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Quick Tips from Physical Education Professionals


Using the Fish Philosophy in Your Classroom | Ep. #77
Dec 11 • 4 min
In this episode, Jessica Shawley shares how using the four practices of the FISH Philosophy have strengthened her teaching practices and classroom culture. Connect with Jessica on Twitter @JessicaShawley and find more ideas to implement in your class…
Jingle Jog: A Favorite PE Holiday Activity | Ep. #76
Dec 9 • 4 min
The Jingle Jog is a fun way to promote physical activity while providing some holiday cheer! Connect with Maria on Twitter @CortePE and get more ideas from Maria by reading her blog at www.gophersport.com/blog!
Our Top 5 Favorite Holiday Activities | Ep. #75
Dec 4 • 2 min
Let’s get jolly and use PE Universe to find our favorite holiday activities! Connect with Shannon on Twitter @Coach_Jarvis and get more ideas from Shannon by reading her blog articles at www.gophersport.com/blog
4 Ways to Incorporate Visuals in PE | Ep. #74
Dec 2 • 5 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Mike Graham (@PE4EveryKid) shares some great ways to include visuals in your program. Connect with Mike on Twitter @PE4EveryKid and get more ideas for your program at www.gophersport.com/blog.
Motivating Students with Choice in PE | Ep. #73
Nov 27 • 6 min
This Physical Education podcasts provides theory to practice strategies for physical educators to provide students more autonomy or choice during physical education lessons. Connect with Dr. Beighle on Twitter @AaronBeighle. Get more ideas from Dr….
Incorporating Social Emotional Learning into PE | Ep. #72
Nov 25 • 4 min
The latest initiative school districts are pushing for is teaching SEL (Social Emotional Learning). This podcast will discuss how and when to teach SEL in PE. Connect with Maria on Twitter @CortePE and get more ideas from Maria by reading her blogs at…
The One Simple Rule of the Gym | Ep. #71
Nov 20 • 6 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Mike Graham shares his one rule of the gym, respect. Connect with Mike on Twitter @PE4EveryKid and get more ideas from Mike by reading his blogs at www.gophersport.com/blog.
Fuel Up to Play 60 School Wellness Program | Ep. #70
Nov 18 • 4 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Jessica shares what is Fuel Up to Play 60, how it works and what it can do for teachers, including supporting their school’s wellness goals. Jessica has brought in over $24,000 in grant funding through this program….
Change is THE word in Education | Ep. #69
Nov 13 • 3 min
Change is a constant. Teachers have to revise their thinking on a regular basis and students need to leave school with behaviors and thoughts that help them integrate into society. Connect with Dr. Pangrazi on Twitter @rpangrazi. Learn more from Dr….
Strategies for Making Fitness Fun | Ep. #68
Nov 11 • 4 min
This Physical Education podcast presents several strategies for making all fitness activities enjoyable for students. Connect with Dr. Beighle on Twitter @AaronBeighle. Read more articles from Dr. Beighle at www.gophersport.com/blog
Measuring Activity Levels with Pedometers | Ep. #67
Nov 6 • 6 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Mike Graham shares his favorite piece of equipment that utilized technology and helps students measure their personal activity levels during PE. Connect with Mike on Twitter @PE4EveryKid. Read more articles from…
5 Social Emotional Learning Strategies | Ep. #66
Nov 4 • 3 min
Social Emotional Learning is a hot topic in schools today. In this Physical Education podcast, Derek Severson shares how you can check in with your students with a few easy social-emotional learning strategies. Connect with Derek on Twitter…
How to Collaborate with Teachers to Increase Classroom Activity | Ep. #65
Oct 30 • 4 min
In this podcast, Jessica talks about how she facilitates the process for sharing information regarding active learning and activity breaks with her colleagues. She also talks about securing funding for materials to support the active learning needs of…
What Makes a Great Teacher | Ep. #64
Oct 28 • 3 min
An observation of great teaches shows a couple of traits they exhibit when they teach. Encouraging and nudging work much better than pushing or forcing. Avoiding cynicism implies a personal belief that you can make a difference in the lives of others….
