New, Comprehensive Resources to Advance Inclusive PE

March 22nd, 2017

We launched the latest inclusive PE solutions for physical education teachers at the 2017 SHAPE America Convention. These resources include the SPARK Inclusive PE Guidebook, Inclusive PE Specialty Workshop and Sportime Inclusive PE Starter Pack, which support teachers in delivering the highest standards and most beneficial instruction to each and every student.

Keep Kids Heart-Healthy with These Fun Activities

March 7th, 2017

Physical inactivity is bad for your heart. Specifically, it’s a risk factor for developing coronary artery diseases, it increases the risk of stroke and can lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and low HDL cholesterol (that’s the good kind). Encouraging your kids to be heart-healthy will help them fight these issues before they happen, […]

How to Include Dance in Your Lesson Plan

March 2nd, 2017

Just as with most sports, dance has many benefits beyond the physical. It has been shown to improve a child’s social and emotional skills, with teachers reporting that dance made their students more accepting of one another and respectful of their body and that of others. Dance is also a good means of fitness for […]

Heart-Healthy Meals that are Child-Friendly

February 28th, 2017

It’s not easy to get kids to eat healthy, and it’s even more difficult to get them to understand why eating a certain way is important; children live in the now and are blissfully unaware of how their habits as children will impact them as adults. The sooner you help kids to establish healthy eating […]

Visit Sportime featuring SPARK at the 2017 SHAPE America National Convention!

February 28th, 2017

The SHAPE America National Convention starts on March 14th and will be in Boston. Visit the SHAPE America website to register for the convention and find all of the event details. Download the 2017 Convention Program and use the online planner to view all of the convention sessions. Make sure to attend the Sportime featuring […]

Just Dance: Improving a Child’s Emotional and Social Skills Through Dance

February 23rd, 2017

There’s a reason why it feels so good when you have an uninhibited dance party in your bedroom. As well as being a great way to release tension — not to mention have a lot of fun — there are studies showing that dance is also an excellent way to foster the emotional and social […]

What Activity Should You Add to Spice Up Your Lesson Plan? [QUIZ]

February 16th, 2017

Don’t let your Physical Education routine become stale – take our quiz to shake things up for your students!

Announcing the Specialty Workshop Contest Winner!

February 14th, 2017

We received over 400 entries for the Specialty Workshop Contest! Thank you to all of the teachers who spent time completing the form for a chance to win, and congratulations to the winning school!

Strategies to Help Increase Inclusiveness in Your PE Class

February 7th, 2017

When teaching PE, are all of your students successful in reaching the objectives of a lesson? If your answer is “affirmative,” way to go! If, however, they are not all reaching the objectives or being appropriately challenged, this blog is for you.

Essential Equipment for a Physical Educator’s Home Gym

February 1st, 2017

Many of us understand how important it is to maintain good health and fitness. Daily physical activity can help to reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease by boosting heart muscle strength, improving your good cholesterol levels, and lowering your blood pressure. On top of that, regular exercise promotes better blood flow, and helps […]