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  • Adventist Resource
    Athletics Guidelines for Adventist Schools Grade 1-Lifelong
    This document provides schools which believe that their students will benefit by a positive, Christ-centered sports program with guidelines for operation. Following an Introduction and Mission or Position Statement, the Guidelines for Seventh-day Adventist...

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    NAD Elementary Physical Education Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 physical education classes in North American Adventist schools: Motor Skills Performance...

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    NAD Standards for High School PE & Health Courses Grade 9-Grade 12
    Download the performance standards for PE and Health courses in North American Adventist high schools:Physical EducationHealth...

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    Transformational Teaching - Adventist Worldview Curriculum Frameworks Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore "the foundational worldview from which an Adventist teacher delivers the Australian National Curriculum." These curriculum frameworks focus on the "principles, values and threads that undergird and guide what we consider to be real,...

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    A School Checkup - How Good is Your Health Program? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How healthy is your school? Seven effective steps are outlined for Adventist teachers and administrators wanting to re-evaluate the health program in their school by using education research procedures. A sample survey for gathering information from parents...

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    ABCs, 1,2,3s and PE - Using Physical Activity to Teach Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This NAD session highlights current research linking physical fitness to academic performance in youth. Morgan demonstrates how core curricular topics can be taught to K-4 elementary students using movement activities in a kinesthetic learning style.

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    Adventist Education Forum Preschool-Lifelong
    Discuss ideas, share tips, ask questions, and learn more from other Seventh-day Adventist educators through Adventist Edforum, in three ways: Edforum Blog, Edforum...

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    Alternative High School PE Options: Mountain Biking and Olympic Games Grade 4-Grade 9
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout discusses the value of teaching mountain biking as a lifetime activity. Topics cover fundraising and equipment considerations, unit design and ideas, trail design and maintenance, and safety concerns,...

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    Competition - Still the Number One Concern Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What is the role of competition on the Adventist Christian campus? Christian college and university administrators have long grappled with this controversial topic. Ron du Preez examines this issue, and in the process, presents another worthy question: What...

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    Curriculum Frameworks for Adventist Secondary Schools in SPD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Essential curriculum development tools for Christian secondary schools, these downloadable frameworks outline the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and show teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

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    Elementary PE Activities - DVDs and Manual for K-2 Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Looking for an easy-to-use physical education (PE) program for young children? The creative physical activities presented in this DVD set were chosen with elementary classroom teachers, childcare providers, youth leaders, and home-school parents in mind. Children...

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    Elementary PhysEd Hacks and How to Gamify Your PhysEd Program Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Delivered as a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "this presentation will provide an overview of tips and tricks to help you run a PhysEd program that you're proud of, including time-saving management strategies, easy ways to decrease student conflicts,...

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    Exercise Programs for Teens - Ideas for Academy Physical Education Classes Grade 9-Grade 12
    A challenge for educators is implanting in students positive attitudes toward fitness so that they will adopt a lifestyle that includes vigorous physical exercise. Physical education should teach the value of lifelong fitness, be fun, invigorating, and pertinent...

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    Exercising With Exergaming - Giving Physical Education a Technology Makeover Grade 4-Tertiary
    Exergaming technology can play a role in motivating and establishing healthy behaviors in both children and adults by providing opportunities for individual and cross-generational play. When you see how students’ interest and excitement about exercise...

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    Fabulous Physical Activities on a Shoestring Budget (K-8) Kindergarten-Grade 8
    See the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session for "fun, physical activities for elementary students that can be performed with minimal equipment and space requirements and that teachers in small, multi-grade schools can easily implement."

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    Fitness & Exercise for a Better You - Unit Plan Grade 9-Grade 12
    "This unit introduces the five elements of fitness; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition...We will explore the importance of exercise, its benefits, how to plan a fitness program, avoid misconceptions,...

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    Fitness Testing - How do students in SDA schools compare with their public school peers? Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation proposes a research project utilizing fitness test data for SDA students in SDA schools, and comparing the results with national public school results. Do our schools promote a fit lifestyle better, the same,...

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    Games That Keep Students Going Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Every high school teacher is looking for games and activities that they can use before, during, and after physical education classes. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation has many for you to discover.

