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Case Study Could Shape Physical Education Across the Nation

A professional perspective based on Case Study: Lessons from Los Angeles, in the Journal of Public Health Policy (2009) For years physical educators across the country have advocated for daily physical education for their students. Legislators have joined the bandwagon and passed legislation mandating physical education for most K-12 grade students throughout CA and across [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:12+00:00December 9th, 2012|Featured Articles, PE|Comments Off on Case Study Could Shape Physical Education Across the Nation

Lessons Learned Educating a Community

A Community Playground Project                         [jwplayer mediaid="521"] Last summer, I spent 5 days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the height of summer, in a record setting heat wave painting playground games on the blacktop. One of those days it was a mere 105 degrees.  [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:12+00:00December 9th, 2012|Featured Articles, PE, Recess|Comments Off on Lessons Learned Educating a Community

10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess

  I’ve scanned the list of activities that could be conducted for indoor recess or physical education activities on inclement days.   Indoor Activities for Getting Kids Active In School Activity Breaks- These three-five minute physical activity ideas can be incorporated into any classroom. Here are some examples of how to get your students moving. [...]

By |2018-02-24T10:07:56+00:00December 9th, 2012|Featured Articles, PE, Recess|1 Comment

Can Physical Education Make You Smarter?

For some time, researchers have known that physical education and exercise changes the structure of the brain, resulting in improvements in concentration, fidgeting and creates new brain cells. The body-mind link is well documented. But current thinking and actions (like eliminating recess and physical education) lead me to question if some decisions reflect the cliché [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:42:30+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Featured Articles, PE|Comments Off on Can Physical Education Make You Smarter?

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