Hebrews 12:1 "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

Life is a marathon, and the journey is just as important as the destination. It matters what you do. It matters what you say. Make God smile today!

Fitness Tip of the Day

Monday, January 25, 2010

Who is responsible????

When is it appropriate to hold a child responsible for being on time and having everything they need for a class, and when is it the responsibility of the parent?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kids teach me too

Even though I have been teaching for years, and playing sports forever ( seems like ) the kids in my classes remind me that I don't know everything. Remember to stop and listen sometimes, kids have great ideas!!!!!

Like most teachers I can get into a set routine for how I teach something. It is both humbling and refreshing to see things anew from the point of view of a child. I thank God every day that I get to work ( play ) with kids!

Never grow old in your mind..........

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Using Technology in P.E.

There are so many amazing technological advances out there right now, but how do we use them in a typical P.E. class? Most schools can't afford to have the very latest stuff in the numbers required for an average class: what now?

There are low cost options like pedometers, but with options like Wii Fit and Dance Revolution, who is going to be happy with a pedometer? Kids live in a world of Ipods and computers; how can we make this work for us in P.E. class?

There are some cool apps for Ipods that will help track your workouts, but good luck getting 25 of those! Any ideas?????

Friday, January 8, 2010

Who needs teaching?????

As a Physical Education teacher I have actually had parents tell me my class is just "another recess". Yet every day I see students who display a stunning lack of basic coordination and balance. Not to mention the lack of endurance and strength and flexibility that is the norm rather than the exception.

Kids don't know what they need to know about keeping their bodies healthy unless someone teaches them! And not all kids are "natural" athletes. If you think kids can "figure it out" for themselves, just try teaching a cartwheel or a backwards roll to 2nd graders. The need for step by step instructions and demonstrations becomes immediately apparent.

Why limit a student's ability to use their body to its fullest potential by not helping them to completely understand its capacity?