It is exactly one year ago we entered on to the stage of social networking. No Internet Technology person…just us slugging it out on platforms that are very crowded and fast paced. We started a blog, Twitter , Facebook and a YouTube Channel.
We look back over a year of social networking and ask ourselves…why are PE Teachers not naming it and claiming it? The HUGE silent majority…as the majority of kids see you every day, 5 days a week!
You are the ones who are most likely to inspire a kid to become active fit and healthy for life. You are the ones that allow a kid to “try him or herself out” and find their inner athlete. You are the ones that create activities that go beyond the lesson plan…that help kids to become better citizens to one another. You are the ones that mesh cross-curricular academics so kids can see it is so beyond PE …it is about life. You are the ones parents stop in the parking lot and grocery stores and Friday night football games to rave about their kid’s change in attitude and participation…not just in PE …but for school overall!
You know who you are. We see you and hear you loud and clear…it is way beyond the lesson plan…it is about life. No other subject taught is more powerful or endearing in its long-term outcomes. It is you…the PE teacher who has all this power for good and more. What you teach them are skills they will bring to the their work place of tomorrow.
As we head into the fall launch of 2011 in 52 cities we bring with us our voice to lend to yours. We will say this again…loud and clear…this nation will NEVER solve the obesity epidemic without supporting the PE teachers of America.
It is beyond the lesson plan…it is the “physical education” of the child that changes and empowers a child. It is a child’s true nature to run, be active and play. Let them find it, learn it, feel it and go beyond the lesson plan.
You do this PE Teachers…and we take our charge to support and empower you as our greatest social networking message. Where else is there a place for no child to be left on their behind …..as in schools?
We will tweet your stories, profile you on Facebook and send our traveling PE cam to your school to upload on our YouTube Channel……we will shout out your stats and remind all the powerful grant giving and federal agencies of a simple fact: If you want kids to get good grades, you do not cut PE… you want to get kids fit…include the PE program in the solution.