Fun Stuff for Physical Education #63 
December 11, 2008

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #63
December 11, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Do you know what's a really good exercise? Shoveling snow. I know that because I've been shoveling our driveway twice a day for the past week. I think winter has officially hit Ontario. For those of you in southern climates who feel you are missing out (not likely), could always shovel dirt.

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December 11, 2008
The good thing is, we can actually ski right down our driveway to some trails just up the street - as you can see my wife, Terry and dog, Tusker doing in the photo on the right.

Even though I've been knee-deep in snow, I've still managed to add a nice selection of articles to PE For example, a way to get more student spectators to one of your home games; a homework assignment that encourages students to develop an exercise habit; ways to teach the bent-leg baseball slide; a fun game using your basketball courts; and a way for volleyball players to practice serving when they're on their own.

The above articles are for PE Update members-only. But this newsletter also contains free content. There's a link to an online video showing how yoga can be implemented into PE classes; our latest blog posting about backup players and their potential opportunities; and a free article from the PE Update archives on interval training for walkers.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, over 2000 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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December 11, 2008
2. From the Web - Free Resources

This 15-minute video shows a school in which yoga is taught to younger students through storytelling. They weave a story together using traditional yoga poses based on animals to ignite the pupils' imaginations. The benefits of yoga for students is discussed and some footage of actual classes is included.

Anyone for Yoga?


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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

  • Baseball/Softball: Teaching the Bent-Leg Slide
    How to teach the bent-leg or figure-four slide, including a test to identify the leg that should be bent under. Includes tips on the hook and backdoor slide.

  • Promotion: Enthusiastic Class Award
    A contest that will increase the spectator numbers and fan spirit at one of your home games. Includes reproducible certificate.

  • Teaching: Fitness Activities Homework Assignment
    A physical education homework assignment that requires students to incorporate fitness into their everyday lives.

  • Video Link: Games - Tachook
    A netball or team handball variation in which points are scored by bouncing the ball off the backboards to a teammate. Great for physical education classes.

  • Volleyball: Solo-Practice Serving Drill
    A solo practice drill that improves the ability to make accurate volleyball serves.

The PE website has 323 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 many backup quarterbacks who are now leading their NFL teams and relates it to student athlete situations.


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December 11, 2008
5. From the Archives

Every issue, 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 issue's article is:

Fitness: Interval Walking - A Fun Indoor Activity for Physical Education Classes

Interval walking is a great way to spice up indoor walking workouts for your physical education classes.

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