Teaching fitness and weight training to a class of mixed-grades and abilities is quite the challenge. Glenwood High School needed to find a way to provide individualized weight training for every student within one class period.
For decades, “Gym Class” became associated with a school subject looked at with pity and derision. Instead of hard work and self-empowerment, it was the class to skip, the one less important than “academic” subjects. Here’s how Jeff Drake, PE Teacher at Hightstown, and his industrious team of teachers, set out to rewrite the curriculum.