The Spirit System’s innovative
curriculum is developed for educating
today’s digital-age student.
Opening new doors & teaching the
IHT's PE3 Curriculum and Student Journal:
How the Course is Organized
The organization of “IHT’s PE 3 Course: A heart-centered curriculum optimizing body and mind, connected through spirit”,will guide both you and your students in planning and decision making towards living an overall fit and healthy lifestyle. Through a simple, purposeful student driven, topical approach, students are empowered to observe how their heart rate and cardio-respiratory fitness improves and fluctuates based on the intensity of the activity and how their nutrition, leadership, group camaraderie and daily habits affect their health, performance, academics, behavior and self-confidence.
Optimizing Cardio-Activity - The Spirit System, ZONING and the Curriculum
The curriculum, optimized by the technology of the Spirit System, can seamlessly evolve and be continuously updated and refined. It offers an instant connection to lessons, resources, best practices, and a social platform that can connect teachers, students, parents, administrators and the community. Every PE class experience allows the teacher to use his or her own individual teaching style and creativity. Collectively, they create one of the most robust and comprehensive curriculums in the nation for Physical Education.
Student Journal Workbook
The curriculum and student journal workbook allows students to extend their health literacy beyond the PE classroom connecting to cross-curricular education as well. The goal is to not only “grow up” but to “grow deeper” throughout the semester.
While the Spirit System will help them track their heart’s physical health, your students should think of their journal as a type of “Heart and Mind Aerobics” to keep them focused on their center, helping point them in the right direction to get and stay on their own unique path to overall health. The student journal and worksheets help make this more than just a PE Course but sets the course toward health for the rest of their life.
Parent and Community Components
A pivotal component of this course is getting parents involved and the family-focused approach to holistic wellness is ripe for innovation, making this the perfect course to make big change happen at the family level in regard to health. The bottom line is, children are the key to a families health habits and with a little incentive, and they’ve proven more effective at changing their parents’ eating habits than any corporate wellness program out there.
Course Methodology and Flow - Ensuring a Balanced Approach
The flaw with many physical education curriculums is they lack innovation, are too structured, rigid or outdated, they haven’t adapted to today’s digital age students or they don’t assist the teacher enough to optimize the curriculum. All of these factors lead to a “plateau” where both the teacher and student become accustomed to stale routines, resulting in diminished effectiveness. The Spirit System avoids this by constantly switching things up. By breaking old routines and opening new doors, teachers and students are constantly supported and challenged with unlimited activities, variations and the ability to add their own individualism.