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High Jump – Break it Down to Make it Simple

When it comes to teaching the disciplines of athletics, high jump can be a tricky one for kids to grasp. We find it is one activity where kids walk in either believing they ‘can’ or ‘can’t’ jump; there doesn’t seem to be many in between.  Our first step when teaching high jump is changing this […]

Reduce Activity Transition Time with these TIPS!

We would like to share with you some tips on how you can increase the time your students are physically active, regardless of how slow they walk to outdoor PE spaces or how much they usually dawdle. In a recent study of physical activity time in high school Physical Education classes, Smith, Lounsbery, and McKenzie (2014) found that […]

Developing Teamwork – 4 Simple & Fun Activities

Teamwork and the ability to work effectively in teams is such an important part of what we teach day to day in Physical Education, however we need to be reminded that this skill, like catching a ball, also needs to be explicitly taught. The start of the year is an excellent time to do this […]

First PE Lesson for the Year…Give this Game a Try! #physed

  When planning the first PE lesson for the year, we need to keep in mind that kids love PE because we give them the opportunity to run around, be active and have fun with their friends. However, it is also important in that first lesson to set the scene for the rest of the year […]

How to Increase the Physical Activity Levels of Our Students

I came across this article in today’s Herald Sun and I wanted to share it with you as it signifies the importance of regular physical activity. It is based on a 12-year study of 334,161 people focusing on the effects of obesity and exercise. The conclusion…A lack of exercise is twice as likely to lead […]

Tennis – Awesome App for Scoring & Stats

With the Australian Open around the corner we wanted to share with you an awesome app that you can use when teaching tennis in your PE classes. It is also brilliant for tennis during inter-school sports and carnivals. The app is Tennis Trakker Pro by Portapple LLC. It is available on iPad, iPhone and iPod […]

‘Captains’ – Try this game with your kids! #ACHPER14

Okay so I’ve been asked to explain the rules of the game ‘Captains’ that I learnt from Jessica Brooder (Methodist Ladies College) at the #Achper14 Conference. I don’t have her resources with me, but this is an explanation of how we played it at school. Here goes: SETUP: 1. The game is played on a […]