17 minutes | Jun 9, 2023
Episode 167: 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).
18 minutes | Apr 14, 2023
Episode 166: 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!
13 minutes | Mar 9, 2023
Episode 165: Kaitlyn Gaddis-Thompson
Sean chats with one of the newest members of the SHAPE America team, Kaitlyn Gaddis-Thompson! They discuss her career, about her role as SHAPE America Project Director for the National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in Schools, #SHAPEseattle & more! Catch Kaitlyn at the following sessions in Seattle:Coffee Talk: Gaining Support From School Administrators (Wednesday & Friday): https://shapeamerica.confex.com/shapeamerica/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Session/6947 & https://shapeamerica.confex.com/shapeamerica/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Session/7035Coffee Talk: Enhancing Community-Based Support for District Wellness Committees (Thursday): https://shapeamerica.confex.com/shapeamerica/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Session/6946
26 minutes | Feb 23, 2023
Episode 164: Emily Jones & Ben Schwamberger
For the second year in a row, Sean is joined by guests from our recruitment and retention task force to discuss For the Love of Health and Physical Education (HPE) Week! Emily Jones is a Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education, in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University. She is the current chair of the SHAPE America Recruitment and Retention Task Force and serves at the state level as the chair of the IAHPERD Higher Education Committee. At Illinois State she is program director for the undergraduate PE teacher education and coordinates the fully online master’s in Physical Education Pedagogy sequence at ISU. Dr. Jones conducts research related to recruitment into the field of physical education including the need to increase the diversity of those entering the teaching force. She also conducts research related to school- and community-based physical activity programs and initiatives that enhance health and wellness. Ben Schwamberger is an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, in the Human Performance Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU, Mankato). He currently serves on the SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council as well as the Recruitment and Retention Task Force and is an active member of his state association MNSHAPE. At MSU, Mankato he is the undergraduate program coordinator for the Health and Physical Education program. Dr. Schwamberger’s research interests relate to physical education and physical activity of homeschool students. Prior to his position in higher education, Dr. Schwamberger was an elementary and high school physical educator and taught within the United States as well as abroad.
26 minutes | Feb 20, 2023
Episode 163: EDI Podcast, Series 2, Episode 2: Bringing a Culturally Relevant Perspective to Physical Education Pt. 2
In this episode, podcast hosts Sue Scheppele and John Strong welcome Kyle Bragg, the 2021 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year! Sue and John chat with Kyle about culturally relevant pedagogy, how to cultivate relationships, creating lesson plans and more. This is part two of a two-part conversation. Resources: Learning for Justice Welcoming Schools Strategies for Fostering EDI in Phys Ed (Google Excel) Partner Levels of Acceptance (video)
23 minutes | Feb 19, 2023
Episode 162: EDI Podcast, Series 2, Episode 2: Bringing a Culturally Relevant Perspective to Physical Education Pt. 1
In this episode, podcast hosts Sue Scheppele and John Strong welcome Kyle Bragg, the 2021 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year! Sue and John chat with Kyle about culturally relevant pedagogy, how to cultivate relationships, creating lesson plans and more. This is part one of a two-part conversation. Resources: Learning for Justice Welcoming Schools Strategies for Fostering EDI in Phys Ed (Google Excel) Partner Levels of Acceptance (video)
21 minutes | Jan 30, 2023
Episode 161: Sandy Zimmerman
