Throughout my career I've often wondered, is what I'm doing and what I'm teaching really making a difference? During this past year, I've had to teach in just about every teaching style there is. I've had to teach all remote, asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, all in person, and one thing this pandemic has taught me is that there is absolutely no substitute for in-person teaching. I will never again doubt how essential our role is as PE teachers.
This time of the year can be stressful; meetings, district mandates, testing, schedules, finals, grades, emails, more meetings and the other 200+ things that happen in the springtime. Let's throw in 2020-2021; COVID-19, hybrid learning, remote teaching, quarantines, and overall uncertainty. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a seasoned veteran, this time of year can be tough both mentally and physically. It's all too easy to find yourself stressed out and in a rut as the year winds down.
Grant writing can be a great way to invigorate your program and bring in some new ideas. So as a novice writer, how do you tackle the grant writing process?
Most elementary students have physical education one time per week for 30 minutes. You will have those students 36 weeks during the year. That equates to 18 hours of PE throughout the...
The more physical activity a child gets now will only benefit them later in life. Schools with the country being shut down and schools being closed, a lot of kids are not getting the physical activity they need. Here are four reasons why physical activity can help boost your child's mental health.
Gopher is known for having a variety of unique only from Gopher team games that get students moving and working on skills. Adam Gill and Andy Tupy race against the clock to demonstrate 30 Team Games in 15 minutes! For more information about specific team games, check out the document below. The document is also interactive so you can click on a specific team game to learn more.
Fitness events like sports day, field day, or jog-a-thon are great ways to get students moving. They're also meaningful ways to engage local businesses with your school, which could lead to future collaborations and sponsorship. I'm going to share some creative examples of ways to engage local businesses in your next fitness event.
I will never forget the first time I felt a strong connection with the idea of teaching physical education at the elementary level. I had just begun the clinical portion of the PE program at my university, which allowed me to observe and teach at multiple levels before narrowing my focus for student teaching. When it came time to observe and teach at the elementary level, I was immediately drawn to everything that comes with elementary physical education!
Classroom and behavior management is the key to creating a thriving learning environment for our students. Without great classroom and behavior management, we cannot give our students what they need to become physically literate. An engaging student learning environment is a byproduct of a physical educator’s investment and commitment to becoming a master manager and never settling for anything less than their best.
In this episode of the PE Express podcast, Dr. Robert Pangrazi explains the three levels of Physical Education and why they differ. He also shares why it's important to support each other and how criticizing colleagues is hurtful to the profession.