Recently the State Department of Education in Alabama issued guidance that advised teachers to use standards-based physical education instruction in the largest classroom in the school — the gymnasium. Unfortunately, this guidance was not popular among all the residents of Alabama. The criticism came from all angles and was directed at the State Department of […]
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My second grade daughter’s school had their Open House tonight. It was exactly what you’d expect; shiny floors, all the teachers and admins in their Sunday best, bulletin boards with encouraging messages and materials stacked on each student desk. We had a fantastic time, by the end of the 30 minutes we were […]
Originally posted on SHAPE America Exchange Becoming a PEPEPTalk Ambassador Welcome to PEPEPTalk where Physical Education Teachers are celebrated, validated and praised for the work they do each day to help motivate and educate our nation’s children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle today and for the rest of their lives. This project has […]
Originally posted on SHAPE America Exchange Activators, Reaching out today to share about my desire to have more people engaged in the social media conversation around Physical Education. The field is being shaped by passionate, creative and inspired professionals using social media to collaboratively mold the field 365 days per year with people from around […]
Originally posted on SHAPE America Exchange Just about a year ago I wrote a blog that shared my journey as the Physical Activity Leader at my school, The University of Texas. http://sites.utexas.edu/utes_wellness/2017/03/29/kinestheticlearning/ I have since moved on from the school, but I am still getting inquiries on how I implemented “The Kinesthetic Classroom” along with […]
Four years ago SHAPE America launched Exchange, a member community that allowed conversations to thrive and connections to grow. As the discussions have evolved over the years, so have the needs of our community. Built on a proprietary (and expensive) platform, the Exchange community did not easily allow for social media sharing or customization of any […]
I am so very excited about this new community forum. Coming back to school, it’s a great time to connect with our professional community, and I hope members are as enthusiastic as I am about the new site’s easy navigation and flexible setup. As we begin the year, I am often reflecting on the many […]