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    Get Wild About Fitness and Health - Integrating Content with Fun! Kindergarten-Grade 5
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention handout, discover standards-based comprehensive lessons to teach and reinforce learning while having fun, through demonstrated activities from the Fab 5 Physical Activity Program. See how easy it can be to teach fitness...

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    How to Have an A Plus PE Program With or Without a Gymnasium Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Using the NAD curriculum, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is filled with fun and exciting ideas, yearly themes, easy to teach physical, spiritual, social, and mental health-related activities for the elementary classroom teacher as well as the...

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    Instructional Strategies for Integrating Faith and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Taylor addresses how teachers can authentically integrate faith into the classroom learning experience of various academic disciplines. He also addresses the challenges of making the transition from theory to practice when seeking to create a Christian instructional...

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    Interaction, Service, and Outreach Grade 9-Grade 12
    A unique curriculum proposal for an interaction, service, and outreach program for Adventist secondary schools. Guidelines for implementation and samples of projects and scheduling for physical education, math, geography, Bible classes and all-school projects...

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    Is There a Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Sport? Grade 9-Tertiary
    While certainly not the norm when the church’s schools were first established, sports have become commonplace today. Questions we should be asking: What should Seventh-day Adventist Christian sport be like? What should motivate our programs? How should...

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    JAE Editorial: Restoring the Balance Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This editorial introduces a special edition focusing on physical education, a vital component of a wholistic education. In this special issue "you will find articles that address a broad array of topics, ranging from the importance of physical activity...

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    Make Physical Education Fun - for Everyone! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How to make physical education fun for elementary and secondary students. Attitude problems are discussed and suggestions given to promote more favorable attitudes towards physical education. Topics discussed include encouraging girls to participate, educators...

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    Movement Right From the Start - The ABC's and 1, 2, 3's of Physical Activity for the Young Child Preschool-Grade 8
    What can educators do to combat the childhood obesity epidemic? One of the most effective ways is to ensure that youth receive adequate amounts of daily physical activity while at school. While the thought of preparing lesson plans may seem overwhelming for...

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    NAD K-12 Textbook Lists Grade 9-Grade 12
    Access the current textbook recommendations for Adventist elementary and secondary schools operating in the North American Division. Note that some unions have supplements for their schools.

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    NAD Physical Education Curriculum Guide K-12 Grade 1-Grade 8
    The Physical Education Curriculum Guide for NAD Adventist schools grades K-12 outlines the standards/goals, learning objectives, essential performance benchmarks, assessment examples and criteria, and resource references for physical education. This document...

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    PE For Kids - Developing a Physical Education Program for Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Areas to consider when establishing a physical education program for elementary schools. These are rationale, administrative/board support, budget and equipment, curriculum and scheduling, space, storage, teaching strategies, and resource materials. This article...

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    PE Lesson Plans for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Looking for an easy-to-use PE program for small schools? Debbie Morgan's elementary physical education lesson plans are specifically designed for small elementary schools with multi-grade classrooms, where budgetary constraints limit facilities and the amount...

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    Philosophy and Practice of Wholistic and Physical Student Development at Select Seventh-day Adventist Higher Educational Institutions and Work Colleges Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this study was to examine and describe how two institutions with a wholistic approach to education from each of two higher educational systems—Work Colleges Consortium members: College of the Ozarks and Warren Wilson College, and Adventist...

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    Physical Activity - A Critical Component of a Complete Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The role of physical activity has always had a vital place in the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education. Adventist schools should continue to propagate the values of health promotion and healthful practices, which not only increase longevity but also...

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    Physical Activity - The Perfect Prescription Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Health means more than the 'absence of disease' or following a vegetarian diet. Wellness and a state of physical fitness are significant components of a healthy lifestyle, and are crucial in educating the head, hand, and the heart. In addition to presenting...

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    Physical Education - High School Supplement SSD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values: these are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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    Physical Education and Sport from a Christian Perspective Tertiary
    Hamerslough addresses several questions regarding physical education and sport. "Is there a place for physical education and sport in Seventh-day Adventist higher education? Is there a difference between Christian sport and sport as engaged in by public...

