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 […]

Do Young Children Need Physical Education?

January 17th, 2017

As a parent, sometimes the things you hear experts say about children’s health, and the things you observe in your own kid(s), can seem conflicting. You’ve likely heard about initiatives to increase physical education programs in elementary schools. Yet, when you witness your own elementary-age kids speeding around the kitchen in a game of tag […]

Physical Education vs. Physical Activity [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 12th, 2017

The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing! Although they work together like peanut butter and jelly, Physical Education and Physical Activity are two separate things — and it’s important for teachers and parents to understand the difference.   Share This Infographic On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://www.sparkpe.org/ […]

New Year, New PE Lesson Plans

January 9th, 2017

The New Year is a great time to try new things. With people taking the time to reflect and set new personal and professional goals, why not also refresh your physical education lesson plans in order to keep kids engaged in the curriculum? Luckily for physical education teachers, it’s often a bit easier to get […]

6 Ways to Help Students Keep their New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2017

With 2017 just starting, New Year’s Resolutions are a hot topic of discussion. Many people set a resolution, but it usually falls to the wayside after a few weeks. People see it as too difficult, or too time consuming, and give up. There are many tips and tricks to find success, specifically when it comes […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

December 30th, 2016

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. This year’s end, sit down with your children and ask them what they’d like to see happen over the next 12 months. Setting these goals can be an excellent opportunity to get children thinking about how their decisions affect their long term health and wellbeing. Resolutions that involve goals […]