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The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Sean Nevills, is here to bring you exclusive content from the world of health and physical education. This one-stop weekly professional development tool features interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other physical education champions discussing relevant health and physical education topics. The goals of this podcast are to provide you with tips from leaders in the profession, challenge your thinking, and give you new ideas to try in your classes.

SHAPE America's Podcast - Professional Development for Health & Physical Education Teachers SHAPE America

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    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Sean Nevills, is here to bring you exclusive content from the world of health and physical education. This one-stop weekly professional development tool features interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other physical education champions discussing relevant health and physical education topics. The goals of this podcast are to provide you with tips from leaders in the profession, challenge your thinking, and give you new ideas to try in your classes.

    Unplugged: Dr. Kathleen Ethier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Unplugged: Dr. Kathleen Ethier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    On this special podcast version of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by Dr. Kathleen Ethier, Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kathleen gives an update on the CDC's work and structure, new resources they have released and more! Check out these resources: CDC Adolescent and School Health https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/index.htmPromoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District Leaders: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/mental-health-action-guide/index.html Collection of Evidence-Based Strategies for School Nutrition and Physical Activity: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/evidence_based_strategies.htm

    • 32 min
    EDI Podcast: Exchanging Cultures to Build Healthy Relationships, Part II

    EDI Podcast: Exchanging Cultures to Build Healthy Relationships, Part II

    On this episode of the podcast, host John Strong welcomes Dr. Jason Rawls back from Ohio. They discuss how youth culture influenced entertainment and education including the history of hip-hop, how to connect with your students via their interests, how the first few weeks of the school year are important and more!  Dr. Rawls is not only a scholar and an educator, but he is also a practitioner of Hip-Hop. Dr. Rawls contributed production on the album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which was critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of 1998 and was a major force in the late-1990s underground hip hop explosion. Dr. Rawls has also produced and DJ’ed for artists such as the Beastie Boys, Ghostface of WuTang Clan, Capital Steez (Pro Era), Slum Village, Souls of Mischief, 9th Wonder, and Us3.In addition to his work in music, Dr. Rawls holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in education from Ashland University, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Administration from Ohio University. Dr. Rawls has presented workshops on the music industry, Hip-Hop Education and beat making at several major universities around the country. Drawing on his nearly two decades of K-12 teaching experience, In 2019, Dr. Rawls, along with his co-author, John Robinson, released his first book entitled Youth Culture Power: A #HipHopEd Guide to Building Teacher-Student Relationships and Increasing Student Engagement (Peter Lang Publishers).Resources:How Can I Move The Crowd: A Classroom Activity Handbook & Youth Culture Power by John Robinson and Jason D. Rawls: https://www.itsjayare.com/Hip-Hop Mentality: Creating Something from Nothing | Jason Rawls | TEDxOhioStateUniversity:   • Hip-Hop Mentality: Creating Something...  

    • 23 min
    Sarah Benes & Nadine Marchessault

    Sarah Benes & Nadine Marchessault

    Sean is joined by Sarah and Nadine for a great discussion about the National Health Education Standards revision process. They discuss why the standards are being revised currently, the progress the task force has made over the past two years, what lies ahead & more! Nadine Marchessault, MEd, NBCT is the Co-Chair of the National Health Education Standards Task Force. She is also a Health Education Specialist at the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education. Nadine has 17 years of experience in education (PreK-12), which includes service as a teacher and leader. She specializes in health education and mentoring to improve student learning and teacher practice. She is Experienced in designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned to National Health Education Standards. Nadine has facilitated and collaborated with diverse stakeholders to review, adopt, and implement National Health Education Standards in the Hawai‘i State Department of Education.Sarah Sparrow Benes (she/her) is currently an Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the School Health Education program at Southern Connecticut State University and SHAPE America's President. She transitioned from her role as an Associate Clinical Profession at Merrimack College in fall 2022. She has an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching, an Ed.M. in human movement, a master’s degree in public health, and a B.S. in athletic training. Sarah started her career at Boston University as an athletic trainer before transitioning to the role of Physical and Health Education Teacher Prep Program Director. Sarah works in schools locally and nationally, and writes and presents on various health education topics.

