Month: March 2016

Freedom to Explore and Create in PE

I recently read Free to Learn by American Psychologist, Peter Gray.  Dr. Gray explains that “in order to foster children who will thrive in today’s constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development.”  He states that “free play is…

7 Simple Instant Activities for PE

Be sure to check out (click for link) 10 More Instant Activities for PE after reading this post! Instant activities are designed to actively engage students the moment they walk through the gymnasium doors.  Usually posted on a whiteboard or monitor, instant activities involve…

Power of Music – 5 Songs of Nostalgia

    The above picture sits on my desk at school.  It’s a picture of me, my first year teaching, at a small school in Washington, DC back in 1995.  I recently caught myself staring at the picture reminiscing on “the good ‘ole days.”…

“Why Not 125?” The Question That Helped Motivate My Students AND Me!

  Several months ago, as I was going through my normal morning routine, I began to reflect on my previous night’s workout. In an effort to be more efficient with time, I’ve been going to the gym less and using my resources at home….

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