My name is Mr. Callahan and I’m currently teaching Wellness at Har-Bur Middle School. This is my ninth year at Region 10 and it has been a delight each and every year. Every student brings a unique energy to the classroom which ensures a new experience every day!!
On a professional level, I have my 092 program in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University. In addition, my wife and I (married four years in July) have two beautiful little girls ages two and ten months.
The attachment below, "Middle School Overview Sheet", provides accurate information regarding our grading policy. Please be ready for class with appropriate clothing for activity. If you are looking at your grade online and a zero (0) appears then please see me. If there is a blank in the space, I either do not have your work, you were absent, or the work is pending a grade.
If you have any questions, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (x17544) and I will return your message within two business days. Remember, when times get tough, think of your goal and those who are supporting you and that will be your motivation for success!
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Class Outlines:
Students in Mr. Callahan’s classes will engage in a unit of Tai-Chi and stress management from the start of December to mid-January. The unit focuses on a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. It has a positive effect on muscle strength, wellness, and balance. An emphasis on mind and body connection occurs during our instruction. Students will identify stressors and learn to recognize the physical and psychological symptoms of stress. Students will have multiple opportunities to apply stress management strategies.
Information on the AIDS Walk/Run:
Date: October 5th
Place: West Hartford Reservoir
Sponsored by: AIDS Walk/Run 2013
Duration 3.25 miles
Here is a picture of the family from the A.I.D.S charity walk/run. On behalf of Region 10 and all the walkers as well as runners, we helped to raise over $10,000! Thank you all for your support!!
More information: www.aids-ct.org/walk.htm
Coordinated School Health Team Wake up and Play Basketball!!
Thank to your early morning play and making our morning so much fun! We hope to do this again after the holiday break.
WELLNESS DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY
Our mission is to expose students to a multitude of successful and meaningful movement experiences while fostering an environment that is positive and safe both physically and emotionally. It is our goal to empower students with the skills and concepts necessary to participate in responsible decision-making and demonstrate behaviors to improve and enhance the quality of their lives. We are responsible to develop the whole learner, including critical thinking, literacy, physical, emotional, and social skills. A strong focus is placed on healthy lifestyles and respect for lifelong physical activity. In providing these opportunities, each student will be prepared to lead and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Minute To Win It Information....
Muscle Flash Card site (copy and paste into your browser)
CT Fitness Forms
6th GRADE WELLNES
7th GRADE WELLNESS
Check out the links below for the updated PowerPoint regarding drugs and alcohol with note taking guide.
Leadership Presentation Link:
Teacher Notes on Leadership from presentation
8th GRADE WELLNESS
Links to the body image videos.
Sexual Harassment Readings and Journals
Updated version: need to know only the first 24 slides
Units of Wellness
Body Image Reading, Journals and Text Dependent Readings
Supersize Me Topics