In Episode 21 of “After The Bell Rings”, Adam Geisen, one of Triad’s Instructional Technology coaches talks with C.A. Henning Elementary Physical Education teacher, Marissa Giuffre, about how she uses technology in her physical education classes.
I graduated from Illinois College in 2006 with a BS in Exercise Science and went on to get my Masters degree in Biomechanics from Illinois State University in 2008. While here, I was a teaching graduate assistant, and I loved getting to teach students about relevant health topics and in various activity classes. After graduating, I spent the better part of a decade working in corporate wellness. I decided to return to school and pursue my teaching certification and a subsequent Masters in Education, which I obtained in 2018 from McKendree University. I am beyond excited to be teaching Physical Education to our youth and help them establish healthy habits and a love for being active that will last them a lifetime. I’m an avid sports fan (go Chicago Cubs, Bears, StL Blues, and Fighting Illini!) and have coached athletes at varying levels. My husband and I have two daughters and two dogs, and together we love to stay active, travel, and spend time in the kitchen, trying out new and exciting recipes together.
Click here to read Marissa’s Research paper titled “At what age do students’ attitudes shift in Physical Education (PE) classes: a qualitative study”: https://drive.google.com/open?
Click here to learn more about Polar Fitness Trackers used in Henning’s PE Classes: https://www.polar.