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Elementary Physical Education: Tips for Finishing the Year Strong | Ep. #18

As the end of the school year nears, I'll be discussing how we can finish strong. Today I'd like to talk about some strategies I use to finish out the year strong. We work hard all year to build positive relationships with our students and now as the end of the year approaches, it is more important than ever to send off our students knowing...

Physical Education Grant Opportunities

I have spent the past 5 years in schools with limited or no PE budgets. Although it was a challenge, it made me resourceful and creative with my lessons. I love bringing new activities and sports to my students. But with a limited budget, it can be nearly impossible, or so I thought… I began researching for physical education grant opportunities and applying for grants for equipment and unit supplies. I was...

Offering Activity Options in HS Physical Education | Ep. #17

About five or six years ago, Jason Gemberling's High School Physical Education staff decided they needed to make some changes to try and increase student participation levels. Listen to the #PE Express podcast to learn how they've been successful in doing so. View more articles from Jason Gemberling at www.gophersport.com/blog.

5 Strategies to Increase MVPA Outside of PE Class

As physical educators, we know today’s youth need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. However, students may receive physical education only once or twice a week. When coupled with a short daily recess, this means many students fall short of the recommended MVPA time they need to receive the benefits associated with living healthy lifestyles. Here are 5 strategies I use to add MVPA time to my students’ day:

What Makes a Great Teacher?

As I sit here toward the end of the week, I am reflecting on all the planning, lessons, teaching, and grading that took place within one week. I find myself reflecting at this point of the week, every week. I am tired, overwhelmed and feeling defeated. I should have done this…I could have done this with that lesson…I wish I had thought of that…If I had only tried this…I forgot to answer Johnny’s question about that… All these...
Runner tying her shoe: promoting physical activity

Promoting Physical Activity and Well-Being

It is never too late to start promoting physical activity and get others to experience the benefits of physical activity, social interaction and their...

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