Physical Education

Experienced educators share effective strategies for teachingPhysical Education in short videos.

Breathing Exercises to Support Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Explore deep breathing with Michelle Presley, a health education expert. Discover how it reduces stress, slows the heart rate, and boosts well-being. Learn the Belly Breathing technique, perfect for high school students. Elevate teaching, enhance lives, and boost resilience.

Engagement Through Feedback and Choice

Join Kelli Merrill-Topliff, an elementary PE teacher, as she unveils a powerful method for boosting student engagement. By focusing on perceived competence through specific feedback and choice-based learning, this approach fosters intrinsic motivation and enthusiasm across all grade levels and subjects. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your teaching methods.

Supporting Mental, Emotional, and Social Health – Elementary School

Discover practical strategies from teacher leader Daniele Della Gala to support elementary students’ mental and emotional health. Learn how to help them understand and manage their emotions while fostering valuable social skills. These methods are adaptable from kindergarten to grade five. Enhance your students’ emotional awareness and empower them to thrive in both school and life. Watch now for actionable insights.

Supporting Mental, Emotional, and Social Health – Middle School

Savannah Linhares, a middle school science teacher and mental health advocate, presents a proactive approach to nurturing students’ mental well-being in this video. Emotional awareness is emphasized, along with practical exercises like ‘The Mood Meter’ for students to regulate their emotions. The video underscores the benefits of this approach for both students and educators.

Setting and managing expectations with secondary students is the key to building positive relationships and maintaining classroom management. Watch this video to learn about some key tips and strategies before walking into your classroom.

Classroom Management In Secondary Grades

Christine Ybarra, a teacher leader with the California Reading and Literature Project, offers valuable classroom management tips for secondary classrooms. She stresses the importance of clear expectations, engaging introductions, and consistency. Ybarra also advises on handling unforeseen challenges positively. Her insights empower teachers to improve classroom management for more effective teaching.

Power Writing: A Writing Fluency Activity

Join Jamie Lanham, an Instructional Coach at San Diego Global Vision Academy, to explore “Power Writing.” This engaging writing fluency activity is perfect for K-3 students, requiring no prior preparation. Discover how to boost writing skills through brainstorming, oral rehearsal, and the “Power Writing” mantra. Foster creativity, competition, and peer feedback for a fun and effective writing experience.

"The Raffle Ticket Activity" is a positive behavior support strategy that encourages students to engage actively in lessons and promotes behaviors such as raising their hand and communicating effectively within their groups. It can be implemented for a single class period, an entire day, or throughout the school year. This approach works well in elementary and middle school for general education, special education, and English language learners.

The Raffle Ticket Activity

Explore the fantastic Raffle Ticket Activity with Katie Martel, an Education Specialist and eighth-grade math teacher. Discover this powerful positive behavior management strategy that can transform your classroom. Katie shares insights on implementation, emphasizing specific language and multiple prize options. Foster engagement, reward positive behaviors, and create a vibrant, encouraging learning environment. Join Katie in this enlightening session!

Building Rapport at the Door with Ashlee Lidyoff

Build Rapport at the Door

Ashlee Lidyoff, an academic coach, shares the impactful strategy of “Building Rapport at the Door.” Greeting students by name as they enter your classroom fosters a positive and supportive learning environment. This technique, suitable for all grade levels, particularly benefits middle and high school students. It sets a tone of positivity, helps you connect with students, and allows for emotional check-ins, enhancing the overall classroom experience.

Learn how to use the "Reading Like an Actor", a reading and thinking strategy used in the theater that can be valuable in the English Language Arts classroom. Judy Garey is a Professor Emerita, Author at Ventura College College District in Ventura, California.


Unleash the potential of “Think-Pair-Share” with Jan Ferrer, a seasoned teacher and consultant. This dynamic routine amps up class discussions, promoting active engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking. Jan’s approach adapts to any grade level, subject, or class size, making it a versatile tool for both traditional and virtual classrooms. Elevate your teaching game with this proven technique!

Four Corners

Discover the “Four Corners” activity with teacher leader Jennifer Schafran. This versatile classroom technique encourages active engagement and builds trust and community. It can be a quick five-minute exercise or an extended lesson based on debatable statements. Watch your students discuss, listen, and even change their minds while making learning interactive and enjoyable.

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