Creating a Substitute Notebook in Phys Ed | Ep. #63
Oct 23 • 3 min
In this podcast I discuss how I set up a substitute notebook for those unplanned absences. Connect with Lynn on Twitter @LovePEMe. Read more articles from Lynn at www.gophersport.com/blog
Picky Eaters: How to Encourage Healthy Habits | Ep. #62
Oct 21 • 5 min
In this Physical Education podcast episode, Chris Nichols talks with Karen Burnell, the Texas PTA Healthy Lifestyle liaison. Karen shares a few tips for teaching students and parents how to live a healthy lifestyle. Connect with Chris on Twitter…
Finding a Mentor in Physical Education | Ep. #61
Oct 16 • 4 min
In this PE podcast, Mike Graham talks about the topic of mentorship and the important role mentors can play in helping develop the next generation of physical education professionals. Connect with Mike on Twitter @PE4EveryKid and read more…
Teaching Kids Self Management in Physical Education | Ep. #60
Oct 14 • 4 min
This Physical Education podcasts provides an overview of activities and teaching practices which allow teachers to teach self-management as a component of Social Emotional Learning. Connect with Aaron Beighle on Twitter @AaronBeighle. Read more…
My Favorite Long Jump Rope Activity! | Ep. #59
Oct 9 • 3 min
This simple long rope activity has all the makings for PE success! Cooperative or competitive, it allows for multitudes to be successful in small groups and kid love it! Connect with Lynn on Twitter @LovePEMe. Read more articles from Lynn at…
Spikeball for the Win! | Ep. #58
Oct 7 • 3 min
Find out what activity motivated my middle school boys classes and kept them entertained for three whole weeks. Connect with Shannon on Twitter @Coach_Jarvis. Read more blogs from Shannon at www.gophersport.com/blog
Social Emotional Learning Ideas in Phys Ed | Ep. #57
Oct 2 • 4 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Dr. Aaron Beighle shares some tips on including social emotional learning in the Phys Ed classroom. Connect with Dr. Beighle on Twitter @AaronBeighle. Read more articles at www.gophersport.com/blog
The Importance of Building a Positive Rapport with Colleagues | Ep. # 56
Sep 30 • 2 min
There are so many benefits that stems from working in a positive work environment . This podcast will share some simple ideas which teachers can do to build a great rapport with their colleagues. Connect with Maria on Twitter @CortePE and read more…
“This Website Helped Me Become a Great PE Teacher!” | Ep. #55
Sep 25 • 4 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Shannon Jarvis Irwin shares how PE Universe helped her become a great PE teacher. Enter to win an iPad™ Pro by uploading a video to PE Universe today! Visit peuniverse.com/contest for more details. …
Create Positive Feelings Toward Fitness With These Tips| Ep. #54
Sep 23 • 3 min
Success and choice will help youngsters get off to a positive start with fitness activities in Physical Education. Connect with Dr. Pangrazi on Twitter @rpangrazi. Read more articles at www.gophersport.com/blog.
Pickleball: A Lifetime Sport Students Love! | Ep. #53
Sep 19 • 4 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Jason Gemberlink talks about the game of Pickleball and encourages you to try it out! Read more articles from Jason on our blog at www.gophersport.com/blog!
Master Parent Night with These PE Tips! | Ep. #52
Sep 18 • 5 min
In this episode, Jessica shares a few tips for preparing an awesome back to school night for your parents in order to help promote and advocate for your PE program as well as develop positive relationships with parents to help set your school year up…
The Power of Student Opinion | Ep. #51
Sep 16 • 3 min
When students share their opinion in Physical Education, we can improve our teaching and increase student satisfaction. Win, Win!
Cooperative Activities to Start the Year | Ep. #50
Sep 11 • 4 min
In this Physical Education podcast, Derek Severson shares some great cooperative activities to start the school year!
Helping the Substitute Succeed | Ep. #49
Sep 9 • 3 min
In this podcast, Lynn Burrows shares a teaching tip to help the substitute succeed.
Motivate Students Using the Meet or Beat Challenge | Ep. #48
Sep 4 • 3 min
In today’s episode, Jessica shares how she uses the “Meet or Beat” Challenge as a way to motivate students during skill development and when using pedometers in Physical Education. Connect with Jessica on Twitter @JessicaShawley and find more physical…
Easily Manage Transitional Time with this Tool! | Ep. #47
Sep 3 • 4 min
Easily Manage Transitional Time in PE with an Entry Easel
Health.Moves.Minds: A New SHAPE America Service-Learning Program | Ep. #46
Aug 28 • 3 min
Health Moves Minds is a NEW service-learning program by SHAPE America that raises funds for your school and teaches kids how to thrive physical and emotionally! This service-learning program features skill-based and standards-based lesson…
Dynamic PE ASAP: Free Online Activity Ideas and Curriculum | Ep. #45
Aug 26 • 3 min
In this physical education podcast, Dr. Robert Pangrazi gives an overview of DynamicPEASAP.com for teachers at the start of the year. Dr. Pangrazi describes all of the components of the program and how to access it for FREE! Connect with Dr. Pangrazi…
How to Use an Activity Log & Reflection Form | Ep. #44
Aug 21 • 5 min
In today’s episode, Jessica shares how she uses a weekly activity log and reflection form to assess her student’s ability to engage in physical activity outside of the P.E. class as well as self-reflect upon their learning and connect to bigger…
Physical Education Rules and Expectations | Ep. #43
Aug 20 • 4 min
This podcasts discusses the importance of rules and expectations in Physical Education as well as basic guidelines for developing them. Connect with Aaron on Twitter at @AaronBeighle and view more Phys Ed resources at gophersport.com/blog.
