During strength training in sports and in physical education class, how can one measure the progress of our most vital muscle?
In physical education, 50% of their grade is often effort. How can effort be evaluated without heart rate technology?
The SOS Challenge For Physical Education: Seeking Out Solutions, Strengthening Our Skills, & Sharing Our Success
I believe our profession needs an awakening to the future. It is my belief that we must be inspired to rethink how we deliver physical education to our students in the automated world we live in. How do we, as physical educators, capture the interest, and the imagination of our students today?
How often has your physical education program been featured in the newspaper or on the local TV station? Here’s how to show your community the strength of your program now that you “don’t play games” but teach physical literacy and active movement.
Using heart rate technology allows for accurate assessment for every student, using their personal and real time data from Heart Zones’ heart rate sensor, the Blink 3.0+.
Integrating Math and Language Arts with Physical Education
How can students and community stakeholders invest their fitness energy back into their homes and neighborhoods? Written by Beth Kirkpatrick, Heart Zones Director of Advocacy August 2022 There are several valuable steps to accomplish this outcome. First, for the fitness enthusiast, you should generate energy (aka burn calories) through physical movement activities of…
Beth Kirkpatrick’s Lessons From the Heart: Reaching “Outside” The Walls of Your Gymnasium & Into the Hearts & Minds of Your Community
“The Day in The Life of . . .” is the most powerful community outreach strategy for changing the minds of our community members as to what physical education is all about. This creative multi-dimensional lesson allows for physical educators to reach outside the walls of the gymnasium and into the hearts and minds of…
Imagine a new direction in physical education… Imagine having individual exercise data that was immediately sent to student records, the student, and the parents, each day from physical education classes. Today, the evolution of heart rate technology has revolutionized physical education and sports by allowing for more precise measurements and accurate evaluations. Our profession, and…
My journey as the pioneer of using heart rate sensors in the school setting begin in 1980. Since than I have been asked so many times: “Why do you think using heart rate sensors is so important”? Since the first few months of this journey utilizing heart rate sensors, the most important reason I realized was that I knew I wasn’t “guessing” anymore when I would encourage students to either go faster or slow down. Before having access to wearable technology it was especially haunting each fall and spring when all 550 of my middle school students ran the mile, and then later, complete the 20 meter cardio test.