Janice Atkin - Professional Learning Officer, ACHPER NSW

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Catch up PL: How behaviour change models can inform our PDHPE programs

Behaviour change and PDHPE Change is never easy – and convincing our target audience – young people – to take action and change their behaviour can be even harder still. We all know the adage that if you tell a young person not to do something … the first thing they often do is ask …

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Catch up PL: Stage 6 PDHPE and CAFS

Term 4: Opportunity for catch up PL in Stage 6 CAFS and PDHPE What a year 2020 has been, with untold disruptions to teaching, assessment and your professional learning. The COVID restrictions have meant our usual smorgasbord of face to face professional learning offerings for PDHPE and CAFS teachers has been drastically reduced this year. …

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ACHPER NSW Community Survey

ACHPER NSW Community Survey We need to hear from you about what ACHPER NSW can do to help make your work life easier.  Our Community Survey gives you the chance to have input into our plans for professional learning, resource development and promotions over the next three years. Have your say in the survey below …

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Unfriendly friendships

Unfriendly friendships – bullying by another name? Recently ReachOut.com released their latest research report, titled Unfriendly Friendships. It has found that textbook definitions of bullying are missing the mark with young people. The report concluded that young people found it difficult to label their experiences as bullying, particularly if the bullying comes from a friend, …

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Teaching about Sun and UV at school – taking a critical inquiry approach

Why Sun and UV at School matters? Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15–to24¹. The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable. The new Sun and UV at School skin cancer resources will assist …

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ACHPER NSW and Sporting Schools Plus

Have you received a Sporting Schools Plus grant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS4WtEP7Zfw ACHPER NSW is the peak professional association for PDHPE teachers in NSW and is a NESA accredited provider. ACHPER NSW provides Professional Learning to build school and teacher capacity to delivery quality PDHPE and sport programs and build the physical literacy of your students. The Sporting …

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PL on the go #1: Behaviour management

Listen to a conversation with Dr Jeff Thomas, a lecturer in the Master of Teaching and Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Tasmania. Jeff’s research and teaching interests include the relationship between engagement and classroom behaviour, and reengagement approaches for disengaged students. This podcast first published on Teacher Magazine website.

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