PE Resources

NASPE Teacher Toolbox

Every month, NASPE will feature activity ideas that meet the national standards, elementary and secondary fitness calendars for you to send home with your students, puzzles and games, information about the nation’s health observances, and the newest resource materials.

Dr. John Ratey

Dr Ratey is author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. In Spark, Dr. Ratey guides the reader to an understanding of neurobiology and inspires the reader to reach for their potential, and embrace exercise that is crucial for the brain and body to operate at peak performance.

Sparking Life   

Founded by Dr. Ratey and a diverse team of professionals, Sparking Life is forging relationships with schools, medical organizations, the fitness and health industry, government entities, the media, varied businesses, associations and individuals to help us communicate the overwhelming evidence that aerobic activity will literally change the way we think – and benefit all of society.

Jean Blaydes

How can we teach reading, math, social studies, and science while standing up? That’s Action Based Learning! Jean Blaydes Madigan has developed kinesthetic teaching strategies that teach specific academic concepts in a teacher friendly, time efficient, fun way that has proven results for a positive learning experience.

Brain Gym   

Dr. Paul E. Dennison and his wife and collaborator, Gail E. Dennison, created Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K)-enhanced learning through movement and developed the unique learning-readiness program known as Brain Gym®. Today, people of all ages use these simple, powerful activities to enhance their visual, auditory, and kinesthetic skills for easier and more pleasurable learning.

Cathie Summerford
FIT4LEARNING Inc takes a unique approach to optimizing the teaching and learning process. Through workshops and product, educators are given research based tools showing the benefits to the brain of blending exercise, movement, music, and multi-modality teaching techniques to create dynamic changes in students!

Erik Jensen

Find books on Brain-Based Learning and Brain Based Teaching, as well as Eric Jensen’s Brain-Based PowerPoint presentations to help you deliver a clear concise learning experience and a powerful presentation to your teaching staff.


PE4life is dedicated to developing a country of active and healthy children and youth by increasing access to quality physical education.  PE4life promotes making physical activity fun and interactive to engage all students. PE4life offers professional development and support to educators and administrators who desire to create positive change in their schools and communities.


The original SPARK PE study was launched by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.