Breakout EDU: 5 Components of Fitness Superhero Training

Today, in my physical education class, I attempted my first Breakout EDU and it was awesome! Breakout EDU is an immersive learning experience where students have to work together to solve puzzles to open a locked box. You can learn more by checking out the Breakout EDU website here. I first learned about Breakout EDU from a conversation I had with Justin Schleider on Voxer. I remember him telling me that Breakout EDU was something many educators around the country were trying out and I was very intrigued. The idea comes from… Read More

The Heart Rate Awakens

During the SHAPE America National Convention I had the opportunity to share a new activity I recently created called “The Heart Rate Awakens” during the Polar Session. A huge thanks to Polar for inviting me to be part of their session. Learning Outcomes Below you will find a list a learning outcomes for this activity. Although I was very excited to make a Star Wars themed activity, of course it is always important to start with the learning outcomes. Now that you understand the learning outcomes of this activity I can tell… Read More

Distracted Learning and Why You Should Put Down Your Phone

“Where does a giver go to get? Where does a filler go to be filled?” — Mac Let that quote sit with you for a minute.  Does it resonate?  Most of you probably don’t know “Mac”, but if you ever have an opportunity to attend a PE Institute in Asheville, you will.  The quote above is one of many “Mac-isms” and one I actually didn’t hear at #PEInstitute16 this year.  However, the other night when I was camping on the Oregon Coast, I heard my friend Joey Feith say it and it was the… Read More