Physical Education/Health Introduction
Hello everyone and welcome to another wonderful school year! I am proud to be returning as your Physical Education and Health teacher for the 23'-24' school year! During Physical Education classes, I plan to have my students work on a variety of sports related skills, as well as understand strategic concepts for various games and activities. My goal is to have everybody gain an appreciation of the importance of physical activity, as well as learning the valuable social and coping skills that come with competition. I hope that students can pick activities out from various lessons and apply them outside of the school setting to promote life long fitness and people skills that will undoubtedly carry over for the rest of their lives! Health classes will be learning about various facets of physical health, mental health, and social health, and will learn to apply the information we cover through the text into their everyday lives. I am incredibly excited and proud to be a teacher in this wonderful district, and I cannot wait for this year! I am looking forward to working with all of you!
Physical Education Class Rules and Expectations
- Students will change into appropriate clothing for physical education class by utilizing the locker rooms available.
- Students will listen and be respectful of others while they are talking.
- Students will display safe behaviors and not put themselves or others at risk.
- Students will follow all rules of the activities planned for that day, or be subject to losing points off their grade.
- Students will bring a positive attitude to class, and will not use derogatory/inappropriate language with others, or will be subject to sitting out and losing points.
Physical Education State and National Standards
During our physical education classes, I will be designing and implementing activities with the goal of students meeting these standards. The New York State standards are as follows:
New York State Standards
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2: Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5: Recognizes the value of physical activity for overall wellness, enjoyment, challenge, and/or self-expression.
Standard 6: Recognizes career opportunities and manages personal and community resources related to physical activity and fitness to achieve and maintain overall wellness.
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often an illusion." -Michael Jordan
"Genius is insanity right up until it works." -Forrest Griffin
"Gold medals aren't really made of gold, they are made of sweat, determination, and a hard to find alloy called guts." -Dan Gable
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -Tim Notke
"They'll tell you failure is not an option. That is ridiculous, failure is always an option. Failure is the most readily available option at all times. But it's a choice. You can choose to fail or you can choose to succeed." -Chael Sonnen
Physical Education Resources
Online Physical Education Network:
PE With Joe: