Parent/Teacher Conferences with Physical Educators: Show me the
data for 50% of the physical education grade – Effort.
Using heart rate technology allows for accurate assessment for every student, using their personal and real time data from their Heart Zones’ heart rate sensor, the Blink 3.0+. No longer does the student participant need to guess the intensity of their physical activity. I recommend that 50% of the student’s grade in physical education, be based on effort using heart rate. Imagine guessing heart rates or even observed effort in your physical education class with 30-60 students. It simply isn’t possible.
Now consider showing the parents the heart rate graph of their child for every physical education class! With this graph and data
from the entire class period, they will now have in their hands on their child’s effort measured with heart rate. This is objective evidence that can be used for 50% of the grade. Every physical educator can have visual evidence on-hand for confirmation, evidence documented using heart rate measurements. Without these printouts of heart rate data throughout the nine weeks of physical education classes, there is zero evidence for determination of the effort grade. Observation, without heart rate data, is guessing when it comes to effort. Every class period the physical educator is using observation to guess the effort of all their students in order to determine their grade.
Any parent can challenge you, as the teacher, on how you could possibly grade any one student, let alone all students, on
effort. And without immediate feedback to the teacher throughout the class period, it becomes incredibly difficult to justify your grade. The teacher is guessing on how hard a student is exercising in class, and every, single student, is guessing how hard they are exercising in class! How can anyone at the parent/teacher conference, believe this outdated evaluation, with zero objective data? Where is the modernization for physical education in collecting data for exercise? Where is the history of exercise data stored for every student? What is in student records from physical education when it comes to exercise science measurements?
The heart rate printout also presents a powerful picture of the physical education teacher’s timeline for every lesson taught! How powerful to be able to show the printout below, as it pertains to the lesson design for every class period in physical education throughout the year! This segmenting of classes should be provided to student guardians at parent/teacher conferences to demonstrate why PE class daily is vital for student’s health. Physical education must have the heart rate technology designed for teaching and evaluation, required for the year 2023. The image of physical education teaching and evaluation, with the implementation of the remarkable Heart Zones Move Solution, has now changed our profession. Heart Zones has the technology for the evaluation for heart rate data for every student, every day. And, Heart Zones technology has the heart rate data for lesson design and evaluation of those lessons, for every physical education teacher and every coach. Learn how Heart Zones can work for you here!
The Visual Evidence