Sean is joined by Sandy Zimmerman, opening keynote speaker for the 2023 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo! Listen in as Sandy shares her story, talks about her career as a physical educator, describes how she got started with American Ninja Warrior, and more! You’ll find Sandy at the following #SHAPEseattle sessions: Opening Keynote: https://convention.shapeamerica.org/Convention/keynotes.aspx?hkey=8b768f11-c539-4934-9e8f-2b2adecefb49 Coaching 101: Magnificent Mistakes From the Coaching Box - https://shapeamerica.confex.com/shapeamerica/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Session/6982 Follow Sandy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Zimmpossible Watch Sandy on American Ninja Warrior - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0gL0G6mtOk&t
18 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Episode 160: Brad Brummel
Sean is joined by Brad Brummel, coordinator of Physical Education, Health & Engagement Activities at Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, MO. Brad is also the co-chair of SHAPE America’s National Physical Education Standards Task Force. Sean and Brad discuss the standards revision process — how it started, what has been accomplished, and next steps —as well as Brad’s career and the changes he is implementing in his district.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Episode 159: Ruth Childs, Lauren Lieberman, and Mary Connolly
Sean is joined by Ruth Childs, Lauren Lieberman, and Mary Connolly, authors of SHAPE America’s newest book, Infusing Self-Advocacy into Physical Education and Health Education. On the podcast, they discuss their careers, the journey to creating this text, why self-advocacy is important for ALL students, and more! Ruth Childs Ruth Childs, MFA, is a professor at State University of New York at Brockport. She has been at the College of Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies since 2001. Her teaching specialties include public speaking, acting, voice and speech, improv, and the politics of theatre. Childs served as regional chair of the National Playwriting Program for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and has been a respondent and reader for national and regional playwriting awards. She was awarded the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion. Childs is a public speaking consultant as well as a specialist in teaching self-advocacy. She directs the self-advocacy program at Camp Abilities each summer. Lauren J. Lieberman Lauren J. Lieberman, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY) in adapted physical education. She started her career teaching at the Perkins School for the Blind in the Deafblind program. She is co-director of the Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments or Deafblindness (IMSVI) (see www.brockport.edu/IMSVI) and founder and director of Camp Abilities, an educational sports camp for children with visual impairments. Lieberman has published over 193 peer-reviewed articles and 21 books and has been an invited guest speaker in the U.S. and internationally. She is a Research Fellow with the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and has won awards from numerous organizations for her work. Mary Connolly Mary Connolly, BS, Med, is a professor at Cambridge College and adjunct professor at Curry College. She is an accomplished health education professional whose career spans nearly four decades and includes teaching and administration in public schools and higher education. Connolly served on the committee to revise the National Health Education Standards and is a member of the Massachusetts Interdisciplinary Health Education and Human Services Advisory Council and the American School Health Association (ASHA), Coordinator’s Committee, and is a reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. She presents at numerous state and national conferences and is a member of SHAPE America, AAHE, SOPIE, ASHA, ASCD, and MAAHPERD.
27 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
On this episode, Sean is joined by SHAPE America President Kymm Ballard. Sean and Kymm discuss how she got involved with SHAPE America, how her presidency is going, back to school, and more! Kymm Ballard is an assistant professor and HETE and PETE coordinator at Campbell University. Her professional experiences include service for more than two decades as a health educator, physical educator, and school administrator, and 11+ years at the state level as Healthful Living Education & Athletics consultant in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Also, she has nine years of experience in corporate and non-profit arenas collectively. These experiences have increased her capabilities in understanding budget, leadership and commitment. Her passion and direct service to children also influence her work at the national level today.
