How Schools Are Reframing Gym Class to Be More Engaging

By Paige Tutt 
edutopia.org
4 min



For many students, gym class is a difficult part of the school day. As carefree recess and unstructured opportunities to run and play are replaced in the higher grades with required physical education and structured competitive team sports, kids can develop strong negative feelings about exercise.

“My hate for gym class is strong. I don’t care if I have to skip that class all year! I am not going,” wrote one student on Twitter. “I hate gym class, literally why is this mandatory?” said another.

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