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