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Spice up your PE classes with innovative activity ideas from teachers working in the field! Learn how to create engaging activities for students that will get everyone involved. Discover new ways to use your existing equipment, how to set up games, and how a little change in routine can create a big impact on students during PE classes.

Learning Moves & Patterns for Fitness Drumming in PE

Fitness drumming is undoubtably one of the latest fitness trends that has quickly become a classic activity I will use for years to come. It is a great bridge...

Fitness Drumming Lesson Planning Tips in PE

Fitness drumming a great activity for any grade level! It teaches students various patterns, beat recognition and helps develop rhythm all while improving health-related fitness because of...

Getting Started with Fitness Drumming in PE

A highly engaging, non-traditional fitness activity I have incorporated into dance & rhythm units is fitness drumming. Students use rhythm sticks or drumsticks to drum out beats...

3 Holiday-Themed Physical Education Activities!

It is that time of year when we are all looking to be a little creative in our lesson planning. We want to incorporate some holiday or seasonal type...

Jingle Jog: A Favorite PE Holiday Activity | PE Express BlogCast #76

Episode Transcript: The holiday season is upon us. Are you looking for a fun and easy holiday activity...

CROSSNET: The Game Your PE Class Needs

If you haven’t seen the viral four-way volleyball game on your social media yet, stop what you’re doing and go check out the video below.

Teaching Cooperative Learning and Problem Solving in PE

This year, I changed up how I teach cooperative learning. I started by looking at the main skills I wanted my students to gain. Listening to others’ ideasCollaboratively solving problemsValuing...

Finding the “SPARK” in Active Transportation!

If you know me, you know I am in LOVE with bicycles and kids—actually, any wheeled vehicle that kids can spin around on and be mobile. Bicycles, scooters, unicycles all have wheels. And when you learn to ride, all have fun, freedom, and serve as a functional way for students and families to move aerobically, outside of the school day. The benefits are never ending, giving our students and families the confidence and competence to be life-long movers of physical literacy. Before I share some of my experiences, let’s get to the nuts and bolts.

My Favorite Long Jump Rope Activity | PE Express Blogcast Ep. #59

https://youtu.be/ryw1DyTM_qM I'm going to share with you one of my students all time favorite jump rope activities. The...

Spikeball™ for the Win! | PE Express Blogcast Ep. #58

https://youtu.be/Lihw6aZWKbw Episode Transcript: Today on the PE Express podcast, I'm going to share what activity motivated my middle...

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