Welcome to my blog (PEtop5.com). Each week I will post my five favorite activities for a certain topic. My motivation for this endeavor stems from my desire to network and connect with all of the amazing PE teachers out there as well as share my passion for promoting healthy living.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in both physical education and business from Ithaca College and a masters degree in special education from SUNY Cortland.
I currently teach elementary physical education (kindergarten through 6th grade) in Cortland, NY and received my national board teaching certification in 2012. In my PE lessons, I try to maximize MVPA while integrating the latest common core initiates. This can be a delicate balancing act! In addition to teaching, I coach modified soccer and modified track & field.
Outside of school, I helped write a winning PEP Grant (2008-2011) and then became the grant’s project director while maintaining my full teaching load. Needless to say, that was a very busy few years! I have also contracted with SPARK and GenMove to develop curriculum.
For fun, I enjoy spending time outside. My girlfriend and I love the warmth of summer and find excuses to be outdoors whenever possible (gardening, hiking, biking, and more)! We are both fond of traveling. If you have any suggestions on places that are “must sees” please let me know.
We especially like visiting my sister’s family in Virginia and my brother’s family in Wisconsin. I have a niece and two nephews.
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Thanks, Nick Kline