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Excerpts — Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity-3rd Edition

Tips for resolving conflicts in physical activity settings

Sometimes, conflicts can be negotiated during the group meeting, but often it is difficult to solve an issue with the whole class chiming in. Additionally, many conflicts are potentially too volatile to negotiate in that setting.

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Effectively evaluate a teaching personal and social responsibility program

Evaluating the effectiveness of a TPSR program is no simple task. After-school and community-based programs often serve small numbers of students and have high turnover rates. In fact, the more committed program leaders are to working with underserved youth, the less likely they are to have a program that lends itself to a “clean” evaluation. However, process-oriented evaluations conducted by TPSR program leaders themselves are common and often quite valuable.

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