Month: November 2015

Every Lap Counts: A Simple Supplement to P.E. and Recess

“What it means is that you have the power to change your brain. All you have to do is lace up your running shoes.” ― John J. Ratey, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain     Every Lap Counts. This is the…

Leading by Example: Guiding our Kids to Lifelong Fitness

Children are remarkably perceptive. Today, the old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do” is being pushed to the proverbial back-burner with parents and educators striving to lead children by example on a journey to lifelong fitness. Our PE team recently witnessed…

A PE Conference at YOUR School? Wisdom Surrounds You!

In 2011, my colleagues and I decided to host a mini PE conference at our school. We invited PE professionals from surrounding schools to come and take part in an event we called Keeping Kids in Motion. The idea was to provide a no-cost…

A Blast from the Past: Reliving Gym Class from the 1980s

For Halloween, my two fellow PE teachers and I wanted to dress up for our school’s annual costume contest.  We wanted to enter the “team” category but couldn’t nail down a theme.  That is, until I saw the video below for the Goldbergs TV show.  …

Keeping Fitness Fresh in PE Class

If you look at the culture of adult fitness in today’s society, it won’t take long to realize boot camps, high intensity interval training, Zumba, Yoga, CrossFit, and body weight training along with countless other challenging fitness methods are the modern day trends.  The key to…

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