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 students to make individual connections about the benefits of being physically active. I encourage them to practice what they learn in the PE classroom into their personal lives by participating in physical activities outside of school. My goal is to expose my students to a wide variety of movement experiences that promote and develop their physical literacy skills, knowledge skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity as stated by the National Physical Education Standards. These standards were written by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), which recently changed its name to Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America). These National Standards provide the framework to…
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