Circuit Training Tips in Physical Education | PE Express Podcast Ep. #28

Circuit Training Tips in Physical Education | PE Express Podcast Ep. #28



in today's podcast I'm going to talk about a couple benefits to utilizing circuit training in your physical education classes from kindergarten through twelfth grade welcome to the PE Express podcast two to three times a week a PE expert will share tip activity idea or teaching strategy to help you become a better PE professional today's host is a high school health and physical education teacher and former pep grant winner from Pennsylvania Jason gemberling circuit training has always been something that we have utilized in our physics classes at Midwest High School in an effort to get as many kids active as possible it's one of those things where if we're doing a variety of activities and we give them choice they can I can have a large number of kids doing a small circuit in our auxilary gym I can also do as a whole group class circuit training unit where we're doing main gym and again we have every kid busy every kids active some of the benefits of this so you're kind of kids sitting out and and kids aren't gonna be looking into other kids and what they're doing there they're all busy and that's great because you don't have that oh so-and-so is looking at me kind of complex every kid is active every kid is busy there's no distractions there another one of the benefits is that if you're a single teacher and you're teaching a huge class maybe you've got 50 60 70 kids unfortunately and that's really I really wish that wasn't the case but sometimes that is with budget cuts and and things like that circuit training gives you that opportunity and that flexibility to do an entire class of 60 kids and maybe you have 12 circuit stations and they're all doing something different you're maybe working some legs on one station some upper body on the other doing some cardio on another one it's just a great way to keep that entire class active focused and working and it's really great for them as well another benefit to it is that it does help you it gives you the flexibility of if you want to do a small circuit in one part of your gym and then you have a team sport activity maybe like the pickleball in another section of your gym you can still if you're one teacher you see a lot of kids being active because pickleball might you might have room for three courts but then you have 16 17 maybe 20 kids doing circuit training in another spot another thing that you can really think about is I know a lot of people are concerned about I don't have the I don't have a rack of med balls I don't have body bars I don't have strength bands you don't need it really if you think about circuitry you can do an entire unit or entire circuit all bodyweight you can have them doing push-ups you can have them doing dolphin planks or a plank you can have them doing jumping jacks eel jacks they can be doing body built a cow body builders anything that doesn't require equipment you can utilize and maybe you have some equipment so some of the stations are equipment usage some of the stations are just again said that bodyweight the other really cool thing about circuits is really you can do them from kindergarten through 12th grade we've had kids in our elementary classes doing small circuits now granted they're not gonna do a lot a lot of things with weights or bands or anything that they're gonna do a lot of body weight sit-ups maybe you're gonna utilize it as a small station a circuit station over here again because you're doing a little bit more one-on-one skill development with cueing with certain kids on how to throw a ball or how to catch a ball now you're all your class is active as opposed to you working one-on-one with one student and 15 other kids are just standing watching it's a great tool it's a great opportunity to get kids active again it's a lifelong skill for them to learn you know they can learn how to go through and do circuit training they can do it at their own home they don't need to get them paid out money for that membership to a gym if you teach them how to do a circuit you explain to them what you're trying to get out of the circuit they can create that on their own at home and maybe that's an assignment maybe you give your students the assignment where they have to teach their parents a circuit and they have to build it and you have to talk to them about it and then they go home and they work out with mom and dad or grandma or their aunts and uncles or maybe their siblings and now you've taken your phys ed class and you've pushed it to the home and it's just a great way to get everybody involved and everyone active again can't stress enough try out that circuit training try out how you can differentiate and within the circuit and get a lot of kids active in a short amount of time have fun good luck this session of the PE Express podcast has come to an end don't forget to subscribe to the PE Express podcast for more tips activity ideas and strategies to help you become a better PE professional we'll see you 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