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Hopple, Christine J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article describes simple techniques for adding interactive elements to bulletin boards to not only capture students' interest, but to also help further their knowledge of key physical education concepts and skills.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Tsuda, Emi; Chang, Seung Ho – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article introduces a sequence of movement tasks to teach one-handed sidearm striking with a short implement to preK- to second-grade children. Although one-handed sidearm striking is a complex skill, learning this skill during early childhood would expand future opportunities for children to engage in various lifetime physical activities.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 2, Grade 1
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Schilling, Tammy; Chen, YuChun; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article is part one of a two-part series aimed at providing elementary physical education teachers with resources, ideas and activities that align with unique holidays throughout the academic year. It includes ideas for the months of January through May.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Holidays, Elementary Education
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Chen, YuChun; Schilling, Tammy; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Experienced and effective elementary physical education teachers are continually searching for new ideas to liven up their content. Holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas provide opportunities to integrate creative, theme-oriented lessons into the curriculum. In addition to more traditional holidays, unique holidays each month can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Creative Teaching, Holidays
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Shim, Andrew; Rose-Woodward, Jennie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
The improvement and mastery of balance has been considered an important motor-skill concept for children in the past and incorporating new dynamic balance routines in the curriculum could lead to positive outcomes in children's motor development. This article describes dynamic balance routines and drills that can be used as a unit to promote…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Prevention, Injuries, Physical Activities
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Kim, MooSong; Jung, Jaehun – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
An important role of physical education (PE) is to provide students with opportunities to be physically active. Toward this end, instructional alignment is introduced in this article as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE. Following its introduction, the importance and effectiveness of instructional…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
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Heumann, Kristin J.; Murray, Steven Ross – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
One popular activity within physical education curricula today is jump rope. Jump rope is recognized as an excellent activity for developing motor skills and the affective domain, and it aligns with several recommended outcomes for physical education listed by the SHAPE America--Society of Health and Physical Educators. This article describes…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills, Learning Activities
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Hanson, Amber Hall; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Physical educators are constantly looking for new ideas and activities that will quickly grab the interest of their students. 9 Square in the Air is a game that does just this. The game was developed as a way to integrate students who enjoy volleyball and those who like Four Square. 9 Square in the Air provides the opportunity for students to use…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Activities, Student Motivation, Games
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Hopple, Christine J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
"That was so fun!" is a phrase that physical education teachers and coaches will likely never get tired of hearing from children. Without fun, youth are unlikely to voluntarily engage in physical activity. While the notion of fun (i.e., enjoyment) in physical activity has been increasingly studied over the past few decades, there has…
Descriptors: Children, Learner Engagement, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Cox, Dannon G. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Whether using yoga as a physical activity break in a math class or measuring postural alignments and shapes in the gym, yoga and mathematics can complement each other. This article focuses on elementary school standards and outcomes of physical education and math, to help teachers use yoga as a math literacy tool.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Relaxation Training, Elementary Education
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Herbert, Patrick C.; Whitney, Elizabeth A. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Physical activity stations are a simple approach to engage in physical activity breaks during the elementary school day. This article describes the procedures involved in creating physical activity stations that can be implemented in elementary schools nationwide.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Health Behavior
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Diedrich, K. C.; Diedrich, Nick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Physical activity and sport programs offer great opportunities for youth to develop important life skills, including leadership. High school physical education leadership courses are one way to develop leadership and pedagogy skills in students. Leadership courses are also a great way for aspiring physical education teachers in training to gain…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Physical Activities
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Johnson, Ingrid L.; Abbate, Vinny; Chase, Rachael – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the ease with which physical educators, or any other teacher in a school, can incorporate physical movement skills (physical literacy) while teaching reading, writing or any other content area at the same time.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Robelee, Margaret E. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
This article describes a novel program for third through fifth grade called "What is the PE Password?" that teaches vocabulary words and concepts without sacrificing activity time in order to support Common Core learning.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Grade 3
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Wade, Marcia – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
Each year, physical educators are asked to incorporate even more math, language arts, science and social studies into their curriculum. The challenge is how to do this without sacrificing the essential health and life skills provided by a quality physical education program. One program, Math & Movement, is a great aid for physical educators to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mathematics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Concepts
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