As a member of the SHAPE’s Physical Activity Council, I am excited to share with you the new
infographic on PE vs PA. This was a joint effort between the PA Council and SHAPE’s Physical
Education Council to come up with an advocacy piece that can be used as the “elevator”
speech about the importance of PE and PA and why it is important to have both in a school
setting. This piece can be used with fellow staff and colleagues, administration and school
board members, as well as parents and students. I cannot express the importance of
advocating for our profession. Even if you are not comfortable going to Washington, DC for
SHAPE America’s Speak Out Day, or to your state’s capital and speaking with legislators, we
can all advocate at the local grassroots level. In fact, you are advocating for our profession
every day to your students, when you deliver high-quality physical education.
I believe it is important physical education professionals know the importance physical
education plays in the overall role of educating our students. This infographic gives us the tool
to share that message when advocating for our profession.
I believe that it is important to let others know that physical activity is important, as well.
Effective physical education is the base or foundation that leads to meaningful physical activity.
Physical activity is where students can practice what has been taught and learned in the
physical education classroom. They complement one another and without one you don’t have
the other when it comes to the overall physical development of children.
Please take advantage of the “tools” SHAPE America has to offer to our profession. Here is the
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