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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...

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...

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...

How Do You Budget for the Unexpected?

It is the middle of the school year, budgets are done, and you are out of money to replace or repair equipment. Then BAM, down goes a treadmill in your fitness center....

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...

4 Essential Concepts to Ensure an Amazing Classroom Learning Environment

There are lots of times throughout my career that I have thought, “If I only knew then what I know now.” Those thoughts are most prevalent when...

Gopher Sport and San Diego State University Announce New Partnership with SPARK Curriculum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 5th, 2019 Owatonna, Minn.— Gopher Sport and San Diego State University (SDSU) are excited to announce a new exclusive partnership with SPARK, the world’s most...

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...

Put a Little FIT in your Step with the FITStep Stream Pedometers

Thermometer, speedometer - no, it’s called a pedometer!  Teaching elementary physical education is an adventure every day!  Elementary children are honest and impressionable.  For the last 25 years, I have had the greatest job in the...

Mindfulness and Yoga in Physical Education

I always refer to my roots growing up in a small rural community in Oklahoma. You name the sport, I played it—if that sport was football, basketball, or baseball.  A small town...

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