As an elementary physical education teacher I find my job exciting and challenging. Following the Colorado State Standards, I teach students movement competence and understanding, physical fitness, wellness concepts and practices, along with prevention and risk management. My lessons are developed using brain based research, including growth mindset research and activities that are developmentally age appropriate. My lessons are child centered with clearly defined learning targets.
My content, pedagogy, and methodology all pale in comparative importance to developing relationships with each of my students. I truly believe that knowing my students, and communicating to them I like them and care about them as individuals, is the single most meaningful thing I can do as their teacher. Next to letting students know I care about them comes developing life long lovers of movement. I believe this is my second greatest calling. I have the pleasure of developing in students the joy of moving; through development of motor skill competence, building perceived competence,small sided games, allowing for choice in activity, exploration and cooperation.
My goal of writing this blog is to develop a community of physical educators who can share practices, and ideals, learning from each other and ultimately increasing the quality of each students’ physical education experience.
I would love your comments and feedback! If you would rather, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Again please share your ideas!
“Physical Education is the only part of a child’s school day where their entire physical body, brain and senses are integrated into meaningful movement.” Lynn Burrows