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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Old -vs- New

I agree with what the hall of shame has to say about traditional games such as dodgeball. In the world we live in today, bullying is a top priority. I believe many of these old school games contribute to bully like behavior. I believe that physical education classes should have games in their program that not only motivate students to be active, but encourage team work and positive peer encouragement as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ROUND 1 >> A New Experience

Arriving at Saint Mary's I was nervous and filled with excitement.  I had no idea what to expect, while trying not to have any expectations. The kids were wonderful!  Pre-k all the way to sixth grade.  We observed so many different ages, abilities, as well as interests and challenges to prepare for.. CHECK IT OUT to see more of Lab 1!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Importance Of Physical Education

Many people underestimate the importance of a childs ability to simply play.  Basic playing fundementals include running, skipping, jumping, throwing, even imagining.  These abilities are a necessity for one to grow not only into their own bodies but into well balanced people as well.  Fundemental skill developement and assessment is so important because it makes sure that kids are able and getting the excercise they need. is the official site for the National Association of Sports and Physical Education. In this website you will find how and what NASPE feels and thinks about Physical Education classes today. "NASPE believes that physical education is critical to educating the whole child, and that all students in grades K-12 should receive physical education on a daily basis" (Position Statement Summary, NASPE).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

...and she's off !

Finally created a blog!  Cannot wait to learn more about how to teach all ages effectively.