Health Related Fitness And Wellness

2367 Words May 31st, 2015 10 Pages
It is my passion to teach, motivate and inspire my students to be physically active and enjoy a healthy life. Health related fitness and lifetime wellness provide the foundation of my elementary physical education (PE) program. Health related fitness and wellness themes are integrated into my daily lessons. I strive to help my students understand and value the importance of physical activity and the impact it has on their personal lives. Anne Flannery, President and CEO of PE4life, states, “Quality, daily physical education prepares children to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness and can have a tremendous impact on their overall quality of life.” (Lawler, 2007, p. 113). It is my desire to encourage my …show more content…
One of those teaching tools is technology. Technology is a vital part of teaching and learning in the 21st century. The technology revolution has affected all disciplines and subject areas including physical education. (SHAPE America, 2013). As stated in the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards for Physical Education, “Accomplished teachers stay in touch with current technology and its applications in the field of physical education. Technology helps accomplished physical educators motivate their students by providing them with exciting learning experiences. Physical education teachers anticipate technological advances that may affect the learning environment. As part of their dedication to professional growth, they incorporate the most appropriate technological resources available to enrich their teaching practice and reinforce student learning.” (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Physical Education Standards, 2011, pp. 19, 34).
Teachers now face a generation of students who have never known life without computers, cellular phones, and hand held devices or the internet. These technology tools have both appropriate and inappropriate applications in regards to effective instruction and enhancing student learning. The advancement of wireless technology and physical activity monitoring devices are moving technology into the PE classroom. A key factor when implementing the use of technology is to ensure that it
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