10th-12th Grade Physical Education
My class will be focused on creating a positive learning environment where attendance, effort, and participation are central. Having a positive growth mindset on a daily basis will lead to a positive learning experience in my class. My goal is to introduce several physical fitness activities, as well as a few traditional cooperative learning games to inspire students to adopt a healthy lifestyle. "Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood."- Unknown Author
My Education & Experience
- Cal State University, Fullerton - Bachelor Degree of Sociology
- Azusa Pacific University - Preliminary S.S. Credential + MA Physical Education
- 1 year experience teaching full time physical education at K-8 Charter School
- 3 years experience coaching high school athletics (3 Baseball seasons, 1 Boys Water Polo season)
- Competed as an NCAA Baseball player at the Division 1&2 levels
Physical Education is not only required by the state of California, but an integral part of the education program for all students. Students will learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity, the skills to adopt physically active/ healthy lifestyles, as well as developing important social/ emotional skills through a collaborative learning environment. This class will utilize California's High School Physical Education Course 2 state standards, which can be found at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/pestandards.pdf
Some of the activities that the students will be expected to participate may include (but are not limited to) individual/ duel & group activities such as:
Badminton/ Ping Pong
Capture The Flag/ Flag Tag
Basketball/ Knockout/ Horse
Ultimate Frisbee/ Disk Golf/ KanJam
Greetings Students, and Families!
My name is Mr. Murray, but you may also refer to me as Coach Murray, or simply Coach. I am excited to be a part of the SPHS family, and am looking forward to connecting with you all moving forward. This page will best serve as a resource for new information, as well as connecting with me personally. Please use [email protected] for all inquiries, and allow 24 hours for a response.