I’m passionate about children’s fitness. I’m an elementary school physical education teacher in Northern California, and I want to help classroom teachers feel confident enough to teach physical education.
I know firsthand how crucial PE is for kids. Children need to participate in physical education classes frequently—to let off steam, to build strength and endurance, to learn about fitness, to create good exercise habits that can last a lifetime. Most states require their public elementary schools to teach physical education, but many schools struggle to meet this goal. Some schools have too few dedicated PE teachers; some have none. Classroom teachers must often cover the gap.
The thought of leading a PE session is daunting to many classroom teachers, but I know they can meet this challenge and succeed. They do at my school, and I enjoy teaching them how to incorporate fun, easy to administer physical activities into their schedule.
I’m committed to creating top-quality resources to help elementary school classroom teachers teach physical education and encourage their students to lead healthier lives. That’s why I wrote PE by Design: The Classroom Teacher’s Physical Education Program, Grades K–5 (published by Student One Education). And that’s why I’m starting this blog.
In the coming months, I will use this space to post original essays regarding children’s health, fitness, and physical education. I’ll also share links to resources that I think are useful for elementary school classroom teachers. Additionally, I will use the blog to announce the release of new materials I’ve created for Student One Education.
Thank you for reading, and please stay tuned!