Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education

Create a positive learning environment for your students

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education offers more than 60 large-group warm-up, character and team building activities. The book, which comes with a web resource, helps you prepare your students for success in university and beyond. Continue reading “Create a positive learning environment for your students”

PE teacher playing a game with autistic child

Teaching PE to students with autism, a comprehensive approach

In her book, Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Michelle Grenier describes the common characteristics of autism and provides games and activities to help PE teachers with autistic students.
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Free nutrition course launched for primary teachers

Last week, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) launched a new professional development platform for primary school teachers. The free online course comes in response to the results of research which showed teachers were getting little training in the area of nutrition, yet poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle are being increasingly linked with academic performance.

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Free tennis lessons for 20,000 children across the UK

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is set to follow up last year’s launch of Tennis for Kids with an expanded programme of free lessons for children aged five to eight. Nearly 1,000 LTA coaches have undertaken training to deliver the course of six lessons.

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Can exercise improve children’s learning?

The natural order of classrooms has always been for children to sit. Whether it involves talking, discussion, working in groups or just listening to teachers, most of the time children do this from the comfort of a chair.

On average, most primary school children spend 70% of their classroom time sitting down. Outside the classroom the number of children walking to school has decreased and, at the same time, many more children are now spending longer staring at screens. A 2015 study found that children aged 5 to 16 now spend an average of six and half hours a day in front of a screen. This is compared with around three hours in 1995.

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National school exercise scheme launched to tackle childhood obesity

A new exercise scheme which allows teachers and parents to monitor children’s activities throughout the school day is to be rolled out across the country, to help tackle childhood obesity.

Launched on 31st January, the Health Active Schools System (HASS), has been devised by the children’s activity provider Fit for Sport. It provides schools with reports that chart the activity of individual children on a daily basis.

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