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Posted by Cintia Colibaba - România
I liked all the toolkits but for my own work, that of a teacher of technical subjects, I found the methodologies and the practical educational solutions presented in the chapter about student motivation very relevant. How to motivate students who are not usually involved in Physical Education Activities is an interesting kit that could easily apply to how to motivate any students to do any educational activity. As motivation is such a volatile concept but with such a relevance for everybody in every type of activity, the learning that occur in and from the kit are useful to all my students. Here are some of the ideas I have been using in my own teaching after becoming familiar with the kit: 1.You will never have this day again, so make it count; 2. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts your life will start to change; 3. Be somebody nobody thought you could be; 4. Your only limit is you; 5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up; 6. A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence
Posted by Stefan Colibaba - România
The chapters of How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students educational pathways toolkit that I would strongly recommend to other class teachers are, among others, The bridge between sports training and intellectual activities and Making use of digital solutions. These chapters offer a modern approach to how PE is a gateway that consolidates the student’s intellectual capacities and how a teacher, any teacher, can make the most of the mobile applications (of which the students are so fond nowadays) in order to to encourage students to practise sports for their overall, harmonious development.
Posted by Stefan Colibaba - Romania
The toolkit How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students educational pathways has helped to broaden my knowledge about how to efficiently approach the issues of sport management and its connections to life and professional goals in general. The role of sports in motivating students to stay focussed on an area of interest, to lead a healthy lifestyle (avoiding excess of entertainment activities often associated with adolescents - drinking, drugs ) and to practise skills so necessary to consolidate their social intelligence ( team spirit) or emotional balance (patience, positive competition) are elements described and developed by the toolkit.
Posted by Sc. Paunescu - Romania
I’ve found this chapter very useful for me because I have a lot of students who don’t do any sport. This section gives teachers lots of ideas on how raise students’ interest in sport activities and how to integrate sport into students’ lifestyle. In theory, we all know that physical education in schools directly benefits students' physical health. The tool highlights the benefits of sport by coming up with convincing materials about the role that sport has in our development as healthy adults by fighting obesity, reducing the risk for diabetes, heart diseases, asthma, sleep disorders and other illnesses. Regular exercise makes us enjoy our life to the full. A really useful tool indeed, which can be used with students!
Posted by Georgiana - Romania
The tool has provided me with lots of ideas on how to communicate with parents whose children are into sport. The tool has given me a sort of confidence boost that what I am doing is good. Parents are crucial in students’ development and as a teacher you need to gain their respect and consent. I’ve found valuable tips which have helped me a lot from how to organise your meetings with parents, how and how often to inform them about the student’s progress to the amount of responsibility that is given to the students. The tool also gives advice on how to support students in their studies and sports activities. I’ll definitely talk with my coleagues about the tool.
Posted by Alexandra Hanu - Romania
As a newly qualified teacher with little experience in the field I’ve found the section on Best practices/ initiatives very useful. It has provided me with a collection of concrete initiatives suggested by other more experienced teachers. I have noticed that there is a wide range of initiatives to choose from (related to social inclusion or promtoing an ethical approach to sport). They address all types of sports at the school level. The description of each initiative is complete by giving those interested all the details necessary to apply it to your own context. I’ll use them in my work with my students.
Posted by Paunescu - Romania
As a class teacher I have students who are members of sport clubs and dedicate a lot of their time to sport. Some of them don’t know how to manage school and sport and as a result their school performance is not satisfactory. The project materials provide us, teachers, with lots of ideas as to how to help our students enhance their school performance. I started by organising meetings with the coach ( even inviting the coach to school) to adapt the timetables, monitor the student’s progress in sport and at school (as suggested). This tool has opened our eyes that communication between the students, their family, the coach and school is a good tool to make thing swork.
