# 85 – Online & In Action feat. Monte Vista PE

Chalk Talk – Episode # 85 – Online & In Action feat. Monte Vista PE

Monte Vista High School in California has gone remote like many schools across the country. PE teachers Natalie Miloslavich and Chris Lum join the podcast to discuss what their program looked like before Covid, and how they have shifted to continue fostering lifelong fitness for their students at home. In part 1 we talk to Natalie Miloslavich and in part 2 we talk to Chris Lum. Thank you to both for joining and sharing their message about Physical Education.

Time Stamps

Part 1: Natalie Miloslavich

  • Introduction to Natalie – Meet Ms. Milo! (0:50)
  • What PE looked like before Covid – Functional Fitness Approach (2:00)
  • When Covid first happened – last spring’s PE (6:00)
  • The work put in to get PLT4M in place (11:00)
  • Getting PLT4M up and running at Monte Vista (12:30)
  • Balancing PLT4M and other goals within PE (16:30)
  • Reception from students (18:50)
  • What comes next – what it looks like in next few weeks (21:40)

Part 2: Chris Lum

  • Introduction To Chris – From Lawyer to Teacher (26:00)
  • Transition to Functional Fitness (30:00)
  • Starting at the basics – paying attention to quality movement patterns (34:20)
  • Selling this to general PE students (37:45)
  • Planning the school year – the steps it took (42:00)
  • Balancing content creation – using what was created and expanding (46:00)
  • Keeping things fresh for students – how they responded (51:00)
  • Exposure to different movements (54:26)
  • Throwing out different options! Keeping it relevant (58:00)

About Natalie Miloslavich

Natalie is in her 10th year as a Physical Education teacher at Monte Vista High School. Natalie is actually a THIRD generation PE teacher and loves what she does. Check out some of the highlights from our conversation with Natalie that is featured in a dedicated article and write-up here.

About Chris Lum

“I am a former attorney and current Physical Education teacher and Women’s Varsity Soccer Coach at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. Currently I am in my 17th year teaching and coaching at Monte Vista, and have coached club soccer in the area for the past 17 years as well. I am also a CrossFit L-2 Trainer, CF Movement and Mobility Specialist and strength and conditioning coach.  I have trained boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last decade and teach classes at Danville Jiu Jitsu as well.  

Throughout my career I’ve been fascinated with the philosophy of movement patterns. Specifically, I have practiced and integrated the work of Ido Portal, Erwan LeCorre, Kelly Starrett, Gray Cook, and Stuart McGill among others.  As a teacher and coach my goal has been to develop content focused on restoring primal patterns and improving movement quality in both athletes and non-athletes in our community.”

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