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August 7, 2013

Mindcheck.ca was created in order to help people better understand distress they are experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize symptoms and deal with them early in life increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.  

Mindcheck.ca may assist in the delivery of Wellness 10 outcome W4 - Mental Well-Being.

 
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June 20, 2013

When one looks at various outcomes in middle years and high school physical education/wellness it becomes evident that engagement is embedded. Indicators within Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum reference the idea of “willingly engaging” in a variety of movement activities at a moderate to vigorous level of effort.  From a personal and social responsibility perspective, engagement is a vital piece as well.  As physical educators, we need to assess the engagement levels...

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May 22, 2013

When looking at the Relationship goal in Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum, one will see reference to TPSR.  Some assessment options are available in the TPSR Toolbox.

This section of the toolbox contains valid and reliable questionnaires, implementation audits, observation tools, and learner assessments that have been published and/or field-tested. All of these instruments are directly related to TPSR and recommended for use in future studies or evaluations. 

TPSR Rubric for...

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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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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 19, 2013

These documents include all the outcomes from Kindergarten to Grade Nine.  The outcomes have been arranged in two charts so that the rows have the same outcome name or a related outcome name.  This provides a Scope and Sequence that allows educators to see where students are coming from and where they are going. 

Download K-5 and 6-9 scope and sequence.

 

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April 17, 2013

The following video from thephysicaleducator.com discusses the 6 key stages of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model.  A terrific visual to help understand this student centred approach. 

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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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