August 2018



JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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  August 2018 (Volume 89, Issue 6)

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SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the LeadHelping Your Child Develop Physical Literacy
Jeffrey S. Gehris, Cloe Simpson, Helena Baert, Leah Robinson, Meagan MacDonald, Rhonda Clements, Sam Logan, & Sharon Schneider

What can you do to ensure that your child gets enough physical activity each day? The purpose of this article is to answer that question. The key to helping your child be more physically active is to help him or her develop physical literacy.

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“Urban Coaching Fellowships:” A New Framework for Hiring and Supporting Sports Coaches in Urban Schools
Fritz Ettl Rodriguez

This article presents a vision for how these issues could be addressed by outlining a conceptual framework for an "Urban Coaching Fellowship" (UCF) program. Inspired by alternative teaching pathway programs like Teach for America, the New York City Teaching Fellowship, and the Boston Teacher Residency; UCF programs would use partnerships between large urban school districts, colleges and universities, and local non-profits to recruit, train, and staff schools with well-trained coaches.

Teaching Rehearsals and Repeated Teaching: Practiced-Based Physical Education Teacher Education Pedagogies
Yung-Ju Chen, Phillip Ward, Kelsey Higginson, & Xiuye Xie

In this article, we first describe what these core outcomes of practice-based teacher education are; and then discuss two critical pedagogies, teaching rehearsals and repeated teaching re-envisioned for the purpose of enhancing the practice of teaching. We then describe how we use these pedagogies in our teacher education program as one example of their use and we share preservice teachers perspectives on the use of these pedagogies.

Mastery Motivational Climates in Early Childhood Physical Education: What Have We Learned Over the Years?
Jerraco Johnson & Mary Rudisill

This article will review mastery motivational climates, the research findings associated with the benefits of implementing this climate and their implications to teaching, as well as introduce tips and strategies for implementing a climate of this nature.

Defining Tennis Content in Upper Elementary Physical Education
Emi Tsuda, Phillip Ward, & Jacqueline Goodway

This article introduces an evidenced-based knowledge packet of 14 instructional tasks to teach tennis to upper elementary students. The focus of this packet is on beginning tennis which we expect would be taught to upper elementary grades students who are transitioning from learning discrete skills to learning to apply those skills in developmentally appropriate games.

Inclusion in the 21st Century: Insights and Considerations for Teacher and Coach Preparation
Luciana Braga, Andrea Taliaferro, & Josephine

This paper discusses barriers to the inclusion of IWD in school-based physical education and other sport and physical activity programs, with an emphasis on the issues related to teacher and coach training. Further, the paper presents considerations on how to address these barriers within physical education teacher education and coaching education undergraduate curricula.


Recent Rulings from the Courts Affecting HPERD Professionals: Premises Liability Action: Unprotected Visitors’ Dugout
Tonya L. Sawyer

TA high school baseball player brought a premises liability action against a high school for his injuries after a foul ball struck him while he was standing in an unprotected area of the visitor’s dugout.

The Weight Room: Preparing Students for Physical Activity Beyond Physical Education
Chris Gentry & Guillermo Escalante

This article describes how designing evaluation procedures that mirror the knowledge and performance criteria necessary in real-world physical activity settings, such a weight rooms and fitness centers, can prepare students to stay active.

ACCESS to Health Literacy
Kimberly Ohara-Borowski

This article describes a unit, ACCESS: Information, that is implemented as the first unit of study in a high school health education course.

The Challenge of Physical Activity Courses in Higher Education
Jennifer Y. Mak & Siu Yin Cheung

This article explores the reasons behind the decline in mandatory physical activity course requirements in higher education, and the effect this has on today’s student population.

The Trappings of Physical Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
James L. DePaepe

This article is a reflection on the progress that has been made toward improving physical education, and on the idea of changing its name.