How to Encourage Students to Try Team and Solo Sports

November 16th, 2017

Team and solo sports can be a fantastic supplement to physical education (PE) classes, promoting healthy habits and valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Not only that, but these activities can become beloved hobbies that children continue into adulthood and greatly benefit their later lives. As a physical educator, you may […]

How to Encourage Parent Involvement in PE

November 9th, 2017

After a long week of school, you’d think kids would look forward to a weekend of energetic activity and adventures, but that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, research suggests that children’s physical activity levels are lower on the weekends than on weekdays. The good news is, there seems to be a way to get […]

Guidelines for Enjoying a Healthy Thanksgiving

November 7th, 2017

With scrumptious side dishes, tantalizing turkey, and a decadent dessert table, the Thanksgiving holiday can put a major dent in you and your children’s healthy diet. But with a few tips from our past blog posts, you can change up your turkey day tactics with food swaps and fun games. It’s the perfect recipe for […]

Maximize Your Equipment Budget with These 6 Tips

November 2nd, 2017

Having the right equipment in your PE classroom is essential. When your budget for equipment is limited, it’s difficult to successfully offer the full extent of activities and learning opportunities you want to give your students. While you can advocate for a budget increase, those conversations take time, and your school won’t always be able […]

Keep Your PE Students Engaged with These 5 Tips

October 26th, 2017

It doesn’t matter how many activities you dedicate to building muscle groups or motor skills if you can’t get your students to care about doing them. If your kids seem to be going through the motions in your PE class, but aren’t really excited or engaged in learning the fitness concepts, they’re not going to […]

Tips for Healthy Halloween Treats

October 24th, 2017

Halloween and sweet treats are practically synonymous. While sweets aren’t bad in limited amounts, it is all too easy for one night of Halloween treats to balloon into a week-long sugar spree. Between the piles of trick-or-treat candy (that might hang around well into November) and the various Halloween parties and events a child may […]

9 of Our Best Posts About Food and Nutrition

October 19th, 2017

The world of physical education is about much more than just exercise — physical education programs also teach students how to eat well and take care of their bodies by making nutritious choices. Healthy eating boosts physical and mental health, so an emphasis on good food is an important habit for any family. Kids who […]

13 Spooky Lesson Plans

October 17th, 2017

While September may find your students invigorated with the energy of a fresh start, by October, the excitement of beginning a new school year has usually begun to fade. Put some pep back in their step, with a little spook factor! Halloween is a great time of year to re-engage your PE classes with some […]

Our Best Tips to Increase Fundraising

October 12th, 2017

As a physical education teacher or administrator, you know that the resources you need to implement new lesson plans and update your curriculum may come with a big price tag. If you have more students than you planned for or want to incorporate additional equipment and activities that require funding, it’s not too late to […]

5 Research-Driven Tactics to Improve Your PE Class

October 5th, 2017

It’s recommended that kids in elementary school spend at least 150 minutes per week in a physical education class (this jumps to 225 minutes for middle school and high school students). In order to make the most of those minutes, physical educators must be strategic in designing lesson plans and structured activities. The goal should […]