Lightning Safety

October 29th, 2015

Lightning safety affects all outdoor activities overseen by educational organizations, including: football, track, soccer, marching band practice, field days, and recess.

Asthma and Childhood Obesity [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 20th, 2015

Many of us are aware that childhood obesity puts our children at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart complications – but did you know that childhood obesity is linked to asthma as well?

The Evolution of Physical Education

October 15th, 2015

Physical education is such a strong staple in today’s school curriculum that it’s hard to imagine it was not always a part of the world’s everyday education. But every program has its beginnings, and the state of physical education in America is no exception. Let’s take a look at how the physical education program in […]

PE Takes Shape: Exploring School-Based Physical Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 13th, 2015

Physical Education (PE) in schools has seen some interesting changes over the years in response to society, politics, and our understanding of health.

How to Teach Social Skills in PE: Grades 3-6

October 6th, 2015

A primary objective of SPARK is to create positive movement experiences that last a lifetime. Nurturing a student’s self-perception and self-image is a critical variable when teaching students to value physical activity. Negative experiences in PE class may impact a person well into adulthood. Follow these steps to teach social skills in Grades 3-6 PE.

How to Teach Social Skills in PE: Grades K-2

October 1st, 2015

Teach these social skills in grades K-2 to help your students create a safe environment in PE and on the playground and prevent bullying.