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Posted by Constantin T - Romania
Inclusive sports and activities in PE teachers’ practice, gives PE teachers valuable information and provides them with a variety of teaching resources concerning inclusion issues through sport and physical activities. The main aim of this step is to raise awareness of the opportunities provided by inclusive sports and to increase participation of disadvantaged groups of students (e.g. disabled and special needs students, teenage girls, who do not want to wear PE outfits because they make them look “ugly,” obese children and students experiencing bullying in changing rooms because of their nationality or religion). PE teachers are given a wide range of tools which help students integrate into the school community.
Posted by A.C - Romania
Improving teacher competences for professional development, adds an essential element to the toolkit: invaluable online materials on the continuous professional development which enable teachers to extend knowledge and acquire new innovative methods and teaching skills. Every PE teacher’s initial education at university can be considered as an introduction to the knowledge and skills acquired and developed throughout the whole professional carrier. Continuous professional development is connected to acquiring and using the latest and most efficient methods, tools and ideas in one’s field. Nowadays teachers can complete their education not only through training courses and post-graduate studies but also through e-learning.
Posted by Cintia Colibaba - Romania
Parents can contribute to teachers’ efforts to promote youth physical activity. Parents’ involvement varies from giving their consent to their offspring’s participation in competitions, to attending school sports events or participating in sports activities organized by schools. Parents play a vital role in the health of their children and can strongly influence the choices they make at school. Making good choices regarding physical activity leads to improved student health — and healthier students are better learners. These strategies allow PE teachers to promote physical education during school and outside of school with the adults who are most influential in the lives of young people.
Posted by Irina Gheorghiu - Romania
Sport activities can become a fundamental educational tool, developing students’ self-confidence, creating socialisation opportunities and encouraging mutual understanding among different cultures. The project valorises the role that the universal language of sport can play in order to achieve social inclusion, equal opportunities and tolerance. The online toolkit benefits from the outcomes, knowledge and experience gained from previous European projects related to the topic. It is based on research on physical education activities, less popular sports and games and sports preferences of the students from the partners' countries. The online toolkit addresses teachers from mainstream, special needs and inclusive schools. The main chapters develop topics such as: the role of sports in education and life, the balance between sports and study, methods of motivating students only interested in sport to improve their school performances. The toolkit also provides teachers with online materials on how to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways, promote an ethical approach to sport, and use sports as a means to acquire transversal skills and support social inclusion. The toolkit provides teachers with online counselling and training on how to use sports in school and extracurricular contexts.
Posted by TM - Romania
The Toolkit “Promotion of an ethical approach to sport, including communication strategies with parents” was very interesting. I am a teacher at a private school and the children tend to disobey or to ignore the ethical part of sports, so I found this toolkit very useful.
Posted by A. A. P. - Romania
The toolkit “Sport as a Mean of Social Inclusion, Including Communication Strategies with Parents” is it very useful. I am a sport teacher at a special school and also at traditional one…so this toolkit help me to create an inclusive environment and to think about the possibility of making special sports events.
Posted by Stefancu Daniel - Romania
The toolkit is relevant to promote sport at school. I find useful that it offers guidelines to support teachers in creating a friendly atmosphere around physical activity at school.
I also found several suggestions that I can use with my students - especially those regarding students' motivation and social inclusion.
The most important mission of PE is to encourage children – irrespective of their health and physical condition and capacity – to be active and to benefit from the advantages of doing sports. Children with special educational needs are more prone to benefit from all these advantages – better coordination, improved physical abilities and, more importantly, socialization.
Posted by Cosmina - Romania
I’ve found the tool kit very useful; it provides teachers with a lot of information, tips and hand-on activities on how to motivate your students to engage in physical activities. I’ve talked with my students about the role that sport has in our life, establishing a balance in our life or as an energiser helping us to recharge our batteries and continue our work successfully. The tool has lots of materials that can be used as support in discussions with students. I’ll definitely recommend it to my colleagues.
Posted by A. Hersan - France
A toolkit to help make physical education more inclusive is indeed helpful. Cooperation between students, parents, teachers and schools must always be supported and new strategies are welcome.
