WHPE September Update

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Monthly Challenge: Be Productive

It's back to school time and I am sure many of you are feeling a bit of a time crunch right now! Have no fear - this months challenge is all about Productivity.. the little things you can do to buy yourself a bit more time during the day. Pick one or two of the challenges and see how they work out for you. Take note - Richard Branson's number 1 productivity tip is to exercise, so if nothing else, make sure you take time for yourself. You can find The Productivity Challenge and any of the past monthly challenges at http://fitnesschallenges.wikispaces.com/.

Sign up for Let's Move!

Let's Move! has thrown down the gauntlet to each state - see which state can get the most schools signed up for Let's Move! It's free, it provides you with a teacher tool kit to see how your school is doing, and most importantly many initiatives such as Fuel up to Play 60 and Movin' and Munchin' fit in nicely with the goals of Let's Move! Sign up today and lets show the nation how WHPE and Wisconsin are committed to Let's Move!


Priority Matrix

Speaking of productivity, here's a great iPad app to help you manage the different tasks you have in different areas of your life: Priority Matrix. You can create different categories (e.g. school, coaching, home), add tasks to each category, assign dates for completion, and organize your tasks by importance. Want to learn more - check out the short video below. Priority Matrix is $2.99 from the app store.


Priority Matrix

Physical Education makes the front cover!

The August issue of Wisconsin School News features Physical Education on the front cover! The issue features 2313 AAHPERD National Elementary Teacher of the Year Patty Kestell and describes how PE has changed, what quality physical education looks like, and also details why brain breaks are so important. This magazine is sent to every school board in the state so this is a great PR piece for PE! You can read the entire article here.


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How to Tie Your Shoes, Really, Really Fast

How to tie your shoelaces!

Want some extra time in the day? Given that I am sure most elementary teachers, especially in the lower grades, tie at least one pair of shoes a day that do not belong to them, this video could be a time saver! It's great to know a skillI mastered years ago has room for improvement. Share with colleagues, parents, friends and hopefully buy everyone a little extra time in the day! Thanks to Cory Pavicich who taught this at the Google Teacher Academy.


Exit Ticket

Here's another great, free resource to try - Exitticket.org Get a quick snapshot of how your students are doing by setting up polls, questions, and more. Students can use their mobile devices to answer the questions and the teacher can see in real time what concepts students understand and what areas need additional attention. Check out the quick demo video below for more details.


ExitTicket FastTrack Guide (2 mins)

Mark your calendars: 2013 WHPE Convention

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2013 at 5pm to Friday, Oct. 25th 2013 at 4:30pm

2810 Golf Road

Pewaukee, WI

Pre-registration for the 2013 WHPE convention is open! Check out the convention brochure to learn more about our featured presenters and to see the session schedule. The NASP will also be holding an Advanced Instructor Course on Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30pm. You can also earn undergraduate and graduate credits through the convention. Don't miss out!