I Can Do It! A Strategic Physical Activity Program for Students With Disabilities

I Can Do It! A Strategic Physical Activity Program for Students With Disabilities Jayne Greenberg |July 15, 2019 Did you know that approximately 7 million of the 50 million youth that attend public schools are students with disabilities? As we continue to deliver quality physical education programs nationwide, we need to ask ourselves, “Are we […]

Cultures Matter  in Health and Physical Education 

 While watching the Netflix movie  “When They See Us”  by Ava DuVernay, the hideous injustice validated the need for  a culturally relevant pedagogy  in defeating stereotype threat in  and outside of the gymnasium in our educational institutions. As effective educators we must understand the disproportionate discipline of minority students.  Students in our urban  schools have […]

Why I Integrate Social and Emotional Learning Into My Health and Physical Education Classes

Why I Integrate Social and Emotional Learning Into My Health and Physical Education Classes Christine Botti |June 4, 2019 My journey to better understand social and emotional learning (SEL) and its connection to health and physical education began about two years ago. While we were evaluating our health education curriculum, an administrator asked where social […]

Redefining Our Community

Redefining Our Community Jamie Sparks |May 31, 2019 During my year as president of SHAPE America, my theme will be ROC, which stands for Redefining Our Community. The message of ROC will be simply about raising the bar for every health and physical educator — and no longer accepting being on the back burner. Our […]

5 Reasons Why You Need Physical Best

5 Reasons Why You Need Physical Best Jackie Conkle |April 9, 2019 This week, SHAPE America is releasing the latest edition of its popular book for physical education teachers, Physical Best: Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness and Health. The book is the go-to text for teaching fitness education in our schools and improving the health […]

Thank You.

Thank You. Judy LoBianco |April 2, 2019 This will be my last official blog post as president of SHAPE America. The only words I have are … THANK YOU. This month, the rebranded “SHAPE America” turns 5 years old. In the education world, to turn 5 means you are ready to go to school. You’ve […]