Chris Ruffolo is a physical educator based out of Oregon. She provides the space and framework for her students to explore their creativity and physicality through roughhousing and inventing new rules for classic games such as basketball. My favorite part of our discussion was around victimhood mentality with the children she teaches. Take a listen to see how Chris is working around this and providing a space where her kids can get out of these limiting ideas.
Some topics we discussed:
– Similarities and differences between teaching older and younger populations
– Victimhood and Identity in children
– Roughhousing and physical intelligence in P.E.
You can find Chris’ daily practice of exploration on Instagram @ruffolous and on her blog, postcompetitiveinsight.com, as well as her platform for sharing the work of other teachers on thinkmovement.net