Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whole Child Blog talks about Importance of Physical Education

The Association of Staff and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has a " Whole Child Blog" and their themes often cover physical activity and physical education and why they are critical to educating the whole child.

A recent discussion covered the topic of : Why Do We Need Physical Education in Schools?

Healthy School Communities Director Sean Slade illustrates the two sides of the debate in his blog post on the Whole Child website. Although research shows that healthier students learn better, there are others out there who seem to believe PE and recess are a waste of classroom time.

They provide an opportunity for readers to tell them how you defend the role of physical education and physical activity in your school. Go to the Edge Community Discussion.

PE, Recess, and Beyond: The Implications of Movement is a related podcast that might be of interest to you.