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Barney, David; Galzki, Aarin; Beil, Dawn; Bates, Derald – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Physical educators have at their disposal basketballs, jump ropes, cones and other types of equipment to assist student learning during physical education class time. Recently, a new product has been introduced to physical educators: cup stacks, which are cups made of thick durable plastic. They are intended to help improve ambidexterity,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Equipment, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods
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Yockey, John – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Is wrestling an appropriate activity to teach at the elementary school level? Based on the information presented in this article and this author's experiences as both a physical education teacher and a wrestling coach, the answer is Yes! Wrestling as a physical education unit can be taught in a safe and age-appropriate way. If taught correctly at…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Safety
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Napper-Owen, Gloria – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Children come to schools each day feeling many of the stressors that would normally be attributed to adult experiences. At an early age, children are confronted with situations that may make them anxious or begin to doubt their self-worth. Teachers can help children learn to manage their stress by helping them become more aware of negative…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Anxiety, Physical Activities
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Docheff, Dennis M. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
In today's world of accountability and litigation, physical educators face an everyday battle of defending the merits of their programs. While strong professionals eagerly promote their programs, many issues continue to reflect negatively on physical education, thus putting a damper on the physical activity of children. "Stings," characteristic…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Holt, Brett J. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
This article describes strategies for implementing comic strips into physical education instruction and provides ideas on how to locate relevant materials. The author suggests that, rather than disregard comic strips as a silly form of artistic expression within the popular culture, physical education should consider embracing the medium as a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Cartoons, Physical Education Teachers
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Coker, Cheryl A. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Learning a new skill, even a seemingly simple one, can be an overwhelming task for a beginner. A question often faced by the practitioner as a result is whether or not to break the skill into parts for initial practice. Skill complexity and skill organization interact to provide direction as to whether whole or part practice should be employed in…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis
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Hager, Lisa; Beighle, Aaron – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
This article describes how quality physical education can promote lifelong physical activity. One strategy for motivating students to be active is to get parents involved. Of the many possible sources of social support for children, parents are the most powerful. And, this remains true regardless of the age. This article provides strategies and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Parent Participation, Physical Fitness
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Shea, Scott A.; Fagala, Lisa M. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Having a theme-based field day is a great way to get away from doing the traditional track-and-field type events, such as the softball throw, 50 yard dash, and sack race, year after year. In a theme-based field day format all stations or events are planned around a particular theme. This allows the teacher to be creative while also adding…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Planning
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Cone, Theresa Purcell; Cone, Stephen L. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
As children see the first snowflake fall from the sky, they are filled with anticipation of playing in the snow. The snowy environment presents a wonderful opportunity for presenting interdisciplinary activities that connect snow play, snow formation, and snow stories with manipulative activities, gymnastic balances, and dance sequences. In this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
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Mally, Kristi K. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to continue the discussion of "should we or shouldn't we?" Specifically, this article addresses whether or not young children need to spend time participating in static stretching activities during physical education class. Is it a worthwhile use of already limited time to ask young children to stretch? Do they need…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Educational Objectives
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Faerber, Joanna – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
In this brief article, the author suggests some tips that can help teachers promote class activities by keeping parents informed on what is going on in class. Letters to the parents, monthly newsletters, and web pages are some of the methods described.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Parents, Interpersonal Communication
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Adams, Deborah – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
This article describes an approach to teaching square dance that is advantageous for both the teacher and students. Lessons in dance become more meaningful to students when the music and vocabulary is consistent with experiences in their own lives. When students create their own squaring to the rap, lessons become more student-centered,…
Descriptors: Dance, Teaching Methods, Dance Education, Music
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Greer, Felicia; Gilbert, Jenelle N. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
The number of overweight and obese youth has been increasing dramatically in recent decades, and there is no sign the trend is ending (Ogden, Legal, Carroll, & Johnson, 2002). Many factors have been suggested as causes, including decreased physical activity, more television viewing, and larger portion sizes. Exercise behaviors and attitudes…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Instruction, National Standards, Physical Fitness
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Kahan, David – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Over the past 10 years a number of articles pertaining to teaching tennis to elementary and middle school students have appeared (see Resources at the end of this article). These articles have focused on topics such as tactical play, basic skill instruction and drill, teaching progressions, organizational methods, and fitness development. While…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Games
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Moulton, Jackie – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
This paper describes how a second grade science unit on penguins became the ideal content to integrate with the physical education curriculum. The movement experiences reinforced the information students learned about penguins and helped students to gain a deeper understanding of penguin behaviors. Together, the physical education teacher and the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Physical Education, Animal Behavior, Science Education
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