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About the Course


Course description:

Physical Education classes are designed to practice and develop skills in activities that will help students maintain fitness throughout their life. ... Students will understand the benefits that regular exercise can provide for a person's mental, physical, and social health.


Course objectives:

  • Students will understand the importance of sound health and fitness principles as they relate to better health.

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency through knowledge and acquired skills enabling them to


Attendance and participation are extremely important in this class. Ten points are earned each day for full participation, positive social interactions/teamwork, and skill development. Overall grading is based upon attendance, participation/effort, preparedness for class, assignments/projects/skills, as well as the demonstration of literacy by meeting the SHAPE America Standards.  


Materials Needed:

Students are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes.

Appropriate clothes include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.

Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade.

Your Instructor

Joyce M. Jean-Louis

Joyce M. Jean-Louis

My name is Joyce M. Jean-Louis, and I am a proud mother of two boys named Emmanuel and Isaiah. I have a Master’s Degree in Human Services with a Cognate in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education. My sons and I have had the opportunity to be a part of Hearts Academy for the last 19 years where I have had the privilege of tutoring some amazing students. I tutor a variety of classes such as Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Spanish 1 & 2, Health & P.E. When I am not tutoring, I am at the gym instructing at various gyms in the Atlanta area. I also work with youth in my local church. I truly believe I am blessed because I love what I do for a living, and I realize many individuals do not have that opportunity.

I believe in Vygotsky’s Socio-cultural Theory, which states “Children acquire ways of thinking and behaving that come from a community’s culture and from cooperative experiences with adults or more experienced peers.” I believe that it is the educator and parent’s responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and stimulating atmosphere in which children can learn. I also believe that parent-teacher involvement is critical to enhance any child’s academic abilities.

I believe that every child should be challenged in a positive way to stimulate its personality, attitudes, and skill development. I believe it is up to the educator as well as the parents to challenge these children in such a way that is educational, fun, and exciting for the child as well as the adults involved. I also believe that children should be a part of creating many of the teacher's lesson plans to provide children with the best relevant teaching materials and methods.

I believe that these children are our future, and we should not let them quit or give up on life because they face challenges or obstacles. We must teach them that it is through these challenges and struggles that they will become mighty men and women of America. I believe in inspiring and challenging children in every developmental area to build up excellent leaders of today.

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