This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Randy Watts!
My name is Randy Watts and I teach Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This my 25th year of teaching and all have been at Simpson Middle School in Marietta, Georgia. I have had the pleasure of teaching such cooperative students over the years and this has lead to several awards. Most recently I was honored as Simpson Middle School Teacher of the Year along with Cobb County P.E. TOTY twice. I have also received Georgia’s Program of the Year Award and Georgia’s Intramural Director of the Year.
I have also made efforts to create and submit information abut my game idea that is being licensed, which has motivated me to also promote many of my other unique lessons. I have recently been spending my time on the committee that is rewriting and reviewing the state of Georgia’s P.E. standards for grades K-12. Continue reading →
Add some STEAM to your PE or recreational program! Challenge students to work together to create a sled using cardboard and duct tape, which they will then use to race the other team through a simple track or obstacle course. This is a great team building activity and can even be used for your upcoming Field Day events.
To Get Started:
Divide students into teams of 4-7
Determine if you are going to use a Team Pull Hardness or a Rope for students to pull the sleds.
Each team can determine how their sled will be pulled. Teams can have the rider of the sled simply hold onto the harness or rope, or the harness or rope can be secured to the sled.
This week for the Featured PE Teacher section on the PE Central Facebook page, the spotlight is on Christopher Jordan!
I am a Physical Edication at Newbury Elementary School in Newbury, MA. I teach Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and a total of 405 students. I have been at Newbury Elementary School since I graduated college in January of 2016. I am currently working on a gymnastics unit with grades 2nd-6th.
PE Focus for 2018:
This year my school has introduced a new program called Life Skills for grades 4th-6th. It is essentially a class that promotes health in the area of personal development. Continue reading →
I am the head of Physical Education at Fulbridge Academy in Peterborough, England. We teach from reception (3 year olds) to year 6 (11 year olds). We currently have 864 children within our school and we teach all of these children twice a week. We teach 60 children at a time, in two classes. We have 6 members of Specialist PE staff that cover all PE across the school, as well as two fulltime dance teachers that teach the children dance throughout there school year. I have been teaching now for 10 years at Fulbridge.
Physical Education Program:
We deliver different units to different age groups each term. This is how we structure our set up for PE. We are also incredibly lucky to have had a lot of funding from our school to develop our facilities to enhance out PE curriculum. We have a soft play room, caving system, 3G astro pitch as well as a wide range of equipment and resources. As we teach from reception to year 6, we split our year groups into phases and each phase has a different approach to PE. Continue reading →
I am a Physical Education teacher at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls, TX. I teach grades 3k – 5th, and a total of approximately125 students. I am lucky enough to have been teaching for 23 years.
PE Focus for 2018
My focus is always: “Helping all young people enjoy physical activity now and for the rest of their lives!” This quote is taken from one of my TAHPERD Journals, and I love it so much. Continue reading →