Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop physical fitness and health.
- Focus, emotion regulation, and goal setting are social and emotional learning skills that teachers can address during recess and PE.
- Explore ways to get moving with your students and to advocate for physical education at your school.
- Use these games to engage even the students who don’t usually like to run.
- Start class with improv exercises to get students laughing together, demonstrate the rewards of risk-taking and failure, and model a listening, supportive environment.
- Incorporating exercise and movement throughout the school day makes students less fidgety and more focused on learning.
- Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.
- Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching.
- Along with physical strength, a little exercise helps kids build brainpower.
- Engage all students in gym by updating the old familiar obstacle course. Plus, you can include discussions on growth mindset.
- See how integrating language arts and fitness in one class boosts students’ cognition and mood.
- Symonds Elementary's music, art, PE, and media teachers weave their practices into the fabric of the community, getting to know each student while enriching the school culture.
- To help students understand the power of mindfulness, consider practicing it outside of a classroom setting, whether through sports activities, wilderness programs, or retreats.
- By pairing students to sit back to back and focus on their breathing, you can help them develop a sense of mutuality and social awareness.