​​​​​​​​​​​​Quick Notes:​​​  

Endurance builds strength,
Strength builds courage,
Courage builds hope,
And hope, will never let you down!

Frederick Kaiser - Lundahl Middle School

Presentations

The following list is alphabetized by location of presentation then by date.  

IAHPERD (Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance)  
"The 24 Hour Run Experience" - The Event and Now the Book (2016) (with Susie Johannesen)
​18 years, over 5,000 students, and a 99.93% success rate? Challenge your students beyond their expectations, and teach them how to be successful. Change the climate of your school and build support in your PE program with an event that will change the way you teach.

Team Building - Filling the Gap (2016) (with Susie Johannesen)
How do we use team building for data collection? Understand the team building process, activities, debriefing, ad laying down the groundwork that will improve every area of your program, student performance and growth, and teacher evaluations.

Why Knot! Creative Skills. (2015)

Brain based learning, manipulative skills, student driven, and problem solving skills, using rope. Your students will eat this
up, from
medically excused students, to a pick up day, to making it part of a unit. "Learn the ropes" and understand the importance of well tied knots for teachers and students.  

What Makes You, Your Programs, and Your Students Successful? (2015)
Want to get the most out of your students? Find out what characteristics and strategies Fred and other educators use to achieve unbelievable events and commitment from their students. Simple techniques that challenge and change the way we approach students to succeed.

Do You Have the Skills to Survive? (2014) (with Brian Schweitzer & Katie Krysh)
Try your hand at outdoor skills:  lassoing, knot skills, figure 4 traps, maybe even hatchet throwing & more.  The “Rundezvous Race” booth last year had so much interest in having us come to your school to show skills of the 1800’s, why not learn them here first from the event organizers.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (NYO Games) (2014) Native Youth Olympics consist of games and challenges that require skill, endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, & agility to show if you could survive Alaska’s wilderness.  Bring new, fun, and interesting challenges back to your students from Native-American history and culture.

What I Really Need to Know to Teach Physical Education. (2014) (with Brian Schweitzer, Katie Krysh, Ed Heinrich & Lorna Hamill)
​For student teachers, recent graduates or rookie teachers. All the little things that your college classes didn't teach you about teaching Physical Education. Walk away with the knowledge from several experienced teachers and feel more comfortable with your classes.  
24 Hour Runs, Multi Event Marathons, & Warrior Training (2013)
Challenge your students and they’ll achieve the impossible!  See how to get students hungry and excited to put themselves through the toughest programs you can offer, and have them succeed!   

Texting vs. Team Building (2013)    
Is the use of technology degrading meaningful communication?  See how team building can rebuild communication skills, emotional stabilities, & conflict resolution.   

Balance to the Core (2012)    
It’s the core to everything we do, and it can be learned and improved.  Come test your balance, try challenges and games to see why balance is an important factor in sports, fitness, and in your life.    

Can’t Participate in PE?  Think Again! (2012) (with Brian Schweitzer)    
A “bag of tricks” to keep kids engaged in class. If they’re not allowed to participate, or just waiting their turn, see how the use of ropes & knots, 3D puzzles, magic, & problem solving, will keep their fine motor skills and brains active and learning.    

Not It!  Tag!  You’re It! (2011)     
Tag games on steroids.  If you’ve ever had fun playing tag, then these high energy, strategic, variations will put the old school playground version to shame!     

Warrior Training (2011) (with Susie Johannesen)   
​A powerful unit that brings out the best in kids through tough unique physical challenges.  Problem students, athletes, and unmotivated students will succeed beyond what they thought possible.  They will learn how to bring out the Warrior in themselves because they want to, and be hungry for more.    

24 Hour Runs – A How to Guide to the Impossible  (2010)   
Challenge yourself and students.  Develop success in students, leaders, family involvement, and change your school. Detailed information on how to put together this powerful event.    

Noodle Factory (2010)   
Charge up your class with creativity through use of inexpensive foam noodles. From balance to high energy, and individual to group activities, the possibilities are endless.     

Why Knot?  Rope Techniques Used in the Everyday Classroom (2009)   
Learn knots and rope skills for securing PE equipment, climbing, outdoors, etc. and understand the importance of well tied knots for teachers and students. 

Juggling from Scarves to Fire (2009)   
Juggling in 20 Minutes. Techniques and queues that will make your students juggle for life.  Participate with scarves, balls, rings, clubs, partners, trick, and fire!     

Are You Crazy?!  Going Outside the Box. (2008)   
What’s the craziest or innovative idea you’ve done?  Explore and share far-out safe learning experience teachers have created, and bring back a new crazy idea.    

Concept to Reality – Getting Your Great Idea to Succeed (2003 & 2008)    
Where do you begin?  Getting started is the hardest part.  Develop and coordinate the programs you believe in.  Ideas on how to get your great idea to become reality.      

Self Defense for Middle & High School (1998, 2000, 2001,2003, 2005, 2007)   
A realistic approach from avoidance to releases and basic ground defense.  A valuable life long lesson that all students and adults should know.     

Is that the best you can do?  Prove it! (2006)    
Challenge yourself and go beyond what is expected.  Gain the respect you deserve and know you are making a difference by pushing the limits of your profession.      

Achieve the Impossible (2006)    
Challenging and motivating students to accomplish what nobody thought they could.  Ideas that change the attitude of students coming to your class. – What can your students do?    

Multi-Event Team Marathon (2006)   
See what students can do if given the chance!  Designed to test social, mental, and physical limits.  An inspirational idea that will challenge you to get the best out of your students!     

