Category Archives: Blog

Learning Readiness Physical Education

If you are like me, you are completely convinced exercise promotes better learning and fit students are better learners.  You might also believe that Paul Zientarski is a PE genius and want to follow in his footsteps as he pioneers the LRPE movement!  You may have watched his interviews to see what nuggets of wisdom… Read More »

May Article

Inclusion is a philosophy seen in many schools that incorporate students with disabilities into a regular education setting.  Including students with disabilities into general physical education can be challenging due to a number of barriers preventing kids with disabilities to be successful in general physical education class.  These barriers can be a variety challenges related… Read More »

How to Support Learners with Autism in PE

Submitted by: Sadie Brown Job Title: Adapted Physical Education Teacher  School / District: Sun Prairie Area School District Contact Info: [email protected] Every year as physical education teachers we are learning of more and more students with varying disabilities in our classes.  Often many are easy to “see” like muscular dystrophy, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.… Read More »

Teaching is full of challenges

Teaching is full of challenges. Teaching Physical Education (PE) is full of challenges that only other Physical Education teachers understand. One of the biggest challenges that PE teachers face is an issue of respect. Lack of respect may come from students, parents, the general public, or even other teachers. Those in the community who believe… Read More »

I Reviewed Stress Reducing Apps… Here are the Results

The following was written by Matt, a 7th Grade Student at Merton Intermediate School. In our world, there are more distractions for teens today than ever. There are over 224.3 million cell phone users in the United states alone. The amount of homework for the average teen is about half an hour of work. Experts agree… Read More »

Somehow We Manage!

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin That important lesson is as relevant today as when Franklin first used the quote over 300 years ago. For physical educators, it shines through in our teaching each day as we lead our students, schools, and communities on a journey toward healthy… Read More »