Connecting Social Skills to Physical Education Instruction
– Carla Vidoni
This article describes a teaching strategy called the Fair Play Instruction (FPI), the purposes of which are to teach behaviors that can help a particular class to advance their social skills. The Fair Play Instruction strategy is an effective way to incorporate SHAPE America’s standard 4, and to assess students’ progress towards the achievement of this standard. An engaging characteristic of FPI is that it involves students’ input on what behaviors will be expected in class. The initial stages of this strategy is to identify a broad category of the behaviors that need to be learned. Then students will have a chance to contribute by choosing specific behaviors they think that can be demonstrated during lessons.
An Authentic Badminton Game Performance Assessment Rubric
– Kevin Casebolt and Peng Zhang
The purpose of this article is to enhance the existing literature about effective teaching practices for the sport of badminton, specifically introducing an adaptation for an “assessment for learning” rubric.. Using a standards-based model, the “play practice” conceptual framework of assessment can be implemented for the sport of badminton using the levels of “struggling”, or a quality level of 1, “developing” level 2, “meeting” level 3 (the required level), and “exceeding” (level 4).
Fostering Motivation: Understanding the Role Coaches Play in Youth Sport
– Nicole Martin
A large body of literature exists investigating participation and attrition motives of youth athletes spanning several decades, and results have been consistent over time. In order to keep athletes under the age of 17 years motivated to play, the sport must bring them enjoyment. This article aimed to describe how coaches influence varying achievement orientations and motivation within youth sport; and outlines how specific coaching behaviors can foster positive, enjoyable experiences for youth athletes. The examples outlined throughout this article are offered as easily implemented “how to” ideas in providing athletes with meaningful instruction, skill mastery opportunities, and intrinsically motivating sport experiences from one season to the next.
Volleyball: A Pedagogical Conundrum
– Judy Beard and Kirk Mathias
This article provides a detailed guide for Physical Educators with limited volleyball knowledge to teach the sport with a tactical approach, hopefully resulting in more skilled students.
THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Elementary School Fitness Days: A Seventeen Year University-Community Partnership
– Jane Lynes, Anthony Parish and Lynn Roberts
This article describes and explores the use and effectiveness of Elementary School Fitness Days at both the elementary and university levels, and shows how it benefitted students and teachers at both levels.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
Physical Education for ALL in Colorado
– Jaimie M. McMullen and Pam Rogers
The benefits of quality physical education are well documented, and include improvements in physical literacy, fitness, concentration and psychological and emotional benefits. However, physical education continues to be a marginalized subject. This article describes how the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Colorado has put more emphasis on advocacy efforts (e.g., website content, lobby days), and what the lasting impact may be.
Professionally Mentoring a Novice Coach
– Scott Douglas and Connor Douglas
Through the lens of a father-son basketball coaching mentor/mentee relationship, the purpose of this article is to provide coach educators (mentors) and novice coaches (mentees) with considerations and instructional strategies that generally promote improvement in mentee knowledge, increase critical reflection, and provide a meaningful developmental learning experience.
Opportunities for Reducing Racial Bias in Team Sports
– Alexandra Oosting and Tsz Lun Chu
This article focuses on what coaches can do to reduce the subliminal bias they may have towards their players through increasing contact with players, increasing awareness, and increasing diversity and inclusion on their sports teams.