The 9-Interview Itch: Deciding on My Next Physical Education Position

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I could no longer afford to keep teaching at my current school.  I knew that on July 1st my rent was going to increase.  I did not have enough money saved to buy a home yet and after eleven years of teaching, I was unhappy with my salary.  I had started teaching in my former school system in 2006 and was preparing to go into year twelve on salary step number eight.  I was frustrated. “Ms. Tucker, you’re not going anywhere” my colleague said… Read More

Connecting the Dots: A Guest Blog Series

During our two keynotes at the 2017 National PE and School Sport Institute, we continually touched on the idea of community.  As Collin Brooks stated in One Word, One Community: This profession is a diverse landscape filled with individuals who have strengths that we must embrace.  Physical education is not an individual sport.  By leveraging our collective strengths we can accomplish the unthinkable…the unattainable…we can shift the paradigm. The opportunity to share our voice through blogging is something that has had a great impact on the professional growth of all of us at PHYSEDagogy…. Read More

One Word, One Community – Community Responses Part 1

PHYSEDagogy just delivered their keynotes at the National PE & Sport Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.  The main idea of the One Word, One Community afternoon keynote was to share what continues to push us as individuals and as group in physical education. The seven of us chose one word that represents our thoughts, captures our feelings, and provides us strength as we look forward to the upcoming school year.  At the conclusion of our Keynote, we invited the audience to share their one word. We were so inspired by what the audience… Read More