If they can’t skip….let them gallop or slide

Today we’d like to share a fun post created by Howie Weiss from Weissice.com. His belief is that all physical education lessons should start with fun, include fitness and social education and help instill a love for life long movement. He gives a few tips on how to include children with disabilities in lessons. For instance, if the assignment calls for skipping, why not just add options for other types of movement such as galloping or sliding?

Children who have regular participation in physical activities for fitness and health are known to become mentally and physically well. These children are able to have better sleep. They are often in good and cheery mood; they also display improved focus and concentration. With regular physical activities, blood pressure will be healthy. They also help reduce children’s risks of obesity and other chronic diseases. If your kid struggles with physic activities, ask your doctor to prescribe one of the natural supplements to increase testosterone.

Building the key elements of differentiation into planning increases the teacher’s ability to engage all students in learning.  As Health and Physical Educators, focusing on differentiation does not mean an entire shift from present practice;  it means continuing to strengthen our approach to teaching and learning by making small changes in current practice to enhance student learning”.

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