Health and Fitness on the Web
Discover the newest ideas in health and fitness and research available. The World Wide Web offers a journey to diverse and creative approaches in teaching health and fitness. This Online course provides teachers the opportunity to explore Internet sites devoted to lessons in health and fitness. Course participants will evaluate different Websites and use them to create lessons for their classrooms. Lessons and ideas from other creative teachers will be shared freely. This coursework will provide teachers with resources to update their health and fitness curriculum and practice. This course is designed to meet the objectives identified in the NASPE Standards. These national standards are embedded in the activities of the course. Participants will be asked to make connections between their work and these standards or the standards of their own states.
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My family emigrated to America from Holland when I was nine. My siblings and I were active in many sports and excelled in them while we were learning English. In college, I chose to study to be a teacher and imitate the teachers who had given me confidence and direction. I have been a teacher for 30+ years and have taught all levels and many teachers. I find that passionate teachers are invested in their students' learning as much as in their subject. One of my fondest memories is a parent who told me that her son had chosen to be a pastor and credited me with inspiring him to serve. After sharing my faith testimony with my 9th graders, their responses were that I should speak in chapel; then they organized themselves to clean up the campus to show an example of Christ-like leadership. Some of the finest compliments ever given me were the student teachers assigned to me from Fresno State after my students had repeatedly scored the highest in the district on the STAR tests. Through Fresno Pacific, I get to work with teachers and share their experiences and stories.