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Henninger, Mary L.; Ensign, Julene – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
The purpose of this article is to examine a series of professional dispositions and provide practical examples of purposeful behaviors and tangible decision-making strategies related to the topics of collaboration, respect, reverence for learning, reflection, flexibility, and responsibility. Implications for necessary intentionality both within…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics, Professional Development, Preservice Teachers
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Ward, Phillip; van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
The purpose of writing this article is to draw attention to the practice of physical education teacher education. The hope is to engage in an ongoing conversation with teacher educators about promoting personal continuous professional development. Similar to P-12 physical educators, and those who prepare future physical education teacher…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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Chandler, Resa M.; Stringer, Amy J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
Today's physical educators are more taxed than ever before, attempting to deliver health benefits, socialization, sport and movement skills, and health education all while class sizes are expanding and resources are dwindling. A potential mode of exercise that promises health benefits while leaving time for other student learning outcomes is…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Training, Physical Fitness
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Bittner, Melissa; Silliman-French, Lisa; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Lytle, Rebecca – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act every student that has a documented disability is required to have an individualized education program (IEP). The IEP comprises core areas, including physical education. The purpose of this article is to clarify 12 myths about physical education for students with disabilities and help…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Students with Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Egan, Cate A.; Miller, Matthew – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a multi-component whole-school approach designed to assist schools in targeting opportunities for students to be more physically active and help students achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) each day. A CSPAP consists of five components (1) quality physical…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Physical Activities, Program Descriptions, Educational Quality
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Morgan, Kevin – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A mastery motivational climate, emphasizing self-referenced and individualized learning in physical education (PE), is consistent with a personalized physical literacy disposition defined as the knowledge and understanding, perceived competence, confidence and motivation to remain physically active for a lifetime. The TARGET acronym (i.e., task,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mastery Learning, Competence, Self Esteem
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Kraft, Erin; Leblanc, Raymond; Culver, Diane M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
With the increase in the identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, there is a need for teachers and coaches to have a tool box of effective strategies to facilitate physical activities for their students with ASD. Physical activity has been shown to provide numerous benefits, such as improved resilience and enhanced positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Aquatic Sports
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Kreider, Carri – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A high school in the northwestern United States has a student population composed primarily of low income and minority students. Yet something that sets the school apart is a four-year graduation rate of 95%. While it is difficult to determine all of the factors that contribute to this academic success, this article explains students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Low Income Students
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Lepore, Monica; Lepore-Stevens, Maria; Ball, Lindsay – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
There are over 61,000 school-age children with visual impairments in public schools today. Research has shown that they are often behind their peers in physical activity participation and in motor skills. In order for children with visual impairments to become physically active and self-determined adults, they must be provided the same…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Children, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Benes, Sarah; Alperin, Holly – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Effective health education can positively contribute to a student's school experience. Healthier students are more likely to be ready and able to learn, and students who are academically successful often engage in less risky behaviors. Health education programs can support students' skill development and knowledge acquisition in order to help them…
Descriptors: Health Education, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy
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Piletic, Cindy K.; Davis, Ron – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A shift in paradigm for pre-professional training as suggested in this paper focuses on the practica experience component. General Physical Education (GPE) has been recognized as a direct service; professionals in physical education (PE) and Adapted Physical Education (APE) must deliver instruction and services to students with and without…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Teacher Education, Physical Education Teachers, Models
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Shaffer, Michael L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 57% of high school students participate in at least one extracurricular activity. It is vitally important that school districts provide extracurricular opportunities for all students. However, in the current climate, districts are cutting essential extracurricular activities in the name of budget constraints,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, Academic Achievement
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Moon, Jongho; Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Movement integration (MI), which involves providing movement opportunities for students during regularly scheduled classroom time, is a widely recommended approach to supporting the goals of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). This article focuses on PA opportunities during regularly scheduled classroom time in the elementary…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Program Descriptions
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Gilbert, Emily N. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
As a society the growth in working with students with disabilities in schools has improved immensely, although there is a long way to go. Inclusion, integration and mainstreaming have continued to be hot topics in education in regard to students with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to discuss simple ways to ensure that your class is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Access to Education, Students with Disabilities
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Stokes, Lindsey I.; Hampton, Kari – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The physical, mental and emotional effects of a concussion vary from one individual to another. Concussion symptoms can affect a student's ability to participate in physical activity and academics. To ensure the proper recognition and care of a concussion, along with the necessary return-to-activity and return-to-learning procedures, the educator…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Role, Physical Activities
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