Category: The PE Huddle

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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Success in the Face of Challenge

All teachers know and understand the demands of teaching. Every day brings different challenges and students arrive with different issues. Beyond the rigors of working with students are the institutional challenges. Issues such as teaching spaces, class sizes, lack of substitutes, administrative demands, and equipment needs are often controlled by personnel outside of the PE setting. Join us on the next PE Huddle for a discussion with Aaron and Cherrelle about ways to succeed and stay motivated in spite of the adversity that comes with teaching.

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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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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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