Advocacy

Learn from a community of PE professionals how to become an advocate for your students, program, and school. Discover new methods to promote teacher advocacy in your school, while also making a big impact on your students and community.

Tips for Finding Physical Education Grants

Tips and ideas for finding & using grant resources for your PE program! When I first started teaching almost two decades ago, I came into a school that had an established physical education budget.  Each year,...
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What Can I Do to Help 50 Million Strong by 2029 Succeed? (Part 1)

It’s been a couple of years since SHAPE America announced 50 Million Strong by 2029. If you are a SHAPE America member, you will have heard about 50 Million Strong. If you aren’t a...
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Should Varsity Athletics Count as Physical Education?

I am not sure how many schools around the country offer students credit for physical education if they play a varsity sport, but I know there are many and this trend has me frightened....
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As Physical Educators Sow, so Shall They Reap

People don't value what they don't understand. And people don't understand physical education! Doug Hallberg, Matt Bristol, and Brian Godfrey are all talented and passionate physical education teachers. A few of you might know them....

Physical Education: A Laboratory for Life Lessons

As educators and advocates for Physical Education and activities in our schools, we do not need much of a sales pitch on the value of participation in PE and other school programs that promote...

10 Tips for Hosting a Family Fitness Open House

Envision 100+ students and community members coming through your gym one evening to support physical education, health, and physical activity programming. Hear the sounds of joy as students share what they have been learning...

Quality PE Matters: An Analysis of the UNESCO Quality PE Policy

At the beginning of the academic year, I express to my pre-service HPE teachers… I don’t think that teachers of other subject disciplines such...

5 Strategies to Increase MVPA Outside of PE Class

As physical educators, we know today’s youth need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. However, students may receive physical education only once or twice a week. When coupled with a short...

Physical Activity Report Card: Use It to Change Your Corner

When I was a kid I didn’t dread report cards. I heard horror stories of kids getting grounded because of grades and was jealous of other kids...
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Keeping the “Physical” in Physical Education

I was lucky enough to get on the phone recently with an old mentor and former superintendent of mine, you know, one of those leaders that you loved being around, learned a ton from,...

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