2022 SHAPE Delaware Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year — Richard Lantz

I teach my lessons through a wide variety of activities and games so that it is appropriate and safe for Kindergarteners, but also engaging for 5th graders.  I use different games and equipment based on the age and ability of my students.  Since I teach Kindergarten through 5th grade I have to be creative with my instruction so that each year the students have something new to look forward to, as well as ensuring it is safe and simple enough for the younger students.  Over the past 14 years I have taught in a large gym, classrooms, in the bus parking lot, and even on zoom.  In order to keep students physically active and engaged I do my best to keep my lessons chunked so they have a number of shorter activities within a lesson. 

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