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

Understanding Whiteness in Physical Education

You may have already read my article titled 'A Journey to Understanding Critical Whiteness' which was recently published in the afPE Physical Education Matters autumn edition.  If you are yet to read it, I would encourage you to for the very reasons that I shall present to you below: As I was approaching the end… Continue reading Understanding Whiteness in Physical Education

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?

The problem with physical education just focusing on physical activity and health/sport based curricula

I have been meaning to write this blog for quite a long time and I feel it is needed after reading several practitioner journals that have been released this month. I have tried to keep it short in the hope you will want to investigate more independently. Firstly, I want to acknowledge that until a… Continue reading The problem with physical education just focusing on physical activity and health/sport based curricula