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December 11, 2013

Capture the Koosh is a great invasion/territorial game that can be played with many ages.  When Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), it is important to scaffold your teaching/coaching and build with progressions.  

Educators - This game can be used to support curricular outcomes anywhere from grade one to grade twelve.  Consider making minor adjustments to meet the needs of your students. We can change locomotions at an early age or replace the koosh with basketballs at a high school...

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November 13, 2013

As part of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach, games such as indoor curling can be used to illustrate tactics and strategies specific to Target Games.  What can players do to score? What needs to be considered when trying to prevent  scoring?  Consider these questions and others found in the Problem-Diagnosis Framework.  When teaching with lead up games like the ones found within this video, we can support skill development through a small-sided games approach....

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October 26, 2013

Q: I think sports are great for teaching kids values like perseverance, commitment, and teamwork. I want to get my son started as soon as possible. He’s in kindergarten and some people have told me he might be too young. How do you I know if he’s ready?

For preschool and primary school ages, it’s important to make a clear distinction between “sports” in the competitive sense and what we might call physical “activities” and precursors to sports. Read...

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October 26, 2013

Check out these great visuals of the various concepts included in Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).  Teaching conceptually allows transfer from one sport to another.  Essentially, if I understand the basic concepts of basketball, I too have an understanding of lacrosse for example.  Thank you to  @MissHartl and @ardishufnagel for creating and sharing this visual representation.  This is a great resource for both physical educators and community coaches.

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October 5, 2013

As part of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Series, Physical & Health Education Canada has developed collections of videos to help provide visual portrayals of the movements discussed in the corresponding FMS handbooks.

The videos provide instruction in, and demonstration of, fundamental movement skills and competencies. More specifically, these short videos display children completing the selected fundamental movement skills from various angles, in addition to providing freeze frame...

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September 25, 2013

Part of the Skillful Movement goal in physical education includes expanding students' awareness of what the body does, where the body moves, how the body performs the movement, and with whom or with what the body moves.  These understandings are referred to as the Movement Variables.  During elementary physical education (K-5) years, emphasis is placed on establishing a movement vocabulary and on the understanding and use of movement concepts from each of the four categories: Body, Space,...

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May 10, 2013

The Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) recently hosted their annual conference in Regina, SK.  This year the theme of the conference was Relationships: Moving Towards Physical Literacy.  With Relationships being one of the three goals of Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum delegates were fortunate to have Dr. Paul Wright, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University provide the keynote address.  

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May 6, 2013

At a time when teachers, principals, and parents are grappling with their responsibility to address the consequences of inactivity, Passport for Life provides a set of tools for teachers to assess and understand the physical literacy levels of their students, and to adapt their teaching to provide targeted instruction that is relevant at both the class-wide and student-specific levels. Passport for Life is an easy to use, developmentally appropriate, and student-centred tool.  This program...

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March 21, 2013

The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence is recognized as a world leader in high performance sport development, innovative community programs, sport and exercise education and applied research and innovation.  PISE recognizes the importance of developing physical literacy starting at a very young age.

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March 15, 2013

Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy is the first video in the three part series and is intended for children aged 4-9. In this video, children will be introduced to the concepts of physical and health literacy. A general overview of both terms will be introduced and defined in order to help children and youth build the ground level knowledge needed to lead a healthy and active life every day.  Created by Ophea.  

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