Category: Teaching During COVID

3 Tips to Increase Student Engagement During Remote Learning

Within the upper left of the United States, many school districts have fully embraced remote learning for the foreseeable future. This school year is new for me and I’ve been as much of a student as I am a teacher. Not only am I teaching middle school Physical Education for the first time in my 14 years of education, but I have to do so without any face-to-face interaction with my students.

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3 Creative Uses for Towels During Remote Instruction!

As we head into the months ahead, it is looking more likely that schools in our country will begin to switch to remote instruction due to the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote instruction certainly presents a lot of challenges, but it also presents a lot of opportunities.

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Accepting the Challenges of Virtual Physical Education

COVID-19 has created many challenges for physical education teachers in a virtual or hybrid setting. This month’s Huddle focuses on those challenges including large class sizes, minimal equipment, securing technology through grant funding, to increasing communication among fellow physical educators. In addition, motivating students in a virtual setting is an ongoing issue that continues to challenge teachers. Join us for a Huddle that will be hands-on and practical and about issues that impact the entire profession.

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Lesson Design Advice During Virtual PE [Interactive]

Right now, I know many of us are having a really hard time trying to put our lessons and thoughts together when it comes to creating and implementing our virtual or hybrid PE lessons. There are so many different ways on how we can all be teaching our content right now. So today I have a few thoughts and reasons on why I designed my lessons the way that I do.

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The Art of the Cooldown [Interactive]

Hi Everyone. I’m calling this PE express podcast “The Art of the Cool Down”, and I want you to think about your classes for a moment. Do you incorporate a cool down in your lessons? Well a cool down really in essence is being able to calm the body or transition from an active state to a more passive one.

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Increasing Engagement in Virtual PE Through Student Choice

Right now, many of us are teaching physical education either in 100% virtual learning environment, or a hybrid environment. Due to this, I think it’s important to reflect and think about how we are offering choices for our students within our daily lessons and weekly curriculum. I’m going to share some of my strategies with you on how I allow for student choice within my lessons.

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