Identify new methods of raising money for your program, getting parents involved in PE, or ensuring every student is engaged in day-to-day lessons with tips and resources for physical education teachers. You can also discover the best apps for PE teachers and learn how to incorporate them into your curriculum. These simple suggestions will help teachers create a fine-tuned and successful program.

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...

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...

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...

3 R’s to Re-Energize Your Teaching (Video)

The beginning of the school year is a great time to Reflect, Relax, and Remember. These tips will help you re-energize your teaching! REFLECT on your successes in previous years. RELAX and take care of yourself in your way. REMEMBER, relationships are the foundation of EVERYTHING we do.

Run for the Money Fundraiser

One of the biggest struggles for a lot of Physical Education programs is budgetary.  In some cases, teachers are lucky enough to work in a district where they have a budget that is fully...
Nutrition games MyPlate Puzzle

5 Nutrition Games for Physical Education (Video)

Incorporate nutrition concepts and national physical education standards into your classes with these nutrition games! All games align with choose my plate guidelines. Learn more about the nutrition games featured in this video. NutriPlay Harvest Hustle Students work...
Safety First Sign for Student Safety

Keep Students Safe in PE: Tips for Students with Allergies, Asthma, and More!

A student gets stung by a bee and is severely allergic.  A student is suffering from an asthma attack.  A student with a heart condition faints.  These are all nightmares that we all hope...
Dr. Steve Jefferies - Teaching PE

Are We Fiddling While Rome is Burning?

Legend has it that the Roman emperor, Nero, played the lyre while a great fire enveloped Rome in AD 64. Centuries later, the “fiddling while Rome is burning” charge is popularly directed at people...
Students Smiling - Physical Education Programs

Fundamental Principles for High-Quality Health & Physical Education Programs

It’s back to school time and PE teachers everywhere are energized to achieve a well-planned, inclusive, high-quality HPE program. I believe that it is a shared responsibility amongst all staff in a school community to...

Using Student Choice to Increase Motivation!

Anyone have students who do not want to participate in class?  Have you tried just about every trick known to man, outside of bribery, to get those students to participate?  I honestly answered yes...

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