Gratitude lessons that teach us to say ‘Thank you’ every day when it comes to our teachers

Dec. 19, 2016 

This weekend, we’ll celebrate Christmas with our friends, families, and loved ones. From all of us at IHT, thank you for all the work you do for kids and their health. For me, this past year has been one of understanding gratitude from so many as we lead up to this day of appreciation. Below are some of the valuable lessons I learned about how the holiday spirit comes year-round when we are impacted by teachers:

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How to Find Funding for your PE Program within the School Budget

Funding to finance comprehensive programs for PE program is not easy. Traditional campus funding that is allocated to PE programs is usually limited. But does it have to be? When administrators develop their budgets each spring for the next school year they have a hard task of deciding what percentage of their budget they will use in each different program area. Continuous pressure on administrators to increase student academic scores on standardized assessments often dictates budget expenditures.

Does that mean that PE budgets are hopelessly left with little or no funding at the end of the process? No! It means that as PE teachers it is our responsibility to demonstrate with data and scientific evidence how the level of fitness and wellness of students correlates to academic achievement. Communication is the key.

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