We know that health and physical education leads to student success. Active kids have more focus and concentration in school. They also behave better in class and get higher test scores.
But as more schools look for ways to support the whole child in the year ahead — including students’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being — HPE teachers will continue to play a pivotal role.
Health & PE is where children learn:
- Fundamental motor skills needed to participate in physical activity and important skills needed to lead a healthy lifestyle — vital for well-being at all ages and stages of life;
- Critical social-emotional skills to help manage emotions and handle daily challenges;
- Important character traits and values such as resilience, fairness, honesty, kindness, and respect for self and others.
Administrators, teachers, and parents all share a responsibility to provide kids with high-quality, standards-based instruction by trained and certified educators.
Together, we have the power to change children’s lives by continuing to advocate for effective health and physical education programs.