Posted by C. Bachelier - France
The toolkit on how to promote less popular sports is very interesting. Doing so is obviously a good way to motivate students and enrich their PE experience. The toolkit also goes beyond what its title says in that in also provides teachers with new task ideas and helps them communicate with parents. It is probably the one I will be using most for my class. Very versatile.
Posted by S. Tournié - France
The strong point of the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities" is the way that it emphasizes communication and inventive tasks to motivate students. The resources that help teachers auto-evaluate their methods can also prove useful.
Posted by Joanna Nadratowska-Ptak - Poland
The strong point of the toolkits is providing “sport educators” with guidelines which aim to support them in creation of friendly atmosphere around physical activity at school. The most important mission of PE is to encourage every single child – irrespective of his/her preferences, health and physical condition and capacity – to be active, benefit from many advantages of doing sports, spending leisure time actively. The toolkits include the issue of combining sport and study so as to reach the balance in different areas of students’ school performance. The ethical aspect of people’s behavior, social inclusion, development of life skills are significant educational values of the project results.
Posted by An. (HELMo) - Belgium
Raising awareness about the importance of sport at school is a particularly important cause to me because it lets the target audience focus on physical and spiritual health.
Posted by Fiora D. - Belgium
Promoting sport as a mean of social inclusion is useful because it is important to introduce the notion of mutual trust and communication between students.
Posted by Maëlis M. - Belgium
To me the most useful aspects : emphasising the diversity of sport activities and promoting the importance of sport at school.
Posted by Robin DC - Belgium
Raising awareness about the importance of sport at school is useful because sport is gradually losing this importance and esteem.
Posted by Céline D. - Belgium
Promoting sport as a medium for social integration is a very important subject to me nowadays, among other promoting difference.
Posted by A. Ocakçı - Turkey
Bilecik is a small city and tere are some well known sports are popular. During the sports event organized by the directorate; students and the teachers had chance to play sports that are less popular in Turkey such as Bocce, Dart, orienteering and etc. they became much more aware of those sports.
Posted by Emre E. - Turkey
I am teacher and also an MA student, activities ran during the project helped me to see the idea from a different point of view. And helped me during my academic studies,
The toolkit "Promotion of Ethical Apporoach to Sport, Including..." showed me different ways to communicate with the parents and resources from the toolkits are always an alternative source for me..
Posted by Fabio F. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation is really relevant, and we used it together with teachers of other subjects for the organization of the final event. For our students motivation is very important. Starting from physical activities, and connecting PE with other subjects, could be a good way to motivate them.
The toolkit on social inclusion was useful to help us in our teaching methods and it has offered interesting suggestions for daily activities at school.
The toolkits invited all teachers to consider the social importance of sport, as we tried to do in the final event in Prato
Posted by Gianna G. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation is really relevant, and we used it together with P.E. teachers for the organization of the final event. Participation is important to motivate students, and connecting PE with other subjects, could be a good resource.
The toolkit about social inclusion was useful to help us in our teaching methods and offered interesting suggestions for daily activities at school.
The toolkit shows also shows how to cooperate with all teachers in order to reach a real social inclusion trhrough sport activities , as in the final event in Prato
Posted by Marco R. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation is really relevant, and we used it in the selection and organization of our students for the project final event. Participation is important to motivate students.
The toolkit on social inclusion was useful to help our methods and offered interesting suggestions for daily activities at school
Posted by Monica G. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation is really relevant, and it could be used together with teachers of other subjects,as we actually did for the organization of the final event. For our students motivation is really important, starting from physical activities, and connecting PE with other subjects could be a good way to motivate them.
The toolkit invited teachers of all subjects to consider the importance of sport, as we tried to do in the final event in Prato, preparing all materials ( brochures , pictures, and much more) only with students’ workshops.
Posted by Tiziana S. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation shows how to cooperate with all teachers in order to reach a real ethic approach to sport, as in the final event in Prato
Posted by Innocenti G. - Italy
The toolkit on motivation is really relevant, and we used it for the organization of the final event. Participation is important to motivate students.
