The Provocative Ponderings of a Perpetual Pessimist

April 1, 2021 The Well Family, 333 Panacea Avenue, PANGEA. WLD. 001 Re: Your children- Well, Ness (Grade 10A) and Well, Being (Grade 10B) Dear Well family, I write to advise the conclusion of investigations into the conduct of your children, Ness and Being. As advised in previous communications, these investigations were commenced in response …

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How to Align Strength Training for Sport with a P.E. Curriculum

Strength and conditioning is one of the fastest growing fields in high school athletics. Many have recognized that stronger, faster, and safer athletes have a better athletic experience; additionally, students who participate in a coordinated strength training efforts have additional opportunities to improve health & wellness, forge relationships with peers, and receive mentorship from dedicated …

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Benefits of Health and Wellbeing Programs: A Leaders Perspective

https://twitter.com/carmelhealth/status/1377765154260156417?s=12 Health and wellbeing is schools is critical to developing happy and healthy young people. Ultimately, we want our students to be informed and activity citizens of not only their local community but the globe. As a health and physical education teacher and school leader I am acutely aware of the benefits of a strong …

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My Why

“I didn’t have the best upbringing, but I didn’t have the worst.”  This blog post reflects (either verbatim or in spirit) conversations I have with my students from time to time.  The sharing that occurs in my health room is cyclical and reciprocated.  Like most of you, I share (appropriate) stories that help to create …

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Creating Unicorns and ‘AHA’ Moments in Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Threshold concepts at Rototuna Senior High (RSHS)  have become integral in our course design, we are a senior school with years 11-13 only. The idea of threshold concepts has helped move students (and teachers!) away from course design that is solely focussed on assessment. Not that assessment is a bad word, it is important, however …

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In Support of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

In #HealthEd three things guide your content. There is content that you legally MUST teach (state-mandated), there is the content that you LOVE to teach (those classic lessons that you enjoy) and, sandwiched in between those two is the content that your students NEED. That particular content is guided by data and reflects the behaviors …

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