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Adaptive PE Students Use Heart Rate Monitors to Manage Health

Heart Rate Monitor’s Changing Colors Teach Cognitively Impaired Students When Exercise is Necessary

A Michigan Adaptive PE administrator’s use of heart rate monitors enables students to manage their health and wellness even if they don’t understand how heart rate impacts their physical fitness.

“I’m interested in teaching our students who are cognitively impaired how to self-regulate,” said Ann Arbor Schools Adaptive PE Teacher Consultant Deak Swearingen. Read More

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Heart Rate Monitor Education Empowers Students to Manage Fitness

More Students Have Access to Fitness Information But Few Learn to Make Full Use of the Data

By making heart rate monitor education a vital part of using PE fitness technology, teachers enable students to take ownership of their fitness development.

“I’ve asked student after student after student: ‘I see you’ve got yourself a [commercial heart rate monitor or fitness tracker],’” said Shane Stubbs, a 20-year veteran PE teacher in Australia. “Then I say ‘hands up if you’ve ever looked at the dashboard on the app or on that website?’ Then I ask, ‘how many of you know what it means?’ None of them do.” Read More

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PE Heart Rate Monitors Show Students Actual Effort vs Perception

By wearing PE heart rate monitors during class, students learn to improve their heart rate training performance by comparing their perceived effort level with their actual effort level.

Through a study with homeschool students in Kearney, Neb., Danielle Tilley used adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors to test the students’ perceptions versus reality during a weekly PE class. Students wore the monitors while exercising at different levels – walking, jogging and sprinting for one-minute intervals. After each sprint, students let Tilley know how hard they exercised based on the Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion. Read More


Wayzata Education Fund announces 2018 grant recipients

More than $43,000 will be used to fund new programs throughout the district

Originally published May 24, 2018 in the Sun Sailor.

By Jason Jenkins

Ten programs and learning tools throughout the Wayzata School District will be funded next year by grants from the Wayzata Education Fund, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that encourages teachers and staff members to imagine new ways to engage students.

The “From Excellent to Exceptional” grants are awarded each year and are meant to support innovation in a wide range of curricular areas to students at every school in the district.

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