PE Express Podcast

Teaching kids to live an active and healthy life isn’t an easy task, and one that leaves physical educators with little time to focus on their own growth. That’s why we gathered PE experts to share a quick tip, activity idea or teaching strategy in 3-minute episodes that you can listen to anytime and anywhere. Join us for 2-3 new PE Express episodes each week!

Recent Episodes

Active@Home: How Are You Doing?

This podcast shares two ways to focus on self-care: giving yourself a break and helping someone else. These unprecedented in times that we're in right now are going to require unprecedented self care for what I consider the most...

Active@Home: How to Develop a Teacher Website to Share Resources

Developing a teacher resource website helps communicate with families and provide ideas and activities students can do at home. A program website also allows teachers to celebrate student success and communicate expectations and increase the path of communication.

Active@Home: Activity Calendars for Home Workouts

Physical Education teachers can use activity calendars and activity challenges as a way to motivate students to be physically active at home. This promotes overall student fitness and is a great way to build connection within families as well.

Motivating Students with Social Support

This podcast focuses on strategies to motivate students with social support in physical education. Subscribe to the PE Express podcast for quick tips every week! Much of what we do in physical education lends itself to fostering social support,...

Integrating PE in a Montessori Environment

In this PE podcast, Chris Nichols shares how Physical Education plays an important role in the Montessori environment. Today on the PE Express podcast, I'll talk about the connections between the Montessori classroom and the physical education classroom. Today...

Teaching Social Skills in Physical Education

In this episode of the PE Express podcast, SPARK Development Director Jeff Mushkin shares a few tips for teaching social skills in Physical Education. How to Integrate Social Skills in PE Today I'd like to talk about integrating social skills...

PE Liability Issues: How to Protect Yourself

Physical education is a high risk activity. Accidents can and do happen. The important issue is to try to prevent accidents by making a number of pre-teaching and instructional decisions. A quality curriculum and sound teaching practices will minimize the chance...

The 4 P’s to Effective Teaching

In this PE podcast, Maria Corte helps you easily remember four key concepts of being an effective teacher. There are so many qualities that go into being a highly qualified teacher. When I was in college, I was taught...

Adding the “Physical” to a Literacy Event!

In this Physical Education Podcast, Chris Nichols shares how he took advantage of a literacy school-wide event to teach parents about physical literacy!

An Overview of the Four-Part PE Lesson

In this podcast episode, Aaron Beighle provides a brief overview of the four-part lesson structure on

SEL in PE: Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness

In this episode of the PE Express podcast, 2018 TAHPERD teacher of the year, Chris Nichols, shares how he teaches yoga and mindfulness in PE. He also shares his experience with the newest service learning program from SHAPE America, health. moves....

Why It’s Important to Build Relationships with Students in PE

00:00: On today's podcast, I want to talk to you about the importance of building relationships with your students. Get Intentional!  00:22: When was the last time that you can recall that...

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