Posted by Dana Danaila - Romania
I’m not a teacher of sport; I know that sport is very important in our life and I appreciate my PH colleagues’ efforts to motivate students to do sport. As a class teacher I’ve always had problems with students who think that sport is the only way to be successful in life and therefore neglect school. We all know that this is not a reasonable thing to do as you may have an accident and lose everything you have. Hard as I have tried to make them realise that school is necessary and can help them be better at sport too, I didn’t manage to be convincing. The project has provided me with reliable tips and information on how to help my students with this: I have talked with them and helped them set achievable objectives and priorities and how to organise their time so that they will always have a stable path in life.
Posted by Alexandra - Romania
I was particularly on keen on how to motivate students who are interested only in sports to improve their school performance because most of my students seem to belong to this category. My students are into sport and spend most of their time doing sport; in addition, they have plenty of examples of successful people who have succeeded in life thanks to their sport performance and, as a result, they think that sport is enough for a person to provide them with everything they need. No matter how hard I tried to find solutions to this issue I couldn’t find anything. This project is exactly what I need: it has given me useful tips on how to help my students achieve their potential and how to raise their awareness about the importance in balancing sport and school.
Posted by Cornelia Agape - Romania
I particularly like the section on case studies as it presents real cases of students who managed to balance sport and school activities. These cases come up with concrete solutions, which we can use or adapt to our own school context. There are lots of cases when students abandon either school or sport because they can’t manage them both. Needless to say, this is not the best solution. The site provides teachers with useful tips and idea, which are reliable and convincing because have been tested by other colleagues and have worked.
Posted by Cosmina - Romania
I have found useful tips and information on how to help my students get over failure, unsuccessful events. Students find it difficult to cope with failure, which is part of life; it is inevitable, be it in sport or at school. I have followed the tips and allow time to listen to students carefully. When talking with them I emphasised the importance of setting realistic objectives and therole of thorough preparation in reaching one’s objectives. I’ve encouraged them to go on and never give up by helping them assess themselves, highlighting their strengths and successes.
Posted by B. Gachet - France
Projects that aim at acquiring life skills using sports are beneficial but challenging in my opinion. In view of this, a toolkit such as "How to Use Sport as a Means to Acquire Life Skills" can only help my colleagues and students improve and diversify their ways of learning. It is a good initiative.
Posted by S. Chantrel - France
I found the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances" very useful as it is not a subject on which all teachers are extensively trained. When we have young athlete students in our classes, it is our responsibility to ensure that they are able to balance their school work and their training efficiently. The resources are relevant and provided me with several ideas on how to help my own students.
Posted by Tomasz J. - Poland
“How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances”
Maintaining a good performance in sports and doing well at school have always been a difficult combination. The amount of effort that is necessary to receive good marks has kept discouraging me from investing time into school work. Achieving decent results in sports always made me think that studying is unnecessary, as sports make up for it. After coming to a realization that this mentality is wrong, I found it hard to catch up in school material while not giving up my passion for sports. This guide made it far easier than it was for me just a few days ago! It helped me find motivation and gave great advice on how students in a situation like mine should approach this problem. First, it made me reschedule my week and helped me realize that I need to set my academic and sports priorities and goals. I can now see that combining a good performance these two areas, while difficult, can greatly benefit me in the future. So far this has undoubtedly been the best material to help me deal with the problems I have been facing. I recommend reading it if you are a student who is engaged in a lot of sports activities and has trouble in finding motivation to study. Looking into it will undoubtedly be worth your while!
Posted by Julien Keutgen - Belgium
We co-wrote the guidelines addressed to teachers of all subjects aiming to motivate students who are only interested in sport to improve their school performances. Cooperating with the Finnish partner OMNIA, we addressed different aspects of the topic. We aimed to provided tips that were as practical as possible so that the toolkit could be easily applicable. The resources, from all over Europe, offer some concrete examples of the advice contained in the toolkits.
Posted by Reijo Toivonen - Finland
The toolkit is very useful, versatile and easy to take into action
It tells how to promote everyday physical training to keep one better prepared for everyday work and life.
It also gives examples of how to integrate physical activity into everyday even without thinking it.
