Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Making Yourself Tired Today for a Stronger Tomorrow"

The first field trip our leadership group took this semester, was to a small school in Fayetteville, NY called Mott Road Elementary School. Walking up to the school you can tell a lot just by looking at it. The school had one floor and every classroom window seemed to be decorated with student art work, which may be typical of any upstate elementary school. But once you walked inside its almost as if you walked into a world of student achievement. You can tell from the atmosphere that Mott Road Elementary School was big on character education and started it from a very early age. Throughout the school there were several bulletin boards that displayed good behavior or acts rewards that the students received monthly.

Leadership Practicum

Last semester whooo hooo! It's getting closer and closer to May 11th and just like any other graduate, I'm extremely excited. In case you didn't know before, I attend SUNY Cortland and I'm in the first cohort of its Physical Education Leadership Master program. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Need some Motivation ideas?

Need to motivate your students for P.E. After doing some observation work for multiple districts in the inner city I know that motivation is key to dealing with these students. Most of them just want to know that you care, others just want a challenge, either way you look at it these students need your motivation.
This is a board I did for Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY. Students loved it. 
Here is a link for 50 Tips to motivate your students. (Click the picture for the link)

Updated Graded Book

Heres a screen shot of an updated grade book using Microsoft Excel. Thank to ADD PE for helping me on my sick day.

Technology goes a long way including helping the education world go paperless. This can be used in any education setting not only in PE.