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December 17, 2013

When it comes to developing the physical literacy levels of youth we must always consider improving the social, emotional, and physical well-being.  Improving one’s physical fitness levels is part of enhancing the physical well-being of youth.  Within Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum there is a focus on the Active Living goal.  This goal emphasizes the need to enhance each of the components of health-related fitness. 

No Equipment Necessary provides a number of exercises that...

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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 9, 2013

In partnership with CURLSASK, Introduction to Curling was developed to support physical educators, coaches, and community leaders with instruction to beginning curlers. Work through the eight progressions to delivering the stone, as well as view proper technique involved in sweeping.  Saftey considerations and modified games are also included.

Also included from CURLSASK is a suggested practice plan that can be used with more experienced curlers.  However, the visuals included would be a...

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May 15, 2013

Video excerpts from a PD session for middle years physical education teachers.  This session touches on the importance of relationships, planning with a purpose, and formative assessment.  You will also find exemplars of some small-sided invasion games that can be used to teach tactics and strategies.

In this session the tactic that was formatively assessed was 'support'.  As students work through various small-sided games we as educators can be assessing in order to help students improve. ...

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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.  

The...

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April 8, 2013

Executing a proper approach and determining a proper takeoff position are key to seeing success in high jump.  Daniel Sentes from St. Peter Elementary school in Regina, Saskatchewan provides some simple coaching tips.

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March 26, 2013
The Physical Activity Line provides physical activity counselling service and resources for practical & trusted physical activity & healthy living information. One such resource is the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale.  This scale will help you estimate how hard you're working.  Perceived exertion is how hard you think your body is exercising.  Ratings on this scale are related to heart rate.    It is important that students understand perceived exertion when exercising...
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March 15, 2013

Applying Physical & Health Literacy is the final video in the three part series and is recommended for youth aged 12-18. It allows youth the opportunities to apply the concepts of physical and health literacy in their own world. Definitions will be reviewed and concepts will be examined at a higher level. Children and youth will have a strong grasp of the skills which lead to a healthy, active life.  Created by Ophea.

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March 15, 2013

Exploring Physical & Health Literacy is the second video in the three part series and is recommended for children and youth aged 8-13. It delves deeper into the concepts of physical and health literacy. Children and youth explore the concepts as related to the world around them. Children and youth will gain a deeper understanding of these concepts which lead to a healthy and active life every day. Created by Ophea.

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January 25, 2013

Track and Field Coach can be used in the coaching of beginner and high level athletes. If the goal is to help kids get started or get better, this website can be a support.

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