14 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Episode 158: EDI Podcast, Series 2, Episode 1: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Part 2 With Dr. Korey Boyd
Kicking off Series 2 of SHAPE America’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Podcast, Sean is joined by Dr. Korey Boyd for the second part of their conversation! Sean and Korey discuss a variety of topics including Korey’s career and roles at Springfield College, culturally relevant pedagogy, race & more.Korey Boyd is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership at Springfield College in Massachusetts. His primary role at Springfield College is teaching undergraduate and graduate Secondary methods courses in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) initial leisure program. His philosophy of PETE follows similar logic and produces the following axiom: Produce better thinkers, not better thinking. Boyd’s research focuses on evidence-based teaching practices in physical education that work toward achieving racial equity and cultural relevancy in PE pedagogy. He conducts and publishes research focused entirely on the links between race and teaching physical education.For the video version of the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9P8KlRrgKYFor more episodes and resources: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/edi-podcast
20 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
EDI Podcast, Series 2, Episode 1: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Part 1 With Dr. Korey Boyd
Kicking off Series 2 of SHAPE America’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Podcast, Sean is joined by Dr. Korey Boyd! Sean and Korey discuss a variety of topics including Korey’s career and roles at Springfield College, culturally relevant pedagogy, race & more.Korey Boyd is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership at Springfield College in Massachusetts. His primary role at Springfield College is teaching undergraduate and graduate Secondary methods courses in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) initial leisure program. His philosophy of PETE follows similar logic and produces the following axiom: Produce better thinkers, not better thinking. Boyd’s research focuses on evidence-based teaching practices in physical education that work toward achieving racial equity and cultural relevancy in PE pedagogy. He conducts and publishes research focused entirely on the links between race and teaching physical education.Join us in two weeks for part 2!For the video version of the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05M3uO3LxRg&ab_channel=SHAPEAmericaFor more episodes and resources: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/edi-podcast
11 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Episode 157: SHAPE America Funded to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Schools Branch for the National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education. SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris chats with Health Resource in Action’s (HRiA) Dr. Brittany Chen, Vice President of Health Equity, about working on this exciting project together to support school administrator capacity-building to advance health equity and promote healthy schools.More info: https://www.shapeamerica.org/pressroom/2022/shape-america-awarded-funding-for-national-initiative-to-advance-health-equity-in-k-12
19 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Episode 156: Stephanie Morris - #SHAPENOLA Preview
SHAPE America Podcast host Sean Nevills and CEO Stephanie Morris talk about #SHAPENOLA — including the fabulous keynote speakers, what’s new this year, what they are excited for, #SHAPEVote, and the current National PE Standards revision process. #SHAPENOLA Info: convention.shapeamerica.orgUpdates on National Physical Education Standards Revision Process: https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/NPES_Task_Force
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Episode 155: Tara Blackshear, Ed.D. and Brian Culp, Ed.D.
Sean is joined by Tara Blackshear and Brian Culp, authors of SHAPE America’s newest book, Critical Race Studies in Physical Education. They discuss how the book came together, why the book is focused on case studies, their professional areas of focus, what you can take from this work, & more! Resources: Critical Race Studies in Physical Education: https://us.humankinetics.com/products/critical-race-studies-in-physical-education?variant=39574437363786 #SHAPEsoWhite: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17408989.2020.1741533?journalCode=cpes20 Transforming PETE’s Initial Standards: Ensuring Social Justice for Black Students in Physical Education: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00336297.2020.1838305 Fighting Dehumanization in Physical Education: https://blog.shapeamerica.org/2021/02/fighting-dehumanization-in-physical-education/ Everyone Matters: Eliminating Dehumanizing Practices in Physical Education: https://www.shapeamerica.org/publications/journals/joperd/JOPERD_articles/2021/january-free-access-article-2021 Tara B. Blackshear, Ed.D., is an equity scholar who specializes in health, physical activity, and education. She is an assistant professor of kinesiology and the coordinator of the physical education teacher education program at Towson University. Before her current role, Dr. Blackshear taught for 17 years in public, private, charter, and international schools in the United States, Egypt, and Thailand. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she held a three-year post in which she worked to prevent type II diabetes among middle school youth in the most extensive school-based physical activity intervention in the United States. Dr. Blackshear's commitment to equity is evident in her work that appears in Quest, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and numerous other journals. She is actively engaged with SHAPE America, SHAPE Maryland, Partnership for a Healthier America, Physical and Health Education Canada, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), USA Lacrosse, PhysEquity, and Baltimore City Public Schools. Dr. Blackshear's research has garnered national and international attention. She has begun to have an impact on institutional change, policy, and practice, as evidenced by consultation requests from organizations and agencies that seek her help in their goal of creating culturally responsive, equitable environments. Critical Race Studies in Physical Education furthers Dr. Blackshear's unwavering commitment to confront and disrupt structures that do not serve Black youth in health, physical activity, and education. Brian Culp, Ed.D., is a professor and department chair in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University. Prior to his current position, Dr. Culp taught at Armstrong Atlantic State University and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Culp’s research has incorporated topics under the umbrella of promoting equity. His work has appeared in journals such as Quest, Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Qualitative Health Research, and International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching as well as many other journals and books. He has also worked on projects for organizations such as Physical and Health Education Canada, SHAPE America, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Dr. Culp was inducted as the 34th fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) in 2019. He is a past vice president and Engaged Scholar Mentor of NAKHE. Other national recognitions have included a dissertation award from the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators; the Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award from NAKHE; and the Mabel Lee Award, the Social Justice and Diversity Young Professionals Award, and the E.B. Henderson Award from SHAPE America.
