Do Young Children Need Physical Education?

January 17th, 2017

As a parent, sometimes the things you hear experts say about children’s health, and the things you observe in your own kid(s), can seem conflicting. You’ve likely heard about initiatives to increase physical education programs in elementary schools. Yet, when you witness your own elementary-age kids speeding around the kitchen in a game of tag […]

Physical Education vs. Physical Activity [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 12th, 2017

The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing! Although they work together like peanut butter and jelly, Physical Education and Physical Activity are two separate things — and it’s important for teachers and parents to understand the difference.   Share This Infographic On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://sparkpe.org/ […]

New Year, New PE Lesson Plans

January 9th, 2017

The New Year is a great time to try new things. With people taking the time to reflect and set new personal and professional goals, why not also refresh your physical education lesson plans in order to keep kids engaged in the curriculum? Luckily for physical education teachers, it’s often a bit easier to get […]

5 SPARK Studies That Highlight the Importance of Physical Education

January 4th, 2017

The natural reaction to bullying is to avoid the environment in which it takes place. Unfortunately, when bullying occurs during physical education (PE) classes, children can begin to shy away from the activities that are crucial to their physical and mental health. Scientific studies have shown that bullying in PE lessons may not only discourage […]

6 Ways to Help Students Keep their New Year’s Resolutions

January 4th, 2017

With 2017 just starting, New Year’s Resolutions are a hot topic of discussion. Many people set a resolution, but it usually falls to the wayside after a few weeks. People see it as too difficult, or too time consuming, and give up. There are many tips and tricks to find success, specifically when it comes […]