About Mr. Byers...
Position: PE Teacher
Welcome to PE with Mr. Byers! I am looking forward to a fun year teaching health and physical education concepts at Knox Gifted Academy.
My Education and Professional Background
Physical Education Masters Degree - Jacksonville State University
Physical Education Bachelors Degree - Northern Arizona University
My Educational Philosophy
I enjoy helping kids on their journey to live an active and healthy life! My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that every child deserves to be given the skills and knowledge to create a life that not only helps improve their physical well-being but their social and emotional well-being as well. In my class, I like to provide unique opportunities for students to explore the plethora of ways one can maintain a life that is healthy and active. The beautiful thing about this journey is there isn’t one set right way of doing it which is why exposure to all the avenues one can utilize to maintain one's health is dearly important to me. My goal is to help build a strong foundation for my students in health and physical literacy so the avenues they feel connected to can further be explored based on their unique individual wants and needs while continuing their journey in life.
A few examples of some unique activities I will be introducing this year at KGA in PE will be quidditch, fencing, river rafting, outdoor survival skills, pound fit, cricket and Passport Around the World Field Day.