Physical Education Tips of the Week #29 January 24, 2008
Physical Education Tips of the Week #29 
January 24, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #29
January 24, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor
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1. Editor's Note

Well, PE Update is rolling along - those of you currently on the site, please send me your feedback - what you like, don't like, would like to see etc. And if there's anything on the site that seems confusing, please let me know.

Archives/Downloads Page
Archives/Downloads Page
One thing you should all know is that there are two places to search for articles. The search bar on the main page searches for web-based articles. Those articles load quickly, show immediately on your computer screen and can contain video. They're great for displaying the latest articles.

However, those articles are just a tip of the iceberg. Go to the "Archives/Downloads" link on the left navigation bar under "Departments." There's another search bar there, and 40 article categories. There you can find all of the pdf articles on the site (all new articles are also have a pdf version), plus over 1800 articles from PE Digest. These articles can be downloaded and emailed to athletes and colleagues.

So, be sure to check the Archives/Downloads section when doing an article search!

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor

 



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2. From the Web

Innovative PE Equipment

Physical education class need not require expensive equipment and specialized gear. Here's an intriguing idea for your next PE class or winter carnival. And all it takes are some common household items. This use of equipment would also make for an amusing dodgeball variation. (I am just kidding...really!). //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx_us654o6c

 



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3. From the Discussion Forum

Here's an interesting request from the discussion forum. It's from Jenn in Alberta, Canada.

"I would love to hear any suggestions regarding outdoor activities for the Winter months with little or no snow but cold temperatures.

When you live in Western Canada winter starts in November but there is no snow on the ground until mid January. The weather ranges from 0 to minus 20! What can you do with 40 students outside...they need to stay moving to stay warm, we need to use equipment that won't break (due to the bitter cold) and we also only have a smaller type field (I teach at an inner city school). Any suggestions?"

If you're a PE Update member and have any ideas, be sure to post them to the discussion group. If you aren't a member, email me at: [email protected]

 



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4. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the websites this week:

  • Administration/Intramurals: Volunteer Officials Won't Suffer from Lower Grades Students who help referee and administrate intramural programs tend to have higher, not lower, grades.

  • Nutrition: Cue Words for Better Nutrition in Restaurants Menu cue words that indicate healthier food choices when dining out. Includes reproducible chart.

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    5. From the PE Update Blog

    Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

    One of the Greatest Injury Excuses Ever

    I have heard many reasons for injury in my 25 years of coaching. Some were beauties, but I think the one I heard this week is the best ever...

    If you're a PE Update member and have some great injury excuses, be sure to post them on the Discussion Forum

    Here's the link to the blog: //www.physicaleducationupdate.com/peblog/

     



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    6. Pick of the Week

    Each week, I'll highlight an article that I think is really useful. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

    This week's pick is: Badminton - Triangle Principle for Shuttle Placement

    This article describes why players should avoid making diagonal shots in terms of shuttle placement. If they do, it will fatigue opponents by forcing them to change direction on every shot.

     



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