Which Non-Traditional Sport Should You Include in Your Curriculum? [QUIZ]

December 7th, 2017

Break from tradition with an alternative sport. Take our quiz and discover the ideal new activity for your PE curriculum.

Why Your Lesson Plans Should Include Non-Traditional Sports

November 30th, 2017

Many schools across the country have relied on the same sporting activities for their PE classes for decades. But, while traditional lesson plans get children moving, they might not be keeping them interested in sports and fitness in the long-run.
By incorporating non-traditional sports into your PE classes, students are exposed to a whole new [...]

Is PE Class a Good Time to Teach About Nutrition?

November 21st, 2017

Good nutrition is the bedrock of a child’s health and well-being, and ensures they are physically and mentally able to learn and concentrate at school. Whether a student is hungry, hopped up on sugar, or living with patterns of disordered eating, research has shown that poor nutrition will limit their capacity for academic growth.
It’s [...]

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 kids [...]

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 [...]