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Drost, Daniel K.; Todorovich, John R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The development of fundamental movement skills in physical education is an important contributor toward children's' lifetime interest and participation in physical activity. Physical education teachers and their curricula follow national and state standards to provide learning experiences and instruction that support the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Physical Education, National Standards
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Lander, Natalie; Morgan, Philip J.; Salmon, Jo; Barnett, Lisa M. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2016
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) competence is low in adolescent girls. An assessment tool for teachers is needed to monitor FMS in this demographic. The present study explored whether the Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA) is feasible for use by physical education (PE) teachers of Australian Year 7 girls in a school setting.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Physical Education
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Lander, Natalie Jayne; Barnett, Lisa M.; Brown, Helen; Telford, Amanda – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate instruction and assessment of fundamental movement skills (FMSs) by Physical Education (PE) teachers of Year 7 girls. Of 168 secondary school PE teachers, many had received little FMSs professional development, and although most assessed student FMSs proficiency, the quality of assessment was variable.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 7, Females
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Coker, Cheryl A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether functional movement proficiency could be improved as measured via the Functional Movement Screen using a standardized warm-up protocol in middle school physical education. A secondary purpose was to determine whether such improvement, if it occurred, would positively influence the technical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 7
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Avery, Marybell; Rettig, Brad – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
This article focuses on the grade-level outcomes to be assessed on middle school (grades 6-8) physical education. Specifically, the article describes how to teach basic tactics and strategies while applying fundamental movement patterns to the various game and movement categories (invasion, net/wall, target, fielding/striking, dance/rhythms, &…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Grade 6
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts
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Sabatini, John P.; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Halderman, Laura K.; Bruce, Kelly – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2014
In recent years, researchers, educators, and policy makers have called for a new generation of reading comprehension assessments (e.g., Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008). Advocates of this movement argue for a deeper type of reading assessment, one that captures students' ability to not only understand single texts in isolation but also…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Vignettes, Middle School Students
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Dusenbury, Linda; Hansen, William B.; Jackson-Newsom, Julia; Pittman, Donna S.; Wilson, Cicely V.; Nelson-Simley, Kathleen; Ringwalt, Chris; Pankratz, Melinda; Giles, Steven M. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the topics covered by coaches assisting teachers implementing a research-based drug prevention program and explore how coaching affects student outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: The All Stars drug prevention curriculum is implemented by 16 urban teachers who received four coaching sessions.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Urban Teaching, Teaching Styles, Substance Abuse
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Edgington, William D.; Hyman, William – Social Studies, 2005
Many children do not enjoy social studies because they see it as having little, if any, relevance to their lives. That response is attributable primarily to two factors: Dry content and even drier instructional strategies. Teachers know that if material presented to children is not meaningful and relevant to their lives, real learning does not…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Geography, Team Sports, Educational Strategies
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
Thomas, Douglas D.; North, Rita – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2005
An enriching fine arts program has long been advocated as an essential element of an effective middle school program. The vocal music program at Pleasant Hill (Missouri) Middle School supports student growth and development beyond the regular classroom. It supports students' existing skills and talents and provides opportunities for them to…
Descriptors: School Activities, Music Education, Program Effectiveness, Fundamental Concepts