15 Reflection Questions for the Physical Educator [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 28th, 2017

Just like our students, educators should never stop learning. As the school year comes to a close, reflect on your year as a physical educator — areas where you shined and areas you can improve, to help both you and your students get the most out of the year ahead. Here’s the physical educator’s checklist […]

How PE Teachers Can Self-Assess Their School Year

June 13th, 2017

The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect on how the past ten months played out. While the summer vacation may be beckoning, take on one final exercise and do a self-assessment of your PE class performance. Self-assessment is a crucial part of self-guided professional development, and offers the opportunity to […]

Essential Equipment for a Physical Educator’s Home Gym

February 1st, 2017

Many of us understand how important it is to maintain good health and fitness. Daily physical activity can help to reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease by boosting heart muscle strength, improving your good cholesterol levels, and lowering your blood pressure. On top of that, regular exercise promotes better blood flow, and helps […]

10 Traits of Great PE Teachers

November 1st, 2016

Any aspiring Physical Education teacher has to have certain traits to be successful. PE teachers have to be good in the classroom, but they also have to be able to work with parents and other educators. Good PE teachers need to have a range of skills beyond knowing sports, including interpersonal skills, creativity, and more. […]

Which Type of Physical Educator Are You? [QUIZ]

July 14th, 2016

Phys Ed teachers gather ’round! Take this quiz to find out your fitness teaching style.

6 Apps Every Physical Educator Needs

May 19th, 2016

By downloading these free (and a few low-cost) apps, P.E. teachers can incorporate the best tech resources into their everyday classroom activities.

PhysEdSummit 2015

August 17th, 2015

This weekend, I stepped out of my comfort zone to present online at the #PhysEdSummit 3.0. There is a wide audience of passionate health and physical education professionals in the world presenting and willing to give their time, resources, and friendship to help more physical education forward. While the conference was live on Saturday, the good work will continue long after!

Let’s Go Back to School with SPARKecademy!

August 10th, 2015

SPARK has a great new resource for teachers looking for ways to earn professional development credit hours. SPARKecademy.org is a web-based platform that provides an innovative menu of online courses for K-12 physical education teachers and health professionals. Courses include SPARK K-12 PE Workshops, timely topic monthly webinars, SPARK mini-units, podcasts, and technology/equipment tutorials.

Recap: 2015 SPARK Institutes

August 3rd, 2015

Over 360 participants attended the SPARK Institutes in San Diego this summer. Here are the group shots for each Institute – stay tuned for 2016 Institute dates to be announced later this fall.

5 Ways to Improve YOUR Health Before Summer

April 15th, 2014

Spring is a time for renewal, and as the green leaves emerge and the weather improves we’re more motivated to be active outdoors. So how do we press “Play” again after a long winter on “Pause?” Here are 5 tips I hope you’ll find helpful.