EDiPHY: EDucation in the PHYsical
To instruct especially so as to encourage physical, intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement through Physical Education.
Physical Education (PE) can teach lots more than just how to throw a ball. As you probably already know, there is a lot of social interaction in the typical PE class, and that offers a perfect opportunity for kids to grow in their ability to develop positive social skills. In addition, PE challenges kids to think differently; to make connections between what they have learned in the classroom and how it is applied in a real-life setting. For example: learning about balance and measurement in science takes on a whole new meaning when you are trying to create a perfectly balanced pyramid in your PE class!
More than just a listing of activities, this site also offers resources that can help you to be a better teacher, student or supporter of PE in your school. It also provides a way for you to connect with other educators to share stories, best practices and solutions. Just go to the Links area to join a conversation.
So that's what this site is all about...helping us all to make the very most out of the opportunities we have to educate in the physical, to EDiPHY our kids!
Using the Site
To help you find what you want most easily, EDiPHY makes a distinction between Activities and Resources, as follows:
Activity - records that involve exercise, whether physical or otherwise; e.g. various games, personal interactions, etc.
Resource - records meant for reference and information; e.g. PE funding resources, bibliographies, etc.
Both Activities and Resources are accessible using the horizontal navigation bar above, or the search box at the right of the screen (holding the Control Key down to allow multiple selections). Note that on other pages of this site, the search box is accessible at the top-right corner of the screen. The site also includes user-submitted links:
WWW Links - Since this site is meant to encourage ongoing growth, we encourage you to participate in one of the ongoing professional discussions that are available from our Links page