Here's the latest DanSIRS video. Enjoy 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzeMnAB1fXI
Thank you to the Sand Point Elementary PTA, the faculty, the community, and of course the students for making this year's Move-A-Thon such an amazing success! Here is a short video to celebrate our success! Move-A-Thon 2018
Prince Ea does a wonderful job of advocating for a healthy, active lifestyle...and he is all about the growth mindset. 🙂 Please consider the following questions as you watch the video: What are you thinking? What are you feeling in your body? What are you expressing to others? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja-n5qUNRi8
Motivation cannot be taught. We are all motivated equally and can truly do whatever it is we set out to do. The issue with this statement is that, even though we are all motivated, what sparks our individual desires is very different and diverse. While I wake up in the morning, motivated and ready to… Continue reading Motivation Kool-Aid
Want to listen to a chat on health and physical education? Click HERE Thanks to my friend Jorge Rodriguez and the #voxcast crew for taking time to chat with me. If you are a #physed teacher, click HERE to get your free demo of WELNET software to help improve your program. Stay happy, stay healthy,… Continue reading Talking #physed with the #voxcast Crew
This week I came across an article entitled “Physically literate and physically educated: A rose by any other name” written by Monica Lounsbery and Thomas McKenzie. The premise of the article is th… Source: Rose By Any Other Name
I'm honored to be featured on S&S Worldwide's blog! Let’s pretend that you are my student. The plan is for you be fit healthy and active for life. As your teacher I’m supposed to give you the knowledge, skills & tools to be able to be fit, healthy, and … Continue reading → Source: The… Continue reading The Importance of a Fitness Plan For Students
Reflecting on this. Wanted to share.
Dear PE Teachers,We don’t talk enough. You see, I’m an English teacher. When we were growing up, as you were feeling the triumph of scoring the winning penalty for the school team, I was enviously penning poems about what that might feel like. And now, as I teach sub-clauses from the blissful warmth of my classroom, you’re out there and shivering and shuffling subs on the muddy gradient we all call ‘the field’. And in the future -if educational folklore has it correct- when I’m still a classroom teacher, you’ll be SLT.
Today, I want to breach the gap between us and bring us together in the aim of achieving one goal. Today, I am not concerned with our futures, but the futures of the students we teach and I’m concerned with the power and the responsibility that you –PE teachers- have now, to ensure that these students have the…
View original post 816 more words
Thanks to my friend Andy for an informative post on ESSA… If you didn’t already know…ESSA stands for Every Student Succeeds Act. It is replacing the Act that, in some cases, left students behind (the No Child Left Behind Act).
In December 2015 Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“With this bill, we reaffirm that fundamentally American ideal—that every child, regardless of race, income, background, the zip code where they live, deserves the chance to make of their lives what they will.” — President Barack Obama
So why should we be excited?
No Child Left Behind marginalized our subject and led to widespread cuts to funding. With the passing of ESSA, Health education is now on a level playing field with all other subjects, and as such now has significant access to funding that was previously unavailable to us.
So we are now as valued as all other subjects?
You will hear the term well rounded education (which replaces the term core academic subject) and this means that health and physical education can now compete for Title I, Title II and Title IV funds along with English, reading or language arts…
View original post 477 more words