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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oscar The Grouch Appeared and loved Lab 4 (201)

This week we saw some great adaptations and adjustments to pre-planned games as well as on the fly. Be sure to come with even more games and ideas to use with the students. Remember they have 4 closets full of equipment, so as soon as you get there, go through the closets to see if anything else will grab your attention. Be open to ideas and tips I give you as you're leading your games, as I think know most of you are ready for some more practical teaching strategies and refinements to what we started. Remember above all, that it is your job to provide a SAFE and POSITIVE learning environment. You need to clearly give a signal of attention, define boundaries, demonstrate the activity you want them to do, and provide developmentally appropriate tasks for the needs and abilities of your students.  Oscar was a HUGE hit and I encourage you to bring more visual aids and props to generate that buzz that you witnessed.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Pac(ked) Nutrition Infographic

@JoeyFeith from posted this great Nutrition Poster using classic Pac Man characters and I think its such a smart way to present content in a visually appealing format (well at least for us older folk who grew up playing classic arcade and video games).   Keep up all the great work you're doing Joey & Crew! PDF

Gaming Is Good For You

Source: Frugal Dad

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Structure in Chaos: Reflection

If you're reading this you're probably wondering why I have a picture of batman to the left... In the movie The Dark Knight batman tries to bring order and structure to a city that is just in chaos. That's how my partner and I felt today after teaching our lesson for our EDU 355 observation. I'm writing this as a reflection of my lesson but also as something fellow physical education majors can look to as they progress their way through the program.

Babies don't like to be dropped & Workout (201)

Max, Joe, and Jordan just posted this about "Babies don't like to be dropped"

check out mine Nate Fish and david teetsel's remake of j cole's song work out. Music video coming soon

Motor Development Videos - Spring 2012

Well the rite of passage for the Rockstar PE world is upon us and PED 201 has a couple of great additions so far to the Motor Development infant chapters. In the many years I've been doing this, we've seen musical styles such as classic rock, hip-hop, rap, blues, country, and tecno - but whatever style you choose, it's about communicating a clear and passionate message. We are preparing for our live presentations next week so make sure you know your lyrics and have your choreography down pat.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

From Elementary to High School

After completing my final weeks at the elementary school, I made my way over to my assigned high school, where I have been for the past 2 weeks. The difference is like day and night between the students, and how you must go about teaching them. While one of the larger difficulties in elementary was managing their excitement, the biggest difficulty in the high school is trying to get them excited enough. Trying to get students motivated to move is a concept I must work on daily with these students. One small trick that I have learned works, is don't underestimate the power of stickers. It is no surprise they are a great treat for younger children, but they work surprisingly well for high school students as well. Using stickers as a positive reinforcement for good skill demonstrations, or positive affective behaviors has allowed me to motivate a number of my high school students. I will keep you updated, as the semester progresses.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Physettes - A Little Less Drinking

original song: A little Less Sixteen Candles A little More Touch Me 
By: Fall Out Boy

Hey everyone. Just a preview of the Physettes new song A Little Less Drinking A Little More Care! Let us know your opinion! Video will be out next week!

Kendra Skinner Mary Katherine Dugue & Christina Butcher!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

PE Advocacy - Get Parents Involved!

Parents are a key group for you to engage as you promote your physical education program. It is important that parents understand the issues that surround childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles, but also that your PE program plays a role in combatting these issues.
Check out this PE4Life article on strategies to involve parents in the process of educating and inspiring a healthier lifestyle.
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The Sommersaults "Head, Neck, and Body" Remix

Check out The Sommersaults "Head, Neck, and Body" Remix based of Chapter 8 (Rudimentary Movement Abilities).  Video to debut soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ExerGame Workshop at AAHPERD 2012 Rocked

We had a great morning with all the presenters and attendees discovering the many faces of exergaming and ways to implement them into any curriculum to accomplish your intended learning outcomes (specific learning outcomes/ objectives) which should be the main focus of any lesson/unit plan.

From no or little technology or to full blown exergaming systems, our star-studded cast of presenters helped attendees to feel the difference when some form of technology is used appropriately.

A special thank you to the teacher-candidates and student-teachers from SUNY Cortland who came a day earlier than the rest of the gang to help lead games, give suggestions for using technology, and be so supportive of all the presenters. They're already talking about making North Carolina in 2013 even better!

Helping out this morning were student-teachers Ben Paquette & Andy Snide; and teacher-candidates Anthony DiRienzo, Sunnie Biffarella, TJ Toteno, Steve Miner, Pat Kaplan, & Dave Sommer. One of the greatest benefits was interacting with attendees who are teachers and athletic-directors from Missouri, Mass, NY, Guam, Puerto Rico, Washington, Kentucky, Canada, .....basically all over the world. And if you ask some of them, some of them were even discussing JOB OPPORTUNITIES for next fall all over the country. You never know who you're going to meet when you're networking at these conferences...but you'll never experience it until you get yourself to a conference. Hint Hint!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

PE Exergame Workshop @ Bull Sox Academy

PE Exergame Workshop @ Bull Sox Academy
We are all super excited to be participating in the 1st PE Exergame Workshop to the Phil Lawler (DuPage County) PE Institute Day (Naperville, IL) on March 2, 2012.

Hoping one day to have a similar conference at SUNY Cortland in the near future!

Lots of great people in a top notch facility for sports and exergaming (Bulls/Sox Academy)

Presenters Include
· Dan Lawler, Ph. D. - Retired Principal
· Stephen P. Yang, Ph. D.-ABD - SUNY Cortland
· Lisa Witherspoon, Ph. D. – University of South Florida
· Ernie Medina, Jr., Dr. PH, CHFS – Preventative Medicine Specialist
· George Velarde – California Physical Educator of the Year
· Sharon Warren – Polar Electro Education
· Dave Kurland – Chicago Bulls Director
Purpose: Professional Development / Exergame Education Workshop for PE teachers, Administrators, Superintendants. School and After-School programs. Non-Profits. Foundations.
Description: This Professional Development / Exergame Education Workshop shows you the exciting possibilities of how using technology, combined with games and physical activity, can enhance and enrich the lives of generations.
The workshop will be located at the state-of-the-art Chicago Bulls Sox Training Academy in Lisle, IL, featuring the best Exergaming / Active Game facility in the world.
Teachers who attend the pre-conference will hear information from leaders in the field about how ExerGaming can help educators to be even more effective in reaching our youth. Participants will find this full-day ExerGaming pre-conference fun, educational, and invaluable in helping to promote high-quality physical education and physical activity to maximize the educational experience.
Topics include:
· Medical view on how a sedentary lifestyle is impacting our children with life-long disease.
· A successful School and Community Model overview, showing results of improved academics, improved disciplinary incidents, and improved health and fitness scores.
· Implementing Technology and Exergaming in your facility. Putting knowledge into practice.
· How do we prove it is working? Using technology to revolutionize physical education.
· Time in vs. Time Out. Help students with ADHD and other behavior issues decrease impulsivity and improve learning. Explains the physiology of the attention system.
· Quality teaching in a Physical Education setting, which meets the NASP standards and promotes lifelong fitness.