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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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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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April 19, 2013

The group of invasion games is the most complex out of all games categories. It includes sports such as basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. While the required skills for each sport differ, the tactical problems remain very similar in that players will move up the court/pitch/surface to take an object to a hoop/goal/end zone.

The teaching of invasion games has been the focus of discussion in recent teaching methods, such as Teaching Games for Understanding. This method suggests that...

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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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February 2, 2013

When looking at the movement skills on page 26 of the Saskatchewan Physical Education curriculum  in grades 1 to 5, you will see that students should be able to perform a backward roll at a control level by the end of grade three.  When teaching this movement it is important to be aware of the common errors.

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January 27, 2013

When looking at the movement skills on page 26 of the Saskatchewan Physical Education curriculum  in grades 1 to 5, you will see that students should be able to perform a forward roll at a control level by the end of grade two.  When teaching this movement it is important to be aware of the common errors.

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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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January 24, 2013

When planning in physical education it is important to remember that many outcomes can be touched upon in a lesson.  On a regular basis a physical education class will have components tied to all three goals of the curriculum:  Active Living, Skillful Movement, and Relationships.  This video provides an example of what can happen in a 45 minute elementary physical education class.

Take advantage of equipment you are using in the lesson.  For example, within the video you will see that mats...

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January 8, 2013

Reaction Ball activities will not only enhance ones reaction time but also help with receiving skills.  There are many ways to incorporate the ball into games that will help with skill-related fitness as well as health-related fitness.   Check out some of these games that can be done with middle years and high school students/athletes.

View some of these games:  Bouncing Ball, Burning Ball, Going Up, Right or Left, and Twosome.  Download a written description of Reaction Ball...

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January 7, 2013

An introductory activity that helps students understand the concepts of invasion games.  Discover how to use hair elastics to help motivate students to achieve a personal best.

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