Bud Penner

I have always been passionate about sports and athletics, ever since I was a kid playing every sport I could.  Now being a PE teacher, being physically active and encouraging others to do the same is something I really enjoy.  I believe building relationships with students is very important towards motivating them to do their best and establishing a positive school culture.

A lot of my free time is spent coaching both school and community teams.  I am so thankful to have had some great teachers and coaches growing up, who had a positive impact on my life.  My hope is that I am able to pass on some of the values and knowledge that I learned from them.


Building A Healthy Positive Classroom Culture

When it comes to building a healthy positive culture in your classroom and in your school community, what’s your philosophy? These four practices can serve as a great self-check guide for me as a teacher.  Be Ready                                                                                      If I want my students to be ready to learn, help others, participate and serve in the…

Jan 30, 2020 · Bud Penner

Heart Rate Monitors in PE

Early in my teaching career, I had the opportunity to use heart rate monitors in my PE class.  I knew very little about these devices, but I was excited about the opportunity I had to implement these heart rate measuring tools into my program. Not long after starting to use them, my feeling of excitement…

Nov 27, 2019 · Bud Penner

Effective Classroom Management Strategies for PE

How many of you have had a lesson and thought, “Wow, what a great lesson, I’m an awesome teacher!”  Or, “Well that didn’t go the way I planned, it just wasn’t my day.”  There’s probably a good chance that your classroom management strategies, or lack there of, might have had a lot to do with…

Nov 1, 2019 · Bud Penner