Featured PE Teacher – Drew Burris

This week for the #FeaturedPETeacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Drew Burris!

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About Drew:

I am a Physical Education teacher at La Monte R-IV in La Monte, Missouri. I teach PreK-9th grade and over 200+ students. I’ve been teaching for 8 years. I am also the High School Soccer Coach.

Current PE Units:

  • PreK-2 – Jump Rope
  • 3rd-6th: Team Sports (Wiffle Ball)
  • JH/HS: Team Sports (Ultimate Disc)

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PE Focus for 2018:

My focus for the year is to increase the number of minutes for students in their MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activitiy) by 5 minutes. I set high expectations for students to reach those goals. We also do Class Dojo where students have to earn 100 points in clas to be entered for a prize drawing at Field Day. Students always reach that mark by April.

Favorite PE Unit :

Pickleball has always been a favorite of mine ever since I learned about it in college. The students here were introduced to it my first year, and they LOVE it! They always look forward to it, and I love teaching it. We do a Sport Ed. Model where students get to select team names, introduction and show records of games played. We always do a tournament at the end of the unit.

What is your favorite part about being a PE teacher?

My favorite part is being able to be creative in the lessons for students, as well as having students be physically active.

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Is there a program, event, or anything else you’d like to highlight related to your PE program?

Field Day is usually our highlighted event every year.

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4 thoughts on “Featured PE Teacher – Drew Burris

  1. What do you do with Middle schoolers? I teach K-8th. The middle schoolers give me fits.
    Fitness stations, tag games (gets them to move), dodgeball, soccer, flag football, agility stations but they get bored quickly.

    • On Mondays, I have Match-Up Monday, which is them playing a game the elementary students are doing for the week (they LOVE it). From Tues-Thurs, we do our Sport Units. Usually I will have a passing/shooting skills day, strategy and finally game play on the last day. Fridays we play Fitness BINGO. I have a chart for them to choose from, usually fitness activities.

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