Thoughts on Classroom Management from a Seasoned PE Teacher

August 24th, 2011

This last Wednesday we hosted a webinar on Classroom Management Strategies for Physical Education (if you didn’t watch it Click Here to view the recording) and had over 700 people participate. One of the great things about sharing strategies and techniques with so many passionate educators is that we sometimes hear back from other teachers […]

SPARK Names GeoMotion Group Newest Recommended Resource!

August 22nd, 2011

SPARK is proud to announce a partnership with GeoMotion Group, a leading fitness and learning company based in Orlando, Florida. GeoMotion Group, now a SPARK “Recommended Resource”, was founded in 2002 by Dr. Debby Mitchell, Ed.D., a retired Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Mitchell started GeoMotion because of her passion to […]

What is Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program?

August 17th, 2011

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, decided to use her influential position to help create and promote a program that could potentially take a massive step in the right direction for controlling the childhood obesity epidemic. The “Let’s Move” program has the First Lady, pop stars, large corporations, healthcare providers, and most importantly, schools all supporting […]

9 Physical Activities You Can Do With Your Children to Keep them Healthy

August 12th, 2011

Teaching your kids the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle is extremely important for both their current and future health. But, as any parent knows, it can sometimes be quite a challenge. Forcing kids to participate in activities they don’t enjoy can cause them to rebel and despise the exact principals you are […]

“Grades Grate on Me”: Thoughts on Assigning Grades for Physical Education

August 10th, 2011

If you want to make some tough, grizzled, veteran physical educators cower like puppies, just ask them, “How do you assign grades?” For many, grading continues to be a mystery unsolved.  Why?  Because good grading is based on obtaining evidence!  Prove it counselor – “Tell me why my sweet little Brittany got a “C” in […]