Most people are aware of the effects physical activity can have on children’s health. However what most of us don’t understand is how physical education (PE) improves other areas of well-being. Although these areas don’t get as much press they are just as important in developing social skills.
The new book, Physical Literacy on the Move, helps teachers develop the physical literacy of their students. In this blog post author Heather Gardner details the importance participant choice has on children’s learning.
Physical Literacy on the Move from Heather Gardner helps you develop the physical literacy of your students. Written to help PE teachers the book features 120 different games and activities. Continue reading “Physical Literacy on the Move”
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”
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 with teaching PE to students with autism.
Continue reading “Teaching PE to students with autism, a comprehensive approach”
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.