Posts by author : Justin Schleider

The True Argument for PhysED

The True Argument for PhysED

The other day I received a message from Jarrod Robinson (@mrrobbo) telling me to listen to this part of Dr. Dean Dudley’s ConnectedPE session. When Jarrod takes the time to tell me something I listen! Right away I knew I was listening to something groundbreaking. Dr. Dudley had just laid out not only why we…

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The Strongest Argument Ever

The Strongest Argument Ever

I am writing this blog specifically for administrators or educators to bring to their administration because I am hoping that the reason public education has not endorsed creating physically active students is out of the ignorance of the overwhelming evidence that has been steadily flooding the academic and research world. It is my hope that…

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Bring Back The Joy

Bring Back The Joy

What is the purpose of Physical Education? My purpose in physical education is to provide lessons that are enjoyable, a safe atmosphere, and a setting where students will learn the knowledge and skills that lead to a lifelong love of movement. Let’s unpack the enjoyment part of physical education. Joy is the number one outcome…

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Target On My Back

Target On My Back

Why are human target games banned in the United States? This is a question that keeps coming up again and again when discussing appropriate practices in Physical Education. The knee jerk reaction from most people in the profession is that dodgeball is physically and emotionally unsafe for some students. The problem with that response is…

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Dodging Dodgeball

Dodging Dodgeball

Many Physical Education teachers in the United States get their heart rate and blood pressure flying through the roof when the subject of dodgeball arises. One theory that may explain this reaction may be that it stems from the countless images, movie clips, and memories that are associated with the game. Physical Education teachers are…

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