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Roetert, E. Paul; Kriellaars, Dean; Ellenbecker, Todd S.; Richardson, Cheryl – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
The term "physical literacy" has been embraced by a number of different countries around the world. Although the concept has regained momentum over the past few decades, little has been written about specific activities that may assist in providing the foundation for physical literacy as a life-long journey. This article introduces…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Beddoes, Zack; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
Physical activity declines among children in their tweens and teens. To address physical inactivity as a health risk, national organizations are endorsing the implementation of comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs). The purpose of this article is to describe the history of school-coordinated approaches to addressing health…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Physical Education
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Treadwell, Sheri M.; Taylor, Neva – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how physical educators can use Photovoice to examine their students' perceptions of physical activity and healthy living, and ultimately advocate for change in both their school and community. As a result of student participation in a physical education class project that utilized Photovoice,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Photography, Visual Aids, Middle School Students
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Henkel, Steven A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
This article presents critical outcomes for physical education in a "triage" framework by comparing the process of determining the severity of injuries at the scene of an accident to the process of prioritizing decisions in the classroom. The intent is to reduce all possible outcomes of effective teaching to six nonnegotiable outcomes…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Injuries, Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education
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Pharez, Emily S. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
This article describes the challenges faced by a middle school teacher who inherited a recreation-based physical education program in which students had been accustomed to choosing what they wanted to do. Stressing the importance of implementing a standards-based program in which students of all skill levels and activity preferences were able to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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Østergaard, Lars Domino – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Inquiry is an approach that promotes engagement, motivation and learning, and which involves use of cognitive knowledge, bodily experience and communicative skills. Usually the inquiry method with skills like observations, planning, investigations, experimenting and drawing conclusions is related to natural sciences, but this paper describes an…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Tenoschok, Mike – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the various ways in which the developmental needs of middle school students can be met in a physical education program. The themes of exploration and individualization appear throughout the article to emphasize the importance of providing a variety of sports, games and physical activity options for middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Education, Games, Student Participation
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Busse, Sean; Davis, Ronald – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
In 2010, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reevaluated the status of Public Law 93-112, Sec 504, which protects against discrimination solely based on someone's disability. Recommendations and findings were reported to school districts around the country in a document called the Dear Colleague Letter of 2013. The GAO…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Disabilities, Athletics, Physical Education
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Rukavina, Paul B.; Doolittle, Sarah A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Overweight and obese students are often socially and instructionally excluded from physical education and school physical activity opportunities. This article describes teaching strategies from a study of middle school physical education teachers who are committed to providing effective teaching and positive experiences for overweight and obese…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Educational Experience, Inclusion
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Shawley, Jessica – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
The purpose of this article is to provide support for middle school physical education programs that meet the developmental needs of students while providing for student choice. With its health and physical education program called Creating Healthy Active Minds for Personal Success (CHAMPS), Moscow Middle School is striving to cultivate student…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Middle School Students, Physical Education, Grade 6
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Armstrong, Tess; Lee, Hong-Min; Napper-Owen, Gloria – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Even with school-based efforts, many young people remain inactive. For school-age children, physical activity levels may be increased through participation in physical education or other organized physical activities throughout the school day. The implementation of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) within the school…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Clubs
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Parkes, Craig; Subramaniam, Prithwi Raj – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
In the United States it is estimated that over 3 million children and young people currently participate in youth soccer programs. This number has the potential to increase following a surge of interest in the U.S. Men's National Team World Cup performance in Brazil in 2014, and the U.S. Women's National Team World Cup win in Canada in 2015. This…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Grade 8, National Standards, Constructivism (Learning)
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Kniffin, K. Michael; Baert, Helena – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
More than ever, assessment is in the national spotlight. In this time of state and national learning standards, learning objectives, and various forms of student and teacher accountability, the need for evidence of real student learning in physical education is paramount. There are many potential benefits of conducting assessment properly,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Middle School Students
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Baert, Helena – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
The need to prepare students to thrive in the digital world and the benefit of using instructional technology have both been widely recognized in education. As new technology becomes available, its use by both students and teachers must be carefully evaluated. Technology can help enhance learning and facilitate the teaching process, if and when it…
Descriptors: National Standards, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wallace, Judi Lawson; Sutton, Nancy P. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Incorporating bike skills into the elementary- and middle-school physical education curriculum encourages students to be physically active in a fun way while also learning bike safety skills. Winston-Salem's (NC) Safe Routes to School program demonstrates how collaboration with the public schools' health and physical education program can…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Safety Education
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