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August 15, 2018

With a new school year soon upon us, let’s take a moment to highlight a few resources that may assist in the planning of elementary and secondary physical education programs.  Consider how you may use and/or modify these resources to fit your needs and those of the students.  GYM works to provide supports to educators, physical activity leads, and community leaders.  Please connect with us through social media to receive future posts or to request further support. 

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January 18, 2018

I have had the opportunity to work alongside many teachers who find themselves early in their careers.  This opportunity for me is always educative, allowing me to continue to consider experiences we as teachers had as children in school.  I have come to understand, we (teachers) often return to what we know about school and what we experienced as students.  When it comes to planning with teachers around elementary physical education, I am often asked for a list of new games to play.  Last...

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October 9, 2017

The following cooperative games are excerpts from a professional development workshop alongside elementary physical education teachers.  These cooperative challenges can help establish and strengthen relationships within a physical education program.  The underpinning of the workshop revolved around the affective domain, specifically the relationship goal of the Saskatchewan PE curriculum.

If we want to work on enhancing the physical skills… we need to first slow down… We cannot be...

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August 25, 2017

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 Movement Skills Teacher...

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October 19, 2016

This past week in #epe300 I had the opportunity to engage in a terrific conversation with physical education pre-service teachers around assessment and in particular the notion of encouraging engagement via a participation mark.  It was evident from the experiences shared as students, putting a number towards how one participates in physical education was the dominant story.  Perhaps as much as 50% of ones mark would be calculated on criteria that more often than not came down to having...

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September 15, 2016

As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities.  The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning charity that is a leader in community-based, holistic health care, bridging Aboriginal cultural practices with Western medicine to combat poverty and illness in Canada's First Peoples.  Traditionally Inuit games were created to keep the body strong and agile....

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August 29, 2016

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.  Also be sure to connect to our Youtube channel which is filled with a number of short...

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June 13, 2016

Summer is finally upon us and the kids are just as excited to be outside playing as we are! What about our kids though who are not confident free players? What about our students who are shy to join in a game? Take a look around your classroom, school and community to see how you are reaching all kids!  Here are a few things to look for and incorporate.

 

1. Outdoor Equipment at the School

It is important to look at what kinds of equipment are available for kids to play with.  Many...

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May 3, 2016

The following video clip provides a number of experiences that engage youth in movement.  With little equipment or set-up time required, these instant activities challenge participants to move to achieve specific goals.  Connections can certainly be made to both skill-related and health-related components of fitness.  These are fantastic challenges which can be implemented indoors and outdoors for both elementary and high school youth.  Included with this post is a list of reaction ball...

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May 3, 2016

Hi and welcome to my latest post.  Be sure to check out the Jolly Thoughts archives for past posts.

As teachers we know what it is like to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life.  I too find myself having to slow down and re-evaluate what I’m doing in my school life and my personal life.  I have had a lot of people say “I have just not had the time lately do physical activity in my classroom.”  Between report cards , discipline  issues, planning, marking...

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