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August 14, 2018

I just retired from teaching elementary PE in the San Francisco East Bay Area, California. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my job! I have worked in four school districts at schools at both middle and elementary leve...

August 9, 2018

I feel I am very fortunate to see my elementary Physical Education students three days a week for 30 minutes. In total that comes out to 90 minutes a week. For some of you that is going to sound on the low...

July 29, 2018

I just returned home to Georgia from attending the “action-packed” National Physical Education & School Sport Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. The three day conference that began on July 22, was an...

July 18, 2018

We’ve all seen the studies on the negative effects of excess screen time, loading up on high-sugar foods, or high-fat diets, the immorality in

media and advertising, the overall increasing laziness as mach...

June 21, 2018

As a younger teacher, I had an unquenchable thirst for professional development. Anything I could get my hands on to read, watch, or listen to was never enough. I would dig into different curriculums and b...

June 11, 2018

The following article was written by Pete Charrette and published as a journal article in the Spring 2009 GAHPERD Journal, volume 42, #1. Although the article and lesson plan template is a few years old, i...

May 7, 2018

I am really looking forward to attending the 2018 National PE & School Sport Institute this summer in Asheville, North Carolina. It is scheduled for July 23 - July 25, and takes place at the Sherrill Cente...

April 29, 2018

A couple days after I looked up the symptoms for depression, I was sitting all alone in the teacher’s lounge when the school counselor came in. She had just been assigned to our school for one day a week,...

April 24, 2018

I took my class outside to the parking lot, got everyone organized and ready for the activity, and then I heard, “Mr. Tennessen! There’s a dead rat over here! And some of it’s over there, too!” Unfortunate...

April 10, 2018

Sun, water, laughter, competition, cheering, splashing, slip ‘n slide, prizes, music, teamwork, agility, strength, themes, excitement, stations and fun? All of these words describe one phrase: Field Day!


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