Tips about Spirit System from successful teachers

Tue, 14 Jun 2016PE assessment tips
To paraphrase the great Robert Earl Keen, the road goes on forever but the learning never ends.School may be out for summer, and while they take a well-deserved break from the classrooms, the next lesson plan is never far from a teacher’s mind. With that in mind, we at IHT want to do our part to help physical education teachers best utilize the IHT Spirit System as they work to teach students the importance of overall health and its relationship to their entire academic performance with PE assessment tips from teachers getting positive results.

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When one student finally reaches goal, the rest of class follows suit

Tue, 24 May 2016

Nobel
Students tap their IHT Spirit System heart rate monitors in before use in a PE class.

As his school year ground toward its inevitable end, John Kruse, a physical education teacher at Nobel Charter Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, scratched his head as he watched his students play pickleball, a cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis.

The scene playing out before him – and on the IHT Spirit System software that tracked the heart rate levels of the 12 students wearing monitors that day — was one he’d seen before, one he had grown tired of. Kruse, the 2016 California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year, had hoped that his students would be exercising in their optimal heart rate zone for at least half of the PE period.

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