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How bad do you want it?

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I recently asked myself 3 questions as I looked at 2017. What do I want? How do I plan to get what I want? How bad do I want it? These questions are great because they can be used for anything. I chose to apply them to my professional life.

What do I want? This was an easy answer for me and has been for the better part of 2 decades. I want Quality Physical Education (#QPE) for all students. #QPE means a lot of different things to many in the #physed profession, but I don’t think anyone would argue that it should incorporate motor skill development, increase fitness levels, stress social and emotional learning and integrate fitness/health knowledge. I want #QPE for ALL students.

How do I plan to get what I want? Sticking with the script would mean that I will continue to design curriculum materials, work to enhance our software and keep getting on planes to work with educators on #QPE. The problem with this plan is that I don’t have the ability to move our profession forward fast enough and this bothers me. I’ve always struggled with patience. To speed up the process, I have decided to offer WELNET Single School Solution (SSS) FREE to any educator for the second semester of this school year. Every module we have is FREE and available to use. I plan on getting #QPE to ALL students by giving away WELNET for FREE to anyone who believes it could help them meet their objectives.

Click this link to get: WELNET: 21st Century Technology for #QPE 

How bad do I want it? I want #QPE for all students REALLY BAD! This is why all of WELNET is FREE for the next 6 months. I understand money is an issue for PE Teachers, but #QPE should not be about money. It is about providing our youth with the physical, cognitive and emotional skills necessary to not only survive but also to thrive in the 21sr century. I want #QPE for ALL students SO BAD that I am willing to give WELNET away for FREE to all educators.

What do you want? How do you plan on getting what you want? How bad do you want it? If you want what I want, then try out WELNET,  it’s FREE! Your have absolutely nothing to lose and #QPE to gain.

Click this link to get: WELNET: 21st Century Technology for #QPE 

Enjoy 2017!

Ron T. Malm


Share your PE Techno-Savvy!

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By: Jabet Wheeler

In today’s technology age, PE instructors not only need to be sound in skill development and content knowledge, but also techno-savvy to support the new approaches to learning. Regardless of the mixed reviews regarding the value of “distance” or “online” courses we can be assured that there will be more and more school districts adopting these practices. There is also a plethora of other technology uses that have crept into the gymnasium including; teaching from tablets, recording student fitness scores on your smart phone, utilizing the newest activity and heart rate monitors, interactive video activity leaders and on and on…

To be competitive in the Physical Educator job market and highly evaluated in our own positions, in addition to modernizing our curriculum, we also need to make sure that the Physical Education profession is up to date on how to meaningfully integrate technology in support of student learning. We need to become more purposeful; be content experts AND be technically sound.

We’d love to hear some of your “winners” and “losers” in bringing technology into your Physical Education classes so we can all learn from each other’s successes and avoid the mistakes. Are you embracing new technology and why or why not? Share some of your recent experiences and tell us how they worked out.

Technology in Physical Education


Technology is here to stay. As things change it is important to adapt to the changes in order to stay relevant. This is especially true when it comes to education. Focused Fitness has the most comprehensive software out there, WELNET®. With WELNET®, integrating technology can be easier than you might think. For example, one Idaho teacher has her students bring their phones to class every Friday to take a WELNET® quiz. Can you imagine what your high school students would say if you said, “Remember to bring you phone to class tomorrow”? We have to be creative and meet students where they are. Click Here to read a great article about another Physical Education teacher doing just that!