Strategies Cover July August 2019
July / August 2019



Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

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Free Access Article
“You Dinked My Battleship”: The Dinking Game for Pickleball Skill Learning
– James Zagrodnik

Despite the popularity of pickleball, limited resources currently exist for physical educators on how to teach critical skills. This article describes a skill-specific game called “You Dinked My Battleship” that helps students practice and enhance their skills in the most important shot of the pickleball game, the dink, in a fun and potentially competitive atmosphere.

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Understanding the Physical Education edTPA Assessment: Strategies for Success
LeAnn Kesselring, Kason O’Neil & Debra Sazama

The edTPA is becoming an increasingly popular assessment in educator preparation programs across the United States. While there are many official support documents available for navigating the completion of the edTPA, there is still abundant discussion on the best strategies for successful submission of the assessment. This article provides strategies for teacher candidates and the faculty who work with them.

Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning and Evidence-Based Grading in Physical Education
Tricia Grajeda, Glenn Hushman, Marjori M. Krebs & Carolyn J. Hushman

Assessment is vital for a quality physical education program and for student development. This article explores proficiency-based learning and evidence-based grading as assessment models for physical education programs. It explains how these two models complement each other to allow for well-rounded assessment to occur.

A “Team of Three” Practicum Standard for Emerging Coaches and Sport Psychology Practitioners
Kaila A. Vento, Leilani Madrigal & Tiffanye M. Vargas

Preservice coaching students need sufficient training and practica to become effective coaches and sport psychology practitioners. This article introduces a “team of three” practicum standard, consisting of the supervisor, a lead consultant, and a junior consultant to teach and prepare student-coaches and sport psychology practitioners.


Differentiation for Student Learning in Physical Education
– Brent Heidorn & Brian Mosier

This article highlights numerous practical examples of how to modify tasks in the physical education learning environment to differentiate the content for students and enhance learning.

Using Media Coverage to Teach Advocacy in PETE
– Karen Lux Gaudreault

This article describes how preservice teachers actively engaged in professional advocacy by preparing a response to a newspaper article that put physical education in a negative light.

Steps to Increase Family and Community Engagement in Elementary School
– Veronica Adams

This article describes how elementary physical educators can increase the family and community engagement component of a comprehensive school physical activity program within their school community.

Developing an Athlete’s Mindset to Improve Performance
– Christine Wanner

Coaches need to have a set of tools that can be used to develop an empowering mindset with their athletes. This article highlights three strategies that coaches can use with their athletes, enabling them to perform at their best.