students first

Looking Ahead: Meeting Students’ Needs

The end of the school year has a funny way of turning your attention to those first days of September. Looking around the classroom, you realize that you know each of your students as unique individuals, and you’re overwhelmed by how much you’ve grown together over the year. Reflecting on the first few days, when… Continue reading Looking Ahead: Meeting Students’ Needs

Physical Education

MindUP: Addressing Health in the Junior Grades

The H&PE Curriculum document provides a forward to the junior grades explaining how students are different developmentally at this stage: physically, cognitively, and emotionally (p.125). The health curriculum in the junior grades is particularly important, as it focuses on risk assessment and protection from and responses to dangerous situations, covering the topics of bullying, substance… Continue reading MindUP: Addressing Health in the Junior Grades