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Author: Dr. Robert Pangrazi

Dr. Robert Pangrazi is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport. Dr. Pangrazi has been in the education field over 50 years. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher and was an ASU professor of physical education for 32 years. Pangrazi has published over 60 textbooks and 100 research and professional articles. He has been an invited speaker at nearly 500 national and international conferences.

Promoting the Profession Through Physical Literacy

Join the PE Huddle for a discussion about the what and why of physical literacy. Physical literacy has been defined in many different ways and has often polarized teachers. It certainly isn’t universally accepted by the profession and much of that may be due to a lack of understanding of what it is or isn’t.  Tune in a for a discussion that is down to earth and easy to understand as we discuss it in terms of you and the profession as a whole. 

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Create a Personalized Curriculum Using Dynamic Physical Education ASAP

If you are one of the many users who have logged into the website, Dynamic PE ASAP website, you may have noticed changes and additions. The biggest addition is that Grades 7-12 units and lesson plans were added and given equal billing to the elementary program. In fact, there are 29 units of instruction and over 250 lesson plans for secondary teachers. The purpose of this blog is to discuss the construction of a curriculum for your school or district. It is common practice for teachers to search for fitness routines, skills, and games. They have a basketful of things to teach, but they are not organized in any educational scheme. Instead, it becomes a “what should I teach today?” with little concern given to reaching standards and outcomes. A collection of games, fitness, and skill activities is not a curriculum.

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Promoting Lifetime Activities in Secondary Schools

This month the PE Huddle will focus on “Promoting Lifetime Activities in Secondary Schools.” For the past 40 years, physical education professionals have talked about the importance of graduating students who will be physically active throughout their lifespan. We will discuss and analyze why this important goal has not taken hold in many of America’s schools. Join us as Brett Fuller, Past President of SHAPE America, and Maria Corte, Southwest District High School Teacher of the Year, offer perspective and advice for personal and curricular changes that will help assure we graduate students who know how to stay active and healthy.

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The PE Huddle: Motivating Unmotivated Students

Join us for an informative and motivating PE Huddle as we talk about “Motivating Unmotivated Students.” All teachers have students who demand more attention than others making teaching a demanding, yet rewarding, profession. Tim Mueller and Jessica Shawley have many years of experience that is characterized by their ability to bring all students into the fold. We will talk about compassion, expectations, class culture, positive relationships, and more. It will be an hour that should leave you energized and excited to help all your students reach their maximum potential.

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