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Discover fitness tests and activities that align with SHAPE America standards to incorporate into you PE program! Physical Education teachers share their advice on creating a curriculum based on national PE standards or how to refine your lesson plan, making your program more effective.

5 DIY Projects for the Best Field Day Ever! (Part Two)

Field Day always brings a world of excitement to our school. It’s definitely one of my favorite days. No doubt the prep work can be exhausting trying to make...

Easy Methods to Enhance Capture the Flag

Take a quick second and think about the most popular Physical Education games you experienced as a kid… I’m sure there’s a good chance Capture the Flag is on your list. ...

Dice Bonk: The Target Game with Endless Variations

Overhand throwing is a skill that is used in many games and sports such as baseball, softball, football, water polo, team handball, cricket, and the javelin throw in track...

5 Resources to Take Net Games to the Next Level

Net games are a wonderful lifetime activity and an important part of physical education programs. The skills learned in net games such as volleyball, pickleball, badminton, and tennis transfer to other physical activities and provide...

3 Lead-Up PE Activities for a Successful PACER Test

Fitness testing is a part of many physical education programs across the United States. I teach in Illinois; and in my state, we are mandated to begin this testing in the third grade. For...

3 Convincing Reasons to Introduce Tchoukball to Your Students

Tchoukball. Yes, that spelling is correct. Pronounced chewk-ball, this fast-paced and team-oriented sport guarantees to fill your student’s highlight reel with high-flying acrobatics, diving catches, and ridiculous, Top 10 nominee shots on...

Encouraging Movement in PE Through Parkour

My students like to have options, and they enjoy exploring new movement areas. So, this year when I began an educational gymnastics unit with my fifth grade students, I gave them the option of creating...

The Most Underrated Activity in Physical Education/Wellness Classes

No matter what state or level you believe your department to be at, there is one activity that I would strongly encourage every PE/ Wellness teacher to...

STEM in the Gym: Tips and Activity Ideas for Physical Education

In many schools around the country, administrators are encouraging teachers to evaluate their methods of teaching. Are we as effective as we could be at preparing our students? Administrators are encouraging teachers...

The Perfect PE Activity for Family Night

Our goal as PE teachers is to encourage and develop young students to become lifelong lovers of fitness and well-being. At the elementary level, and even the middle and high school levels,...

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