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Aaron Beighle

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Aaron is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. He is a trainer for physical education faculty, after-school staff, early child care staff and youth sport coaches and has co-authored several national documents including CDC's Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool and NASPE's Comprehensive School Physical Activity Promotion: A Position Statement. Beighle is the co-author of four books; Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom, Pedometer Power, Pedometer Power 2nd ed., Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children. He's also served on the National Physical Activity Plan Education Sector Committee and the NASPE Task Force.
STEAM in high school PE

Embracing the STEAM Approach in Physical Education

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) movement is quickly gaining momentum. From specific courses to programs, academies, and entire schools, this approach...
School Year

Beginning of the School Year Ideas

Throughout this blog I am going to provide random thoughts (from lessons learned to ideas I have seen others use) centered around the beginning...
Five Passess Passing Game

Five Passes: One Game, Endless Possibilities [Video]

Although the origin is unknown, the passing game “Five Passes” has been in the Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children textbook and lesson...
Kids Recess Activities

Recess: Observations, Considerations, and Lessons Learned

From legislatures considering state level laws, to schools examining recess policy, to the release of the CDC documents and suggestions for Strategies for Recess...
PE Inventory Sheet

Inventory Tips to Keep P.E. Equipment Organized

As a young teacher, “Let’s take inventory” might have been my least favorite quote from my co-teachers. Fortunately, as I have aged, I have...
Fitness words

4 Fun Fitness Physical Education Activities!

As promised in my last blog, the following are fun fitness physical education activities to teach students about fitness and provide meaningful fitness experiences. Fitness...
Boy doing a push up

9 Tips for Making Fitness Fun, Educational, and Meaningful

My favorite fitness quote is, “FITNESS? I’m talking about ‘fitness’ whole pizza in my mouth.” If you didn’t just laugh, go back and read;...
Thrive ahead sign

Five to Thrive: Tips for Physical Education Teachers

In my last blog I discussed the role small changes in perspective can have using my brother Trent’s story as an example. I ran out...
Scoreboard for keeping score in PE

Changing the Way You Keep Score

“Why do you even keep score?” This is the most common question my mom asked every time my brothers and I would get in...
Motivation Sign - Motivating Students

Motivating Students? I’m not a Sport Psychologist

Motivation, and the fundamentals of motivating students, is something we know is important, but I think it’s something we don’t fully grasp and fully...

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