Keep Your PE Students Engaged with These 5 Tips

October 26th, 2017

It doesn’t matter how many activities you dedicate to building muscle groups or motor skills if you can’t get your students to care about doing them. If your kids seem to be going through the motions in your PE class, but aren’t really excited or engaged in learning the fitness concepts, they’re not going to […]

Tips for Healthy Halloween Treats

October 24th, 2017

Halloween and sweet treats are practically synonymous. While sweets aren’t bad in limited amounts, it is all too easy for one night of Halloween treats to balloon into a week-long sugar spree. Between the piles of trick-or-treat candy (that might hang around well into November) and the various Halloween parties and events a child may […]

13 Spooky Lesson Plans

October 17th, 2017

While September may find your students invigorated with the energy of a fresh start, by October, the excitement of beginning a new school year has usually begun to fade. Put some pep back in their step, with a little spook factor! Halloween is a great time of year to re-engage your PE classes with some […]

Our Best Tips to Increase Fundraising

October 12th, 2017

As a physical education teacher or administrator, you know that the resources you need to implement new lesson plans and update your curriculum may come with a big price tag. If you have more students than you planned for or want to incorporate additional equipment and activities that require funding, it’s not too late to […]

5 Research-Driven Tactics to Improve Your PE Class

October 5th, 2017

It’s recommended that kids in elementary school spend at least 150 minutes per week in a physical education class (this jumps to 225 minutes for middle school and high school students). In order to make the most of those minutes, physical educators must be strategic in designing lesson plans and structured activities. The goal should […]

iRun 201

October 3rd, 2017

Today we will extend the iRun conversation, focusing on how the SPARK HS iRun unit specifically applies principles, guidelines and methods.

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 […]