Mr. Battin is the MYP Physical Education and Health Education teacher at Pulaski International School of Chicago.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from DeVry University and obtained his teaching certificate through the Physical Education/Kinesiology program at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Battin is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Physical Education Pedagogy.
Mr. Battin is a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears, and Bulls and enjoys watching and attending games whenever possible.
Hobbies include: biking, playing sports (many types!), and working on sports cars.
Mr. Battin looks forward to the upcoming year at Pulaski and providing your child with a quality Physical Education and Health Education experience.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) Description
Physically active and educated children are more likely to thrive academically and socially. It is for this reason, as well as many others, that Pulaski International School of Chicago provides a quality Physical Education and Health Education program to all students grades Kindergarten through 8th.
MYP physical and health education aims to empower students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. To this end, physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through opportunities for active learning, courses in this subject group embody and promote the holistic nature of well-being. Students engaged in physical and health education will explore a variety of concepts that help foster an awareness of physical development and health perspectives, empowering them to make informed decisions and promoting positive social interaction.
Physical Education at Pulaski International is designed to get your students moving and provide them with a foundation to be physically active throughout their lives. Students will learn about their bodies, different types of movement, engage in daily exercise to raise the heart rate, individual and team sport game play, as well as individualized skill development in many different areas of sport and exercise.
P.E. instruction is designed and planned by using the concepts and techniques from the International Baccalaureate, Illinois State Standards for Physical Education and the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) standards. At Pulaski International, students will critically think about their own bodies as it pertains to movement, situational decision-making in sport, and the short-term and long-term benefits of living an active lifestyle.
Living a healthy, active lifestyle is something that the whole family can enjoy. Whenever possible, try to incorporate physical activity into you and your child’s life. Biking, running, swimming, playing frisbee, playing sports or even just walking around the block are just a few of the ways you can increase the daily physical activity of your family. Preparing healthy meals together as a family will also lead to healthy eating habits that the entire family will benefit from
Homework / Career Units / Announcements
Congratulations to the boys soccer team for winning the City Championship! With a season record of 11-0 our Sabers are the best 7th/8th grade team in CPS! The entire Pulaski community is proud of you, boys! Way to go Sabers!
Congratulations to the boys soccer team on their Network 6 Championship! The boys are currently 9-0 on the season and have a semi-final game on Wednesday at Lane Tech in the city tournament! Time to be announced. Go Sabers!