Friday, September 7, 2012
Rebranding Physical Education
What comes to mind when you hear "Physical Education" or "PE"? Is your immediate reaction positive or negative? Do you think about elementary physical education students engaged in meaningful games which promote knowledge, skills, and confidence so that the students will develop lifelong interest and involvement in healthful, physical activity? Or has Hollywood created a mockery of the profession with irreverent films such as Mr. Woodcock and Dodgeball?
As we move into the 21st century, we must take a hard look at our profession and assess our position in schools and the society in general. Are we satisfied with the status quo or is it time to rebrand physical education? Your thoughts and opinions are valued; please take a moment to reflect on the issue.