Best Practices

Depth of Knowledge Question Stems for Physical Education

Published on November 17th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

Are you trying to understand rigor, depth of knowledge (DOK), and evaluation frameworks? What ever happened to good old-fashioned skill and fitness development? With increasing emphasis and accountability based on academic rigor, physical educators find themselves ... Read More


Basketball Nutrition

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

This post dives deeper into the concept of blending MyPlate Nutrition Education with Instant Activities to start your physical education lessons. I wanted to provide another activity example (see link below) in order to highlight the ... Read More

Academic Integration

5 Academic Integration Ideas

Academic Integration Ideas

Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Nick Kline

Here are 5 Academic Integration activity ideas from Nick Kline, NBPT – author of 1) Colored Dice Sport Skill Review Lesson: At the end of many of the units I teach, I use this concept ... Read More

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Nutrition Quick-Starts with MyPlate

Published on October 8th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

Teaching students about nutrition and healthy eating is an essential component of quality physical education. However, many teachers struggle to find the time to fit nutrition education into an already packed schedule. Here’s one solution… Start ... Read More

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Who Cares About PE?

Published on September 16th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

I care about Physical Education – maybe to a fault. Seventeen years ago I joined the Phys Ed Community as a young and idealistic teacher. I was ready to change the world – I still am. ... Read More

Academic Language

An Intro to Academic Language in PE

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

Here’s an essential concept for any physical educator working to elevate a PE program to Core Subject Status – Academic Language.  Academic Language is a term that is often associated with the current College and Career ... Read More

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USGames Presenters Network

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

The New US Games Presenters Network offers educational workshops, conference presentations and product and program trainings that can be customized to meet your school’s or district’s unique needs. We can build out the PERFECT program for ... Read More

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