Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #59
October 16, 2008

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #59
October 16, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

We've added some interesting articles to PE in the past two weeks. If you teach or coach volleyball, here

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #59
October 16, 2008
are some solo practice drills you can teach your high achievers; outdoor education types will enjoy the scientific facts about campfires you can recite around your evening blaze; there's a reproducible poster that involves dog walking and fitness; some methods for swimming in straight line in open water; and a tip that will help your players and students keep their cool when they're on the receiving end of a bad referee call.

The above articles are for PE Update members only. But this newsletter also contains lots of free stuff! There's a fun video about macho student teachers learning how to teach boys to dance; a link to our blog - a discussion of the tribulations of being a male coach in a female dominated travel bus; and a free article on a volleyball drill that combines elements of fitness, passing and the identification of gaps in the opposing defense.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, over 2100 articles that you can read, print and email... and much more.

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

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


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October 16, 2008
2. From the Web

Fiona Smith, artistic director of Kick Start, is on a mission to encourage more boys to dance. In this 15-minute video, she leads a group of male student PE teachers - including two rugby players - in a lesson to demonstrate how dance can inspire male students to express their strength, agility and power. Click here to see the video:
You Should Be Dancing


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3. New Additions to the Website

Here are the Articles that have been added to the website over the past two weeks.
These articles are available to members of PE

  • Outdoor Education: Fun Campfire Facts
    Some fun scientific facts about campfires you can tell your students on their next outdoor education trip.

  • Poster - If Your Dog is Fat...
    A reproducible poster that reminds physcial education students that walking their dog is good exercise for them too!

  • Sport Psych: Tip to Prevent Technical Fouls After Bad Referee Calls
    A tip that will prevent some of the angry reaction to bad calls that can lead to technical fouls.

  • Swimming: How to Swim Straight in Open Water
    Three tips that will help you swim a straight line when performing the freestyle in open water.

  • Volleyball: Self-Practice Setting & Bumping Drills
    Solo practice drills that develop the ability to make make volleyball sets and bumps.

The PE website has 345 other articles on these topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


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4. From the PE Update Blog

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

Your editor discusses the trials and tribulations of sharing a bus - and its DVD player - with a female team.
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October 16, 2008
5. From the Archives

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!

Volleyball: Find the Hole Game

A passing game that improves fitness and develops the ability to identify holes in the opponent's defense.

The PE website has 70 other articles on volleyball ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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