Tips for Teaching PE Outdoors

My gym is the great outdoors. I am in a unique situation where only 15% of schools in the county I teach in have gyms. Over the past ten years, I’ve taught in empty classrooms, cafeterias with basketball nets, outside … Read More



Integrating Literacy Into Physical Education

It is everyone’s job, including PE teachers, to prepare students with the skills to succeed in today’s job market. Aside from math, literacy is the most fundamental skill any student needs to succeed in a global economy. Common Core – … Read More


How to Prepare for Your First PE Class of the Year

Hopefully you enjoyed your summer break!  If you’re reading this, you’re thinking about getting ready for the first day of class. I applaud you for planning ahead. There are some teachers who show up the first week and do all … Read More


Back to School Tips for PE Teachers

Welcome to the start of back to school, Physical Education teachers!  Are you excited that the school year is about to start? Are you nervous? Or are you like me, thinking to yourself, “What in the world am I going … Read More




Fellow Educators – Are you Engaging?

My Substitute, “Dr. Health” I’d like to introduce you to a character that I have developed, I call her “Dr. Health”.  The book Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess inspired me to create this character, use a costume, and … Read More