Including Children with Special Needs Physical Education Plans

October 27th, 2016

With physical education programs being reduced across the U.S., the crunch on activity in school is felt even more acutely by children with special needs. Research shows that students with disabilities receive 4.5 times less physical activity than their non disabled peers. And when they are in physical education class, children with special needs are […]

5 Reasons to Take Your PE Class Outside

October 25th, 2016

Kids, on average, don’t play outside as much as their parents did. Children spend more than six hours every day on screens, from televisions to tablets. Even school settings offer more screen learning than even a decade ago. All of that technology has its place and purpose, but without opportunities to get outside children face […]

How Much Do You Know About Different Learning Styles? [QUIZ]

October 20th, 2016

There are a variety of different learning styles; are you familiar with all of them and how they affect students’ ability to retain information? Test your knowledge of different learning styles with our quiz.  

Ice Breakers to Get Kids Moving

October 18th, 2016

Cultivating a comfortable classroom environment for students is crucial to how well they perform. Physical education classes in particular tend to come with a little more anxiety for some kids and a feeling of confidence is the key to their success. One of the easiest ways to get new students acquainted with your PE classroom […]

East St. Louis School District 189 – PEP Grant Case Study

October 7th, 2016

East St. Louis School District 189 implemented the research-based SPARK PE program when they received the PEP Grant. The PEP grant has helped the district revolutionize their physical education program for their students.