PHYSEDagogy welcomes Jorge Rodriguez

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

Voices of #PhysEd: Let’s Talk About Privilege

I have been trying to refine my understanding of privilege lately. Merriam-Webster’s first definition comes close:  “a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others.” Google’s first option : “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group” is also helpful.  The reason is this: when people of color speak of privilege, the first association is with white privilege: advantages which white members of society enjoy as a result of their being white. This in turn implies that people of color in the… Read More

Voices of #PhysEd: Not “Black” Enough?

I have always been aware of my race. I was made to be. Growing up in a predominately black area it was obvious that I didn’t fit the black ‘stereotype’. Promoting stereotypes is never a productive practice. They limit potential and label unnecessarily. The people who hype the black stereotype are the same people who scoff at being labeled in the first place = my classmates, my “friends”.