Change Can Be Good: Modern PE Meets Students’ Needs

Originally published Feb. 17, 2019 in the Enid News & Eagle.

By Mitchell Willetts

On certain days, bugs crawl up and down the gymnasium walls at Monroe Elementary School, and students scramble for balls to throw and smash them. The insects are all just cute projections, splashed onto the side of the gym from coach Christie Buckner’s iPad, via an app originally designed to entertain cats.

Physical education has changed a lot in Buckner’s nearly 30 years of teaching, she said, and it’s a good thing it has. Read More