Posted by Ali Oktay U. - Turkey
As a teacher we also consider that PE is a less popular subject at school but throughout the years in my career my opinion has changed and after I meet NOFP project and its activities-toolkits, sports can promote healthy activites ans when they are healthy their success is higher.
Posted by H. KOL - Turkey
Before I attended the teachers workshop arranged by the directorate I have not known anything about the project , I checked the website before the meeting and saw that Not Only Fair Play Project is for all teachers not onlt for PE teachers and I understood that I have many things to get from the toolkits and the resources. It is an open source for the teachers and directors.
Posted by Gizem D. - Turkey
I am an English Teacher and I have never thought of such kind of motivations and resources mentioned in toolkit
"How to motivate students only interested in sport to improve their school performances" supported me to help my students in a positive way.
Posted by Mirosława Nadratowska - Poland
The toolkits have a high value as a source of didactic knowledge enriched by very interesting links. For me the extra benefit is improving an English skill, especially in terms of professional vocabulary connected with education. The toolkit about the life skills that may be acquired through physical activities and cross-curricular activities is very useful for all the teachers.
Posted by Joanna Kupper - Poland
I appreciate the idea of integrating sport and educational pathways. Thanks to the toolkit concerning sport and healthy lifestyle teachers of many subjects are able to contribute to the integration.
From my point of view, it is necessary for students to acquire knowledge of both healthy and unhealthy habits and their influence on physical and mental condition. Appropriate lifestyle should be taught as early as possible. That is why teachers can also cooperate with parents in order to achieve effective impact on students’ awareness and responsibility for their lives.
Posted by Maria Teresa Verretti - Italy
How to Use Sport as a Means to Acquire Life Skills, Including Strategies of Communication with Families: an interesting way to involve the families of the students who are here in Italy are not always present in extracurricular school activities. Many times, especially with the young adults, it can not communicate with their families and to ensure that it triggers a proper partnership between school and home.
Posted by Lucia Odici - Italy
Sport and Health: I will use the information to improve my nutrition interventions. Some kids at school suffer from heart disease, dyslipidemia, and the others are diabetic. Dwell on what to eat and how to use sport to improve your BMI is important.
Posted by Cristina Grillo - Italy
The toolkit “How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances” is useful and necessary for any teacher, without regard of the type of school he/she works at. I like that the toolkit is structured in specific steps, which analyze motivation of sportsmen and urge them to be successful also in school, as a prerequisite also to be successful in life
Posted by Luisa Garibotti - Italy
As a parent I realized that sport is truly a cross stitch there communication and growth of boys. My children, with the sport, have matured and grown up in an environment where collaboration and communication are very important and where the competition takes on a special role: it stimulates growth but also allows you to accept defeats with a critical sense and reason without affecting the 'esteem but rather allowing to know your limits.
Posted by Corrado Campisi - Italy
The Project Chess to increase primarily recreational activity, calling for the natural and healthy competition inherent in the character of the student, also stimulating analytical skills, problem-solving, acting as a mental training for the improvement of metacognitive skills and concentration and attention, particularly with respect to the characteristic of persistence. Playing chess is an opportunity to meet and learn about other peers, overcoming inter alia any linguistic and cultural barrier: Chess is popular among children and young people around the world. In an increasingly multicultural school can be an effective mediator and facilitator for socialization and inclusion.
Foster new relationships of friendship between different school classes students. Stimulate the socialization and the formation of small groups. Encourage and create the opportunity for extracurricular attendance, supported by the sharing of traditional Chess.
Develop storage capacity and concentration, logical and creative thinking. Acquire through play ability to the analysis time management and troubleshooting.
Posted by Lucia Zamorani - Italy
It was interesting in my opinion the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances" as it helped them to understand that sporting successes are achieved with constant commitment, training and effort as well as the improvement of individual skills in every single school subject.
