It’s February and for those of us in northern climates the ground is covered with snow. The key to dealing with a long, snowy winter, is to either embrace it or leave it. The Finns have definitely learned how to Continue reading Snow Swimming in Finland
Although physical educators have long realized the importance of Quality Daily Physical Education, the need for such programs is still not a priority for parents and policy makers. This is highlighted by the fact that many school boards still use Continue reading If They Can Block-Schedule Physical Education, Why Not Lunch?
It’s almost the holiday season, and with that season comes the opportunity to watch movies. One of my all-time favourite sports movies is Happy Gilmore, in which an ex-hockey player, played by Adam Sandler, takes up golf and uses a Continue reading The Happy Gilmore Driving Technique – Can it Actually Produce Longer Drives?
Recess can be an excellent opportunity for children to engage in fitness activities. However for some children, recess isn’t fun – it’s a cruel reminder that they aren’t part of the in-crowd. Excluded from group games and activities, they stand Continue reading The Buddy Bench Improves Inclusiveness During Recess Periods
Here’s an excellent Grantland video about high school football coach Kevin Kelly of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, who never punts, regardless of his field position. On kickoffs, he kicks nothing but onside kicks. This is an excellent example Continue reading The Coach Who Never Punts
I’ve become a big fan of the TedTalks and TedxTalks series of public lectures as a way to learn about the latest information on dozens of different topics. I recently found a lecture on the potential of quality daily physical Continue reading Want Smarter Kids with More Brain Cells? Give Them Daily Physical Education in School!