WHPE July Update

Monthly Challenge: Try Something New!

We are creatures of habit - most of us follow a very similar routine from day to day, be it with what we drink, what we eat, or with our preferred choice of exercise. Think of how many times you have seen, heard, or read about something that made you think " I should try that". Then think of how many times you actually DID try it - probably not so much! Therefore this months challenge is to try something new every day this month: try a new food, run a different route, take a different exercise class, read a new book, go to a new park..Anything!

Need ideas? Check out 25 Ideas For Trying Something New or Maximise My Life's list of 50 ideas. You can keep a record of your new experiences or find past monthly challenges at http://fitnesschallenges.wikispaces.com/. I would love to know how you get on with this!

Muscles and STD RAP

How can we make content stick with our students? Andy Horne (@MrHorne101) has figured out a way with his unique STD Rap and Muscles RAP videos. Check out these catchy videos below!
Muscle Rap.m4v

Dollar Store Delights!

Did you know your local dollar store actually hold more teaching tools than you could possibly think off? Neither did I until I read this excellent "Poundstore Pedagogy" article detailing how to use items commonly found in the dollar store isles to teach, reinforce, and innovate in the classroom. Another great read is: I went to the pound store and bought. Thanks to Jon Tait (@teamtait) for sharing these articles.

Best Practices in Physical Education and Health

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 at 8:30am to Thursday, July 25th 2013 at 1pm

2100 Main Street

Stevens Point, WI

Registration for Best Practices in Physical Education and Health closes soon! Pre-conference registration (July 23rd) ends on July 7th and on July 14th for the July 24-25th symposium. Click here to register online or to download the registration form. Don't miss out!

Be a leader - Join the WHPE Board of Directors

Several positions on the WHPE Board of Directors will be open for election this year. Elections will be held on Thursday October 24th 2013 and positions hold a 2 year term.

If you are interested or would like to learn more please contact either myself jbailey@dce.k12.wi.us or whpe@uwlax.edu


Congratulations to Mary Wild - your celebration submission was drawn and a $20 iTunes gift card is coming your way! Keep sharing the celebrations and successes - Simply click here and complete the google form.

Remember, any success in PE and health, no matter how small, is worth celebrating!

Google Alerts!

We want to keep on top of the latest news in Physical Education and Health but how many of use have the time to trawl through news sites trying to filter out what we are looking for? Thanks to Google Alerts you don't have to! Watch the quick video below to see how you can automate and customize any news alerts you wish to receive and have them sent directly to you.
Using Google Alerts