Posted by A.W. - Poland
I appreciate very much the toolkit “How to motivate students only interested in sports to improve school performances” . A balance between sport and science is a real challenge in education. The toolkit helps teachers of various subjects to go in depth in the issue of combining sport with school performance, provides them with practical solutions and useful tips. In my opinion the good point is that the strategy to increase students’ motivation to improve school achievements involves cooperation with PE teachers and parents. A perfect idea is to make use of modern technology !
Posted by M.Mladenov - Bulgaria
The toolkits would be helpful in my work with its suggestions how to build interdisciplinary activities with PE teachers and help students, who are only interested in sports to be motivated and interested in the general education subjects. I think it is very important for such students to set priorities beyond their sport career, priorities which can help them build a fuller life.
Posted by I.Pesheva - Bulgaria
I find the toolkit “How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances” very important because often students, who are actively engaged with sports, neglect the general education. It is necessary for teachers to help such students and show them that for a young person to have a harmonic and balanced personality it is important to acquire additional skills and knowledge beyond the professional sport skills.
Posted by R.Nenkov - Bulgaria
I think the toolkit “How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances” is useful and necessary for any teacher, without regard of the type of school he/she works at. I like that the toolkit is structured in specific steps, which analyze motivation of sportsmen and urge them to be successful also in school, as a prerequisite also to be successful in life.
Posted by V. Georgiev - Bulgaria
The best side of the “How to Use Sport as a Means to Acquire Life Skills, Including Strategies of Communication with Families” is the information it offers about how teachers of different subjects can work with students to develop certain life skills (not only specific knowledge as according to the curriculum) using sports and physical activity. I think this is a great toolkit which can help teachers in general subjects work more closely with their colleagues teaching PE.
Posted by N.Nikolova - Bulgaria
The toolkit “How to Use Sport as a Means to Acquire Life Skills, Including Strategies of Communication with Families” very practical. I like it connects life skills to physical education and thus suggest the development of an interdisciplinary education in school. I think the practices for motivation of students unwilling to deal with sports could be helpful for any teacher. It is a strong point of the toolkit that it specifically regards strategies for teachers to work with families.
Posted by I. Vrajitorova - Bulgaria
I find the toolkits for teachers in other subjects very helpful because they regard an overall attitude towards sport and education, which affects also the life of students. I think it is necessary in school physical and brain activities to be rotated and these toolkits show what benefits for the lifestyle can have such an approach.
Posted by I.Pesheva - Bulgaria
I think the toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" would be helpful for teachers mostly to set priorities in the field of health education and sports and integrate that approach in any subject in school, not only in the PE hours.
Posted by T.Metodieva - Bulgaria
I think that the best side of the toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" is in the approach of inclusion of teachers from different subjects to work together to integrate sport and healthy life style approaches in the educational practice. This is something that we lack in Bulgarian schools – interdisciplinary activities between different teachers. I also find very useful the tips for successful communication with families.
Posted by Beata Stosiek - Poland
The toolkit ”How to use sport as a mean to acquire life skills” provides a wide overview of many life skills needed in the labour market. It includes methodological knowledge and useful resources which help teachers of all the school subjects to increase the effectiveness of teaching.
Posted by A.M - Poland
Valuable teaching materials – promotion of healthy lifestyle at schools is very important for students’ development. I recommend to all the teachers for professional and personal use.
Posted by N.Nikolova - Bulgaria
I like that the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances" relates sport and intellectual activities. Such analysis could be helpful also for students themselves to be able to set their own priorities. I think from the toolkit also PE teachers could benefit. I like it offers ways to personal development, ways of organizing time more effectively. I like that the toolkit also regards the instruments to help students in “bad” times. The toolkit also gives very good ideas for collaboration between sport coaches and schools.
Posted by I.Borisova - Bulgaria
I like the toolkit "How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport to Improve their School Performances" because it addresses a tendency in young people, who watching famous and successful athletes believe that all they will need in life is their skills in sport. In this toolkit I like how it suggests activities to address these students and help them realize sport and general education should go hand in hand if they want to be successful in life. I like the suggestions of how to use their skills, acquired in sports in their educational process and how teachers can support them in case of failure.
