GLSEN's Programs

Game Plan for Physical Education Teachers

Changing the Game

Tips for Physical Education Teachers to Make Classes Inclusive and Respectful for All

Students Physical education is the primary discipline in schools focused on improving the overall health and physical well-being of students and preparing them to choose healthy lifestyles as adults. The physical education curriculum also provides students with opportunities to learn and enjoy a wide range of sport and leisure activities that can improve not only physical health and well-being, but also psychological and social well-being. As a result, it is extremely important for physical education teachers to create and maintain a climate of respect, inclusion and safety for all students, including those who identify or are perceived as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and those who are gender non-conforming.