Member Voices

Enhancing Student Health and Wellness in ACPS, ESSA-Style

Mike Humphreys, Instructional Specialist for Health/Physical Education and Family Life Education, Alexandria City Public Schools Under the recently reauthorized Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there is much greater flexibility offered to school districts as to how they spend their Title IV, Part A dollars. For the first time schools and districts are able to allocate […]

Empowering Students Through Appropriate Practices in P.E.

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 […]

KinCart – Implementing the Kinesthetic Classroom

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. I have since moved on from the school, but I am still getting inquiries on how I implemented “The Kinesthetic Classroom” along with […]