Posted by K.Kirilova - Bulgaria
The ways the toolkits will be helpful in my practice are through the shared experience, further development of skill to work in a team and most of all integrating sport activities in my lessons, which can support the acquiring of life skills of students together with the acquiring of knowledge on the specific subject. I find this toolkit good since it is applicable in different school subjects.
Posted by P.Petrov - Bulgaria
Sport can teach a person discipline, concentration, agility of performance, communication. I believe these qualities must be present in any person, who wants to be successful in his personal and professional path. I believe the toolkit "How to Use Sport as a Means to Acquire Life Skills, Including Strategies of Communication with Families" can be helpful in supporting teachers in the process of developing these qualities in students. I think it should be integrated in all levels of education, especially for the education of kids in primary school when children form their character.
Posted by M.Petkova - Bulgaria
I think the positive aspects regarded in the toolkit about promotion of healthy lifestyle in kids' educational pathways are the connection between healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle and sports as well as the connection between the psychic health of children and how sport can play a role in balancing it.
Posted by M.Stilyanova - Bulgaria
The good sides of the toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" are that it stimulates sport activities to be done in school and also that it relates directly healthier lifestyle to sports, which may reach as a message even kids, which otherwise are not interested in sports.
Posted by M.Marcheva - Bulgaria
I believe the toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" has several strong points:
- Emphasizing on the importance of communication with parents for the overall health and wellbeing of students;
- Using of means to promote sports also outside of school;
- Suggestion for the organization of club championships in not popular sports;
- Inclusion of not popular sports in the school curriculum;
- Suggestions to include as tutors professionals from the not popular sports.
Posted by Pekka - Finland
There is a lot of interesting links in the materials. It is very helpful to find links arranged according to the topics. Thank you,
Posted by Miia - Finland
The toolkit especially promotes healthy life style and sports integrated into all studies. It is most important to enhance sports in all subjects throughout the school
Posted by Päivi - Finland
One of the biggest challenges seems to be how to motivate the teachers to work more on healthy issues and well-being among students and how to help them integrate healthy lifestyle and wellbeing into vocational subjects.
Posted by MRL - Finland
Sport, as a mean of enhancing inclusion in schools, is a very important topic nowadays. I liked the examples of how to make students move also during the classes. Also the methods of how to promote learning outcomes with the help of moving and sport were interesting (useful for example for the teachers of mathematics), examples of practices that are easy to out in practice even in classrooms. It is a very important topic!
Posted by Andreea - Romania
The toolkit can become a useful tool helping teachers to promote sport. I particularitate liked the chapter on sport values and sport principles within the context of sport and physical activity. The chapter relies on resources which make connections between sport values and other aspects of our lives. The codes of behaviour for teachers are also useful because we, teachers, have to consider certain principles and values in our teaching and learning situations and processes, when working with students. The existing material helps us adopt and develop an informed approach and to reflect on the good and correct practices.
Posted by Carmen Antonita - Romania
Certainly, the toolkit is a relevant tool to promote sport at school through its suggestions and methodologies; it provides teachers with lots of useful resources, which can be used when working with students and their parents. I particularly got interested in the chapter on How to Motivate Students Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities as there are lots of students who stay away from any physical activity let alone PE classes. I found lots of ideas in this chapter which can be used with our students.
Posted by Anca Colibaba - Romania
The illustrations of methodologies and strategies used in sports offer good tips and ideas for the teaching and learning of foreign languages. The best practice illustrations offer a wide range of possibilities of intervention and pedagogies transferable to my own teaching practice. Chapters like “The bridge between sports training and intellectual activities” or “help the student set priorities have already helped me in my everyday class activities. The Chapter about “ making use of digital solutions’’ has given me a number of recommendations which I am going to use in the next school year.
