Designing your gym class

Get the scoop on designing your own gym class with a lesson written by a passionate physical education teacher who details their best practices from setting up the room, to the first day of class, to how to spend the teaching day. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Refresh your gym classroom every so often to keep the atmosphere engaging
  • Speak with your school's special education coordinator as well as other teachers to gain important information about learners coming to your class 
  • Use positive words instead of negative ones when directing behavior; for example, "Keep off the scooter" instead of "No stepping on the scooter" 
Classroom Considerations

  • The duration reflects how long one period may last; the time may differ depending on your school's bell schedule
Pros

  • Provides multiple links for additional information, lessons, and activities 
  • Offers a thorough explanation for each topic 
  • Encourages physical fitness 
Cons

  • None