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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

PE Advocacy - Get Parents Involved!

Parents are a key group for you to engage as you promote your physical education program. It is important that parents understand the issues that surround childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles, but also that your PE program plays a role in combatting these issues.
Check out this PE4Life article on strategies to involve parents in the process of educating and inspiring a healthier lifestyle.
PE Advocacy - Get Parents Involved!:

  • Create a partnership with parents and let them know you are there to support whatever endeavor they are working on. You can begin doing this by joining the PTA.
  • Invite parents in to participate and volunteer in the physical education classroom, especially during fitness testing so they are aware of the crisis at hand.
  • Host regular family activities that parents and children can participate in together.
  • Engage parents on an on-going basis to ensure PE is always on the front burner in discussions.

  • Mr. Baker’s PE Program has been selected as a PE4life Model Site in Iowa. Mr. Baker was the IAHPERD President 1998-2001, IAHPERD PE Teacher of the Year in 2005 and IAHPERD Honor Recipient in 2004.

    Watch for additional video clips coming soon that highlight Mr. Baker’s physical education advocacy efforts with administrators , policy makers and state-level decision makers.

    NOTE: The KidStriders program that Mr. Baker discusses is a great program for schools. You can learn more about it here:
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