No Excuses! - A Documentary on Quality Physical Education
QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
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What People Have Said About No Excuses!
James Overton: "I watched it a little while ago. Good stuff to get inspired for the upcoming school year!"
Dean Schwartz: "Just watched No Excuses! Great tool for advocating quality physical education. Forwarded it to my county supervisor and school principal."
Anne Larson: "I've already shown it to two of my classes - and had them view it on their own. Its a powerful example of what can be done!!"
Mary Lou Anderson: "I first thought the documentary would be much shorter but I could not stop watching it. Very well done and a testimony to what can be done anywhere to get students, parents and staff on board for increasing PA and knowledge about the importance of PA."
Jamie Sparks: "Just got back from previous two days of PAL training in Charlotte with nearly 300 PE teachers, each of the two days started with a viewing of this movie in the IMAX theater at the Discovery Center. It was a great way to frame the messaging of the day around advocacy and leadership for being a PAL..."
Joe Herzog: "I just wanted to say that I just watched the "No Excuses!" video and I hardly know how to put my response into proper words. I was inspired, enthused and enlightened. I spent the last decade of my career working in SE Fresno which is a desperately poor area in a perennially poverty stricken county, and the opportunity to work with children of extreme need made me a better teacher and, I hope, a better human being."
Kimberly Hurley: "I just wanted to reach out to you as I share the passion of advocacy and know it has not been as effective as it could be in our nation, states, and communities…Thank you again for this wonderful documentary - my classes watched the video and I had my senior students create discussion questions for my frosh/soph class - really good stuff!"
Amy Prior: "I teach in Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district. This film was showed to every health and physical educator in our district this week. It was amazing! They did an excellent job representing all sides of the issue of not enough physical activity and how you could overcome it in school. After we watched the movie we all got certified to be PALs for our schools. This is a fantastic program that relies on stakeholders within the school to help facilitate ways to implement more physical activity at school. I was so proud to be a member of SHAPE America and the program. Best of luck with the roll out!"
Tim Hamel: "I found the documentary pure inspiration. As a PETE faculty member, I sometimes find myself doubting the future of our valued profession; the constant attacks at the state and LEA levels. I will share this video with my PETE students to show them that it is possible to change people's mindset about how important the role of physical education can infect an entire school in the most positive manner. Well done to all involved!!!!"