Friday, November 25, 2011
Making Phys Ed More Productive
Children face plenty of pressures during the daily lives.
We tend to take for granted the stress kids face during the course of their lives these days. They're not much different than adults - they live in this 24/7 world too! This makes their physical activity even more important as the activities in which they engage at school may represent the only significant fitness activities in which they partake.
One physical education teacher is taking strides to make phys ed more productive for students. The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger recently chronicled the efforts of Indiana physical education teacher Tammy Brant.
Instead of pushing everyone to hit specific performance targets, she works with the students to formulate their own goals or "fitness zones".
There are some valuable lessons here as we encourage our children toward more physical activity as well as ourselves.