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Excerpt — Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers With Web Resource

Take a closer look at the 10 WSCC components

Recently, a more holistic approach focusing on the whole child has evolved from the CSH model. ASCD (formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and the CDC developed a model for improving student learning and health in U.S. schools. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model combines elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach with ASCD’s Whole Child framework, aiming to provide students with improved knowledge,

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Learn how to improve health behavior

Health behavior is simply the choices people make that influence health status. These choices can include negative or positive behaviors. Some positive behaviors might include eating fruits and vegetables, washing hands frequently, sleeping for 8 hours each night, and exercising regularly. All of these behaviors can impact health.

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Maintain classroom health for every day

Teachers know that the best reward for a job well done is a feeling of pride and accomplishment. This feeling is known as intrinsic reward, the internal payoff for accomplishing a goal. An extrinsic reward is something external and tangible given for an accomplishment. The intrinsic reward of satisfaction is worth far more than any extrinsic reward.

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Ideas for class management and organization

Active classrooms require the teacher to use different class management and organization skills. The following ideas will help you to have a successful and active physical environment in your classroom.

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Integrating the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education

In 2013, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - now named SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators - revised the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. The standards now specifically address the concern for physical literacy across the nation by adding "The physically literate individual . . ." to the beginning of each standard.

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