Up, Up, and Away! Superhero Lesson Plans

August 21st, 2017

If you can’t get your students into being more active, maybe Superman can! If there’s one thing kids these days love, it’s superheroes. Even when you limit their screen time and they haven’t seen the movies, chances are they’ve still heard about Iron Man or Wonder Woman from one of their friends. Fortunately, as a […]

How PE Teachers Can Self-Assess Their School Year

June 13th, 2017

The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect on how the past ten months played out. While the summer vacation may be beckoning, take on one final exercise and do a self-assessment of your PE class performance. Self-assessment is a crucial part of self-guided professional development, and offers the opportunity to […]

3 Innovative Physical Education Teaching Techniques

April 18th, 2017

Physical fitness among young people has now found itself at the forefront of society’s scrutiny. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity among children between the ages of 2 and 19 has more than doubled in recent years, leaving students susceptible to the development of diabetes, complex joint issues and a host of […]

New Year, New PE Lesson Plans

January 9th, 2017

The New Year is a great time to try new things. With people taking the time to reflect and set new personal and professional goals, why not also refresh your physical education lesson plans in order to keep kids engaged in the curriculum? Luckily for physical education teachers, it’s often a bit easier to get […]

The Benefits of Teaching with Stations

November 8th, 2016

There are many struggles that come with being a physical education teacher. Luckily, there are techniques and solutions to minimize some of the stress. One solution to managing your students and boosting their engagement is to teach with stations. This is a teaching method where you create three or more activities for the period. Divide […]

10 Traits of Great PE Teachers

November 1st, 2016

Any aspiring Physical Education teacher has to have certain traits to be successful. PE teachers have to be good in the classroom, but they also have to be able to work with parents and other educators. Good PE teachers need to have a range of skills beyond knowing sports, including interpersonal skills, creativity, and more. […]

5 Reasons to Take Your PE Class Outside

October 25th, 2016

Kids, on average, don’t play outside as much as their parents did. Children spend more than six hours every day on screens, from televisions to tablets. Even school settings offer more screen learning than even a decade ago. All of that technology has its place and purpose, but without opportunities to get outside children face […]

What Are the Goals of Physical Education?

May 3rd, 2016

Here’s what you should aim for when outlining goals as a physical educator, or organizing a school P.E. department.

Thoughts on Classroom Management from a Seasoned PE Teacher

August 24th, 2011

This last Wednesday we hosted a webinar on Classroom Management Strategies for Physical Education (if you didn’t watch it Click Here to view the recording) and had over 700 people participate. One of the great things about sharing strategies and techniques with so many passionate educators is that we sometimes hear back from other teachers […]

Physical Educators: Team or Group… What do YOU Think?

March 3rd, 2011

Forward by Paul Rosengard Over the years, physical education has been inextricably linked with athletics and “assigned” its own, unique vernacular: “Drop and give me 20!”  “You throw like a girl.” “Take another lap around the track.”  “Winners always watch Glee and losers tape Sportscenter.”  OK, I made that last one up – but it’s […]