Hot Topics in Health and Physical Education for Teacher’s Toolbox

Stay informed about the latest topics and trends in physical education (PE), health education (HE) and physical activity (PA) with SHAPE America's Teacher Toolbox.

In SHAPE America's Teacher Toolbox you'll find links to some of the most popular topics, news stories, research articles, and webinars that health and physical education teachers are talking about. You'll also find the resources you need to support 50 Million Strong, SHAPE America's commitment to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.


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SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program.

National Standards for Health Education

SHAPE America is a proud member of the coalition that developed the National Health Education Standards. .

Teacher's Toolbox—Activity Calendars

The Teacher's Toolbox is full of resources for teachers including Mind & Body Physical Activity Calendars with daily activities that focus on mindfulness, self-care and physical activity.


Inspire healthy habits, fuel active minds, and teach kids to thrive physically and emotionally with this new service-learning program.

SHAPE America Blog

The SHAPE America blog helps to fulfill our mission by sharing insights, ideas, research and resources — directly from the HPE community.

SHAPE America Digital Download Library

Classroom-ready & teacher-friendly resources you download and print right now to help your students on the path to health and physical literacy.

SHAPE America Resources & Publications

SHAPE America offers valuable publications, resources and tools to help you guide your students towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

Free Webinars - Physical Education and Health Education

The new SHAPE America Online Institute makes it easy for K-12 health and physical educators to earn and track professional development contact hours.

Key Physical Education Resources to Support Healthy Schools

Resources that support evidence-based policies, practices, and programs related to the essential components within the framework of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP).  
Hot Topics Spotlight

Tune In! New Episodes Each Month
Tune in to SHAPE America's new interview series — Unplugged — with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris. Each month you'll hear fresh interviews with some of the health and physical educators — at every level — who are shaping the way forward for the profession. No topic is off-limits!
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What PE Teachers Should Know About Concussion
Concussion is a form of brain injury that can result from impact to the head or the body. Due to advances in brain research and studies on the prevalence of concussion, there have been steady increases in both media coverage and the number of public health campaigns related to this issue.


Strategies for RECESS in Schools
Recess helps students to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity that can improve strength and endurance; enhance academic achievement; and increase self-esteem for children and adolescents.


Transgender Inclusion
Educators recognize that a group of students, those who identify as transgender, require our attention to ensure that they have an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of participating in physical education and athletics in a safe and respectful climate.


Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program
An approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Classroom-ready & teacher-friendly resources you can use right now to help your students on the path to health and physical literacy. Learn more