SEL

Massachusetts Teachers Incorporate Student SEL Development Into PE Curriculum

Assessment of Social Skills Documents Growth, Identifies Areas that Need Continued Focus

Students across Massachusetts develop more than fitness skills in their PE classes. Social and personal skills – known as Social-Emotional Learning – remain a key focus.

“We focus on SEL because it works so well with the PE National Standard 4,” said Melonie Bennett, the  Braintree Public Schools Director of Physical Education and Health. Read More

Irish children rank amongst the most unfit in Europe – so should we have more PE in school?

Originally published March 4, 2019 in The Independent IE.

Only 19 percent are getting the recommended one hour of daily vigorous activity. So should we have more exercise on our school curriculum? Third level students Claire Sexton, Juliette Fortune, Roisin Kavanagh & Sarah Murphy make the case for PE.

According to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, physical education (PE) in schools contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. Here, Sports Science and Health students from DCU share some insights on the current state of PE. Read More