iRun 101

September 26th, 2017

SPARK HS’s newest web-only addition, iRun, is a fitness-based running unit designed to promote personal health, fitness and running performance.

Does Your Physical Education Program Meet Federal Guidelines? [QUIZ]

September 14th, 2017

Are you a witness to fitness at your school? Take our quiz to see if you clear the hurdle.

SportFIT 201

September 11th, 2017

In our last blog, SportFIT 101, we provided an overview of SportFIT, which is SPARK’s High School PE high intensity, sport-like training program located on SPARKfamily.com. In this blog, we will showcase the SportFIT unit by sharing resources and tips to help you successfully implement this unit in your own program.

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Small PE Class

September 7th, 2017

Managing a big PE class can be tough, but dealing with a smaller one presents its own unique set of obstacles. How do you scale down your lesson plan and adapt your approach if you find yourself teaching a divided class or move to a less-crowded school? Fortunately, the challenges of lesson planning for a […]

SportFIT 101

September 4th, 2017

SportFIT is SPARK’s high intensity, sport-like training program designed to improve each participant’s overall fitness. SportFIT relies on the unique characteristics of sport to motivate participants to fully engage in fitness-based activities, making the experience more authentic, personally meaningful and fun.

August 31st, 2017

A learning roadmap is a corporate technique that’s becoming more and more popular in educational institutions. In the corporate world, it refers to an individual plan for your career and professional development, and in schools it’s much the same. At its simplest, a roadmap will identify milestones that the district, school, educator, or individual student […]

7 Approaches to Physical Education Grading

August 28th, 2017

Gone are the days of rope climbing, forced laps, and now dodgeball. Today, physical education is being used as a tool for students to understand, enjoy, improve, and maintain their fitness and well-being. But, with such subjective goals, grading can pose a major issue. A lot of educators just don’t like grading; however, some are […]

6 Tips for Helping Students Start Healthy Habits

August 24th, 2017

Building new habits is like learning to ride a bike. At first it can be frustrating and it might feel like you’re getting nowhere, but looking back years later, you realize how instinctive it’s become. Just like riding a bike, healthy habits are a lot easier to master during the school years. And building a […]

Up, Up, and Away! Superhero Lesson Plans

August 21st, 2017

If you can’t get your students into being more active, maybe Superman can! If there’s one thing kids these days love, it’s superheroes. Even when you limit their screen time and they haven’t seen the movies, chances are they’ve still heard about Iron Man or Wonder Woman from one of their friends. Fortunately, as a […]

Our 7 Most Popular Articles Published Around the Web

August 17th, 2017

If you frequent the SPARK blog, you’ll know we’re passionate about children’s health and physical activity, but our blog isn’t the only place where we’re sharing our passion. Our SPARK experts have been spreading their insight and knowledge across the Web for some time now. Because we don’t want you to miss out on any […]