Posted by Sonia C. - Italy
The toolkit on the ethic approach was useful to help our methods and offered interesting suggestions for daily activities at school. We used the suggestions provided by that toolkit to organize the final ceremony in the Final event of the Project.
Posted by Lorenzo M. - Italy
The strongest point of the sport event in Prato was playing with other students of different countries. We had no competition, so it was easy to discover their passion for sport and sport activities in their countries. A real important opportunity to meet other people.
Posted by Alessio C. - Italy
The strongest point of the sport event in Prato was the possibility to meet and play with other students of different countries, and to discover their passion for sport in and out of school.
Posted by Stefano Lovisolo - Italy
The toolkit "Sport and social inclusion" is very relevant to increase sport at school thanks to values of inclusion socialization, tolerance, sense of belonging to the school of the world.
The toolkit confirms that the priorities of sport at school are the reinforcement of inclusion.
The strongest point of sport event has been in Prato , in particular the composition of teams by drawing.
Posted by Lorenzo B. - Italy
The strongest point of the sport event in Prato was the possibility to meet and play with other students of different countries. There was no competition so it was easy to discover their passion for sport and sport activities in their countries
Posted by Milano Stefania - Italy
Very interesting the toolkit "How to Motivate Students
Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities" :Sporting contexts are familiar and interesting to many young people, and can easily be brought into the teaching of concepts in many subjects. For example, using real-life data from sporting events to illustrate mathematical concepts, or producing written reports on the events to develop literacy. The use of sporting contexts is a straightforward way to use sport across the curriculum.
The group class during the development of motor activity implements relational, and physical education teacher in the first phase should be observed carefully to set the follow-up activities and to communicate with students about their ability.
Posted by Michela Mandriani - Italy
Good Mary Bartelli link on how to prepare children for the competition. Interesting the ideas and possible activities to be undertaken to motivate students.
Posted by Fabio Ferraro - Italy
The toolkit "Sport as a mean of social inclusion" is relevant because it suggest the approach to sport at school from all points of view. In my opinion we should be improving the involvement of families.
The toolkit develops real experiences in the classroom that enhance the inclusion through the organization and participation in sport.
Posted by Valeria Alemanni - Italy
The toolkit "Sport as a Mean of Social Inclusion, Including Communication Strategies with Parents" for me is the idea for the creation of inclusive societies and of collaboration between families and schools.
The idea for organizing conferences for children and parents on sport topics, with good and famous athletes as speakers is great.
I find the use of the concept for the inclusive education in this toolkit very good because it is a factor to support the interactions between PE teachers and students.
Posted by Piero Ainardi - Italy
I loved the "A Toolkit for Physical Education Teacher" because highlights ethics in sport. I think that sport can be a very important cross-discipline in the ethical formation of the person, in relationships with others, in group work and in shaping the individual.
Posted by Giovanna Pasetti - Italy Acqui terme
each toolkit is truly an opportunity for teachers of all disciplines, for school leaders, for politicians who care about the welfare of children
Posted by A.W. - Poland
The topic of the toolkit on promoting less know sports is very useful in “everyday school life”. I especially appreciate the issue of integration of all the students through different sport disciplines. I think the ideas and tips can be also applied on a low school level in education of quite small children. The clue is putting enjoyment not competition at the centre of the activity. I am going to recommend this toolkit to my colleagues at school.
Posted by Syntia217@gmail.com - Poland
The toolkit “Promotion of an ethical approach to sport, including communication strategies with parents” available on the webpage provides PE teachers with a consistent description of many aspects of ethical approach to sport. Although I do not teach PE, I found it very interesting and useful. In my opinion every teacher can benefit from this material.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org - Poland
The toolkit materials extend the knowledge about ethics, which can be utilized by all the people dealing with education, not only during PE lessons. It is valuable also for parents making them aware of many factors which may threaten the young athletes.
