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November 11, 2014

The Elements of Dance website was shared recently on twitter by Dr. Lee Schaefer (@Schaef9).  As stated within the website, the elements of dance are the foundational concepts and vocabulary that help students develop movement skills and understand dance as an artistic practice.  Each of the five elements, Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy are described and key vocabulary are included for teachers and students.  Be sure to download the graphic organizer.  A great resource to help expand...

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October 17, 2014

 

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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August 26, 2014

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website.

Assessment Holistic Rubrics: Grade 1-5   Grade 6-8   Grade 9 Assessing Fitness, Not...

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June 14, 2014

Geocaching is an excellent outdoor opportunity for all ages.  The initial video provides instruction on how to use a basic Garmin GPS unit.  In addition three more videos may be helpful to those planning outdoor experiences for youth:

Geocaching – Setting up the experience gives ideas on how to set up an experience in minutes.

Geocaching-Tips to Success provides some simple pieces to consider when geocaching with youth.

Kid Tracker is a great activity that involves using a GPS device to...

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April 15, 2014

How often have you heard students or athletes say, “I am tired”?  As we work alongside children and youth around physical activity and physical fitness it is important to understand what tired really means.  The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale is not something that is new to physical educators or coaches.  We have simply offered a simplified version that works with a 5 level scale.  At different times, students/athletes will be at different levels.  The intent of the poster is to help...

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January 30, 2014

In TALK TO ME, TSN Producer Michael Farrell tells the story behind the James Peek Memorial Classic. The annual golf tournament commemorates Farrell's best friend's older brother, who suffered from depression and took his own life at 17 years of age. Farrell shares the Peek family's ongoing resolve to break down the stigma of suicide through sport. The family has raised close to $300,000 over 13 years of hosting the tournament, creating and funding local mental health care programs named...

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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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November 4, 2013

Throughout physical education curriculum in Saskatchewan, the Active Living goal regularly focuses on personal fitness and creating personal FITT plans to improve on various health-related and skill-related fitness components. 

The Fitness Calculator is a easy to use tool that may start  students thinking as to where personal fitness levels are.  Of course, it is important that any time we work with students around fitness, it is done in a respectful and empowering way.  The hope is to

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October 2, 2013

Body management activities are found throughout all grade levels in Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum.  Body management should include dance and educational gymnastics, but may also include other options such as skipping or tinikling (traditional Philippine dance). 

Another option to tinikling is Jump Bands.  The elastic bands provide another way to development rhythmics as well as allowing all students to be involved and working at moderate to high intensity. 

Finding...

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September 24, 2013

Kevin Breel is a stand up comic, a writer, a teenager, and an activist for mental health.  His TEDx Talk entitled Confessions of a Depressed Comic opens the doors to conversation around mental health and specifically depression.  A great supplement when working on Wellness 10 outcome W4 - Mental Well-being.

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