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Looking for a new way to organize lessons and classes? Need help wading through the countless online apps and other resources for PE teachers to find the best option for your students? Teachers just like you share their PE teaching tips to create excitement during class, keep it all organized, and introduce new and exciting activities!

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...

Yoga in PE: Teaching Tips to Get Started

Having no previous experience or major exposure to yoga in PE was a barrier when I first started teaching. Thankfully, a district curriculum adoption and realignment process...
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Help 10 High-Need Schools with Big Feats Virtual Race

The Big Feats Virtual Race ends on December 31st, 2018. Join the MOVEment and register today! https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/h3xirz5kzh.jsonphttps://fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js Gopher is proud...

Physical Activity Report Card: Use It to Change Your Corner

When I was a kid I didn’t dread report cards. I heard horror stories of kids getting grounded because of grades and was jealous of other kids...
Motivation

Three Motivating Assessment Strategies to Improve Experiences in the Classroom

Take 15-30 seconds and think of the all the feelings you have when you hear the word “assessment.”  What words come to mind?  Now…take 15-30 seconds and think...

16 STEM in the Gym Activities with Makey Makey

What is Makey Makey and why do I use it? Makey Makey, an invention kit everyone can use, is an electronic invention...

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