Table of Contents
Good Health: The Power of Power
– Charles B. Corbin, Kathleen F. Janz, & Fatima Baptista
Power has long been considered to be a skill-related fitness component. However, based on recent evidence, a strong case can be made for the classification of power as a health-related fitness component. Additionally, the evidence indicates that performing physical activities that build power is associated with the healthy development of bones (e.g, enhanced bone mass and architecture, reduced fracture risk) and muscles. Tests of power are good proxy measures for bone health, and the evidence provides support for including measures of power in health-related fitness test batteries for youth. The current research literature also supports the inclusion of physical activities that build power in school physical education and athletic programs, community programs, and programs for adults, including older adults.
Building Coaches’ Skills in Addressing Child Abuse and Neglect
— Lauren Paluta, Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian, Jerome Davis, Allison Gibson, & Mark Wilson
Incidences of child abuse and neglect in youth sport, youth development programs, and on university campuses have increased the awareness and concern for safety. In response, various entities are exploring the coaches’ responsibility in relationship to protecting the safety and well-being of children and youth. This article discusses topics covered in the training and evaluation.
Preparing Physical and Health Education Teacher Candidates to Create a Culture of Wellness in Schools: New Curriculum, New Message
— Hannah Brewer, Randall Nichols, Joanne Leight, & Gary Clark
The purpose of this article is to prepare teachers that cultivate a holistic approach to wellness in schools that allows the vision of 50 million strong to extend beyond 2029 and ensure that schoolchildren of both this generation and of future generations will live healthy and active lives.
A Behavior Change Framework of Health Socialization and Identity
— Christopher Stanley & Lauren Stanley
This article reviews literature and proposes a health socialization and health identity framework. Numerous classic theories of human development, cognition and motivation are reviewed, and suggestions for optimal health identity development are offered.
Moral Development and Sportsmanship in Physical Education and Sport
— Colin Pennington
This article explores to what degree the subject of sportsmanship, morality, and character development is addressed in PE and youth sport. It also presents the impact Formal Education Programs have had in addressing the issue of character in sport.
Including Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Physical Education
— Shane Pill & Brendan SueSee
This article presents the argument for critical and creative thinking in physical education, and then describes and explains pedagogical perspectives and teaching tools that foster student inquiry, creativity and problem solving in physical education.
Implementing a Group Contingency Behavior-Management System in Physical Education
— Sean Healy, Shanna Hirsch, & John Lloyd
This article provides guidelines for implementing CW-FIT in physical education, presenting the components of the procedure in five steps: (1) preparation (2) introducing the game, (3) implementation, (4) closing the lesson, and (5) assessing CW-FIT.
THE LAW AND YOU:
Coaches’ Surprising Tort Liability
— Anne L. DeMartini
This case demonstrates the additional care coaches need to take in planning for overnight trips and creating alternative means of ensuring athlete compliance with curfew. It also reminds athletics administrators of the importance of hazing oversight.
Addressing Physical Inactivity in Impoverished Communities through School-Based Physical Education
— Michael S. Mucedola
This article describes the game of community ball, which after being taught in the physical education setting, can easily be played by students in their own community.
Communities of Practice: A Possible Professional-Development Model for Physical Activity Leadership
— Tyler G. Johnson, Scott J. Moorcroff, Kimberly M.B. Tucker, Hannah Calvert, & Lindsey Turner
The purpose of this editorial is to introduce the community of practice (CoP) model as a form of professional development for physical educators and to offer suggestions for creating and sustaining a CoP for teachers.
One Out of 50 Million
— James L. DePaepe
This vignette reminds physical education teachers why what they do every day is so important, even when they don’t feel valued and gratitude is scarce.