Editors Note: William Bode is a teacher at Performance Learning Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2016, he will be entering his 25th year in teaching and was named the 2015 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year. He is the co-creator and an integral member of the #PhysEdSummit team. As a high school physical education and health teacher, he adds a unique and necessary perspective to the discussions here at PHYSEDagogy as a guest writer for the blog. I like to read during the summer as a way to… Read More
With a week before the 2016 National Physical Education and School Sport Institute and a little over a month before our own #PhysEdSummit 2016, we’ve been taking some time reflecting on the mission of what we do here at PHYSEDagogy. One of the key values that we have held from the beginning has been: We want to continue to grow–and grow with people who: have a passion for what they do, care about advancing the physical education profession, have diverse perspectives and life experiences to be able to comment authentically on a wider range… Read More
In the spring of 2005 I was a Junior at Oregon State University sitting in Dr. Bradley Cardinal’s Exercise and Sport Science class. He introduced to me and the class to the stages of professionalism. This really hit home with me and inspired me to become a SHAPE America member. These stages have helped mold my professional involvement. Not too long ago I posted a Tweet which listed the stages, and I started to think about how these stages look different for 21st century Health and Physical Education Professionals.