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November / December 2019

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Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators



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  November/December 2019 (Volume 32, Issue 6)


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Free Access Article
Strategies for Connecting Activities in Physical Education and the Classroom
– Brenna Cosgrove and Jessica Richards

Integration of physical education and classroom content has been done successfully in the past, and this article intends to describe additional examples of integration. Specifically, the authors have developed four integrated activity templates. These templates were intentionally designed to allow teachers to connect any physical education content with any classroom content. (1) If – Then, (2) Knowledge Tag, (3) Out and Back, and (4) Dice Roll and Solve are the four templates. Descriptions of each activity template along with examples are included. Through meaningful integration, students can improve their performance across all school subjects while physical education teachers can improve their status within the school.


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Articles

Teaching Jokgu for All in Physical Education
Seung Ho Chang, Michael Norris and Jihyun Lee

Jokgu is a Korean net sport and features both volleyball and soccer skills in a challenge skill and game format. Jokgu provides students with the opportunity to develop health and skill related physical fitness components such as eye-foot coordination, flexibility, the fundamental motor skill of kicking and juggling. In addition, students can improve movement skills as well as game tactics while playing Jokgu. This article provides the practitioners the rules, skills, and content progress for teaching Jokgu for all learners.

PEER Golf: A Four-Part Model for Teaching and Improving Course Management
Bradford Strand and Michael Craw

Golfers are constantly looking for ways to make golf easier, understandable, and consistent in efforts to lower their score and improve their game. Course management is essential for success in golf and is the name given to making smart decisions as one works his or her way around the course. PEER refers to a four-step process (plan, evaluate, establish recover) that golf coaches can use to help prepare their golfers to play better golf.

Goal Attainment Scaling in Physical Education
Rhonda Beemer and Jodie Leiss

Physical Educators track and assess goals for their students, programs, and national standards to know if the program is effective. Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) has been utilized in various settings throughout the years and offers a unique approach for assessment and program evaluation. GAS provides an alternative tool for assessing skills in addition to rubrics or grading scales that is traditionally used in the physical education setting. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide a background of the GAS, explain various ways to utilize a GAS, and provide examples for physical education classroom use.

Departments

THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Publish or Perish
– Anthony Parish and Greg S. Wimer

Currently, colleges and universities across the United States have seen a sharp decline in the number of tenured professors at their respective institutions. A recent article for Inside Higher Ed, stated that data gathered by the American Association of University of Professors showed that 73% of all faculty positions were no longer tenure track positions. With the diminished number of tenure track positions, it is expected that scholarship expectations will probably increase. This article looks at ways to effectively use time and resources to achieve a level of productive scholarship.

ADVOCACY IN ACTION
STEM and Physical Education: Making Connections for Our Students, Building Strength for Our Profession
– Misti Wajciechowski and Michael Hemphill

The purpose of this article is to illustrate how preservice and inservice physical educators can advocate for their programs by connecting PE curriculum to STEM. Two specific examples are given related to: (a) developing a STEM in Sports Day, and (b) integrating STEM into the curriculum through courses taught in the teacher education program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

EDUCATOR’S CORNER
Using Pictures and Written Descriptions for Learning
– Kristen N. Morgan

This teaching strategy incorporates a picture of a child performing the target motor skill along with a written description to support physical literacy and skill comprehension. Providing this additional information supports a variety of special needs learners as well as aids in understanding and memory.

COACH'S CORNER
Creating Team Cohesion and Sport Identity
– Duke Biber

This article presents three strategies coaches of all competitive levels can use with minimal resources in order to build stronger team cohesion, which can ultimately help facilitate youth sport development.