Shape America Assessment Meeting 2017

This past weekend I have just been part of the 2017 Shape America Assessment Meeting. This meeting took place to discuss making a broad-scale assessment on the 50 million strong (50MS) initiative 50million.shapeamerica.org/about-us. I was lucky enough to be invited as I proudly sit on the Research Council for Shape America. You can find out more… Continue reading Shape America Assessment Meeting 2017

Reflections from the AfPE National Conference: Guest Blog

Hello Colleagues, Welcome back to reading educational thoughts for all, this week I invited Laura McBean to share some thoughts on our recent trip to the National PE conference. Her words are powerful and I encourage you to engage with them. After reading her post, I thought of Arielle Grays recent Twitter post: "Having a… Continue reading Reflections from the AfPE National Conference: Guest Blog

Stories from the trenches: An overview of the Ph.D. journey

I am pleased to share that I successfully defended my dissertation entitled 'Transformative pedagogy in physical education teacher education.' Since completing my studies several weeks ago, some have thought I am on vacation! This couldn't be further from the truth and I have realized that unless you share your journey, people are none-the-wiser! So I… Continue reading Stories from the trenches: An overview of the Ph.D. journey

Do you love everyBODY? Are you an anti-fat bias educator?

When I was teaching at the secondary level I will never forget a specific teaching scenario and how it made me feel or the student concerned. I was teaching athletics (track & field) and within this school, all students were required to complete a lap of the track as part of an independent warm up… Continue reading Do you love everyBODY? Are you an anti-fat bias educator?