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From enhancing your current curriculum to learning about innovative approaches to new topics, explore a wide range of examples of lesson plans right here. PE teachers from across the country share their ideas on how to enrich PE lesson plans, while also ensuring they align with state and national standards.
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Dynamic PE: What is It and How Does It Work?

Last month I blogged about physical education curriculum (check it out). In that blog the components and development of a curriculum were presented. Towards the end I mentioned a curriculum I co-author, Dynamic Physical Education...

Tips for Incorporating Self-Defense in PE!

The term “self defense” conjures many different pictures in a physical education teachers mind. We often start by thinking of combat skills and martial arts, which is a scary thought for a teacher with 50...

5 DIY Projects for the Best Field Day Ever!

Are your students bored with the same field day activities year after year? Bring excitement back to field day with 5 DIY projects for the best field day ever!

How to Create a Yearly PE Lesson Plan

Having a plan for the school year is essential. It all starts with identifying the essential learning targets you want students to know and be able to do. The SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards and your state standards are your guides. Once you know what students should know and be able to do, you can begin to design how you will assess this and plan when this will happen.

3 Types of Adventure Programming for P.E.

Physical Education and Wellness classes have come a long, long way in the 21st Century.  Gone are the “Friday Dodgeball” bashes from the 1970s-80s – they’ve been replaced with a healthy smattering of fitness,...
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Get Moving: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

For the first time in our society, kids are sitting more than they sleep. According to the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity and Children and Youth, "Canadian kids are inactive and they may be...

Using Learning Targets for Effective PE and Student Success

Educational trends emphasize the importance of conducting lessons with specific learning targets. Many school districts require that daily learning targets are posted. Additionally, there is a wide held expectation that any student can tell an...
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Five Passes: One Game, Endless Possibilities [Video]

Although the origin is unknown, the passing game “Five Passes” has been in the Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children textbook and lesson plans since 1972. In other words, it’s an “oldie but...

Create a Parkour Lesson in 3 Easy Steps!

Are you itching to get your students outside? Need a new outdoor activity that doesn't use equipment?  Sometimes a new and innovative lesson is waiting for you right in your own back yard, well, your school’s backyard!...
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Large Class Sizes? 4 Strategies to Keep Students Moving & Learning

One of the biggest concerns any teacher has is class size. We know class size impacts many aspects of teaching from management and safety within a crowded space to having sufficient supplies/equipment, to individual...

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