Advocacy

Learn from a community of PE professionals how to become an advocate for your students, program, and school. Discover new methods to promote teacher advocacy in your school, while also making a big impact on your students and community.

Quality PE Matters: An Analysis of the UNESCO Quality PE Policy

At the beginning of the academic year, I express to my pre-service HPE teachers… I don’t think that teachers of other subject disciplines such...
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Simple Tips for Getting Your Superintendent On Board!

Need to get your Superintendent on board with PE funding? Superintendent, Tim Collins, shares his tips and suggestions for gaining support below! There are several key factors that will force a Superintendent to consider additional PE...

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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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....

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...

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...

Tips for Finding Physical Education Grants

Tips and ideas for finding & using grant resources for your PE program! When I first started teaching almost two decades ago, I came into a school that had an established physical education budget.  Each year,...

Physical Education: A Laboratory for Life Lessons

As educators and advocates for Physical Education and activities in our schools, we do not need much of a sales pitch on the value of participation in PE and other school programs that promote...
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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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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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