Category: Lesson Plans

From enhancing your current curriculum to learning about innovative approaches to new topics, explore a wide range of examples of lesson plans right here. PE teachers from across the country share their ideas on how to enrich PE lesson plans, while also ensuring they align with state and national standards.
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Motivating Middle School Students in Physical Education

Motivating unmotivated students can be very challenging in middle school physical education. Remember that all teaching and learning starts with relationships. Kids don’t care to learn or work hard for someone who doesn’t care about them. Some quick points to help you start to build relationships with all of your students:

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Hook Kids on Activity with a Summer Fun Unit! [Interactive]

The school year coming to an end is certainly an exciting time, but it can also be very hectic if we let students get out of their routine. I’m going to share with you my summer fun unit and how that keeps my students engaged and prepares them for summer activities.

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Rollerskating in Physical Education [Interactive]

Roller skating is one of those units that my students look forward to every year. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first week of school. I’ll have kids coming up to me asking me, Mr. Graham when are we going to roller skate? And typically we do that at the end of January, so you know the enthusiasm is really high when they’re asking for it. They want to know when it’s going to take place at the beginning of the school year, and I really like that unit because it’s a break from more of my traditional teaching units, and it’s an opportunity for me to invite parents into the gym, which, to be honest, really gives many of them a perspective that may be very different from their own childhood PE experiences.

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Do You Dare to Unplug? [Interactive]

Technology is a major part of our lives and the lives of our students. What if you challenge yourself and your students to unplug for 24 hours? On today’s PE Express podcast, I’m going to share with you an unplugging challenge to get your students to step out of their comfort zone.

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