammate: How Self-Compassion Can Promote and Improve Body Image and Eating Concerns In Men

AASP

<p>The pressure to achieve the "perfect" body is palpable, affecting individuals from all walks of life. While this issue often gets significant attention among women, it is essential to recognize that men also face body image challenges, especially in contexts where physical size, shape, and appearance play a crucial role, such as athletics.

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Dealing with Pressure with Olympic Gymnast Sam Oldham

Complete Performance

In today’s PerformHappy podcast episode, I sit down with the incredible Sam Oldham, a key member of the 2012 bronze medal-winning Great Britain Men’s Gymnastics Team. Sam, now a gymnastics coach and a brand new dad, opens up about the intense pressure of chasing an… The post Dealing with Pressure with Olympic Gymnast Sam Oldham appeared first on Complete Performance Coaching.

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Project ACES – A Program to Help Motivate Students to Get Active

S&S

Submitted by Len Saunders, founder of Project ACES Looking to join the world’s largest exercise class? Look no further, as Project ACES is coming up in a few weeks. Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) is a program of the … Read More The post Project ACES – A Program to Help Motivate Students to Get Active appeared first on S&S Blog.

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The NEW Standard 4: Building a Positive Relationship with Physical Activity

Gopher PE

For people who have not yet had a chance to look at the new SHAPE America Standards and Grade-Span Learning Indicators , they present a clear outline of what a student should know and be able to do at key points of their education as a result of an effective and high quality PE program. Each of the 4 standards correlate to each of 4 domains that make up a holistic approach to PE; physical, cognitive, social and affective.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Introducing “Operation Happy Nurse”!

Relentless School Nurse

The “Operation Happy Nurse” app, developed by neonatal ICU nurse Shannon McPeek, is a groundbreaking mobile application designed to provide mental health support and essential resources tailored specifically for nurses. The app offers a range of features specifically designed to address the unique needs of healthcare professionals, including guided breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness sessions, and practical stress management techniques.

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Gymnastics Lesson Plans

PLT4M

Gymnastics lesson plans offer an introduction to the basic components of gymnastics skills. Students can practice and develop body control, balance, mobility, strength, and more through the fun and exciting sport of gymnastics. We break down the what, why, and how of introducing gymnastics lesson plans to students. Gymnastic Lesson Plans Don’t Need To Be Complicated!

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The Value of Primary Physical Education

PE Scholar

For as long as we have been a subject profession, we have advocated for Physical Education (PE) to be valued in the primary curriculum.

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How a Social Media Post Led a Teen to Find a ‘Kidney Buddy’ for Life

Stanford Childrens

Sarah Best was scrolling on Instagram while at home in Sacramento when she came across a stranger’s story. It was about a teen who needed a kidney. “Being O negative, I give a lot of blood, but I always had the thought of wanting to do something more,” Sarah said. “When I saw that post, it just felt like it was that time.” The story described a 14-year-old named Jaxon Shaneyfelt from Turlock, California, who got unexpected news that he had kidney failure.

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Integrating OAA in the Primary Curriculum with Michael Chamberlain

Aspire-Ed

In continuous learning and development, staying ahead is not just an option; it's a necessity. And what better way to keep the momentum going than with an exclusive learning experience designed just for you? Let's explore this special opportunity that awaits our Discover and Thrive members—a detailed, enriching webinar, on the 18th April at 4:30pm , designed to broaden your horizons and fuel your passion for growth.

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Empowering Education: How E-Rate Funding Transforms Internet Access for Schools

FACTS Management

In an era where education increasingly hinges on digital resources, ensuring that every student has access to high-speed internet isn’t just a goal—it’s a necessity. Enter the E-rate program, a federal initiative designed to make high-speed internet access affordable and reliable for schools and libraries across the United States. Understanding E-rate E-rate is not just another funding opportunity; it’s a strategic federal program aimed at leveling the playing field for all stu

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National Baseball League Kicks Off Domestic Season at Farnham Park

The Sporting

The 2024 National Baseball League Domestic Season Kicks Off at Farnham Park - All the Latest! The National Baseball League gets underway in April 2024 - kicking off an important year for British baseball. The Sporting Blog takes a look at the latest from the British Baseball Federation. Action from the 2023 London Mets and Essex Arrows clash at Farnham Park.

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How to Maximize Use of Firstbeat During Return to Competition

First Beat

This article is written by Domenik Theodorou , a Firstbeat Sports client and Performance Coach at RASTA Vechta, a professional basketball team competing in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). Prior to his current role, Domenik also worked at Bamberg Baskets and BG Göttingen. In this article, Domenik shares practical advice and tips on using Firstbeat during Return to Competition.

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One Easy-To-Accomplish New Year’s Resolution

Moving Minds Blog

New year, new you, right? Seems like a common theme for people to want a fresh start in the new year. Interestingly, I read that less than 10% of Americans make resolutions that they actually keep (van Bavel & Packer, 2022). Almost a quarter drop theirs by the end of January. I’m guilty. I’ve tried [.] The post One Easy-To-Accomplish New Year’s Resolution appeared first on Moving Minds Blog.

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Time to Make the Donuts – Teamwork Challenge

Keeping Kids in Motion

Anybody who follows me on social media or watches my videos knows that I love a good teamwork challenge. I would even say it’s the basis of our PE program. Time to Make the Donuts (see video below) is a perfect partner challenge with.

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Unique Teaching Cues and Progressions for Beginner Volleyball Players

Gopher PE

Volleyball is a hard sport to teach to lower grades but with the right equipment and proper cues and progressions it can be a fun engaging unit in your physical education program. Using unique teaching cues and progressions can help students learn proper form and develop movement skills to prepare them to be successful in volleyball as they enter middle school.

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The Relentless School Nurse: That’s a Nice, Easy Job…

Relentless School Nurse

Over the many years of writing The Relentless School Nurse blog, I have made it a priority to share perspectives from colleagues across the country. I didn’t have to look too far for this guest post, because Nicole DeBrango, RN, BSN, CSN is a New Jersey school nurse. I came across her post entitled, “School nursing? That’s an easy job,” on the NJ School Nursing Facebook page.

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Empower through PE – Children’s Mental Health Week

The PE Hub

PE and physical activity support positive well-being for people of all ages, as they help to lift your mood and release endorphins. This is, of course, true for young people, and at The PE Hub , we firmly believe that physical activity helps promote healthier all-around development. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘My Voice Matters’, and along with all the physical benefits, physical activity is the perfect way to support young people and inspire their confidenc

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