It is just not how I remember my experience. And probably not how you remember yours. I never cease to be amazed at how the ordinary can be transformed into the extraordinary. I was reminded of this while I was speaking to the Leadership Classes at Naperville Central High School a couple of weeks ago. The Leadership Class is part of the Physical Education Program. Yes, you read that correctly. PE.
This is no ordinary PE class and this is no ordinary PE program. In fact, it is becoming know worldwide. CBS’s The Early Show featured how this Physical Education Department took what most would write-off as the “goof-off” period during the day and turned it into what is proving to be the most important. Paul Zientarski is in what most might consider the twilight years of their career … yet he will tell you he is more excited about his work than ever before!
It makes sense. How much do we talk about the importance of adults engaging in regular exercise. You know how much better you think and feel when you are exercising. They are continuing to build a case to show how PE makes a real difference in how students think and feel as well. Take a look at the feature on CBS … it just might inspire you to go exercise! Or it might inspire you to take your own ordinary and make it extraordinary!