The habits that we create in our childhood play such a huge role in the rest of our lives- especially when it comes to physical health. That's why it's so important for kids to learn about proper nutrition, exercise and overall physical education. In this episode we talk with, Anna Forcelledo, a 7th grade PE teacher who is a pro when it comes to creating programs/circuits, motivating children, and teaching PE in a way that makes it enjoyable, fun, and informative.
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In this episode you'll learn:
About how Anna's independence as a child led to her love of teaching Physical Education How Anna makes PE fun for kids What it's been like to experience PE through virtual learning That music can have such a positive impact on exercise, for kids especially Why getting kids involved in the process is great for PE Some challenges of teaching physical education to kids Tips for working with kids who don't normally have an active lifestyle About S.E.L. (Social Emotional Learning) and the impact it has on how kids feel overall How Anna approaches physical fitness and cases of childhood obesity Why it's so important to get to know children on a personal level, especially when it comes to their physical health About when it's appropriate to introduce weights with kids Why it's crucial for kids to learn proper form and nutrition as well as exercise About body weight exercises and when it's better to introduce some weights (with proper form) Some of the main elements to include when building a PE program How Anna help kids set up personalized fitness goals How setting personalized goals and plans can be helpful About why personal accountability and reflecting on progress/goals is important How Anna has adjusted her teaching style among Covid-19 Why Anna starts her classes with a "Mindful Minute" What she finds most rewarding about being a PE teacher About the Pacer test given to evaluate aerobic capacity Why having a good mindset is crucial for growth