My name is Connor Kem and I am an elementary physical educator in Oskaloosa Iowa. Last school year (2015-2016) I was a health and physical educator in the Stanton Community School District. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in k-12 physical education and a minor in 5-12 health education. On this website I will share items with you that were created by myself, modified from others, or given to me by other educators. My goal is to help increase the quality of physical and health education everywhere.
John F. Kennedy said, “Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong." He speaks right to my belief of what physical education is all about. A young man or woman that is healthy and strong will be able to reach their highest potential. In our physical education classroom we will help students develop an active healthy lifestyle. Having a variety of games/activities in the gymnasium and outdoors gives students a chance to relate to multiple lifestyles that involve being active. The classroom will consist of a welcoming and comforting environment. The students will feel free to make mistakes and be able to learn from them. Learning from their mistakes, the students will become more confident with their own abilities and will ultimately enjoy being physically active.
With a variety of activities such as sports, dance, and lifetime activities, students will learn a variety of activities in physical education. These are all needed in order to be a physically active individual. Sports can build teamwork, cooperation, leadership, develops motor skills for everyday life, develops discipline and build character. Dance gives students motivation to move with music, it comes in many styles/genres, and it is a lifetime activity. Lastly, lifetime activities will help students live longer happier lives.Therefore, this all cannot be done without parental support. Please feel free to contact me via the "contact" tab with any suggestions on how to improve my website.
To the left you can see a picture of my family. There is nothing that can replace the importance of family. They are always there when you need them, no matter what the obstacles. My family has always pushed me to be the best educator, son/brother, and overall person I can be. I love them all so dearly and could not imagine life without them.