Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008
I just returned from the Ontario Track and Field Championships. What a great event, with over 2000 athletes participating. What I like about the meet is that athletes from small schools compete against athletes from mammoth institutions, so it's a true championship. And it often provides moments of high drama. If you want to read about one of those moments, check out our "From the PE Update Blog" section below.

This week's additions to the website include articles about how parents may be contributing to the the childhood obesity epidemic by refusing to recognize the problem in their own children; a way to improve results announcements for losing teams; and research into the effect of tennis scoreboards on the outcome of games.

How about free stuff? Aside from the blog article I've already mentioned, this newsletter also provides a link to a music video by a former physical education student - Ronnie Hawkins. The Pick of the Week is a description on a fun warm-weather game, the Leaking Cup Relay.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on the website is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, almost 2000 articles that you can read, print and email... and much more.

If you're not already a member of the PE Update website, then join up today!! You can get more information here: PE Update Membership Information

I hope you enjoy this issue of PE Tips of the Week!

Dick Moss, Editor


Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008
2. From the Web

Here's a tie-in to our discussion group topic about celebrities who were once teachers. Singer, Ronnie Hawkins falls into that category. After graduating from high school, Hawkins studied physical education at the University of Arkansas where he formed his first band, The Hawks. Here's Ronnie in action.
Click here.


Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008
3. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the website this week.
These articles are available to PE Update members.

  • Health: Parents May Not Recognize Obesity in Their Own Children
    Parents tend to recognize that obesity is a major health issue, but often don't acknowledge the problem in their own children.

  • Promotion: Use Performance Statistics to Improve Results Announcements
    You can shift the focus away from your team's win-loss record during morning announcements, by emphasizing individual statistics.

  • Tennis: The Presence of a Tennis Scoreboard Gives the Favorite an Advantage
    Playing tennis in the presence of a scoreboard will increase the higher-ranked player's chance of winning the match by about 4%!

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June 12, 2008
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Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

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

How a mishap at the biggest track meet of the year revealed the true character of an athlete.
To find out more, click this link to the blog: //


Physical Education Tips of the Week #49
June 12, 2008
5. Free Pick of the Week

Each week, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

This week's pick is:
Games: Leaking Cup Relay

It's getting hot out there, and water games are a ton of fun for outdoor classes. The Leaking Cup Relay is a great example.


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