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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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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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Howard-Shaughnessy, Candice; Sluder, J. Brandon – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Today, more than 23 million children and adolescents are obese or overweight in the United States. Physical educators strive to find appropriate, yet fun activities to encourage and increase physical activity. Introducing students to a variety of activities can promote family involvement in physical activity and create lifelong physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Recreational Activities, Obesity
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Meyler, Tim; Wilson, Sandy – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2012
Physical educators often struggle to teach individual striking skills to upper level (3-5 grade) elementary students. Finding a developmentally appropriate striking activity with a high participation rate can be a challenge. And sports such as tennis, pickleball, and badminton are often not an option for a variety of reasons (e.g., space or…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Physical Education, Racquet Sports, Academic Achievement
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Dauenhauer, Brian D. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2012
Students who are identified as underachieving receive additional academic support through a mechanism called response to intervention (RtI). This model takes a systematic and proactive approach to addressing learning disparities among children. If screening indicates that a child is not meeting grade level expectations, more intensive support is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods
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Meaney, Karen S.; Kopf, Kelcie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
The Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) faculty at Texas Tech University, along with many of its graduate and undergraduate students, have been working with overweight youth since the Fun & Fit program launched in 2004. The collaborative effort between Tech and the Lubbock Independent School District, funded by a Carol M. White Physical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Jenkins, Jayne M. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2004
End-of-year student play days are frequently a tradition that provides elementary students an opportunity to be active in a fun, festive environment. Physical educators can use play days as a time to authentically assess their students while the students are enjoying the activities. Those planned by the students themselves have been found to be…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers