Teaching PE in Limited Space

Teaching Physical Education in Limited Space   One of the most popular professional sports in the world was invented out of a need to keep students fit in a small space in the winter.  According to Kansas Heritage, “In Springfield, Naismith was faced with the...

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Teaching Movement To Head Start

Dear Charles, How can I teach movement more creatively to my Head Start classes? -Mr. S._ The Importance of Movement and Music As a physical education Teacher of Head Start students, I love teaching movement to students because it sets the foundation for a healthy and...

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Teaching In LImited Space

Dear Charles, I am in a tough predicament, and I could use some guidance. I teach in a k-8 school. I teach adapted physical education. I tech a student in a wheel chair one on one in a hallway in the middle school who is un motivated/lazy. I teach a mixed group in...

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Teaching in Limited Space Guidelines

Dear Charles, I teach in a limited space, specifically an empty classroom, and I am growing increasingly frustrated with trying to come up with safe ideas for teaching large classes in such a small area. Can you give me some guidelines? Squeezed In Dear Squeezed In,...

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Teaching Floor Hockey

I need help in teaching floor hockey. I have really old sticks, have never played or seen the game before, and don't know the skills or strategy. Where could I go for help? -Resources- Dear Resources, Believe it or not, there is an app for that – “Basics of Ice...

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Teaching – What to do when co teacher does not teach

What advice do you have if I am teaching and trying new things and trying to teach with best practice in mind, but my colleagues are not…the difficulty is that MY students see that EVERYONE else is just playing games and that’s it, so it leaves me fighting alone…any...

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Teaching – Sub Plans

Dear Charles, I am struggling with coming up with suitable substitute plans, including what information I need to tell the substitute that is important in my absence. Any suggestions? Ms. A Dear Ms. A, As far as content of the lesson left, I would suggest leaving...

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Switching From Classroom to PE

Dear Charles, I am a former classroom teacher of seven years, and I switched to teach PE. I am struggling to adapt to the change, especially the movement of the students with no desks or chairs. I’m also at two schools, so I have to learn two sets of students and work...

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Subject Integration

Dear Charles, My principal is asking me to integrate other subjects into my P.E. classes to help for MSA prep. How can I do this effectively without turning P.E. into a reading or math lesson? D. Snyder Dear Mr. Snyder: In an educational world of high stakes testing...

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Introducing New Units

Dear Charles, I work as a physical education teacher at an alternative high school. Most of my students have behavioral issues and do not attend their district school. The students often want to just play full-court basketball games, but I would like to introduce and...

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Integrating Current Events

Dear Charles, I am recognizing that my students seem less and less connected to the wider array of news in sports that holds important lessons. Any suggestions to help bridge this gap? Ms. F Dear Ms. F, In a world with an overload of information, video gaming...

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