Posted by I.Blaginova - Bulgaria
I think the problem of ethics in sport is an important issue. There is a clear need for applying philosophical and ethic theories in everyday life of society. With this regard I think a change is necessary – a change of students’ attitudes and the attitude of society in general towards sports, sports education and ethics in it. I think the toolkit focused on the promotion of ethical approach in sports is very helpful for teachers in PE, mostly with the online resources that are provided and with the analysis of ethics in sports – both in terms of being a recreational activity and professional activity. I think this toolkit would help teachers reach higher standards in their work. I think very important are the materials, which regard human rights and their recognition in sport activities. I found valuable also the information about the challenges for fair play; devastating effect of doping, illegal medicine and alcohol; ruined sport careers.
Posted by I.Blaginova - Bulgaria
The strong points of the toolkit "How to promote less popular sports" I think are the following:
- Presentation of a wide range of sports that may be practiced in school;
- Suggestion for collaboration between PE teachers and teachers of other subjects;
- Thematic organization of sport events – events connected with specific social topics;
- The presented good practices of physical activities and sports that may be implemented additionally to the hours of PE in school;
- I specifically liked the idea of creation of fan clubs in the school for less popular sports and the motto “Everyone can find a sport to do”
I believe that this toolkit can be very helpful for the teachers and working together with local communities as the toolkit suggest we can help children be healthy, positive and successful people.
Posted by I.Genov - Bulgaria
What I found very useful in the toolkit "How to promote less popular sports" was the suggestion of promotion and dissemination of information about the sport success of people practicing less popular sports. I would use this toolkit in my practice to further develop my competence in organization of sport events, for less popular sports in particular.
Posted by T.Metodieva - Bulgaria
The toolkit "Hot to motivate students, who are not usually involved in PE" could be helpful in my work because it is focused on students, who are not motivated to be involved in physical activities, but usually such students are generally not motivated to participate in class and school activities. I think that through the using of this toolkit and sports as means to show students they are good, they can manage, they can succeed in what they do and enjoy it teachers can reach these students to make them more interested in school and education in general and help them build skills, which will be necessary for them in life, because as we know nothing can be done if there is unwillingness and lack of motivation in a person.
Posted by M.Mladenov - Bulgaria
I like the toolkit "How to motivate students, who are not usually involved in PE" because it offers a readymade structure of activities any teacher can apply in his work with the different groups of students and especially the not motivated ones. I liked also the resources shared and the instruments for determining the entry level of students.
Posted by Mika - Finland
The international and especially European dimensions are very interesting - we have a lot to learn from our colleagues. More international cooperation would be useful for all teachers.
Posted by Terhi - Finland
I like the recognition of learning in sport activities. We sould focus more on informal and non formal learning outcomes. Students learn in so many ways that classroom studies are nowadays only a very small part of the cake.
Posted by Kari - Finland
The cooperation between PE teachers and teachers of other subjects is important but sometimes the lack of time for common planning is missing. The toolkits give good examples and cases for cooperation.
Posted by Oana Mihoci - Romania
Sports really play a great role in advancing education and in enhancing knowledge. All school subjects contribute to education; they are not isolated, stand alone elements. I found useful tips and links on how to integrate physical movement into various subject areas: language arts, math, science, ICT, music, literature, history, geography and social studies. These have been especially useful to me and my colleagues.
Posted by Dana Danaila - Romania
The toolkit is very useful to teachers: it can help us promote sport at school and outside school. It gives us, teachers, lots of suggestions and methodologies which can be used with our students. We can find lots of ideas helping us fight prejudices. The toolkit highlights the benefits of doing sport which go beyond classes at school. Sports are beneficial for our body and mind alike.
Posted by Stefancu Daniel - Romania
I totally agree with one of the ideas in the toolkit: the success of creating inclusive education depends on agreements between parents and teachers. I have found lots of suggestions in the toolkit. For example, I need more links with parents, they can provide us with invaluable help.
Posted by Cosmina Paraschiv - Romania
It goes without saying that the toolkit is relevant to promote sport at school, at any type of school. Everybody should do sport. There are lots of parents who disapprove of their child doing sport because they have certain special needs. It is difficult to fight such prejudices especially when there are few people supporting you. We need to create an inclusive environment where everybody is accepted.
