ten rules for a healthy life Schools get creative with PE while reducing hours For more than a decade, students at elementary schools in the Rockwood School District had 30-minute physical education classes, five days a week. The classes at Babler and Chesterfield elementary schools were so innovative and vigorous that in 2009 the National Association for Sport and Physical Education recognized them with STARS Awards. Only 30 other schools nationwide have received the recognition. Then the Rockwood School Board cut physical education to four days a week last year, so students could take a music class on the fifth day. "They said we are way over the federal minimum (for recommended physical education hours) so we have room to play with," said Eddie Mattison, facilitator of physical education for Rockwood. Such cuts illustrate the balancing act these days between academics and PE, as schools struggle to raise test scores in the face of a growing obesity epidemic. More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. In Missouri:
Traditional Kids Games, Classic Children's Games Select any children's game from the below list to find out how it is played. British Bulldog The play area is usually a large hall or large area of a playing field. There are no limits to the size of the pitch nor the number of players. Traditional children's games Bullrush game Bullrush is an energetic game whereby a group of individuals endeavour to rush from one line to another across an open space without being tackled to the ground by participants who have previously been so tackled. Cat's cradle Cat's cradle is a well known string game or series of string figures. Cocky Olly Cocky Olly is a children's game similar in style to forty forty. Copy and Robbers, Tag Tag (also known as it, had, he, tig, chasing, and other names) is an informal sport or game (see also playground games) that usually involves one or more players attempting to "tag" other players by touching them with their hands. Dodgeball Duck Duck Goose Follow The Leader Four Square Hopscotch I Spy Jump Rope Keep Away Musical Chairs
Health Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Creativity Blanchette, David M., Ramocki, Stephen P., O'del, John N., and Casey, Michael S. (2005), Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Creativity: Immediate and Residual Effects, Creativity Research Journal , 17(2&3), 257-264. Aerobic Exercise and Creative Potential: Immediate and Residual Effects The potential effects of aerobic exercise on creative potential were explored both immediately following moderate aerobic exercise and after a two hour lag. Sixty college students participated in an experiment consisting of three regimens varying the time when a Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was taken in relation to exercise completion. The positive impact of aerobic exercise on physiological functions, particularly cardio-pulmonary processes and structures, has been extensively studied and validated. The relationship between exercise and the physical processes of the human body is relatively well understood. Creativity is a much sought after and encouraged thought process. Participants Procedure Hypotheses
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15 Fantastic Ways to be a Better PE Teacher: Physical Education Degree According to the The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report, 38 states (74.5%) mandate physical education in elementary, middle, and high school, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and more than half allow exemptions or waivers. Physical education is important, so no matter your state requirements you should achieve to be an engaging PE teacher. Traditionally PE class was survival of the fittest—literally! If children weren’t naturally athletically gifted then they often left class feeling like they had failed in some aspect. The worst thing for a young child to feel is failure, whether that’s in testing or playing. It can be challenging for PE teachers to engage students who dislike PE, and some even have a tendency just to pay attention to the children who do enjoy class. 1. One of the best ways to engage your kids, and keep them engaged, is to encourage them! 2. Along with positive reinforcement, create games that everyone can succeed at on some level. 3. 4. 5.
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PE Central: Becoming a Physical Education Teacher We receive many requests from a number of people (including students) who are interested in learning what it takes to become a physical education teacher. We hope the following information, presented in a question and answer format, is helpful to those interested in becoming K-12 Health and Physical Education teachers. If you have further questions send email to email@example.com. What educational background is needed for this career? Typically you need to complete a degree in Health and Physical Education at a 4 year college or university. See below for a few colleges and universities that may offer undergraduate PE Programs. What experience do you need? It is best to have plenty of experience and knowledge about how to perform and teach different physical activities such as rock climbing, rollerblading, tennis, cooperative activities, golf, running, ultimate frisbee, basketball, fitness, aerobics, dance, gymnastics, etc. Lastly, you must truly enjoy being around people and kids.
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