Blogs/Websites you should visit OFTEN!

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Justen O’Connor’s Health and Physical Education blog.

Youth Action Initiative from Monash University.  Great example of quality PhysEd.  Read this section on Authentic Learning too!  How can you apply these insights to your program?

Movnat-emphasis on natural movement.  We overlook this mindset in PhysEd.  You owe it to your students to read through this site.  Here is a quote from the site: “Since 2009, MovNat has been at the forefront in promoting a practical, real world approach to movement and fitness. We are the world’s only certification body for Natural Movement. If you want to get educated in movement, this is the place!”

Ido Portal– very similar to Movnat, but with a little more emphasis on aesthetics.  We need to incorporate more of this in PhysEd!  Make sure to read some of the blog and watch some of the clips.  Here is a quote from the site: “Movement Culture represents a contemporary paradigm shift in physicality, moving us away from main culprits in movement and fitness as well as the separation between health, aesthetics, performance and art.

Ray Peat and the rest of the “Health” bunch: Chris Masterjohn, Chris Kresser, Anthony Colpo, and Functional Performance Systems.  If we are going to talk about concepts like “Health” and “Nutrition,” in our classes, then we owe it to our students to be as informed as possible.  Most of us possess the dominant conventional “wisdom” and believe ourselves to be educated.  Spend a little time on these sites and you will see how wrong we often are.

The Movement Project–created by Galo Alfredo Naranjo.  Must-read site!  Exploring physical literacy, movement, and the human condition with the help of science, philosophy, art, literature, anthropology, psychology and more.  Naranjo gives a great TED talk here.

Bernard De Koven’s sites on Play: A Playful Path, and Deep Fun.

Exuberant Animal