Fun Stuff for Physical Education #79
August 27, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #79
August 27, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Welcome back to a new school year! We had some problems with the sign-up process for the newsletter over the summer. So, if you had difficulty in accessing your free bonus, here's the link.

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #79
August 27, 2009
Also, some new members were having trouble with entering the forum. That also has been corrected. This newsletter covers the month of August 2009. If you want to know what was added to the site in July, check out the Fun Stuff Newsletter #78, July 30th at: // Our free content in this edition includes: a link to a video showing a person who inspires an entire concert crowd to get up and dance; our blog, in which I discuss the sorry state of announcing in American track and field TV coverage; and our article from the archives, which describes an icebreaker for classes in which students are meeting for the first time. And for PE members, we provide a list of the latest articles added to the website during August. The Fun Stuff newsletter is free and there's also lots of free content on PE, including over 30 sample articles, an extensive links page and the PE Update Blog. However, most of the material on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, a discussion forum, and over 2100 articles that you can search, read, print and email! If you're not already a member of the PE website, then join up today!! To get more information, watch our video tour at: PE Update Video Tour I hope you enjoy this issue! Dick Moss, Editor



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August 27, 2009
2. From the Web


Here's a motivational video as you embark on another year of teaching. It's one of my favourite clips of the summer - a demonstration of the power of a single person to inspire others to get up and participate in physical activity (in this case, dancing at a concert). Initially, I think people were laughing this fellow…but then they realized how much fun he was having and decided to join in. I hope I can inspire as many people this year! //



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3. New Additions to the Website Here are the Articles that were added to the PE Update website over the past four weeks.
These articles are available to members of PE
  • Badminton: Principle of Play - Make Them Hit Up
    A simple principle for better badminton - make them hit it up!


  • Basketball: Michigan State Rebounding & Fast Break Drill
    A rebounding and fast-break drill that is a favourite of the Michigan State basketball coaches.


  • Fitness: Find the Corner Walking Game
    A fun game that makes walking fun for your physical education students.


  • Fitness: Walk-a-Dawg Program
    Walking dogs from your local pound is a great way to get your physical education students more active.


  • Outdoor Education: Candlelight Canoeing Activity
    A night-time canoeing activity in which students paddle amidst floating candles.


  • Promotion/Fundraising: Shopping Mall Exhibits
    A shopping mall exhibit is an excellent way to raise funds and give your program positive public exposure.


  • Volleyball Ring Toss
    A lead-up game for volleyball that develops speed and reaction- time by using a floor-hockey puck instead of a volleyball.


  • XC Running: The Pack Running Drill
    A cross-country running workout in which the goal is to lengthen the amount of time slower runners are able to keep up with the rest of the team.
The PE website has 461 other articles on these seven topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!



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August 27, 2009
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #79
August 27, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

Track Broadcasting Needs Better Announcers
After watching the World Track and Field Championships, your editor believes that the sport will never be popular in the U.S. as long as the current team of announcers continue providing the television coverage.




Fun Stuff for Physical Education #79
August 27, 2009
5. From the Archives In 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: SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY -- TRUTH, TRUTH, LIE

With classes just beginning, here's an excellent icebreaker you can use for students who are meeting for the first time.

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