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June 5, 2024

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To facilitate positive outcomes, sport practice settings need to include developmentally appropriate skill progressions and ample opportunities for all players to participate and contribute, as well as a team atmosphere that fosters player self-actualization. Sport coaches should utilize best practices for developing the motor skills of their athletes. This article from the May/June issue of Strategies covers pedagogical topics such as: a) task presentations of skill; b) designing appropriate practice tasks; and c) applying skill into the tactical setting.

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Check out the latest health and physical education calendars for activities your students can do throughout the month. These new calendars include popular activities like Crazy 8’s, Balance Challenge, Tabata This!, and much more. Available for both elementary and secondary grade levels, these calendars are great to share with students and families! You can also download the calendars in Spanish.

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NDSU’s Master’s in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport is delivered 100% online asynchronously (global applicants welcome)! Degree completion requires 30 total credits (9 required and 21 elective) and is extremely affordable ($14,600; all tuition and fees included)! Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis and may start any semester!

 

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Preschoolers worldwide exhibit low levels of motor skill competence. Additionally, evidence regarding sex differences in fundamental motor skill competence among preschoolers remains inconsistent. However, many have highlighted sex as an important correlate of motor competence. Identifying and addressing these sex differences is crucial for promoting equitable improvement in children’s fundamental motor skills, regardless of sex. This study included 6,241 children ages 3 to 5 years old from nine different countries.

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Dr. Robert Pangrazi, a lifelong PE advocate and author of Dynamic Physical Education, shares an online master class course in teaching PE. This course includes 6 hours of teaching instruction, classroom management video examples, module reflection questions, and complete PowerPoint presentations. A great solution to meet your individual or district professional development needs!

 

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Each year in June, SHAPE America’s “Send a Teacher” campaign highlights the vital role that health and physical education has in educating ALL children, while ensuring that equality, pride, visibility and justice are part of the conversation. All net proceeds from the sale of our “Health and PE for Every Body” merchandise will help send teachers to #SHAPEBaltimore. New this year: crewneck and hoodie sweatshirts plus new T-shirt colors! Order by July 1.

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SHAPE America’s Leading Healthy Schools program offers free professional development and coaching to leaders who are passionate about improving the health and wellness of their school community. The program offers national networking, access to resources, and professional learning experiences for principals, assistant principals, directors, and deans. We are currently enrolling for our 2024-2025 cohort.

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The Member Voices section of SHAPE America’s allows members to share their personal viewpoints and perspectives in a narrative format. Here are two recent posts:

 

In this article published recently on the , guest author Rachel Fobare writes: “When I began my teaching career in 2007, I was 22 years old. Four years of college had gone by faster than I could blink my eyes and then I was back in high school — now responsible for the education of students who were only four to seven years younger than me. Like the Eminem song, my palms were sweaty, my knees were weak, and my arms were heavy. I was scared out of my mind.”

 

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One way to prevent drowning is to teach children about being safer in, on and around the water — and do it in a fun, entertaining and memorable way. That’s why the American Red Cross revamped its Longfellow’s Water Safety for Children program for this summer. The program is being offered for free to educators, camp counselors and anyone who teaches groups of children.

 

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In my early years of teaching, I would return to my classroom after dismissal and just sit still amid the cluttered mess of broken pencils and papers on the floor, surrounded by disheveled desks and student work. Totally exhausted, I would reflect on the day, grab my journal, and make a list of all the problems. Over the years, I have refined this practice.

 

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SHAPE America member Bo Shappell has been named one of this year’s 12 finalists for the prestigious Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award. For the first 14 years of his career he worked at Daniel Boone Middle School. Four years ago he moved to Daniel Boone High School. At both stops, Shappell has tried to turn his classes into something students can truly enjoy and learn from. He has even rewritten the district’s curriculum to make that possible.

 

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a group of summer nutrition services for children known as the SUN Programs as part of an effort to combat food insecurity and malnutrition among students when they are typically out of school. The SUN Programs — “SUN” being short for “summer nutrition” — include SUN Bucks, which provides $120 per eligible school-aged child in total for the purchase of groceries during the summer months. The initiative also includes SUN Meals.

 

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect those of SHAPE America, and SHAPE America assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Professionals should refer to the journals, newsletters and publications of SHAPE America for current science-based, accurate educational and professional information.

 

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