$400M Available through Race to the Top – District Competition

August 23rd, 2012

Update: August 2012 The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2012 Race to the Top District (RTT-D) competition, which will provide nearly $400 million to support school districts in implementing local reforms that will personalize learning, close achievement gaps and take full advantage of 21st century tools that prepare each student for college and […]

Giving Instructions in a Physical Education Class

August 21st, 2012

Here are 4 strategies to be more efficient giving instructions and providing students with feedback to create a positive environment for your class: When Before What: When giving instructions, tell students when you want them to do something before you tell them what you want them to do The object is… You do that by: […]

Reaching out to Rebellious PE Students

August 8th, 2012

Wouldn’t it be nice if every PE class went perfectly every time? Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. There are always things that threaten to derail your best-laid lesson plans: adverse weather, lack of equipment, or rebellious students. Since you can’t control the storm clouds, and you probably can’t do much about your PE budget, you […]

Inspiration: Using the Olympic Games to Help Teach PE

August 3rd, 2012

Every four years something magical happens—billions of people around the world find inspiration in the Olympic Games. From powerhouse countries like the United States and China to small countries like Vanuatu and Angola, children are tuning in and watching their homeland athletes go up against the best in the world. What better time to get […]