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My Experience with the Fuel Up to Play 60 School Wellness Program

Episode Transcript: One thing I feel strongly about as a physical educator is how can I connect my program to the larger school community?...

Help 5 High-Need Schools with Big Feats Virtual Race

The Big Feats Virtual Race ends on December 3rd, 2019. Join the MOVEment and register today! Gopher is proud...

How to Collaborate with Teachers to Increase Classroom Activity Episode Transcript: One way to be a school wellness champion is to promote active learning and activity breaks in your school community.

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...

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...
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What Can I Do to Help 50 Million Strong by 2029 Succeed? (Part 1)

It’s been a couple of years since SHAPE America announced 50 Million Strong by 2029. If you are a SHAPE America member, you will have heard about 50 Million Strong. If you aren’t a...
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Recess: Observations, Considerations, and Lessons Learned

From legislatures considering state level laws, to schools examining recess policy, to the release of the CDC documents and suggestions for Strategies for Recess in Schools, recess has received a considerable amount of attention...
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Should Varsity Athletics Count as Physical Education?

I am not sure how many schools around the country offer students credit for physical education if they play a varsity sport, but I know there are many and this trend has me frightened....
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Promoting Physical Activity and Well-Being

It is never too late to start promoting physical activity and get others to experience the benefits of physical activity, social interaction and their connection to well-being. I am blessed to have a group of...
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As Physical Educators Sow, so Shall They Reap

People don't value what they don't understand. And people don't understand physical education! Doug Hallberg, Matt Bristol, and Brian Godfrey are all talented and passionate physical education teachers. A few of you might know them....

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