Posted by Claudia Dinu - Romania
The toolkit for teachers is a very efficient instrument because it gives you many suggestions about important skills which the practice of sports consolidate and which are also fundamental for the learning of other competences and abilities. As a teacher of foreign languages I find that the perseverance and patience needed in sports is essential in the complex process of learning a foreign language too; the ethics of sports is important for students when they have to write an original essay and avoid plagiarism; the team spirit so basic in sports is also a value relevant in learning a foreign language when the speaker of a foreign language has to integrate in a host country; the element of cultural adaptability is another component that is specific to both sports education and language education
Posted by G. Mitova - Bulgaria
The "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" toolkit will be helpful for me in several ways: - it helps me to broaden my knowledge about nature and environment;
- It helps me further develop my skills for team work, respect towards rules and other people;
- for sharing practices with other colleagues;
- to help students in school who are active sportsmen, but who seem to have forgotten how to take care of their own health and are ready to do everything (including unhealthy behavior) in order to be good in sports.
Posted by M.Mladenov - Bulgaria
I like that there is a toolkit that connects healthy lifestyle with sports and education. I believe it is important for us as teachers to educate kids also to develop healthy attitudes and responsibilities towards themselves and their role in the society in the future (also as parents and educators). I liked also the strategies for communication with parents.
Posted by I.Borisova - Bulgaria
I find the toolkit " How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" useful and would apply its steps in my educational practice. I believe integration of sports and healthier lifestyle educational models in the curriculum could help students in disease prevention, and also help them build qualities and believes in themselves that would help them through all their personal and professional lives.
Posted by N.Nikolova - Bulgaria
I think the toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" can be the basis of improving the overall standards of education in schools. I like that the toolkit string side is that the accent is on the diverse skills, which can be build in the process of doing physical activities. The online resources and strategies that are given are very helpful, based on past experience and team work. I like how the toolkit shows that if we manage to develop different attitude in children towards nutrition and sport in the entire education process in school this would lead to positive effects in students’ lives.
Posted by Anna Kokot - Poland
There are many connections to the materials using sport in math related issues e.g. sport and logic. The toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways" is a perfect tool for class teachers and teachers-supervisors of the school trips (tips how to integrate group basing on physical activities and healthy lifestyle rules)
Posted by M.K. - Poland
Very interesting didactic materials, I will use them in my work for sure e.g. during the lessons on current affairs, during after-school activities and for interdisciplinary educational projects.
Posted by A.C.H. - Poland
The toolkit in an innovative way supports me in my task to perform the role of a class teacher. However, the most creative are the possibilities to use mobile applications, both in PE lessons, biology and educational classes related to current affairs.
Posted by H.K. - Poland
The issue of proper communication between teachers and parents and teachers and students is a priority, it is a base for educational activities. I think it is good that communication strategy often appear in the project toolkits.
Posted by H.Ł. - Poland
I am very interested in the initiatives of the Sport Center of Datini Institute included in a toolkit "How to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into the students' educational pathways". I wish to read more about it in Polish language.
Posted by A.B. - Poland
Materials developed by the project is an effective instrument for creation comprehensive school educational programs in the field of physical activity, in the context of the broader health education.
Their content facilitates, among others
- recognizing behaviors that threaten health and making choices beneficial to health.
- recognizing the strong and weak points of personality and developing desirable traits
- assertive behavior and resisting the pressures of psychoactive substance use and other risky behaviours
- constructive coping with negative emotions and stress
- team cooperation of people responsible for the promotion of health education and physical activity
Posted by G.D. - Poland
Very interesting set of tools for a teacher, whose goal is to promote alternative and healthy leisure activities for students and young people.
Posted by Dorota Raszke - Poland
In my opinion a package of teaching tools has been particularly useful, as it provides guidance, methods and forms of work, the use of which will allow me to shape students' life skills extremely important for the proper functioning of young people in today's world. Very valuable are the Internet sources of both theoretical approach to the subject as well as many practical solutions. Particularly noteworthy are school projects and practices which became the inspiration for me to carry out innovative activities