Saturday, April 2, 2016

Peaceful Playgrounds Workout Cards

Exercise Cards
The Peaceful Playgrounds set of Exercise Cards are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set, as well as, have an illustration for each task card. They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm-up exercises in physical education class held outside.

The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 12 exercise cards. This makes a great edition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for a quick instant activity or warm-up that can be student lead.

Workout Cards
This set of 12 workout cards shows an illustration of the various exercises to be performed. Set includes: Push ups, leg lifts, bent knee toe touches and more.

Great for Brain Breaks and indoor recess or physical education.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Grow 4 It. Part II - Human Resources

II  On to Part 2 & Recommendations from Physical Educators.

Our second post about the G in Gather and we will dissect  “Non-Human Resources.”

I began researching this article by asking physical educators I know from twitter (an integral component of my PLN) what their favorite #physed (#physed is a popular hashtag on twitter) resources are. While almost all spoke highly of the “Human Resources” they’ve gained from Twitter and Voxer, here are some “Non-Human” resource suggestions from outstanding physical educators:

Ben Franklin- Library of Congress
  • Tim Brusseau, an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah and Wanda Taylor, a MS PE teacher in Park City, Utah both said their “go-to” is
Ben Franklin Quote
  • Judy LoBianco (@jlobianc) a Supervisor of Health, Physical Education, and Nursing for a school district in New Jersey suggested SHAPE America Teacher Toolbox and SHAPE Exchange at

  • Mike McClain (mcclain1950), Health and Physical Education Instructional Systems Specialist for DoDEA on Okinawa, likes purchase a SPARK program for access) and www. to “find out what the actual data and trends are for Health/Fitness.”
  • Amy Prior (@priorteach) HS Health and Physical Education teacher and former T.O.Y. from Charlotte, NC recommends, “Ditch That Textbook” by Matt Miller.
  • Patty Lanier (@luvtoplay) former elementary physical educator, now at the University of Central Florida, praised the book, “Originals” (How non-conformists move the world) by Adam Grant.
  • Kevin Tiller (@physedreview) a very creative elementary physical educator and T.O.Y. in MA loves YOUTUBE(And Star Wars so if you’re a fan, follow him on twitter!)
  • Justin Schleider (@schleiderjustin) a K-8 physical educator who teaches in N.J. likes this site, Lesson Plan Creator on google docs).