Hurricane Harvey

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Jung Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017, as a category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph.  For the next several days the storm pounded the Texas coast and dropped an estimated 11 trillion tons of water on Texas.  The result, according to AccuWeather.com, was about 51 inches of rain in some places, fifty-eight counties have been declared disaster areas, there have been at least 3,400 water rescues, 30,000 people are displaced,… Read More

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