Posts tagged Physical Education
By Nancy Fischer | News Niagara Reporter
on September 7, 2013 – 6:00 PM
NORTH TONAWANDA – Fitness can be drudgery, especially for kids.
But last week, about 4,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in North Tonawanda returned to school to find new fitness rooms filled with new, brightly colored fitness equipment – including a number that use virtual reality and video games – clearly designed to be fun.
“It makes the time go by faster,” said freshman Nick Rosky, who was trying to grab up coins for points on an interactive fitness bike that was like an Xbox 360 on wheels.
“It’s insane,” said Rachel Krawczyk, a 10th-grade More >
My name is Joe McCarthy and I teach elementary Physical Education at Meadowview Elementary School in Farmington MN. I want to share our story regarding the MOVE + system. I teach 10, 25 minute classes to students in grades 1 – 5.
I am always looking to implement a new game or activity into my Physical Education classes. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the MOVE+ system from Motion Fitness. The students loved this new game that allowed them to try something fun with cool music. The students enjoyed the challenge of watching the arrows on the screen and trying More >
On June 17 & 18, 2013 Motion Fitness will be taking part in the After School program training with their most recent partner SPARK. SPARK is a research-based, public health organization of San Diego State University Research Foundation (disseminated by School Specialty, Inc.) dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness.
The SPARK After School (AS) Physical Activity Program began in 1995 as part of an effort to take lessons learned from the successful SPARK PE program and apply them to “out of PE” settings.
The childhood obesity statistics in America are startling: over the past three decades, obesity rates among youth have tripled, and nearly one third of children in America are now overweight or obese. While there are many different culprits, reduced physical activity is one of the main causes of this national epidemic. At Motion Fitness we’re building on our mission to “give people the ability and power to move” by partnering with SPARK, a research-based organization and provider of the world’s most field-tested physical education program.
“SPARK is, and continues to be one of the most influential companies in fighting childhood obesity More >
By Dan Lawler, Ph.D
This week I am introducing aerobic exercise as an intervention in a program for students with moderately disruptive behavior. The kids in this program account for nearly 25% of the office referrals because they so frequently interfere with both their own learning and that of others in the class. While the teaching staff strives to have these kids included in the regular classroom, they often find it difficult because of the disruptions they create. The resource teacher works with these students, and, traditional interventions (e.g., positive rewards, corrective feedback, work detail, after-school detention, out-of-school suspensions, parent conferences,) More >
One of the long standing professional strengths of educators is their willingness to share ideas and programs that are working with other teachers and principals. This professional courtesy has helped thousands of other schools and children to benefit from the original school’s hard work and success. For example, if a school is getting great results in reading the school and teachers invite people in to hear how they constructed their success or present at state and national conferences so they can give that same advantage to others.
One of the best examples in physical education has been work lead by George More >
The IMAGINE campaign began in 2007 when a group of Grand Forks citizens started raising funds to build a new health and wellness facility and renovate the existing Family YMCA. Thanks to donors’ and business sponsors’ vision and generosity, all residents can now benefit from exceptional new health and fitness facilities.
We have found nothing quite like it in the country. Today, this historic movement has allowed the Grand Forks Park District the ability to continue enhancing lives throughout the community. Through a more efficient use of combined knowledge, expertise, resources and strengths, Choice Health & Fitness and Altru Family YMCA promise More >
Play games? Yes, playing games can improve your fitness and overall health. The American Medical Association strongly supports prevention and wellness efforts to promote a healthy America, including the promotion of physical fitness, and activity-based games (Exergames) offer a fun and engaging way for kids, adults, and seniors to increase their physical activity.
Physical activity has been shown to help reduce many health risks, including diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers. Walking is an easy way for the majority of people to be more active and gain the associated health benefits and is a great way to start a physical fitness More >
The Gateway Unified School District governing board signed off on using federal grant funds on interactive exercise gaming equipment at its Wednesday night meeting.
The equipment features games to encourage kids to move around, said Matt Diskin, program director for the Physical Education Program (PEP).
He obtained the funds from a $1.2 million federal grant for the district to build fitness labs at district schools.
“It costs less than one open heart surgery and contributes to better learning,” he said. “A healthier kid is a More >
Last year, I was offered the opportunity to test a new product, MOVE + by Motion Fitness. I was extremely excited for this and now fortunate enough to write about my experiences. I guess there is something to say about first impressions and by seeking professional developments when you are can attend.
As a member of TEN (The Exergame Network) and an active participant in many other Exergame/Active Gaming websites and social media outlets, I was anxious to see firsthand the reaction of my students with disabilities (SwD) to this form of exercise. Needless to say, adjectives like breathtaking, amazing or astonishing do not More >