The relationship between mind and body can be very complex or very simple. Either way, the two must function together to achieve optimal health. The Howard County Health and Physical Education curriculum is designed to improve the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical health of our students. My objective as a Health and Physical Educator is to create an individual capable of making educated, well informed decisions regarding his/her health. I encourage parents and teachers alike to become role models of health for our children.
Why Health and Physical Education?
- "Through effective physical education, children learn how to incorporate safe and healthy activities into their lives. Physical education is an integral part of developing the “whole” child in social settings and the learning environment."
- "Several large-scale studies found improvements in students’ academic performance with increased time spent in physical education. Children who spent time in physical education in place of a classroom activity performed no worse academically than students not enrolled in physical education."
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