My most memorable childhood playthings weren’t factory-made. When I think back, I had the most fun swordfighting with poplar saplings, sliding down snowy slopes on cardboard boxes and playing battleships with homemade graph paper. I‘ll never forget our day-long sod Continue reading Where Are All the Soapbox Cars?
In the early mornings, my clock radio kicks off the day with “Radio Romania” as part of the Canadian Broadcast Company’s morning programming (depending on how long I stay in bed, I can also hear English broadcasts from South Korea, Continue reading Romanians Have Physical Education Problems Too
One thing about physical educators is that they realize the value of making lessons fun. They also realize that an active child is a child better able to learn. This often applies for those physical educators who teach academic subjects. Continue reading
This is a tale of an invention that has been rendered useless because of corporate greed. Strictly speaking, it’s not a physical education issue, but it does affect any teacher who packs a lunch for school or team trips. What Continue reading Food Container Rant
One of the primary goals of any physical education program is the development of our students’ ability to maintain an active lifestyle throughout their lives. I’m the beneficiary of my own school experience in PE and sport. I still play Continue reading PE Students Need Senior Citizen Role-Models
Laurentian University, where I coach the women’s track and cross-country teams, is four hours north of Toronto, and most of our competition venues are at least that far away. (I also coach a track club, but that’s for other blog Continue reading Women’s Teams, Bus Travel and Chick Flicks