A bit about Marina:
Marina Gijzen comes from Canada and has a number of years international teaching experience having worked worked in Yemen, Azerbaijan, Germany, and China. She is a colleague of mine at Nanjing International School. Marina is a recent Growth Mindset Educator contest winner as her article on increasing student motivation was selected as a winning entry. Please view link if interested in learning more about Growth Mindset (http://grow.mindsetworks.com/cms/the-winners-of-the-third-growth-minded-educator-contest)
I asked Marina to share her excellent article which she was more than happy to do. I believe that her model for increasing student motivation can easily be applied to physical education. The model involves selecting a goal, identifying what may block you from achieving that goal, and setting intentions to overcome these obstacles. Please view Marina's article below and think about how you may be able to take her ideas and apply them to your own PE program. Thank you Marina for your valuable contribution.