32 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Episode 154: EDI Podcast, Episode 4: What is Social Justice? Women’s Social Justice in Sports
Sean catches up with Brandy Lynch from the University of Central Missouri to chat about Women’s Social Justice in Sport. This is the final episode of our first EDI series, What is Social Justice?. Brandy Lynch is an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). She specializes in the application of technology in instruction and the analysis of effective teaching. She earned her Ph.D. in sport and exercise science from the University of Northern Colorado and began her career at UCM in 2017. Her research has primarily focused on pre-service physical education teachers. Lynch currently serves on SHAPE America’s EDI Committee. She is also a member of MOSHAPE’s EDI Committee and chair of the Future Directions Committee on the MOSHAPE Board of Directors. Motivated by her EDI experiences, she has received two Kansas City Teacher Education Collaborative (KC-TEC) Course Development grants to promote culturally informed and responsive teacher candidates who are prepared for employment in urban settings.
25 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Episode 153: SHAPE America President-Elect Candidates Sarah Benes and Ann Paulls-Neal
This is your chance to hear from SHAPE America’s two president-elect candidates before voting opens on March 29, 2022. Our host Sean Nevills asks both candidates a variety of questions to help you learn: · Why they are running for SHAPE America president-elect; · What qualities and professional skills they bring to serve the mission of SHAPE America; · Which current SHAPE America initiative is most personal to them and why; · What equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) means to them and how they will help SHAPE America advance its commitment to EDI; · And more! Sarah Sparrow Benes(she/her) is currently an associate clinical professor at Merrimack College. 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. She lives in Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, hiking, yoga and meditation, and adventures with her family. Ann Paulls-Neal is currently teaching health and physical education, as well as coaching, at the high school level. Previously, she spent 20 years teaching elementary physical education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Physical Education. Ann has served SHAPE New Mexico (NMAHPERD), Southwest District AHPERD, and SHAPE America throughout her teaching career. She is currently executive director of SHAPE New Mexico and a member of the SHAPE America Physical Activity Council. Previous positions include SHAPE America Board of Directors member, president of Southwest District and NMAHPERD, as well as a variety of board, committee, and coordinator positions.
