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Heading into Chapter 3

Last week I made a few too many copies of a Fit Kids Fit Future graphic organizer, so as I was organizing my desk I started to put them into a folder for next year. As soon as I opened the folder I froze. I am retiring from Waterville Central School in June. There was no need for the folder, …

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2016 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Professional of the Year

The Fit Kids Fit Future team would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Tammy Alcott (Co-Owner of Fit Kids Fit Future and Health and Physical Education Teacher at Waterville CSD) on winning the 2016 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Professional of the Year Award. According to the NYS AHPERD website this “award is given to an outstanding administrator or teacher who is recognized …

We Do a Good Job down Here

Pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself because you are doing a great job in the classroom and/or gymnasium! And you are doing it despite budget constraints, staying on top of ever-changing state and national standards, the pressure of unannounced and announced observations, the demand to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs all students, and the myriad other …

“…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 …

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 …

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Dear Michelle Obama

Dear Michelle Obama:   My name is Josh Lewis, co-founder of Fit Kids Fit Future. The fitness abilities within our student population are now at epidemic levels. From 2013-2015, our assessment process showed that 73% of 7th and 8th graders can no longer do one perfect pushup, and the large majority is unable to perform a basic air squat. As …