with Crystal Reimer
Physical education and health classes have never had greater potential for positively impacting young lives than now. Our schools, regardless of being under-funded or not, are facing a social-emotional crisis that is not budget dependent.
In this 1.5-hour breakout session, participants will:
- Learn the benefits of mindfulness in the P.E. & Health curriculums;
- Experience specific mindfulness practices that can be implemented in the P.E. and Health classrooms;
- Learn the fundamental basics of mindfulness to develop P.E. & Health activities that cultivate social emotional learning in students.
Activities will be appropriate for physical education classes and coupled with foundational mindfulness principles which meet and exceed the social-emotional standards of PE and Health curriculums.
Crystal Reimer is the physical education teacher at Momentous Institute School, where she teaches 3 year old through 5th grade students the value of movement – for now and life – in the most innovative of ways. She has been teaching and coaching since 1993 (ELA classrooms, fields, and gym settings) and is a national speaker for Best Practices in P.E. During graduate school she wrote a Partner P.E. manual, which was adopted by Texas Region 10 Education Service Center, and is still widely used today by adapted physical education teachers. For the past three years she has been combining mindfulness practices along with poverty research in her PE classes. After six months of informal measurements, she began sharing out about the incredible shifts in her classes with drops of mindfulness strategies and activities. As her personal practice developed, so did her curriculum and relationships with students. Currently, she is pursuing her mindfulness certification through Mindful Schools and implementing mindfulness in an after-school program in a stressed area of Dallas. She lives in East Dallas with her two cats.