Students playing in PE - Classroom Management

Classroom Management: The Foundation of Effective Instruction

As my first blog I thought I would focus on a topic I find overlooked, but essential to quality physical education, classroom management. Have...
Students participating in adventure programming

Adventure Fitness

Adventure Fitness might be a new term to many in the Physical Education, Fitness, Recreation, and Wellness world.  However, if you are a teacher...
Fitness Sign - SPARQ

Zero Hour Physical Education

Five years ago, the coaches, physical education teachers and administration, pulled together to discuss what improvements could be made for our students at Hastings...
PE Teacher Explaining to his students - Connecting with students

Connecting with Students: The “2×10 Theory”

Ugh, the knot in my stomach begins and its not the lunch I just quickly consumed in less than 10 minutes so I could...
FITstep™ Pro Uploadable Pedometers

The “Meet or Beat” Challenge: 3 Simple Ways to Motivate Students Using Pedometers

Providing an atmosphere that is motivating, encouraging, and safely encourages risk-taking is a challenge we face daily as physical educators. Using pedometers daily has...
Kids holding hands - least restrictive environment

Inclusion in the Least Restrictive Environment

If you wonder why inclusion is such an important practice in schools, think about this. What if you had a child or a brother...
The Body Achieves what the Mind Believes sign - PE and Core Subjects

Physical Education + Core Subjects = Healthy Mind and Healthy Body!

This topic is interesting to me because many times I’ve heard comments such as, "exercise grows brain cells", "exercise does a body good", and "active...
Neck Anatomy - Neck Strengthening Exercises

Neck Strengthening Exercises

The cervical musculature is a neglected region in most strength and conditioning programs. With the recent attention being placed on concussions managment protocols, a...