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Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.

Team Tabata Challenges (Middle & High School)

By |2021-08-03T10:00:17-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Curriculum Resources, High School PhysEd Modules, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Build class routines with engaging Tabata Challenges designed to reinforce 3 simple classroom rules while building a positive learning environment. 1) Respect Self;  2) Respect Others;  3) Respect the Things We Use Build on these simple rules to create a safe environment where students are empowered to explore physical activity and movement while building [...]

Team Fitness Adventure (Grades 3-5)

By |2021-08-02T15:01:42-04:00August 2nd, 2021|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Team-building, routine-setting, and health-related fitness with fun and engaging activities designed to reinforce 3 simple classroom rules. 1) Respect Self;  2) Respect Others;  3) Respect the Things We Use Build on these simple rules to create a safe environment where students are empowered to explore physical activity and movement while building meaningful relationships with [...]

Back to School Resources

By |2021-08-03T10:01:45-04:00July 28th, 2021|Best Practices|

It's time to ReImagine what physical education means for students and families. It's time to ReEngage our relationships and heal as a community. Let's Bridge the Gap together. The free resources provided below are designed to help your students build relationships, build routines, and rebuild a love of health-enhancing physical activity. As you use free OPENPhysEd.org [...]

The Fun Routine (Grades K-2)

By |2021-07-28T11:03:34-04:00July 28th, 2021|K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Build class routines with fun and engaging activities designed to reinforce 3 simple classroom rules. 1) Respect Self;  2) Respect Others;  3) Respect the Things We Use Build on these simple rules to create a safe environment where students are empowered to explore physical activity and movement while building meaningful relationships with trusting adults [...]

OPEN Priority Learning Outcomes

By |2021-01-20T12:42:53-05:00January 20th, 2021|Best Practices|

Physical Education The OPEN Priority Learning Outcomes for Physical Education provide instructional focus through the lens of 4 umbrella standards and 16 instructional strands with 1 grade-level outcome per strand. This means that physical educators can now focus their planning to help students meet 16 learning outcomes per year with a [...]

Active Home

By |2020-12-18T12:19:18-05:00March 13th, 2020|ActiveSchools|

There are 2 types of tools on this page. On the left, you'll find games and calendars for families to use to make their home an Active Home. On the right, you'll find resources to help teachers and parents partner together to provide meaningful movement opportunities that progress students toward physical education and social [...]

Pickleball

By |2020-01-15T06:16:22-05:00January 15th, 2020|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Charla Krahnke, Aaron Hart & Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown & Victor Spadaro Design: Jennifer Truong Pickleball was a sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong into a fun court game that is easy for beginners to learn and challenging enough [...]

Winter Wonderland Instant Activities

By |2019-12-03T14:41:40-05:00December 3rd, 2019|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Aaron Hart Every year, right around the holiday season, students start to fall into a frenzy of excitement, forget their impulse control basics, and can use a little physical education etiquette reminder. This winter-themed instant activity module was designed just for [...]

Yoga and Mindfulness

By |2019-11-19T09:17:45-05:00November 18th, 2019|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Written By: Victoria Otto, Verneda Edwards, Megyn Taback, Daniel Hill, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Deedi Brown, Mike Martinez Design and Illustrations: Jennifer Truong, James Boland, Aaron Hart Every student can benefit from mindful movement and mental stillness. OPEN's Yoga and Mindfulness module is designed to help your students experience the [...]

Rhythm & Move

By |2019-11-19T09:49:51-05:00November 17th, 2019|Movement|

Rhythm & Move Development Team: Aaron Hart, Elyse Loughlin, Andrea Hart, RDN, CDN, Lori Rose Benson, Dr. Olajide Williams, MD, MS Illustrations: James Boland Book Design: Jennifer Truong Rhythm & Move uses the Multisensory, Multilevel Health Education Model to teach young students about emotional and behavioral self-regulation, relationships with other children, and basic nutrition education concepts. This [...]

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