There are different reasons why kids might hate gym class, but with support, they can develop the confidence and skill they need.
Sixth-graders share what they love about phys ed class—and offer some great insights for PE teachers on creating activities kids will enjoy.
The playground is a great place for kids to develop fundamental movement skills.
Does your school have a nearby wooded area or forest? Use this space as an outdoor classroom during PE to build fundamental movement skills.
During the pandemic, what can PE teachers offer our students beyond free play on the playground? Check out these tips and ideas.
Given pandemic restrictions, it can be tough to come up with PE activities. One solution: Hack the playground and make an obstacle course!
In PE class, your school’s field is good for more than just soccer or baseball—and there’s a lot you can do on pavement too.
As an elementary teacher, here are three ways I see physical education, extracurricular activities, and outdoor play have a positive impact on my students.
Here’s how I’m keeping my four-year-old daughter active during this unprecedented time.
Physical education doesn’t just happen in a gymnasium. I’m a big proponent of active free play outside during physical education (PE) class. In my PE classes, I plan for quite a lot of it when the weather allows. There are so many benefits of free play outside that cannot be replicated in the gymnasium. In most … Continued
As educators, it’s important to ensure children are introduced to physical literacy. Providing a variety of movement opportunities in as many different environments as possible inspires children to be active now and hopefully for life. In February, staff at École élémentaire publique Jeanne-Sauvé in Orleans, Ont. along with P.E. teachers from three other schools in … Continued
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