Tips for Taking Inventory in PE | Ep. #42
Aug 14 • 4 min
This podcast discusses the importance of an inventory and how to take an equipment inventory.
How to Create a Yearly PE Plan | Ep. #41
Aug 12 • 5 min
How to Create a Yearly Physical Education Plan
Back-To-School Mental Health Tips | Ep. #40
Aug 7 • 3 min
Back-To-School Mental Health Tips for Physical Education teachers
Start of the Year PE Checklist | Ep. #39
Aug 5 • 4 min
In this podcast, Jessica shares how her start of the year checklist helps guide and focus her preparation for the beginning of each school year or new semester so she is ready to focus on building student relationships when the first day arrives. And…
Jump Rope Skills for Intermediate Students | Ep. #38
Jul 31 • 2 min
Jump Rope Skills For Intermediate Students in Physical Education
Summertime Professional Development Suggestions | Ep. #37
Jul 29 • 4 min
Summertime Physical Education Professional Development Suggestions
A Pacer Test Secret Ep. #36
Jul 24 • 3 min
The comical struggle in the life of a PE teacher about the Pacer Test and the secret to survival.
Three Types of PE Curriculum Activities Ep. #35
Jul 22 • 4 min
The way you organize your curriculum can help assure that there is something for every student.
Increasing SEL in Physical Education Ep. #34
Jul 17 • 3 min
In this podcast I discuss an easy strategy to implement social-emotional wellness into physical education
Dr. Pangrazi’s Secret to Successful Fitness Circuits in PE | PE Express Podcast #30
Jul 16 • 3 min
Learn how to motivate students in Physical Education with interval training.
Seconds Pro App: Rotating Groups with Ease! | Ep. #33
Jul 15 • 3 min
Jessica Shawley shares the why and how she uses the Seconds Pro App to rotate her students during game play. This app helps her make class more efficient and remind her students to display good sportsmanship. Connect with Jessica Shawley on Twitter…
A Guide to Connecting with Students in Physical Education | Ep. #32
Jul 10 • 6 min
A Physical Education podcast with strategies for motivation students.
Designing an Effective Instant Activity | Ep. #31
Jul 8 • 5 min
Instant activities maximize student movement in Physical Education
How to Maximize Student Confidence in PE | PE Express Podcast #29
Jul 1 • 6 min
How to Maximize Student Confidence in Physical Education
Circuit Training Tips in Physical Education Ep. #28
Jun 27 • 4 min
In this podcast, Jason Gemberling talks about how utilizing circuit training can increase student participation with large Physical Education class sizes. Read more articles from Jason Gemberling at www.gophersport.com/blog.
The Benefits of Walking in PE | Ep. #27
Jun 25 • 5 min
The importance of a walking unit and some activities to teach.
Teaching Early Childhood Students to Jump Rope | PE Express Podcast Ep. #26
Jun 19 • 3 min
Teaching Early Childhood Students to Jump Rope
Using Video Analysis in PE | Ep. # 25
Jun 17 • 5 min
Using Video Analysis in Physical Education
Using a Bike Rack Assessment During Fitness Stations Ep. #24
Jun 12 • 3 min
Using a Bike Rack During Physical Education Fitness Stations
Reflecting on the School Year | Ep. #23
Jun 10 • 4 min
Reflecting on the Physical Education School Year
Increasing Student Activity During Summer | Ep. #22
Jun 5 • 4 min
Jason Gemberling shares some tips for Physical Educators to increase student activity during the summer.
