Category Archives for Physical Education

Physical Activity vs. Movement: Consider Both For Your After School Program

Words can ignite certain feelings in us.  These feelings are usually connected to experiences we’ve had at some point in our lives.  For instance, the word family may mean something totally

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The Best Physical Activity Programs to Organize a Group of Mixed Age Students with Limited Staff

Most people would recognize the famous movie line, “Life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get.” The same line could easily represent the average day as a physical

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Seven steps to starting an Afterschool Program, even on a limited budget

So you want to start an afterschool program. Whether it’s your lifelong dream to provide a safe space for kids to gather after school, or you’ve been voluntold by your district that you’re now the

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5 Keys To Improve Health & Fitness In Your Community

When people think of health and fitness, some think of physical attributes, such as size or weight. If you close your eyes and think of what a healthy person might look like, what do you see? Are they

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Vision to Reality – 5 Tips To Transform Your Afterschool Program

It’s no secret the American workforce has experienced some rocky turmoil over the past year. As if the pandemic weren’t enough, employers faced The Great Resignation and then “The Great Reshuffle.”

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Getting Communities To Support & Encourage Physical Activity for Students

For centuries, kids have been bribing their siblings to help them with one thing or another. You can imagine kids of every language, race, gender and century, asking their sibling that ever-important

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Technology and Interactive Media as Tools to Get Children Moving

There’s no denying the pandemic changed the way we communicated, learned, and even exercised. Faced with the unique obstacle of continuing physical activity and movement while living and learning remotely,

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Reasons Movement Teaches Kids to Think and Learn Differently

Can science really confirm that physical activity affects the way we learn? Absolutely. Studies have proven that physical movement helps kids improve their memory, increase their motivation, and improve

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Seven Key Ingredients For Improving Student Motivation

Some educators use the words motivation and engagement interchangeably, but they’re very different. Motivation, from the Latin word motivus–meaning moving–is the force or thing that prompts you

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Five Ways to Increase Student Movement and Engagement

Kids today are drawn to entertainment. Brought up with iPads, tablets, smart phones and video games that switch from video to video after 30 seconds, it can be hard to keep a child’s attention for 30-40

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