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|Submission Title:||Move To Learn- Physical Education Leads The Way|
|Submission Entry:|| I believe that physical education will be the focus area of the total school environment. Physical Educators will be the resource for educating classroom teachers, administrators and food service staff in the following areas: latest research regarding physical activity upon cognitive function, teaching classroom teachers how to give movement breaks in their classrooms, improving and advising over food served at school for breakfast and lunch. In addition, physical educators will provide quality physical education to their own classes.
The latest research regarding improved classroom cognitive function and the correlation with physical exercise is not understood by school officials, school boards and administrators. This is new information. It is up to the Physical Educators to get this word out and bring this into the mainstream of the curricular day in such classes as math, reading, social studies, English, and other core subjects.
Physical Educators will lead the way by establishing "fitness centers" at their schools for use by staff and students during the school day. Classroom teachers will give movement breaks to their students before, during and after classes. It is the Physical Educator who will teach, inform, assess and give advice to school officials as to how movement can be utilized in the classroom.
Physical Education will be organized around two key areas: lifetime fitness activities and lifetime sport activities. Physical Education teachers will teach those activities that students are most likely to use as an adult so that they can live healthy, vigorous lifestyles.