The Challenge of Implementing Physical Education Mandates

Author’s Note: This post is written about Oregon’s PE Law, Senate Bill 4, and the challenges school districts face when trying to implement mandates.  Furthermore, the motivation was inspired by a newspaper article in the East Oregonian that was shared on the SHAPE America Facebook page on 8/31/19.  You can read the original article by CLICKING HERE. Ever since I entered the teaching profession in 2008, a Physical Education law has been considered the utopian policy dream for physical educators everywhere.  For years, the state of Illinois was elevated to a pedestal for… 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

Physical Activity in the Classroom Presentation

Today I had the opportunity to present on physical activity in the classroom to the staff at my school. I want to share my resources with you in case you are planing to present to your collegues in the future. Below you will find my slides. Here is a direct link. Also, here is a Resource eBook you can share with your staff as well. Furthermore, here is an outline of some talking points from my slides. Feel free to make a copy of my Google Slides and modify them any way you… Read More