The Brain Bites video series teaches physical education concepts in short video bites! In this bite, Bee Respectful teaches students what respect looks like, sounds like, and feels like.
Learn about the field of therapeutic recreation and how it helps people. Rochester Rehabilitation's SportsNet program is featured which uses adaptive and inclusive recreation for people with disabilities or medical conditions to improve their quality of life and meet their goals.
Meet the GIRLS!: Lexi (9) and Lauryn (14) are sisters and are each other's biggest cheerleaders. Lexi is a strong gymnast and Lauryn is right there encouraging her and helping her every step of the way. Lauryn is a musician and shares her talent in her community. Lexi supports her sister’s efforts. Sometimes our greatest power is empowering others!
Meet the GIRL!: Sasha is 17 years old and had a difficult time in school due to being bullied. She found her outlet through art. She painted her feelings and then decided to share her art with others. She leads art classes at her local boys and girls club with an emphasis on bullying awareness and education. She wants to make sure others feel empowered to speak up for themselves and take action. She leads by example.
Learn how to teach children ways to manage their feelings and turn them into positive actions, including creating a calm and regulated environment, showing how to manage impulses, and discussing ways to resolve conflicts.
Meet the GIRL!: Caraline is 17 years old and is a musician and nail technician student. She shares how she enjoys doing others’ nails as she gets to listen to them express themselves and share what is important to them. She shares that she enjoys that people see her as a trusted ear. By listening to others she gets to connect with people in an authentic way.
Learn about Down Syndrome from Mary Ann Schluier, a habilitator at CP Rochester. Next, hear from Patrick Hurley, an individual with Down Syndrome, and his family as they talk about their day to day lives, his activities, and skills to participate in numerous activities in the community.
With so much emphasis placed on improvements in math and science, skills like compassion often receive less classroom time. This unintended trade-off may be short-sighted, as compassion is an important social-emotional skill that begins to develop in early childhood and is essential for lifelong health and success. Learning compassion increases students’ own sense of well-being and improves the learning environment for all learners. By teaching kindness, empathy and compassion in the classroom, educators set their students up for long term success in every aspect of life.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This is a free interactive from PBS Kids that can be used to teach students about bullying. Explore the topic of bullying in this interactive comic, So Funny I Forgot to Laugh, based on the characters and storyline from the PBS children’s series ARTHUR. When Arthur takes his teasing too far, it upsets Sue Ellen. Can Arthur find a way to apologize for bullying Sue Ellen and save their friendship? The interactive pauses at important scenes for discussion questions and allows students to choose their own ending.