July 19th, 2016
By: Derek J. Mohr & J. Scott Townsend Students Motivated? Ever wonder about the best ways to motivate and make fitness personally meaningful for all students? If so, you’re not alone. To help, we want to share some proven strategies focused on student empowerment and inclusion that, when implemented properly, can help you motivate each […]
July 14th, 2016
Phys Ed teachers gather ’round! Take this quiz to find out your fitness teaching style.
July 12th, 2016
By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant Include physical activity into every family event (e.g. parties, picnics, reunions, vacations, etc.). Choose activities that are fun for everyone; remember these do not need to be competitive or sports-oriented. You may have to invest in a few equipment items to help with this; some examples are […]
July 5th, 2016
By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant It’s finally summer break! Your kids have been working hard all school year long and now they get to sleep in and veg out all day, right? Well, while they technically could do that, they really shouldn’t! Having so much free time over the summer is […]
June 28th, 2016
Author: Dr. Kymm Ballard, SPARK Executive Director Click here to read Part 1 of this blog series on Evidence-Based Physical Education, and click here to read Part 2. What is the current evidence? Is it evidence/research-based or evidence-informed (we believe things are happening but may not be enough formal research to show it, like PE improves academic […]
June 21st, 2016
Author: Dr. Kymm Ballard, SPARK Executive Director Click here to read Part 1 of this blog series on Evidence-Based Physical Education. Suggested criteria for prioritizing physical education research-based programs: You might begin by asking yourself: What is its relevance to the field? Will it help advance and improve the field of physical education? SPARK was and […]
June 16th, 2016
The term “evidence-based” is used frequently in education and, fortunately for all of us, is directly applicable to physical education (PE) as well. Learn more about evidence-based physical education in this 3-part blog series.
June 3rd, 2016
Kids and adults at all fitness levels can participate together in Quidditch in some way, thanks to its variation of player roles.
May 31st, 2016
By the time girls are 14 years old they are dropping out of sports at a rate four times higher than boys.
May 26th, 2016
In celebration of Sportime’s 50th anniversary and in partnership with Let’s Move! Active Schools, Sportime featuring SPARK is proud to announce (50) Activation Grant awards to schools nationwide to help students get active before, during, and after school.