Author Archive for: Anna Mollenhauer

Entries by Anna Mollenhauer

3 Fun Ways to Boost Physical Literacy on the Playground!

Spring is here, and it’s time to get your students moving and grooving on the playground! Developing physical literacy has never been more fun, and we’ve got three exciting activities perfect for K-7 students. Let’s embrace the sunny weather and keep our students active and engaged! Softball Diamond Locomotor Fun: Use your softball diamond to […]

3 Examples of Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Physical Activity

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a holistic approach to education that recognizes the importance of nurturing students’ emotional and social well-being alongside their academic development. Integrating SEL into the school day can create a more supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel valued, respected, and safe. Did you know SEL can be incorporated into physical […]

4 Actions to Develop Locomotor Skills with Students

Among the essential aspects of physical literacy, locomotor skills are crucial as they enable students to engage in various physical activities throughout their lives. In this blog post, we will explore actionable items to enhance locomotor skills and encourage indoor and outdoor physical activity. The Importance of Locomotor Skills Locomotor skills involve moving the body […]

3 Exciting Cone Activities to Try with Your Class

Looking for exciting and inclusive activities that utilize the equipment already available in your gym? With just soccer balls and large cones or pylons, you can create a dynamic and engaging physical education experience that fosters teamwork, improves aim, and enhances fundamental movement skills.  Get ready to utilize your gym equipment to the fullest as […]

5 Ways to Foster Physical Activity Given Students’ Predispositions to Movement

Predisposition to specific physical activities may vary among children, but it is essential to understand that predisposition is not destiny. Instead, it serves as a guide to help us offer a diverse range of opportunities that cater to the individual needs of our students.  In this blog post, we will explore actionable steps teachers can […]

Fostering Movement Skills with Indigenous Games: 2 Ways to Share Lacrosse with Your Class

As educators, we are responsible for providing a comprehensive and inclusive learning experience for our students. Indigenous games are a source of physical activity and an opportunity for students to learn the deep-rooted spiritual significance and traditions of the First Nations peoples.  Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Indigenous games hold deep-rooted spiritual and cultural significance for […]

5 Ways to Use the Fundamental Movement Skills Posters in Your School

Looking to infuse your school day with energy and fun while promoting fundamental movement skills? We’ve got some exciting news for you! Introducing our brand-new poster series illustrating fundamental movement skills. These are perfectly sized for printing and posting around your school, inspiring continuous skill development in your students. We have even included a fillable […]

The Physical Literacy Partnership: Why Collaboration with Your Class’ Parents is Key!

As teachers, we play a crucial role in shaping our students’ physical literacy, giving them the skills they need for a lifetime of staying active. However, teaming up with parents is key for several reasons: Consistency and Learning Reinforcement: Working together ensures a consistent approach to physical literacy at home and school. This consistency reinforces […]