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    Physical Education, Sports and Christian Outreach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there a place for fitness and sports in the Adventist concept of balanced education? Physical development should form one side of the equilateral triangle of true education. A person's play life is as important as any other part of his or her life. Five...

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    Physical Fitness - Whose Responsibility? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is physical fitness the responsibility of school, home, or the individual? Everyone associated with the school has the responsibility of providing young people with the training and environment necessary to help them learn and embrace sound health principles....

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    Promoting Positive Spectator Behavior Grade 9-Lifelong
    How can Adventist schools teach and enforce appropriate spectator behavior at athletic events when bad behavior seems to be the norm for professional and amateur sports? Our educational administrators and boards must develop and maintain guidelines outlining...

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    Safety First - Creating a Safe Environment at School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Every Adventist teacher and educational administrator must implement strategies that will enhance their students’ safety at school. Adventist schools must provide a safe and appropriate environment for students to grow and develop into active members...

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    School Gymnastics - Stimulating Child Development Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This study aims to analyze the importance of the practice of artistic gymnastics in the school space during physical education classes for children. The study analyzes how the application of pleasurable physical activities permeated with playfulness can provide...

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    School Health Program - Essential for Building a Healthy Community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper deals with the importance of the most neglected program of the school, the school health program. The writer will help everybody get involved in educating young children to understand that there is a great correlation between health, learning...

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    Shattered Dreams and Bright Hope Tertiary-Lifelong
    God is a God of imperfect people. Evans tells the story of a man whose dreams were shattered by tragedy, yet he pursued a career to help others achieve that dream.

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    Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of Physical Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Students and teachers have a range of perceptions of Physical Education and how it affects students and their learning. Past research has indicated that Physical Education can influence students' academic results as well as their physical development....

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    Teaching PE - All Fun and Games? Grade 1-Grade 8
    In this 'Solving School Problems' column, a parents question about the teaching of physical education in a small, one-room school is addressed. Suggestions include encouraging the teacher to plan specific goals and objectives for PE periods, not just playing...

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    The empirical development of a curriculum in sports acrobatics and spiritual witnessing Tertiary
    Problem: The purpose of this project was to develop empirically a curriculum to assist Seventh-day Adventist sports acrobatic coaches, physical education instructors, physical education majors and minors to integrate spiritual witnessing concepts into...

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    The Impact of a Physical Activity Session on Year Two Students Subsequent Classroom Behaviour Grade 1-Grade 4
    "The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a 30-minute physical activity (PA) session on Year Two students’ subsequent classroom behaviour...findings highlight the potential value of physical activity as a strategy for increasing student...

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    The Power Plant Complex Kindergarten-Lifelong
    To evaluate sport objectively and assess its place in Adventist education, a number of factors must be considered. These include Ellen White's counsels; sport and society; the development of the discipline of physical education; the training of physical education...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Physical Education Pyramid Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The “shift of focus” from physical education classes that enroll every student to programs that focus on after-school team sports for elite student athletes was a topic of concern and discussion for attendees at three recent national Seventh-day...

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    The Summer Olympics - A Multidisciplinary Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "The purpose of this unit is to explore the diversity of our global culture through the eyes of sports. The Summer Olympics provides a great opportunity to study social studies, language arts, health, art, music, religion, and physical education all in...

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    The Transmission of Christian Values through Sports in the Curriculum of Physical Education in High School Grade 9-Lifelong
    Sciarabba "demonstrates that P.E. [physical education] is an effective means for the transmission of Christian values to high school students, and that the Christian way of teaching P.E. needs a philosophical and theological foundation rooted in the Bible."...

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    Theoretical and Methodological Considerations Necessary to Improve the Evaluation of Learning in the Field of Physical Education and Sport Grade 1-Grade 12
    As argued throughout this paper, learning assessment is currently an area that requires further study and improvement by many teachers (professors, trainers, educators) at the theoretical, methodological and practical levels. The research was carried out by...

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    Using Pedometers to Promote Physical Activity at School Grade 4-Grade 12
    The continued increase in childhood obesity demands our attention and action. Because children spend most of their waking hours in school, if we want them to eat better and exercise more, that’s the logical place to initiate change. The intervention...

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    Without Hands Kindergarten-Grade 6
    An active playground game that can be enjoyed by students during recess.