Physical Education teachers are tasked with teaching an amazing array of topics and lessons today. Subjects like SEL, Health, and Physical Education are just the tip of the iceberg. There is almost no way that one teacher can possess all the knowledge to cover all of the topics tasked to them.
So logically, we look for help. We talk with other teachers, we attend conferences, we research companies and content providers. And, over the years, we get pretty good at adapting our course offerings and making sure we present a fun, engaging, yet educational experience for our students.
However, the challenge of staying on top of changing standards, topics and requirements is never ending! That is why we wanted to share some of our content, totally free! So, keep on scrolling and try out some of these lessons in your class!
More topical than ever before, Mindfulness, and SEL at large, are fast becoming some of the most demanded Physical Education Resources today.
After over a year of quarantine and remote learning, depression and anxiety have only risen from what were already frightening levels.
Our mindfulness instructor Meghan, works at the high school level and knows first hand the impact teaching mindfulness can have.
At the same time, we know you may not be able to devote an entire class to just mindfulness. That is why we creating the “Mindfulness with Meghan” series. These quick, 5-minute lessons are a great way to begin class (this is true for any subject)! Using these mindfulness quick hitters is an awesome way to help kids refocus their attention and be present in the moment.
As part of SHAPE America’s National Standards, Dance and Rhythm is likely something every teacher is familiar with. Our Dance Fitness unit helps teachers check that box while providing kids a fun and unique way to get moving and get in a great workout.
This workout is best used on a projector or big screen with kids following along, and when needed, taking a rest!
HITT Style Workouts
We know that games and lifetime activities play a huge role in physical education. And they should! But we also believe that Fitness is a critical lifelong skill.
Instilling a love (or at least a tolerance) of fitness is something any Phys Ed Teacher can do, and something that can have an immeasurable impact on a student’s life.
However, diving into a length, high intensity workout may turn off a lot of students. And even if not, it can still be really hard to work it into your schedule.
Enter the “Move with Max” series. Max is a former kindergarten teacher turned Performance Coach, and with Max, we developed this series as a great way to teach some foundational human movements while getting kids active! You can use these videos before or after a games based class, or share with teachers from different subjects and help them get kids up and out of their desks! Because as we know, physical activity improves mental perfomance!
Yoga in schools has exploded over the last decade, and for good reason. There are a ton of benefits that Yoga can provide students (and anyone for that matter).
Reduced stress and anxiety, improved attention, enhanced flexibility, balance and posture. These are just some of the benefits your students can glean from incorporating yoga into your PE offerings.