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January 5, 2022
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Developing Social-Emotional Learning in Physical Education Through Appropriate Instructional Practices
The nature of physical education has students learning in the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains, thus providing many opportunities for social and emotional learning. This article from a recent issue of JOPERD will highlight a number of appropriate instructional practices which physical education teachers can use when integrating SEL in their classes. READ MORE
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Apply by January 7 to Serve on Strategies or JOPERD Editorial Board
SHAPE America member journals are seeking candidates to serve on their editorial boards for a three-year term which begins after the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo. Candidates must have experience as a reviewer or writer for either journal and cannot be currently serving on the editorial board of another publication (or on a SHAPE America committee). LEARN MORE
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Congratulations to the 2022 District Teachers of the Year
SHAPE America recently released the official list of district award recipients in each of the following categories: Adapted Physical Education, Dance Education, Health Education, Elementary Physical Education, Middle School Physical Education, and High School Physical Education. These outstanding educators will be honored at the 2022 National Convention & Expo. VIEW NOW
SHAPE America’s newest books — Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Health Education and Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education — are comprehensive resources for health and physical educators who want to incorporate SEL into their curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Submit Health Tips to JOPERD
We are currently seeking new Health Tips for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD). These short articles are about health-related activities and lessons that practitioners can readily implement. Please review guidelines before submitting an article to the department editor. VIEW GUIDELINES
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News Around the Nation
Survival Mode: Educators Reflect on a Tough 2021 and Brace for the Future
EdSurge asked educators and leaders from pre-K to higher ed to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind and the one about to dawn ... and to not shy away from harsh realities as they consider what they’re letting go of, what they’re thinking about differently, and how they’re approaching the most urgent challenges. READ MORE
U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic
CDC Healthy Schools
There has never been a more critical time to prioritize the mental health needs of our nation’s youth, and the important role that schools can play in buffering the impacts of the pandemic. The U.S. Surgeon General’s latest advisory, Protecting Youth Mental Health, includes a series of recommendations to improve youth mental health across 11 sectors. READ MORE
How Social and Emotional Learning Became a Priority for Schools During the Pandemic
During a pandemic that isolated children and left over 3,000 children in Michigan grieving a primary caregiver — with Black children accounting for 40% of impacted kids — state and education leaders emphasize that the need for social and emotional learning in schools is greater now than it ever has been. READ MORE
Only 9% of Teens Meet Physical Activity Guidelines During the Pandemic
A new national study finds that only 9% of teens met the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day during the pandemic — a decline from 16% pre-pandemic. The study found that lower physical activity was linked to poorer mental health, greater stress, and more worry about the pandemic. READ MORE
Creative Ways to Teach Breathing Practices to Young Learners
Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword — it’s an important well-being practice that has made its way into our schools, and it’s likely here to stay. Practicing mindfulness with students supports strengthened emotion regulation, higher cognitive functioning, and better behavior in school, to name just a few benefits. READ MORE
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