Condition MD names Mitchell’s Margolis as Elementary College Bodily Training Teacher of the Year
A the latest afternoon at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary College discovered third graders in an powerful sport of battleship as their bodily instruction (PE) trainer, Marty Margolis, observed — and at times joined in. Instead than focusing on the video game board, two teams set up on either aspect of a barrier designed of mats. Then they enable unfastened a barrage of dodge balls in hopes of toppling the 5 oversized bowling pins (still draped in ghost costumes from Halloween) strategically put on the other aspect.
When a student necessary to catch a glimpse of the other side’s ship placement, they ran to a harmless zone wherever they experienced a second or two to gauge coordinates by peering via an outsized pair of binoculars manufactured up of two hula hoops. Laughter, cheers and groans of defeat pinged off the gym’s partitions — it was chaotic in the most exciting way. And maintaining with the third-grade physical education curriculum it was made to make improvements to the overhand throwing skills of the students.
Margolis has invested his full 26-year educating job at Mitchell, all as the PE instructor. He was recently honored by the Society of Well being and Physical Educators of Maryland (Form MD) as its Elementary School Physical Schooling Instructor of the 12 months. Shape MD is an group that presents advocacy, sources and skilled discovering chances for recent and long run health and actual physical educators who train learners in prekindergarten through 12th grade.
As a college student at Maurice J. McDonough Large College, Margolis performed soccer and was a state winner wrestler. And he realized he needed to be a teacher. While studying at the College of Maryland Faculty Park, Margolis was on observe to getting to be a high college math teacher. His pursuits shifted a bit and when the career as a PE trainer was provided to him at Mitchell, Margolis took it.
“Elementary age kids are so inspired to give it their all,” he explained. “They love getting active and it doesn’t take a great deal to get them interested in a thing. It is my task to assist them to be ready to get superior at what they’re studying. I meet them at their assurance amount and ability level, and we create on those.”
“Mr. Margolis is beloved at Mitchell Elementary,” Matt Golonka, content material professional for overall health and physical instruction for Charles County Community Faculties (CCPS), said. “He has proven that he is the most effective at what he does. He has impacted the lives of his learners for more than 25 years in his very own hometown.”
Mitchell Principal Nicholas Adam seconded Golonka’s words and phrases. “Mr. Margolis has established hundreds — potentially 1000’s — of positive associations across all parts of the college group. He does this by smiling and being himself — friendly, kind, individual, loyal, and empathetic with his students, colleagues and family members,” Adam stated. “All of these characteristics let him to foster positive interactions with peers and parents, and then in change he gets a role model for college students.”
Teaching students from prekindergarten to fifth quality, Margolis can see a range of capabilities in a day. He can go from training a university student how to skip to conveying how the cardiovascular procedure operates. “I try out to expose little ones to as lots of distinctive functions as I can,” Margolis explained. “They can uncover out what they love and grow to be lifelong learners. You could have a child who hates jogging, but they can run up and down a soccer industry because it is fun and they love soccer.”
Past actual physical health, PE instructors are committed to the mental wellbeing of their students. Mitchell associates with OmmWorks, a local group that teaches socio-emotional techniques which reward students past the gym and classroom. Adam pointed out that Margolis can effortlessly blend math and reading capabilities into PE lessons. “Students want to surpass his expectations mainly because of the satisfaction they build in his space,” he stated.
“Marty shows are how to establish reliable connections with college students. When a scholar believes that you truly treatment about them, they will operate tougher to meet your expectations.” Adam explained. “Mr. Margolis commences producing these connections with just about every student the second they meet.”
“He focuses his classes on developing skill and awareness in a dynamic ecosystem so that learners are successful and experience confident as lifelong movers,” Golonka mentioned.
To aid with that aim, Margolis begun a physical fitness club for Mitchell college students soon after getting a grant to order work out equipment. Students meet right before or after college to learn distinctive exercise routines and correct variety. They elevate weights and choose element in a training. Margolis to begin with prepared for 25, possibly 30 college students to clearly show curiosity when the club started off a several years ago. This 12 months, he expects about 200 learners to join. Interest in the club is portion of why Margolis enjoys what he does. “I’m grateful for the help of the administration, the written content professionals, the entire Mitchell neighborhood — pupils, dad and mom and the workers. I appreciate functioning at Mitchell,” he claimed.
Margolis was identified by Form MD at its conference held previously this thirty day period in Ocean City.
Margolis was joined at the conference by five CCPS physical instruction lecturers who acquired the 2022 Simon A. McNeely Award. The award is offered to PE teachers with at the very least 5 several years of professional knowledge for superb instructing and services in wellness and schooling. Jonel Barnes of Henry E. Lackey Superior School, Kristin Jones of Mattawoman Middle College, Seth Rak of the F.B. Gwynn Academic Middle and Kellee Shoemaker of William B. Wade Elementary Faculty been given the McNeely award. Val Cheseldine, PE trainer at Eva Turner Elementary Faculty, received the Condition MD Presidential Citation. Releases on employees members honored with the McNeely award and presidential quotation will be printed at a later date.
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