“…your budget requests are due…”

I have always dreaded the arrival at this time of the year of that message. It comes at a particularly busy time for teachers, and it’s not a task that I enjoy doing. Part of it is timing, and the rest of it is the challenge of trying to buy quality curricula and equipment that is in students’ best interest …

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Coming Back from Christmas Vacation Just Got a Little Easier

It’s odd how when someone you respect says something to you, the words come back to you over and over again.   I was very fortunate to have Kathy Huber, a wonderful mentor, my first year as a health teacher at Sherburne-Earlville.  She guided me through the challenges of how to fill out a grade book, course outlines, curriculum development, discipline …

78th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference

Fit Kids Fit Future will be presenting at the 78th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference at the Turning Stone Convention Center, in Verona, New York. Presentation Date: November 19, 2015 Presentation Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Room Assignment: Seneca Presenters: Tammy Alcott and Josh Lewis This hands-on, interactive session will provide an overview of both the physical education and health education …

Is Your School The Fittest? Physical Education Challenge #1

Oct 23rd – Jan 25th Challenge: The Unbroken Jump Rope Click Here for The Unbroken Jump Rope Challenge Teacher Packet Fit Kids Fit Future announces its first ever “Is your school the fittest?” competition. Schools across New York State will be participating in the first of many upcoming FREE events… The Unbroken Jump Rope Challenge will last from Oct 23rd …

Discover Your Students Hidden Genius With This Powerful Health Lesson Plan

Our hidden genius lesson explores a carefully crafted process designed to assist students in discovering their hidden genius.  Our purpose is to motivate students to view themselves as unique, to set them on the path of discovering their individual skill set and how they might use this to contribute to the lives of others, to animals, or to the planet. …

Fit Kids Fit Future Highlighted on WKTV

Video Credit: Nicole Pitt It was great witnessing Fit Kids Fit Future in action at Madison Central School District and New York Mills Union Free School yesterday (10/15/2015). Thank you to Nicole Pitt with WKTV NEWSChannel 2 for an outstanding news story. Click here to view the WKTV story!

Discovering the Hidden Genius In All Students

Wednesday 10th period as my likeable high school health class settled in their seats, the agenda written in marker on my whiteboard (I’m a bit old school) said; “Drawing on the role models from the worksheet DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?, their top 5 values, and their responses to the worksheet MY HIDDEN GENIUS, work with your partner to design a company that provides a …

How to Increase Student Participation In P.E. Class

After a two year pilot program at Waterville Central School located in Central NY was completed we discovered some eye opening statistics. 71% of middle school students can no longer do one perfect push-up, 81% are unable to do a chin-up, over 50% have core imbalances from left to right and almost all of them dislike running. So put yourself in …

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Today Is My “Last First Day” as a Teacher

Today is my “last first day” as a teacher. After twenty-nine years of teaching I have reached those magic numbers, 30 years of service and 55 years of age.   Three years ago I inquired if I could retire early. I wanted out. On a daily basis, I was facing more and more students lining up at the door trying …

How Does The Fit and Ready Assessment Compare To The Presidential Fitness Challenge?

In this article, I will discuss an alternative theory and method to fitness testing within our schools, as opposed to the conventional standardized fitness testing seen in many school systems today. We only have to look around to see that our students are not any stronger, fitter or leaner as compared to twenty years ago. Statistics prove this. Statistics such …