January / February 2018



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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  January/February 2018 (Volume 31, Issue 1)

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Free Access Article
Challenge Activities for the Physical Education Classroom: Considerations – Matthew Symonds, Emily McKenzie, Tyler Tapps, & Kevin Fink

The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teachers with the tools to develop and implement challenge course–like activities in their physical education classes. It also covers environmental considerations for teachers who have the desire to create a challenge-based classroom setting in order to reach a wider and more diverse population of students.

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Double the Fun with Two-Person, One-Rope Jump Rope
– Kristin Heumann & Steven Murray

Jump rope is recognized as an excellent activity for developing motor skills, and it aligns with several recommended outcomes for physical education listed by SHAPE America. Additionally, jump rope can be used for the development of students' affective domain. Two-person, one-rope jump rope skills and tricks are discussed, with step-by-step progressions and verbal cues.

AthFleet of Foot: Adolescent Foot and Ankle Mobility
– Kelly Legacy

The purpose of this article is to underscore the importance of foot and ankle mobility in healthy adolescents who spend very little time on their feet nowadays. Physical educators and athletic coaches may be pivotal in recognizing and implementing activities to promote good foot and ankle function in youth.

Lights, Camera, Project-Based Learning!
– Dannon Cox & Karen Meaney

Utilizing video-production equipment to imitate production of a television show, sixth grade students invited college students to share their stories about physical activity and maintaining healthy lifestyles. The experiences shared in this article reflect how a PE class utilized PBL while incorporating digital media.

Let’s Get Virtual: Observing Physical Education Field Experiences through Synchronous Video Conferencing
– Jennifer Krause, Scott Douglas, Brandy Lynch, & LeAnn Kesselring

This article serves as a practical guide for university supervisors to virtually observe teacher candidates using synchronous video conferencing. Technology and equipment needed, preparation tasks, and factors to consider are explored.

Teaching Large Groups the Tennis Serve: Optimizing Practice Opportunities and Providing Feedback span style="font-weight: normal;">
– Donald Hume

This article describes a progressive methodology for teaching the tennis serve to large groups with a focus on optimizing practice opportunities and providing individual feedback to players. Specifically, it delineates teaching the serve to 24 players on two courts.


Teaching Sport Skills Using the Skill-Themes Approach
– Michael Gosset

This article describes how to teach sport skills using the skill-themes approach, an approach that may increase student interest in being physically active outside of school.

Using QR Codes to Enhance the Personalized System of Instruction
– Deborah Baxter, Kelsey McEntyre, & Elizabeth A. Woodruff

The purpose of this article is to propose utilizing quick response (QR) codes, which store and transmit data using the camera on a tablet or smartphone, into personalized system of instruction learning modules.

Developing the Hidden Dimension: Coaching Tips to Assist Adolescent Athletes’ Pre-Performance Preparation
– Thomas W. Gretton

This article provides tips on how coaches can facilitate learning, practicing and performance using effective pre-performance routines with young athletes to foster success.

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools, 30 Seconds at a Time
– Tess Armstrong & Seth E. Jenny

The purpose of this article is to provide physical educators with the tools needed to be successful advocates for classroom physical activity breaks throughout the school day.