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Lytle, Rebecca; Lieberman, Lauren; Aiello, Rocco – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2007
Many paraeducators work with individuals with disabilities and follow them throughout their day to their various classes. In such cases, the paraeducator may be asked to attend physical education with the child with a disability and do tasks he or she is not trained to do. Paraeducators can be extremely helpful in many ways, but there is a need to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Staff Development
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Grosshans, Judd; Kiger, Martha – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
The purpose of this article is to offer insights into the complex area of learning disabilities, to provide tips on how to recognize children with various types of learning disabilities, and to offer suggestions for teaching students who are learning disabled. The hope is that with some information and "teaching tips" in this area, more and more…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Teaching Methods
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Gilbert, Jennie A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
Children's natural play patterns provide opportunity for fitness development. Children typically do not care about the benefits of physical activity or the physiology behind the activities they perform, but they are very interested in participating in fun activities. Often curricula focus on how to feed children values that are important to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Strohmeyer, H. Scott – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
The concepts and principles of biomechanics are familiar to the teacher of physical science as well as to the physical educator. The difference between the two instructors, however, is that one knows the language of science and the other provides an experientially rich environment to support acquisition of these concepts and principles. Use of…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Martin, LeaAnn Tyson – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
This article applies Stephen R. Covey's "seven habits of highly effective people" to physical educators. Although the habits were not written specifically for physical educators, they certainly do apply. The article focuses on how the seven habits can help physical educators work more successfully with administrators and other teachers. In…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility
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Hilgenbrinck, Linda C.; Pyfer, Jean; Castle, Nancy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
This article seeks to inform physical educators of a variety of teaching considerations when engaging a student with a cochlear implant in a physical education class. It provides the general physical educator with: (1) background information including statistics; (2) a general device description with safety precautions for the student with a…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Audio Equipment, Electronic Equipment, Deafness
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Lee, Amelia M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
Despite the recognized health risks associated with physical inactivity, most Americans are not active enough to achieve health benefits, and many report no planned physical activity at all. The Surgeon General's report on physical activity and health and several research studies have provided evidence that most Americans do not exercise and are…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; James, Alisa R.; Ludwa, Nicole – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
Standards define today's educational landscape. In physical education, standards at both the national and state levels have become a driving force that shapes curriculum and instruction. Although all students are expected to meet the learning standards, teachers are often challenged with offering instruction that allows students with disabilities…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Quality of Life, Physical Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Hubball, Harry; Robertson, Scott – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2004
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a coaching and teaching methodology that develops knowledge, abilities, and skills. It also encourages participation, collaborative investigation, and the resolution of authentic, "ill-structured" problems through the use of problem definition, teamwork, communication, data collection, decision-making,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Teaching Methods