Posted by Stafie Dumitru - Romania
Definitely, the toolkit provides us, teachers, with lots of ideas on how to promote sport; there are lots of suggestions and ways on how to be successful in this respect. Sometimes I’ve found it difficult to make my students balance school and sport because of their parents’ prejudices. Well, the toolkit gives useful suggestions related to this, especially in its chapter on Sport as a Mean of Social Inclusion, Including Communication Strategies with Parents
Posted by T.Koeva - Bulgaria
I would be happy to know more about the practice of the Italian and French colleagues in the implementation of the interviews, the mixed approach and motivation of teachers, parents and children. I would like to know more of the practice of colleagues who use sport as means of social inclusion in the framework of the school curriculum. It would be interesting for me to know how school directors motivate and stimulate teachers to include sports activities in their every day work. In my classes I always try to have an element of a game, physical activity, contest, which helps me a lot for the social interaction between students.
Posted by I.Blaginova - Bulgaria
The most useful and helpful thing in the toolkit "Sport as a Mean of Social Inclusion, Including Communication Strategies with Parents" for me is the idea for the creation of inclusive societies and of collaboration between families and schools. I believe for the successful PE education and for the upbringing of healthy, active, creative persons the understanding of the importance of sport in this process is very important. The idea for organizing conferences for children and parents on sport topics, with good and famous athletes as speakers is great. I find the use of the concept for the inclusive education in this toolkit very good because it is a factor to support the interactions between PE teachers and students and thus teachers can support the process of young people, becoming responsible adults with strong social values. I evaluate positively in the toolkit also the idea of organizing tournaments for different types of sport between children with different social status, ethnicity and cultural background.
Posted by I.Genov - Bulgaria
I believe that every time we step on the positive side in history and philosophy we can have a positive educational effect. Also every time we looked for better sport results with the kids I have communicated with the parents, because it brings enormous effect to support the teacher’s effort. I believe that the ethical behavior of the PE teacher should be his everyday routine. I like very much the toolkit "Promotion of an ethical approach to sport, including communication strategies with parents" and the point of view it regards.
Posted by V. Georgiev - Bulgaria
I think the toolkit "How to Promote Less Popular Sports" is helpful with all the information about the variety of sports that are applied in schools around Europe and which also can be part of the program in Bulgarian schools.
Posted by I.Blaginova - Bulgaria
I think motivating of students is the most complex challenge that is in front of the PE teachers nowadays. Effective methods are necessary in order for us to be able to turn the general game into a focused sport activity. I found very interesting in the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities" the idea of having group classes in physical education. I think team work is important for the development of sense of responsibility and socialization. One of the strong sides of the toolkit is the number of resources among which there are instruments for teachers to analyze the entry level of students and for the support a teacher can give to a student who has difficulties with sport activities. I also like the steps related to how the teacher should communicate with unmotivated students. I believe communication is the most important thing. The idea of giving not traditional and interdisciplinary tasks to students could definitely make them more interested in the PE education. I think the toolkit covers a very wide range of challenges a PE teacher can address with its help.
Posted by I.Genov - Bulgaria
I believe the strong sides of the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities" are that it encourages the use of positive aspects of sport activities on the personal development of students as human beings. I think the suggestion to follow the example of a popular and successful athlete could be a good motivating factor for such students.
Posted by Sławomir Stąsiek - Poland
The methods and ideas on motivating students to engage them in physical activities can be transferred and used by teachers of other subjects.
Posted by S.O. - Poland
The toolkit "Promotion of less popular sports" rises awareness on diversity of sport activities that school may provide to students, both during school classes and after school activities. It also facilitates the communication between PE teachers and parents.
Posted by Bożena Gilla - Poland
I appreciate a very important issue included in the toolkit “Promotion of less popular sports” - cooperation between teachers – parents - students.
Posted by Jarosław Reszka - Poland
We have received great tools in the form of "toolkits" to work with school children. These materials undoubtedly will help build attractive teaching programs and contribute to health promotion. Toolkits properly utilized by teachers can become an effective weapon in the fight against anti-health behaviors for the sake of the condition of Polish children.