Challenging Students to Accomplish Unbelievable Things (2003 & 2005)    
Motivation that lasts all year.  Physical challenges, and incredible events that will change the attitude of students coming to your class.     

An Eco-Challenge Event (2003)    
You won’t believe what you’ll hear!  The toughest challenge given to students yet, and how it changes their lives and the way you’ll teach forever! 

NASPE NATIONAL CONVENTION    
Day 1 - Day 180:  Teachers Practicing What They Teach. (2009)    
Innovation, motivation and physical education ideas that successfully bridges student, school, and community growth.  The Secondary National Teachers of the Year finalist and winners will demonstrate characteristics of what makes their programs and students successful, and share their passion. 

NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT RETREAT    
Self Defense (2009)    
Motivational Activities/Special Events (2009)
 

OAHPERD    
Self Defense for Middle & High School. (2008)
    
A realistic approach from avoidance to releases and basic ground defense.  A valuable life long lesson that all students and adults should know.     

Is That the Best You Can Do?  Prove it! (2008)    
Challenge yourself and go beyond what is expected.  Gain the respect you deserve and know you are making a difference by pushing the limits of your profession. 

SOUTHER IL. UNIVERSITY CONVENTION    
Balance to the Core (2013)
    
It’s the core to everything we do, and it can be learned and improved.  Come test your balance, try challenges and games to see why balance is an important factor in sports, fitness, and in your life.    

Juggling from Scarves to Fire (2013)   
Juggling in 20 Minutes. Techniques and queues that will make your students juggle for life.  Participate with scarves, balls, rings, clubs, partners, trick, and fire!    

Can’t Participate in PE?  Think Again! (2012)    
​A “bag of tricks” to keep kids engaged in class. If they’re not allowed to participate, or just waiting their turn, see how the use of ropes & knots, 3D puzzles, magic, & problem solving, will keep their fine motor skills and brains active and learning.    

Warrior Training (2012)      
A powerful unit that brings out the best in kids through tough unique physical challenges.  Problem students, athletes, and unmotivated students will succeed beyond what they thought possible.  They will learn how to bring out the Warrior in themselves because they want to, and be hungry for more.   

Noodle Factory (2011)    
Charge up your class with creativity through use of inexpensive foam noodles. From balance to high energy, and individual to group activities, the possibilities are endless.      

Self Defense for Middle & High School. (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)    
A realistic approach from avoidance to releases and basic ground defense.  A valuable life long lesson that all students and adults should know.     

See What Students Can Do if Given the Chance. (2005, 2006, 2009 & 2010)    
Motivation that lasts all year.  Physical challenges, and incredible events that will change the attitude of students coming to your class.  An event designed to test social, mental, and physical limits.  Inspirational ideas that will challenge you to get the best out of your students!  

T.E.A.M. (Teachers of Experiential and Adventure Methodology)    
Texting vs. Team Building. (2013)
    
Is the use of technology degrading meaningful communication?  See how team building can rebuild communication skills, emotional stabilities, and conflict resolution.    

Wilderness Challenges That Bring Out Your Youth for Adventure. (2013)    
Who needs modern technology when you can use the trusted technology of the yearly 1800’s to motivate kids and adults?  Lassoes, throwing hatchets, slingshots, knot skills, and more will bring out the adventurer in you.    

Is That the Best You Can Do?  Achieve the Impossible and Prove It!  (2009 & 2011)    
24 Hour Runs and Multi-Event Marathons?  Challenging students to do the unbelievable!  Inspirational programs and ideas change the awareness and attitude of students coming to your class, thus developing leaders from followers.  Transform the dynamics of you school and see what your students can achieve.  Challenge yourself and you students and go beyond the expected.      

Show Me Team Building Really Works and Has a Bigger Purpose! (2007) (With Tony Calabrese)    
A 24-hour run? A marathon in middle school?  Challenge students to do the unbelievable!  Tony and Fred Will share their research, the instruments they employ to validate qualitative and quantitative improvement, and explain how you can replicate their inspirational programs that have changed student’s lives.  You will learn how to transform the dynamics of your school and demonstrate to administrators the value of team building. 

TEXAS - Wichita Falls (District wide in-service for Physical Education staff)   
​Presentation on challenging the whole student and ideas to strengthen a physical education program. The use of team    building, proper debriefing, and proof on how team building works to bring out the best in students.  The introduction of  high fitness challenges with goal setting, to simple combative activities that are physically and emotionally safe.  Examples and results of extreme programs such as 24 Hour Runs, Multi-Event Marathons, and Triathlons that will change the climate of your school and your teaching beliefs.  (2009) 

WOODSTOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIST. (District wide in-service for Physical Education staff)   
Presentation on challenging the whole student and ideas to strengthen a physical education program. The use of team     building, proper debriefing, and proof on how team building works to bring out the best in students.  The introduction of  high fitness challenges with goal setting, to simple combative activities that are physically and emotionally safe.  Example and results of extreme programs such as 24 Hour Runs, Multi-Event Marathons, and Triathlons that will change the climate of your school and your teaching beliefs.  (2010) 

WAHPERD   
Challenging Students to Accomplish Unbelievable Things (2008)   
Motivation that lasts all year.  Physical challenges, and incredible events that will change the attitude of students coming to your class.     

Self Defense for Middle & High School (2008)    
A realistic approach from avoidance to releases and basic ground defense.  A valuable life long lesson that all students and adults should know.