Do you remember what it was like to be 16 years old? You had to worry about pimples and prom dates, and probably dreaded suiting up in grey sweatpants to spend an hour in P.E. class. Imagine what high school would have been like if you were autistic or blind or confined to a wheel chair. You might have looked forward to putting on those sweatpants and spending an hour playing basketball.
My teaching philosophy, and the foundation upon which Adapted Physical Education is built, is that every student has the ability to move, to be active, and to participate in meaningful physical activities by themselves and with their peers. I want my students to lead active lifestyles and be competent, confident, and joyful movers.