Mr. Robert Morris

Phone: 719-328-5825

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA: Physical Education: Western State College MA: Physical Education Sports Administration: University of Northern Colorado

Mr. Robert Morris

Physical Education Teacher: Jackson Elementary

Professional Information: I have been teaching for 26+ years. I have taught Physical Education at Lewis Palmer Middle School, Emerson Edison Junior Academy, and for the last 16+ years I have been the Physical Education teacher at Jackson Elementary. Out of all the schools I have taught for, Jackson is by far my favorite! I look forward to teaching all my little pumpkinheads every day, and I really miss them when I am not at school.  I have coached several different sports throughout my career, but my love is teaching Physical Education. Physical Education to me is not just about skill development and learning new sports. It is about teaching young minds whole life skills like; communication, cooperation, trust, safety, fun, and critical thinking skills etc. While I appreciate the benefits of sports, my primary concern is to give my students a very well rounded education, so they can decide for themselves how they want continue Physical Education for the rest of their lives. I think it mostly starts with challenging their young minds and bodys, and having as much fun as possible! 

More Personal Information: I have a daugter who is currently attending the same college I attended (Same college with a new name: Western Colorado University) and she is also working on becoming a Physical Education teacher. She is currently a Senior and has received all A's and 1 B. I am extremely proud of her, and she totally owns my heart. On my non-working time I love to fish, play video games, garden,  backpack, paddleboard, and I currently have 15 chickens (I live in the county) etc. I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1982, and went to Falcon Middle and High School. 

My 3 Favorite True Life Stories (I love stories):

1) I once jumped off the Brisbane Bridge in Australia and Bruised my BUM!

2) I once flipped my truck several times down Monarch Pass, and walked away from the accident without a single scratch. 

3) I once caught 4 rainbow trout with the same line at the same exact time.

Some Recomendations to Improve Your Immune System: I found these online with a bit of research, and then simplified them.

1) This one is hard, but try not to stress, worry, or be fearful. You need to make time to joke, laugh, play, and do things that make you happy. I recommend you turn off the news, play some games, spend time as a family, and try and laugh and have fun! Watching the news 24/7 right now is a horrible idea and is not healthy. Watch it in small doses.

2) Exercise Daily for 60 minutes- Should be mostly aerobic, so it is important to get your heart rate up! If you just cannot do 60 minutes, some is better than none! You got to move it, move it! I recommend you turn on some really fun music and just have fun!

3) Sleep- 7 to 10 hours of sleep a night can do wonders for your immune system. Sleep allows us to regenerate, repair, rebuld etc.

4) Eat Your Fruits and Veggies and do your best to avoid processed foods.

5) Vitamin C is a core immune nutrient and is found in a lot of fruits and veggies.

6) Vitamin D- can be taken as a suppliment, it is in many dairy products that contain milk, but you can get all your vitamin D just by going outside in the sun for about 15 to 20 minutes a day. 

Contact Information: The best way to contact me is by email at robert.morris@d11.org. My phone number at school is 719-328-5825, if you prefer to call and leave a message. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.