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Invisible Dumbbells and Muscular Endurance for Children

By |2017-06-04T14:38:41-04:00January 20th, 2015|OPEN Blog|

I’ve been working with National Physical Education Standard 3 over the past few weeks, looking for ways to help elementary students meet the various grade level outcomes for Fitness Knowledge. When in doubt, begin with the outcomes. Actually, always begin with the outcomes. Anyway, I wanted to create an activity that would accomplish the following: [...]

Physical Education With A Purpose

By |2017-06-04T14:38:41-04:00January 5th, 2015|OPEN Blog|

As a veteran Physical Education teacher, I have realized that every class I teach has a different personality and therefore, needs to be taught with a different technique. The biggest challenge I have faced is to get every student to participate daily at the high school level. I want all students to find something that [...]

Taking a Virtual Road Trip with Accelerometers

By |2017-06-04T14:38:41-04:00December 3rd, 2014|OPEN Blog|

Three years ago, I received a grant from the Suffolk Zone NYS AHPERD for the purchase of accelerometers.  For the last two years, I have been experimenting with ways to incorporate them into my classes in a meaningful yet efficient manner.  There is no doubt that the use of the accelerometers increases the Moderate to Vigorous [...]

Maximize Your FITNESSGRAM Reports

By |2017-06-04T14:38:41-04:00November 24th, 2014|OPEN Blog|

Numbers may bore you, but the fact is, data drives decisions and FITNESSGRAM10 offers concrete individual and group data that can make an impact if communicated and used appropriately. The mission statement, as well as the program philosophy, clearly outlines education with a focus on lifelong physical activity promotion as the primary goal of FITNESSGRAM. [...]

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