May/June 2017



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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  Volume 30, Issue 3, 2017

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Instructional Assessment Strategies for Health and Physical Education – Phoebe Constantinou

This article discusses common assessments used in education and explores the idea of using assessments as an instructional strategy to facilitate independent learning while enabling teachers to determine what students need along their journey to learning.

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High School Weight-Training Curriculum: Course Development Considerations – Susan Bertelsen & Ben Thompson
This article provides teachers with ideas to consider when designing a course that can provide all students with the knowledge and skills to learn weight training methods in a safe and effective manner. A suggested one-semester outline for an introductory weight training course is provided.

Effective Organizational and Coaching Management Strategies for Youth Traveling Teams – Joe Deutsch & Jennifer Christofferson
In today’s competitive world, many of our young people are getting involved in organized sports at an early age. How can coaches be better prepared to effectively lead young people as they organize youth traveling teams? This article provides effective strategies for the leadership, managerial and strategic responsibilities that accompany the coaching of youth traveling teams.

Applying Social Cognitive Theory in Coaching Athletes: The Power of Positive Role Models – Graeme Connolly
The purpose of this article is to apply specific principles of psychology, based on social cognitive theory, to the coaching process. It begins with a brief overview of social cognitive theory, and then examines four types of behavior worthy of imitation and provides practical examples of each. The article also defines and outlines various models that coaches need to be aware of and the power of modeling.

Plickers: A Formative Assessment Tool for K-12 and PETE Professionals – Jennifer Krause, Kason O’Neil, & Brian Dauenhauer
Classroom response systems have become popular in K-12 and higher education settings in recent years as a way of gauging student learning. In the physical education environment it is difficult to manage the technology associated with these systems, and therefore, student assessment opportunities can be cumbersome. This article introduces Plickers, a free classroom response system that requires very little technology, is easy to use, and can provide feedback on student learning in an instant.

The Domain Five Observation Instrument: A Competency-Based Coach Evaluation Tool – Rebecca Shangraw
The Domain Five Observation Instrument (DFOI) is a competency-based observation instrument recommended for sport leaders or researchers who wish to evaluate coaches’ instructional behaviors. The DFOI includes 10 behavior categories and four timed categories that encompass 34 observable instructional benchmarks outlined in domain five of the National Standards for Sport Coaches.


Design and Implementation of Appropriate Progressions for Preservice Physical Educators – Adolfo R. Ramos & Keri A. Esslinger

Abstract: This article illustrates key steps to augment physical education teacher candidates’ ability to develop their lessons following a more appropriate progression of movement tasks, which is aligned with the National Standards for physical education teacher education regarding planning and implementation.

A Place at the General Education Table for Health – Donald Hume

Abstract: This article explains how the transition to a common core curriculum across City University of New York schools created space for the introduction of health education courses, and the process by which the one college was successful in advocating for the approval of health courses into its curriculum.

Learning Health Through Literature – Cathleen Hamill

Abstract: This article describes a teaching strategy used in one particular middle-school health class that incorporated literature to learn about health issues by having students read a story of their choice, research the health topic, and present their findings to their classmates.