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.

The PE Huddle: A Diverse Look at Critical Issues in Teaching​ | Ep. 21

Join us as we converse with three outstanding teachers who bring us a wide range of experiences and diversity. From New York to Minnesota to Arizona, these teachers have excelled in different environments. Critical issues for teachers such as equity, bullying, character building, and class management will drive this Huddle. Covid 19 and the impact it has had on the teaching process has changed the teaching profession. Will this be the end of virtual instruction now that schools are more open to face-to-face instruction? These issues and more will be discussed as we near the end of another challenging school year. Join us for an uplifting session that will make you think and reflect on your own personal strength and grit.

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Developing Activity Habits in Physical Education – The Process of Movement Matters!

Greg and Jordan place emphasis on teaching students “why” we do something in PE before we tell them “what” to do. Prepare for a Huddle that brings to life what many teachers talk about, but few do – motivate students to focus on the process of moving throughout their lifespan. Discussion will be centered on why physical activity is a habit that needs to be learned in the school setting and practiced throughout life. Traditional physical education has often focused on short term outcomes rather than monitoring the process of physical activity for all students.

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The Professional Development of Teachers

Join us as we chat about the qualities of effective physical education and health teachers. Connie Pangrazi has spent years recruiting and training new teachers in our profession. We will discuss teachers from many points of view including traits that are found in successful teachers; differences between elementary, middle, and high school teachers; why 1 out of 3 new teachers drop out of the profession at the end of three years; how salary impacts the quality of teachers who enter teaching; and how to support and help teachers who feel “burned out.”

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The Role of Strength and Conditioning in Physical Education

Episode Highlights:

– It’s important to get young kids to fall in love with movement.

– It’s crucial to build confidence at the middle school level. Motivation by education.

– At what age should students start lifting weights?

– Top priorities for teaching strength and conditioning to athletes.

– How do you get the best effort from your students?

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Be a Part of the Faculty [Interactive]

I’ve been in many schools in my career, and one of the things I always like to take note of is what kind of relationship does the PE teacher have with the classroom teacher? Let me tell you a little bit more about where I’m going with this.

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A Message of Hope: Wrapping up a Difficult Year With Dr. Pangrazi [Interactive]

What a year! This is a statement that could be an expletive that could mean many different things. Instead, let’s make it a year that will help us appreciate all the other years we have experienced. I have lived long enough to know that you never focus on wishing it was “next year” because it results in not living today. So, in this podcast, let me focus on today.

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Avoid Letting “Covid Fatigue” Beat You! [Interactive]

If I say “Covid fatigue,” I bet most of you know exactly what I am talking about. Are there days when you wake up thinking; I am sick of worrying about Covid; I am tired of reminding people to wear their masks; I want to go out and eat and relax; I am tired of worrying about everyone else when many people don’t worry about me. And I could go on. More in just a minute…

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Accepting the Challenges of Virtual Physical Education

COVID-19 has created many challenges for physical education teachers in a virtual or hybrid setting. This month’s Huddle focuses on those challenges including large class sizes, minimal equipment, securing technology through grant funding, to increasing communication among fellow physical educators. In addition, motivating students in a virtual setting is an ongoing issue that continues to challenge teachers. Join us for a Huddle that will be hands-on and practical and about issues that impact the entire profession.

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