October 2017



JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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  October 2017 (Volume 88, Issue 8)

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Free Access Article
Wiffle Ball: Turning a Backyard Favorite into an Appropriate Physical Education UnitEnhancing Physical Education with a Supplemental Physical Activity Program
Megan Adkins, Matt Bice, Kate Heelan, & James Ball

The purpose of this article is to provide readers with an understanding of how three schools in Midwest Nebraska developed an alternative way of improving physical activity, and motor skill development through a structured physical activity class on days physical education was not offered.

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Teaching Badminton Through Play Practice in School Physical Education
- Insook Kim

The primary purpose of this article is to guide physical education teachers to design meaningful instructional tasks as well as represent the tasks in effective ways for teaching badminton using three principles of the Play Practice approach proposed by Launder and Piltz.

Educating Future Leaders of the Sport-Based Youth Development Field
Meredith Whitley, Jennifer Bruening, Thomas Martinek, Kevin Mercier, & Melissa Quinlan

The purpose of this article is to describe three academic programs currently preparing undergraduate and graduate students to succeed in leadership positions within sport-based youth development organizations.

Teaching Striking Skills in Elementary Physical Education Using Woodball
Seung Ho Chang & Jihyun Lee

This article focuses on introducing Woodball and includes its history, rules, and equipment. In addition, various tasks are introduced to show how to practice different types of striking skills in Woodball and ways to assess these skills.

Now That We’re ‘Well Rounded,’ Let’s Commit to Quality Physical Education Assessment
Rebecca Shangraw, Nirup Sundaresan, & Nermeen Dashoush

With the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, the role of physical education in public schools has the potential to change significantly. Physical educators must now examine the means by which they define, measure, and report student achievement in the physical education setting, and commit to developing and implementing quality assessment.

A Conceptual Framework for Tiered Intervention in Physical Education
Brian Dauenhauer, Xiaofen Keating, Dolly Lambdin, & Robert Knipe III

This article reviews the basic principles of RtI, discuss how they have been applied in physical education thus far, and expand the conceptual framework so it can be used to address the needs of both higher and lower performing students.

Differentiated Pedagogy to Address Learner Diversity in Secondary Physical Education
Jane Jarvis, Shane Pill, & Anna Noble

This article discusses the challenge of addressing learner diversity in secondary physical education (PE) classes. Contemporary curriculum documents and teacher standards emphasize differentiated pedagogy in order to engage and challenge all learners.


Defining the Physical Education Class as a Non-Athletic, Non-Competitive Activity
Tonya L. Sawyer

The issue in this case was whether participation in a weightlifting activity that fulfilled a physical education requirement, wherein students were not in competition with one another, constituted “participation in an athletic contest” pursuant to Oklahoma statute § 155(20).

Teaching Children about Healthy Eating and Exercise during Summer Camp
Laura Nabors, Kristen Welker, Myia Lang, Renee Hawkins, Anne Bauer, Brandon Pavilack

This article presents activities that can be used to teach children physical activity and health concepts in summer camps, summer-school programs or at home over the summer months.

Multiple Recess Periods per Day: Creatively Scheduling Instructional Time
Heather Erwin

This article describes the positive outcomes that one elementary school saw in students’ academic, social and behavioral performance after adopting a two-recess-per-day policy last school year.

Viewpoint: The Internationales Deutsches Turnfest as an Event to Promote Physical Literacy
Jennifer Y. Mak & Siu Yin Cheung

The “Internationales Deutsches Turnfest”, also known as the International German Gymnastic Festival (IGGF), has been one of the world’s largest “Gymnastics for All” (GFA) events since it was first organized in 1860. The Turnfest not only created an enjoyable experience for participants, but also has lasting impacts on the promotion of physical literacy.