Category: The PE Huddle

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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Recharge! Be Your Best Self During COVID-19

Dr. Jo Anne Owens-Nausler (Dr. Jo) has been an educator and administrator for nearly half a century. She is a past-president of AAHPERD (SHAPE America) and a featured speaker promoting physical activity and emotional health and stability. Join us for a high energy presentation, with action solutions, that will help you continue to be “YOUR BEST YOU!” during this difficult time. Topics include (1) Outlets and Solitude, (2) Thoughtful Gestures, (3) Attitude and Gratitude, and (4) Bucket Fillers.

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PE during the Pandemic: An Administrative Perspective

Different viewpoints are necessary as we move through the pandemic and begin hybrid and face-to-face schooling. Physical education is often on the perimeter of the area looking in at all the classroom teachers. Prepare to hear from two experienced supervisors of physical education as they share their thoughts and recommendations. This episode of The PE Huddle will cover going back to school, virtual physical education, challenges of leading physical education during times of crisis, and maintaining teacher morale.

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