“One-Game Wonder” MLB Star Turned P.E. Teacher

John Paciorek didn’t always teach physical education. Once upon a time the promise of a major league baseball career loomed on the horizon for him. Paciorek was born in Detroit, Michigan and had dreams of escaping the assembly lines of …

Triathlete Pushes Students to New Distances

For many P.E. teachers, physical education is just a job. They go in each day and teach kids about healthy habits without necessarily exemplifying those habits in their own lives. Kids in turn can see this and, as a result, …

Physical Activity Shown to Improve Attention Span and Focus

As school districts adapt to shrinking budgets, physical education programs are being threatened, sometimes cut out entirely. This may be having a distinctly negative impact on students’ cognitive development and performance in the classroom. Multiple studies have been released on …

Decatur PE Teacher is “Iron Man”

Chris Allen not only teaches physical education, he lives it. In fact, the P.E. teacher recently completed his first full Iron Man event. Allen is employed with Enterprise Elementary and South Shore Elementary in Decatur, Illinois where he combines his …

PE Teacher Brings “Watch Me” to the Gym Floor

The age gap between students and teachers can often make it difficult for the two to relate in an impactful way. Students will feel as if teachers do not understand them, and teachers can see students trying to be themselves …

PE Teacher Puts a Whole New Spin on Recess

Though Chris Baumgartner is set to retire at the end of the school year, her impact as a physical education teacher at Teller Elementary School in Denver will long be felt. Baumgartner, also known fondly as “Diva” has worked in …