Lacrosse 101

September 27th, 2016

Think you don’t know anything about lacrosse? Think again! Lacrosse is a field-based invasion game that is similar in strategy to sports like soccer or team handball. So while the skills of the sport are unique, the tactics are likely familiar.

Big Results in a Short Period of Time

September 20th, 2016

New Research on SPARK Middle School PE program Published! By: Paul Rosengard, SPARK Godfather Did you know today’s SPARK’s Middle School Physical Education curriculum and teacher training program evolved from the three largest studies of MS PE ever conducted? It’s true. The three National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research projects, M-SPAN (Middle School Physical […]

Parents: 3 Easy Actions You Can Take to Boost Play for Kids!

September 13th, 2016

School is back in session. But too many schoolyards are LOCKED UP after classes, especially in Latino neighborhoods, and families often lack safe places to play. That’s why Salud America! has a new campaign urging schools to boost public access to recreational facilities. Salud America!, led by health researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, is a […]

Introducing: Project IGNITE!

September 6th, 2016

By: Naomi Hartl, PE Development & Technology Specialist, Sportime featuring SPARK These two questions are frequently asked in the physical education profession today: “What does effective teaching look like in a physical education class?” “How can I observe model teaching practices in physical education?” Physical educators are not always given time to observe other teachers […]

Back to School: Creating that Positive Learning Environment

September 1st, 2016

By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant The beginning of the school year is always a fun time for leading some icebreakers with your students. Icebreakers are meant to “break the ice” that might exist when a group of people, in your case, your students, don’t know each other. They are also helpful […]