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JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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  May 2018 (Volume 89, Issue 5)

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Table of Contents

Free Access Article
SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the LeadHomework in PE? A Review of PE Homework Literature
Kory Hill

The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the use of homework in physical education settings. Examination of the research could help professionals make difficult choices about whether or not to assign homework and if so, how best to do so.

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Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: Recommendations for Physical Education Teacher Education
Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiangli Gu, Tao Zhang, Jean Keller, & Senlin Chen

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) aim to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles among school-aged children and adolescents. This article describes the competencies needed for physical educators to implement CSPAP and synthesizes strategies and recommendations for infusing CSPAP into PETE programs.

Developing HALM Teaching Competencies in PETE Teacher Candidates
Carol Wilkinson, Keven Prusak, & Maria Zanandrea

This article describes activities that are presented to help PETE teacher candidates develop healthy and active lifestyle management (HALM) teaching competencies. We define two HALM teaching competencies (one-minute HALM tips and object lessons), give a description of where they appear in the curriculum, and how they are assessed after field teaching of K-12 students.

The Learning Connection: The Role of Movement Skill Learning in Teaching Developmental Games
Suzanne Mueller & Frances Cleland Donnelly

This article addresses how to design learning experiences that connect knowledge about motor development with motor learning. As evidenced in the SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-level Outcomes in Physical Education, understanding children’s phase and stage of motor development is essential to designing developmentally appropriate content, while applying the motor learning factors is critical to facilitating learning during the instructional process.

Using Portfolios in a Responsibility-Based Youth-Development Program for Establishing Routines, Assessment and Data Collection
Fritz Ettl Rodriguez, John McCarthy, & Val Altieri Jr.

This article describes how one strength and conditioning youth development program implements the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) framework (Hellison, 2011), with a portfolio-based system. The purpose of this article is to share how we implement TPSR in our context by describing our daily program format and our graphic organizers that make up our portfolio system.

Evidence-based Strategies for Socially, Emotionally and Physically Beneficial School Recess
William Massey, Megan Babkes Stellino, Jennette Claassen, Samantha Dykstra, & Andrea Henning

The purpose of this article is to present evidence-based strategies and underlying critical success factors for school-based recess implementation that can be used by health and education professionals to increase PA opportunities in urban elementary schools.

Strategies for Teaching the Process Orientation in Sport and Education Domains
Deborah Osteen-Munch

This article provides educators and coaches ways to assess one’s current levels of process and outcome orientations as well as interactive strategies to teach students or athletes about the process orientation. Additionally, the article acknowledges that both outcome and process orientations can serve a beneficial purpose at different times.


Recent Rulings from the Courts Affecting HPERD Professionals: Post-Game Prayer Conflicts with First Amendment Rights
Tonya L. Sawyer

The court denied a preliminary injunction to a high school coach, who sought to continue his practice of kneeling down and praying at the 50-yard-line after his team’s football games. The school district had suspended the coach because of his practice, leading to his bid for an injunction because the school district was retaliating against him for exercising his First Amendment rights.

Addressing Dietary Habits with Elementary School Students in Physical Education Class
Michael S. Mucedola

It is often challenging to persuade children to consume nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits and legumes. This article describes how renaming nutrient-dense plants to encourage young children to consume them can be an effective strategy.

What Kinesiology Can Learn from Music
Tyler G. Johnson & Gregg Twietmeyer

As a multi-disciplinary field of study, kinesiology continues to be influenced by various academic disciplines such as biology, chemistry, education, history, math, philosophy, physics, psychology and sociology. This article highlights two important lessons that kinesiology can learn from the discipline of music.

Grading in Physical Education
Alisa R. James

This article describes how standards-based grading may be one way that the profession can move toward an accepted mode of grading students in physical education, which would demonstrate what students know and are able to do, as well as provide quality information to students, parents and teachers.