No Excuses! - A Documentary on Quality Physical Education
QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
Dance - Overview and Resources
Dance should be integral part of all physical education programs. Social and ballroom dance teaches skills that are useful in real life events such as weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, and other social gatherings. The complexity of the movements involved in dance, coupled with the potential for moderate to high intensity cardio makes this an exceptionally well suited activity for growing brain cells and improving learning and academic performance. Other benefits include: it is fun, it incorporates social skills and appropriate touching, it often includes a cultural component, it can be great for warming up, and dance is a part of national and states' standards.
Articles on Dance
Teaching Dance for Understanding
Dance for Understanding is a learner-centered approach that helps educators draw from students' knowledge, creativity and personal interests, while delivering a purposeful curriculum that develops physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.
- #PhysEd Playlists: A crowd sourced Excel document with lists of songs for a variety of genres.
- 7 Tips for Making Music Playlists That Kids Will Love: Article with guidelines on creating music playlists for your students.
- Ballroom Song List: A PowerPoint that lists songs for various ballroom genres.
- Bye Bye Kidz Bop, Hello Audacity: An article that discusses how one physical educator edits songs to make them more appropriate.
- iHeartRadio Family: Kid friendly music app.
- Kidz Bop on Pandora: Channel on Pandora for kids.
- Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes: A video that includes over an hour's worth of kids songs.
- Move to Learn Songs: A playlist of active cross-disciplinary songs that can be used when creating dances.
- My Music Set Up: "I wanted to go through how I pick music, what music I am using, and what hardware I use. "