Dance Activities for Physical Education

Dance is a great way to spice up your physical education unit! It’s also a fantastic way to work on balance, footwork, spatial awareness and so much more. These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas we’ve compiled from PE Central … Read More


Volleyball Activities for Physical Education

Volleyball is a perfect sport for any PE curriculum. It can be done indoors or outside, with fairly basic materials. It’s also a fantastic tool for working on teamwork, hand-eye coordination and movement. These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas … Read More


How to Inspire Note-Taking & Poetry in the Classroom

Objective: To inspire note-taking and poetry to come to life in a fun and ‘puzzling’ way Ages: 6+ Time: Approximately 25-45 minutes Grades: 1st + Materials: Construction paper Glue Scissors Colored pencils (or pencils) Markers (or crayons) Paint Brushes Magazine visual or coloring … Read More


4 Helpful Ideas for Using Floor Tape in the Classroom

There’s some cool things happening with floor tape in the classroom and we thought we might share them with you. Teachers are using tape to organize, create quick additions to lessons and use the space they have to their advantage. We’ve … Read More


Creating Diversity through a Thoughtful Classroom Library

Building a Robust, Diverse Classroom Library The classroom library is a place for students to explore and grow as readers. However, many classroom libraries do not reflect the unique backgrounds and interests of the students who utilize them. According to … Read More


Top 3 Literacy Support Materials for the Classroom

Building strong literacy and language skills is so important. They are what forms the basis for learning in all subjects. With effective instruction and literacy development in early childhood education classrooms, teachers and educators can have a substantial impact on … Read More


How to Use Storytelling Yoga in the Classroom

If you have an extra 15 minutes you can accomplish three things in your classroom: Calm yourself and your students Engage them in a story Become more physically fit You can accomplish all of this through Storytelling Yoga. It combines … Read More


Cosmic Bowling Activity for PE Class

Physical education teacher Andrew Beckner shares this creative cosmic bowling activity that he uses for his PE class. One week per school year, the lights are turned out in the gym, but the students’ energy levels are turned way up! … Read More


Classroom Management for Middle School Teachers

KISS – Keep It Simple Strategies – Classroom Management for Middle School Teachers Now that we have covered the elementary grades, we now move on to Middle School. We can all agree; we’ve now entered a world of aliens, populated by … Read More