34 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Episode 152: Emily Jones, Ben Schwamberger, Victor Ramsey & Amy Dawson
Sean is joined by guests from our recruitment and retention task force to discuss For the Love of Health and Physical Education (HPE) Week! Emily Jones is a Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education, in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University. She is the current chair of the SHAPE America Recruitment and Retention Task Force and serves at the state level as the chair of the IAHPERD Higher Education Committee. At Illinois State she is program director for the undergraduate PE teacher education and coordinates the fully online master’s in Physical Education Pedagogy sequence at ISU. Dr. Jones conducts research related to recruitment into the field of physical education including the need to increase the diversity of those entering the teaching force. She also conducts research related to school- and community-based physical activity programs and initiatives that enhance health and wellness. Ben Schwamberger is an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, in the Human Performance Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU, Mankato). He currently serves on the SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council as well as the Recruitment and Retention Task Force and is an active member of his state association MNSHAPE. At MSU, Mankato he is the undergraduate program coordinator for the Health and Physical Education program. Dr. Schwamberger’s research interests relate to physical education and physical activity of homeschool students. Prior to his position in higher education, Dr. Schwamberger was an elementary and high school physical educator and taught within the United States as well as abroad. Victor Ramsey currently works for the New York City Department of Education where he is an Educational Administrator who currently works as a Curriculum and Training Specialist within the Office of School Wellness Programs as part of the Brooklyn Implementation Team. In this capacity, he is responsible for supporting his team with developing training designs and curriculum review and development and supports health and physical educators and school administrators. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at York College, City University of New York teaching health and physical education classes to undergraduate students. In the latter role, he serves as Faculty Advisor and in the supervision of student teachers. Prior roles, NYCDOE Region 9 Director for Health and Physical Education, Middle School Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, and most notably, a health and physical education teacher. Essentially, a teacher at heart. His research interest is the attitudes and physical activity patterns of girls. He is a proud member of the SHAPE America Recruitment and Retention Task Force. His philosophy of education is grounded on the progressive belief that equity and respect for all students are essential to their growth and development. Amy Dawson currently works for the New York City Department of Education as a Health Education Instructional Coach within the Office of School Wellness Programs. She was a health teacher for 19 years in Brooklyn public middle schools. She has facilitated full-day professional development workshops in all five boroughs, wrote the NYCDOE Middle School Health Education Scope and Sequence and has presented at both NYSAHPERD and SHAPE America conferences. She served on the New York State Mental Health Education Advisory Council.
30 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Episode 151: EDI Podcast, Episode 3: What Is Social Justice? Educational Equity
Sean is joined by Troy Boddy, Ed.D to discuss his career as a directory of Equity Initiatives in Montgomery County Public Schools, how his work changed after the murder of George Floyd, what educational equity looks like in schools and more!In the last 30 years, Troy E. Boddy, Ed.D., has been an elementary school teacher, Reading Recover teacher, staff development teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director of equity for two of the largest schools systems in Maryland. Recently retired as director of Equity Initiatives for Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, Boddy and his team were responsible for supporting the development practices, policies, and procedures that create access, opportunities to learn, and equitable academic and social-emotional outcomes for underserved students. Boddy is co-founder of Student Equity Advocates and co-founder of the Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project, a grassroots effort to retain males of color in the teaching profession.
28 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Episode 150: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Podcast, Episode 2: What Is Social Justice? Policy & Practice
Sean is joined by equity instructional specialist Daryl Howard, Ph.D., to talk about social justice and equity work in schools. Dr. Howard works at the district level in Montgomery County Public Schools and serves in numerous leadership positions. Sean and Dr. Howard chat about engagement in the classroom, his job in identifying and disrupting disproportionality within the education system, how he started doing this work, and more! Bio:Since entering the field of education, Daryl Howard, Ph.D., has been exemplary in his efforts to make a positive impact in our society. Dr. Howard stands alongside some of the most talented and committed educators and organizers that share a passion for enlightening young people. He is employed by the Montgomery County public school system (MCPS) as well as McDaniel College and Prince George’s Community College as a lecturer in the education and sociology departments.In MCPS, Howard serves as an #equity instructional specialist whose work and research interests include race and cultural proficiency, social emotional learning, and the triumphs and challenges of African American male students. As the chairperson of Maryland State Department of Education’s Task Force on Equity and Excellence for Black Boys, he researches and recommends policy and practice to disrupt harmful narratives, decrease disproportionality, and elevate achievement. Howard is also instrumental in the work of the Building our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project, where he leads initiatives focused on the recruitment, development and retention of male educators of color, as well as empowerment of underserved male students. Dr. Howard is the author of Complex People: Insights at the Intersection of Black Culture and American Social Life, a work that examines Black culture within the context of the mainstream ideas of race, gender, and education.His Personal Webpage - https://www.google.com/url?q=https://...Building our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project - https://bondeducators.org/