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 […]

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.

Tips to Prevent Bullying in Recess

September 28th, 2015

Recess is the time when students get a break in their day to connect with their friends, participate in unstructured physical activity and get some sunshine and fresh air. But, with a large number of kids and a limited number of adults, recess provides an opportunity for bullying to occur. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some strategies to prevent bullying at recess and allow all kids to move and have fun.

Tips to Prevent Bullying in Physical Education

September 24th, 2015

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and affect their ability to learn and concentrate in class. Opportunities for bullying are found all over the school campus, including the gym. Get tips to prevent bullying during physical education class.