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Hopple, Christine J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article describes simple techniques for adding interactive elements to bulletin boards to not only capture students' interest, but to also help further their knowledge of key physical education concepts and skills.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Tsuda, Emi; Chang, Seung Ho – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article introduces a sequence of movement tasks to teach one-handed sidearm striking with a short implement to preK- to second-grade children. Although one-handed sidearm striking is a complex skill, learning this skill during early childhood would expand future opportunities for children to engage in various lifetime physical activities.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 2, Grade 1
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Robbins, Jamie E.; Madrigal, Leilani – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article addresses factors coaches should consider during the recruiting process and throughout a season, as well as examples and strategies for enhancing team cohesion.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Environment, Leadership, Athletic Coaches
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Van Dam, Drew J.; Fielitz, Lynn; Coffer, Courtland Dwayne – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article investigates the use of the Thayer Method (TM, also known as the flipped classroom) to teach college and university physical education classes, and proposes a modification to the method. This update to the TM will increase physical activity enjoyment and adherence.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, College Instruction, Blended Learning
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Schilling, Tammy; Chen, YuChun; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article is part one of a two-part series aimed at providing elementary physical education teachers with resources, ideas and activities that align with unique holidays throughout the academic year. It includes ideas for the months of January through May.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Holidays, Elementary Education
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Docheff, Dennis M.; Wright, Carly; Chase, Rachael – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
SPEAK Out! Day is an annual event in which SHAPE America members converge in Washington, D.C. to meet with representatives and senators to discuss issues related to quality health and physical education. The purpose of this article is to describe SPEAK Out! Day and address a few of its practices and outcomes, as well as the enjoyment and benefits…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Health Education, Federal Legislation
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Bryan, Charity L.; Sims, Sandra K.; Dunaway, Donna L.; Hester, Donna J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
The Alabama Champions for Healthy, Active Schools is a state-wide wellness initiative for grades K-12 that utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. A champion school is encouraged to provide 60 minutes of physical activity throughout the academic day; provide nutritious meals, nutritious smart snacks, and nutrition…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Wellness, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach
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Fisher, Kevin M.; Ferkel, Rick C. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Although physical educators may differ on teaching philosophy, individual style or specific drills chosen for instruction, each practitioner should strive to utilize evidence-based practices that have been tested in research whenever possible to facilitate student learning. One area that is important for practitioners to consider is that of motor…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Chen, YuChun; Schilling, Tammy; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Experienced and effective elementary physical education teachers are continually searching for new ideas to liven up their content. Holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas provide opportunities to integrate creative, theme-oriented lessons into the curriculum. In addition to more traditional holidays, unique holidays each month can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Creative Teaching, Holidays
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Lynott, Francis J.; Bittner, Gina L. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Educational researchers suggest that physical education can not only address the physical fitness of students but can also provide students with unique opportunities to actively engage in learning and the development of cognitive capacities. The contemporary teaching technique, inquiry-based learning, is identified as an active, engaging and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Lauer, E. Earlynn; Martin, Scott B.; Zakrajsek, Rebecca A. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article provides coaches with a guide for using technology and imagery to improve athletes' sport performance of closed motor skills. During the associative phase of skill learning, when young athletes are still learning to refine their technique, it can be difficult for coaches to change athletes' movements and develop their sport skills.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Psychomotor Skills, Athletics
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Shim, Andrew; Rose-Woodward, Jennie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
The improvement and mastery of balance has been considered an important motor-skill concept for children in the past and incorporating new dynamic balance routines in the curriculum could lead to positive outcomes in children's motor development. This article describes dynamic balance routines and drills that can be used as a unit to promote…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Prevention, Injuries, Physical Activities
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Armstrong, Tess; Johnson, Ingrid L. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article describes the five stages of the design thinking model used to engage students in a creative-thinking process to solve assessment barriers.
Descriptors: Design, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Barriers
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Kim, MooSong; Jung, Jaehun – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
An important role of physical education (PE) is to provide students with opportunities to be physically active. Toward this end, instructional alignment is introduced in this article as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE. Following its introduction, the importance and effectiveness of instructional…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
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Connolly, Graeme J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article focuses on the theoretical underpinnings and associated practical applications of the individual zones of optimal functioning (IZOF) model. This model can help coaches simplify the way they teach athletes to use enhancing emotions, elude impairing emotions, sustain an optimal range of emotional functioning, and achieve elevated…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Athletic Coaches, Emotional Response, Competition
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