    • 24 min
    Kevin Andrew Richards, Michael Hemphill, & Paul Wright

    Kevin Andrew Richards, Michael Hemphill, & Paul Wright

    Sean is joined by  Kevin Andrew Richards, Michael A Hemphill, & Paul M Wright, authors of SHAPE America's newest publication, Qualitative Research and Evaluation in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. They discuss the genesis of this book, the history of qualitative research in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, how the book is structured, what the K-12 teaching audience can take away from it and more! Purchase the book here: https://www.jblearning.com/catalog/productdetails/9781284262391Kevin Andrew Richards, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IllinoisKevin Andrew Richards is an associate professor of physical education and children's physical activity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His scholarship focuses on the recruitment, education, and ongoing socialization of physical education teachers. Michael A Hemphill, PhD - Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Department of Kinesiology, Greensboro, North CarolinaMichael A. Hemphill is an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His scholarship focuses on youth development and restorative justice through physical education and youth sport programs.Paul M Wright, PhD - Professor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IllinoisPaul M. Wright is the Zimmerman Endowed Professor and Presidential Engagement Professor at Northern Illinois University. His scholarship focuses on positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and sport for development. 

    • 20 min
    EDI Podcast: Exchanging Cultures to Build Healthy Relationships

    EDI Podcast: Exchanging Cultures to Build Healthy Relationships

    On this episode of the podcast, host John Strong welcomes Dr. Jason Rawls from Ohio. They discuss Dr. Rawls' history in education, how to exchange cultures in the classroom, how to identify youth culture and ways to build healthy relationships with your students.Dr. Rawls is not only a scholar and an educator, but he is also a practitioner of Hip-Hop. Dr. Rawls contributed production on the album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which was critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of 1998 and was a major force in the late-1990s underground hip hop explosion. Dr. Rawls has also produced and DJ’ed for artists such as the Beastie Boys, Ghostface of WuTang Clan, Capital Steez (Pro Era), Slum Village, Souls of Mischief, 9th Wonder, and Us3.In addition to his work in music, Dr. Rawls holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree in education from Ashland University, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Administration from Ohio University. Dr. Rawls has presented workshops on the music industry, Hip-Hop Education and beat making at several major universities around the country. Drawing on his nearly two decades of K-12 teaching experience, In 2019, Dr. Rawls, along with his co-author, John Robinson, released his first book entitled Youth Culture Power: A #HipHopEd Guide to Building Teacher-Student Relationships and Increasing Student Engagement (Peter Lang Publishers).

    • 17 min
    EDI Podcast Series 2, Episode 3: Embracing Identity and Diversity in the Classroom

    EDI Podcast Series 2, Episode 3: Embracing Identity and Diversity in the Classroom

    Today, we are welcoming Dr. Cory Dixon to the podcast! Dr. Dixon is an assistant professor of health and PE at Rowan University, in New Jersey. His research focuses on why “race matters” for PE educator preparation, as he advocates for equitable educational opportunities and stronger recruitment and retention practices for Faculty and Students of Color in higher education.Dr. Dixon earned his Ph.D. and M.Ed. in kinesiology and physical education teacher education from Auburn University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, sports studies, and physical education from Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, GA.Special shoutout to Dr. Mara Simon for coordinating this interview!

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nick Endres ,

Thank you!

I'm really excited for this resource and to utilize it for the future. I'm a relatively new teacher going into only my 2nd full year of teaching and I can't get enough new ideas to keep growing and giving back to my students. Thank you everyone at SHAPE America!

SnootyCritic ,

Not useful

Shape is an awesome organization. Full of useful tips for teachers. This isn’t that at all. I left without any solid info.

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