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January 20, 2021

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Strategies Free Access Article

Traditional conceptions of interscholastic athletics describe an “extended classroom” environment in which students develop positive psycho-social skills within a supportive team culture and positive learning climate. However, as the “professionalized model” of youth sport has become more prevalent, with its “win-at-all-cost” mentality, some school leaders have begun to question the educational value of interscholastic sport participation.

 

In this article from the January/February issue of Strategies, the authors assert that education-based athletic programs are what teens need from schools and can still result in positive outcomes. 

SHAPE America

Join us on January 28 at 5 p.m. for a discussion of the Netflix documentary, “Athlete A,” which follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics. The webinar will include a panel discussion and Q&A about this important film and what we can do to enact lasting change — including what you as a coach can do moving forward. This free webinar is offered through the SHAPE America Online Institute. 

 

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Online Physical Education Graduate Program

The M.A.Ed. in Physical Education Master Teacher is an online graduate program designed to help K-12 physical education teachers enhance their instructional effectiveness. Students can choose from emphases in pedagogy or special populations to help enhance their physical fitness classroom.

SHAPE America

Plan now to join thousands of health and physical educators at the premier HPE event of the year! The 2021 virtual national convention will be held April 13-17 using a superior technology platform — giving you the best “small and intimate” conference experience and the “biggest and best” national convention experience rolled into one (including 100+ hours of professional development!). Register by February 24 for early-bird registration discounts and a free “Kindness is Everything” face mask! 

 

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This year has been monumental as social justice issues — specifically racism toward Black people in America — have been brought to the forefront. The purpose of this study was to raise awareness of the lack of inclusion of Black voices and considerations for the development of Black youth in the design and implementation of physical education standards. 

 

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The SHAPE America Impact Schools grant program identifies and provides much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to five eligible schools across the country. Funds raised for this program through the Big Feats Virtual Race (March 1-April 17) will be used to improve existing health and physical education programs and help teachers continue their studies and build expertise. 

 

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NDSU Leadership in Physical Education and Sport

 

Online M.S. in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport graduate program students pay in-state tuition! Advance your content, pedagogical, and leadership knowledge for improved professional practice in physical education, coaching, and sport settings. Accepted students may begin fall, summer, or spring and typically graduate within five semesters. No GRE required.

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Health and physical educators across the country are sharing top-notch ideas, resources and more!

 

Check out the latest ToyTalk Tuesday video on our :

New episode of the SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Sean Nevills:

  • : Sean sits down with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris to discuss SHAPE America acquiring the copyright to the National Health Education Standards, the 2021 virtual national convention, and the organization's ongoing work on equity, diversity and inclusion.
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News Around the Nation

 

eSchool News

As schools across the country enter the second half of the school year, many students will make new transitions — from distance learning back to in-person learning, or vice versa — and social and emotional learning (SEL) remains as important as ever. To help educators, family members, caregivers, and community partners support the social and emotional needs of our young people, CASEL has shared two resources. 

 

Contemporary Pediatrics

The understanding of concussion and what is needed to effectively treat it without the risk of long-term effects has changed in recent years. A report in the Journal of Pediatrics looks at how children are doing a year following an acute concussion as well as those who had subsequent repeat concussions. 

 

News-Press Now

A bill before the Missouri House of Representatives aims to promote high school extracurricular activities in a way that’s generating some opposition. The new bill would require the Missouri State Board of Education to adopt rules permitting marching band and show choir students to graduate high school if they do their extracurriculars but haven’t passed requisite physical education classes. “I can speak to this because I was in show choir in college…,” said Taralyn Garner, an opponent of the bill … in retirement as a physical education teacher from the Park Hill School District. 

 

The Counter

Earlier this year, Anisha Patel, a Stanford University pediatrics professor, started to notice a troubling trend: Child patients at the Atherton California clinic where she works have gained a distressing amount of weight. Since the spring, she says, her patients’ growth curves, which track body mass index, have climbed their clinical charts steeply. In a matter of months, many kids’ chart lines raced past the 85th percentile, which means a patient is overweight. Today, most have broken into the 95th percentile, which is when a child becomes clinically obese. 

 

HealthDay

Parents recognize the potential benefits of peer support programs for mental health in schools but have some concerns, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. According to the results of the survey, nearly three-fourths of parents (72 percent) think having peer support leaders at school would encourage teens to talk with someone about their mental health problems, and 76 percent of parents think peer support leaders would understand teens' challenges better than teachers or counselors. 

 

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