One School, One Book | Ep. #21
Jun 3 • 2 min
Collaborating with other teachers in Physical Education
The Importance of an Introductory Activity | Ep. #20
May 30 • 4 min
The Importance of an Introductory Activity in Physical Education
Tips to Stay inspired in PE | Ep. # 19
May 28 • 3 min
Tips to stay inspired and energized in Physical Education
Elementary Physical Education: Tips for Finishing the Year Strong | Ep. #18
May 21 • 2 min
As the end of the school year nears, I’ll be discussing how we can finish strong. Today I’d like to talk about some strategies I use to finish out the year strong. We work hard all year to build positive relationships with our students and now as the…
Offering Activity Options in HS Physical Education | Ep. #17
May 20 • 5 min
About five or six years ago, Jason Gemberling’s High School Physical Education staff decided they needed to make some changes to try and increase student participation levels. Listen to the #PE Express podcast to learn how they’ve been successful in…
End of School Year Tips from Dr. Beighle | Ep. #16
May 14 • 2 min
Physical Education clips to close out the school year
Physical Education Advice / Contest Winner Announcement | Ep. #15
May 13 • 6 min
A compilation of advice from Phys Ed teachers around the country.
Field Day: Tips for a Successful Day | Ep. #14
May 8 • 5 min
Tips for a Successful PE Field Day I’m going to share field day tips and tricks that will help minimize stress and maximize the fun during your end of the year celebration. I’ll share ways you can get started planning your event, preparation…
Thank you for Being a Teacher | Ep. 13
May 6 • 3 min
Teachers Sell Hope, hope for a better future. They give students the hope that they can be more than they thought they might be, that they can achieve more than they ever thought they were capable of doing. We’re all a reflection of our teachers….
A New Tool for Skill Assessment| Ep. #12
May 3 • 4 min
A teacher checklist is a fundamental tool for teachers when they’re using assessments. It is particularly useful for immediate feedback for students and a great value for making curriculum changes and modifications. Learn how to implement this skill…
The Jigsaw Teaching Method | Ep. #11
May 1 • 6 min
In this episode, Jessica Shawley, talks about using the jigsaw cooperative learning method as a teaching strategies in Phys Ed. Connect with Jessica on Twitter @JessicaShawley and read more articles from Jessica at www.gophersport.com/blog….
A Goto Activity That’s Great for All Grade Levels | Ep. #10
Apr 29 • 4 min
If you’re looking to add a go to activity to your teaching arsenal, you’ll definitely want to stay tuned into this podcast. First things first, we have to identify some characteristics of a go to activity. For me a go to activity is quick…
Kids are NOT Little Adults! | Ep. #9
Apr 24 • 4 min
Dr. Robert Pangrazi shares why kids are not little adults. PE Teachers have adapted adult activities to kids, oftentimes without lowering baskets, shrinking the size of the balls, ect… This podcast shares a little bit more on how different their…
How to Increase Student Activity Throughout the Day | Ep. #8
Apr 22 • 5 min
Increase student activity throughout the day with active seating and activity boosters.
5 Tips for Instant Activity Success! | Ep. #7
Apr 17 • 3 min
Derek Severson shares with you five tips that will instantly engage your students as they enter your classroom. Instant activities are activities that students will do in the first five minutes of a PE class. I strongly believe these first five…
Building Relationships with Colleagues | Ep. #6
Apr 15 • 2 min
Chris Nichols shares a few tips for building relationships with colleagues.
Assess Students in PE with a Bike Rack | Ep. #5
Apr 10 • 3 min
Aaron Beighle shares a strategy for assessing students in physical education.
9 Net Games to Try Today! | Ep. #4
Apr 8 • 5 min
Whether you’re new to teaching net games altogether or are just needing more for your net games unit. I have a resource that I’d love to share with you today.
How Student Behavior Can Affect Teachers | Ep. #3
Apr 4 • 4 min
I was talking with a friend the other day and we got chatting about how kids influence teachers sometimes more than teachers influence kids and thought I’d share a couple of thoughts with you on that today. Dr. Robert Pangrazi shares tips for working with…
Tips for Students Who Don’t Dress for PE | Ep. #2
Apr 3 • 2 min
One of the biggest questions I get asked as a high school PE teacher is what do I do with the students who don’t dress for PE? Connect with Maria on Twitter @CortePE and read more articles from Maria and www.gophersport.com/blog.
Understanding Children Better in Physical Education | Ep. #1
Mar 28 • 3 min
The willingness to try new experiences and participate in activities is driven by how children feel about their perceived ability level. We call it perceived competence. Dr. Robert Pangrazi shares Physical Education strategies for increasing the…