Staying Argonaut Strong: Physical Education in a Socially Distant Setting
In a remote learning environment, teachers of all grades and all subjects have had to rethink the delivery of their material, and this is especially true when it comes to Physical Education.
In a typical school day, Phys Ed. classes at Rutgers Prep offer a time for students to take a break from the classroom setting, learn new skills and games, and keep their bodies active–making use of our many athletic facilities (including a robust fitness center) and taking advantage of opportunities to learn and take part in yoga/pilates, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and team sports. However, delivering a physical education curriculum when you can't be physically present can prove to be particularly challenging–fortunately, our Physical Education teachers love a good challenge.
Our PE department has been providing a wide array of home videos, synchronous Zoom workouts, and dynamic activities to keep our students fit during a time that may have otherwise limited their ability to do so. Even parents have been jumping in on some of these exercises, as we can all benefit from some daily activity. Below are a few examples of how RPS students, teachers, and parents are staying Argonaut Strong–feel free to watch and join in the fun!
Learn to Juggle with Mr. Tyree
Mr. Epps Teaches Proper Push-Up Form
Mr. Lamb Hosts Zoom Workout as "Captain Argonaut"
Lower Body Stretches With Ms. G
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