To improve the fitness of students, we need to rethink the design and delivery of school-based physical education programs

  • Posted by: JT Cummings
  • December 9, 2015

What is the “New PE”?  It means teaching fitness over sports skills in physical education classes.  More importantly, it is about objective measurement over subjective grading.

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The Importance of Social and Emotional Education

  • Posted by: JT Cummings
  • November 18, 2015

"Whole school, whole community, whole child" is the way forward. Every day we have the opportunity to make the necessary institutional and systemic changes to ensure kids are best prepared to navigate through their lives productively and in good health.

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Social and Emotional Climate and the Physical Environment

  • Posted by: JT Cummings
  • November 9, 2015

Let's turn our attention to the Healthy and Safe School Environment aspect of the CSHP which corresponds to Social and Emotional Climate and the Physical Environment tenets of the WSCC.

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Let's explore the physical education landscape of the 21st century

  • Posted by: JT Cummings
  • November 2, 2015

Building off our introduction to CSHP and the concept of ASCD's whole child framework let's explore the physical education landscape of the 21st century. As a reminder, the tenets of the whole child framework are: 

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Coordinated School Health Programs and Global Best Practices

  • Posted by: JT Cummings
  • October 26, 2015

Addressed in this series of blogs are common misconceptions regarding physical education, physical activity, Coordinated School Health Programs, global best practices, nutrition and how best to navigate through the muddied waters of health information in general.

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