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The PE Pirate Scroll

March 27, 2018

Most of us are not improving the psychomotor skills of our students all that much, and we’re grading them based more on their home life than growth in physical education. “Wait, what did Ginicola just say?...

March 13, 2018

“Our actions may seem small, but their collective impact will be great” –Kevin Carroll (author of Red Rubber Ball).  There has never been a better time to advocate for quality Physical Education.  The Ever...

March 5, 2018

With all the complex challenges facing teachers in today’s educational environment, it is easy to become very negative towards your job. If you have passion for what you do, you will want to be able to bui...

February 21, 2018

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

This quote by author Vivian Greene speaks truth to me as a 30-year, veteran physical education teacher. I recently “...

February 13, 2018

Even after teaching for 25 years, I continue to be amazed by the imaginations of my students. For many years I focused on the same lesson plans weaving in a few new ideas here and there. One day, I watched...

February 6, 2018

I grew up in a very average American household in Greensburg Kansas. I lived a comfortable life. My mom was a stay-at-home mom, and my dad had a well-paying job. I had one older brother. We enjoyed family...

January 29, 2018

Recess. The school doors fly open and students race out to the playground. Whatever they choose:  kickball, tag, or playing pretend,    is of their own volition. This segment of a child’s day, they are sel...

January 22, 2018

The new year started off with a bang when I read Tanner Roos’s blog post about  20 seconds of courage. It doesn’t seem like that long ago when I started my journey, taking a few seconds of courage to step...

January 15, 2018

As I start this guest blog for Pete I have to admit, I am a smidge intimidated and a little bit out of my comfort zone. Although I love to talk, just ask anyone who knows me, I have never been one to sit d...

January 9, 2018

“Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate.”

I recently saw this saying on a t-shirt one of my students was wearing. It made me laugh out loud. I asked him immediately where he...

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