Success Story Showcase: Q&A with Ken Endris of Fouke Elementary

September 27th, 2012

Fouke Elementary School in Southwest Arkansas has been getting national attention recently for reducing the obesity rates of its students by nine percent at a time when childhood obesity rates are increasing in most of the nation. And guess what? As weight has gone down, attendance and test scores have gone up. SPARK’s Executive Director, […]

Mind Over Matter: Helping Your Students Overcome Challenges to Build Mental and Physical Strength

September 14th, 2012

A child’s mental and physical strength must come from within. No matter how much you teach a child problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, or even something innocuous like how to throw a football, they won’t be able to truly succeed until they believe they can. Confidence isn’t something you can adequately teach with a chalkboard and […]

Back to School Jitters: How to Start The School Year Right in PE Class

September 11th, 2012

Students aren’t the only ones who experience the anticipation the first day of school can bring—teachers do too. In order to help yourself and your students relax, shake off the first-day jitters, and get a great start to this school year, there are some things you can do. Best of all, you won’t break the […]