4 Ways to Create More Visual Appeal in your Gym

One of the areas I love to focus on while prepping my gym space is its overall visual appeal.  I want kids, parents, teachers, and administrators to walk into the gym and be “wowed” with its appearance.

Maximizing Space for Maximum Participation

As class sizes increase and facility space stays constant or is reduced, how can you utilize every space available?  This is a question a lot of PE teachers are facing at every...

Managing PE Space: General vs. Personal Space

Effectively managing PE space is an extremely important factor in a successful program. General space is the space within our boundaries. It can be indoors on a basketball court, or outside on a field...
Physical Education Teaching Space

From Storage to Layout, Make the Most of Your #PhysEd Space

Ok, let’s face it…organizing your storage & teaching space isn’t the most glamorous of tasks.  You’d rather be searching for that great new activity for an upcoming lesson or doing something you feel adds...
PE Teaching Space

Identifying Suitable PE Teaching Spaces

Physical Education and movement classes rely heavily on spatial parameters to teach effective and safe lessons.  Adequate PE teaching space is typically feast or famine in the physical education universe.  For example, most high...
Students using technology during Strategy Sideline

3 Smart Tips for Space Management: Organizing a Versatile Learning Environment

Being able to organize my learning environment effectively helps lessons run more efficiently. An important part of this is being able to organize the environment to be as versatile as possible. My students are...
AHS Classroom Activities Cards

No Phys. Ed Space? No Problem!

Throughout my career, I have encountered various issues that required adaptation.  A 1954 gym with no air conditioning, lack of storage space, and even a gym that doubled as a chapel (think chair removal)...
students playing games in PE

PE Tip: Teach Like Everyone is Watching

While teaching physical education in Lake Bluff, Illinois, I had the opportunity to teach in a one hundred year old facility that housed 250 K-2 students. This building was unique and carried with it maintenance...

The Under Construction Mindset: Home is Where the Heart Is

A recent five-month delay in gymnasium renovations tested my level of grit, flexibility, and creativity, as our department was relocated and divided between several empty science labs and general classrooms. From start to finish it...

Maintaining an Outdoor Classroom

Check out this video blog for ways to organize your Outdoor Classroom! Suzanne uses the Mangus™ Recess Rack available Only From Gopher for her outdoor classroom!

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