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Pickleball

Created by: Charla Krahnke, Aaron Hart & Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown & Victor Spadaro Design: Jennifer Truong Pickleball was a sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong into a fun court game that is easy for beginners to learn and challenging enough [...]

Winter Wonderland Instant Activities

Created by: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Aaron Hart Every year, right around the holiday season, students start to fall into a frenzy of excitement, forget their impulse control basics, and can use a little physical education etiquette reminder. This winter-themed instant activity module was designed just for [...]

Yoga and Mindfulness

Written By: Victoria Otto, Verneda Edwards, Megyn Taback, Daniel Hill, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Deedi Brown, Mike Martinez Design and Illustrations: Jennifer Truong, James Boland, Aaron Hart Every student can benefit from mindful movement and mental stillness. OPEN's Yoga and Mindfulness module is designed to help your students experience the [...]

Rhythm & Move

Rhythm & Move Development Team: Aaron Hart, Elyse Loughlin, Andrea Hart, RDN, CDN, Lori Rose Benson, Dr. Olajide Williams, MD, MS Illustrations: James Boland Book Design: Jennifer Truong Rhythm & Move uses the Multisensory, Multilevel Health Education Model to teach young students about emotional and behavioral self-regulation, relationships with other children, and basic nutrition education concepts. This [...]

By |2019-11-19T09:49:51-05:00November 17th, 2019|Movement|0 Comments

Recess Matters

Created by: Aaron Hart, Lynn Hefele, Jason Leach, Mike Morris, Ben Pirillo, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Anne Kubitsky, Joanna Faerber, Deedi Brown Special Thank You: Kids Heart Challenge, Eat Move Grow Design: Jennifer Truong According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and, as such, [...]

By |2019-10-23T06:11:21-04:00October 23rd, 2019|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Cutting Through Controversy

This is Part One of an eight-part blog series focused on OPEN’s purpose, beliefs, mission, and core values. The only antidote to misinformation is factual information. Because OPEN has grown so rapidly over the past five years, we haven’t taken time to explain the details of our dissemination design and the procedures of our [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:33:57-04:00August 28th, 2019|OPENs Purposeful Path|0 Comments

Professional Responsibilities

The Professional Responsibilities Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with outcomes-based resources focused on communicating with families and community members, and growing and developing professionally. Like all OPENPhysEd.org resources, these files are meant to be guiding models that can be edited and customized to best meet the needs of your professional path. [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:01:14-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Instruction

The Instruction Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with outcomes-based resources focused on engaging students in learning with positive communication, effective discussion, instructional flexibility and responsiveness. Like all OPENPhysEd.org resources, these files are meant to be guiding models that can be edited and customized to best meet the needs of your students [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:04:51-04:00August 21st, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Classroom Environment

The Classroom Environment Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with tools and resources focused on creating a positive learning environment for all students. Download and customize tools for establishing class culture, managing class procedures and routines, as well as organizing the physical space in your physical education classroom. Check back frequency for [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:04:10-04:00August 20th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments