Creating buy in by ‘SEL’ling: Helping students get the best product

Advocacy Advocacy, Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Recently, I was fortunate participate in SHAPE America’s “Speak Out Day” in Washington DC, representing Arizona Health and Physical Education Association. “Speak Out Day” is when educators head to Capitol Hill to advocate for full funding of the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which helps support and fund health and physical education programs and professional development of teachers. ESSA …

Arizona Department of Education Online Learning and Enrichment Resources

Public Relations Advocacy, Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations

Arizona Health and Physical Education support the Arizona Department of Education in their quest to assist teachers by providing resources to plan for distance learning. These resources are to assist Teachers as they plan for non-traditional instruction including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. Teachers – Please use your own discretion in what you select to use for your students.  …

Virtual Resources for Health and Physical Education #HPEatHome

Public Relations Advocacy, Best Practices, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Arizona Health and Physical Education supports SHAPE America to provide safe and helpful information to teachers in regards to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SHAPE America is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19. In response, we have created …

The Use of Student Activity Logs

Marketing Advocacy, Best Practices, Marketing, News & Events

I realize that Physical Education may not always intentionally teach about the aspects of social, emotional and nutritional health, but they are closely related. Students who are in Physical Education may not know it, but they can immediately begin to positively increase their social and emotional health, due to the physical activity provided in the curriculum.    Week 1- Fitness …

Arizona Health and Physical Education: Let’s Help One Another!

Marketing Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals

The current state of our country, and everywhere else around the globe, is causing a major shift in our schools. Many districts within our state of Arizona are transitioning into remote learning, until further notice. As Health and Physical Education teachers, this requires us to make a major switch to how we educate our students. Some may have run into …

Why You Should Consider Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Public Relations, SHAPE America

The following article, written by Susan Leonard, Scottsdale Public Schools, was published as part of the SHAPE America Blog.   Susan Leonard March 12, 2020  Health & PE As a rock star teacher, you may be searching for something to challenge you and move your practice to another level. Perhaps you’ve heard the term National Board Certification (NBC), but don’t really know …

Mr. Bragg Goes to Washington!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Kyle Bragg, Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher from Anasazi Elementary School in the Scottsdale School District went to Washington DC this past week as part of SHAPE America’s Speak Out! Day. Kyle is also the Advocacy Chair for Arizona Health and Physical Education. SHAPE America’s SPEAK Out! Day is when educators head to Capitol Hill to advocate for full …

Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation 5th Annual Arizona Teachers Bowling Tournament

Partnership Advocacy, Marketing, News & Events, Partnerships

Arizona Health and Physical Education Board Members participated in the 5th Annual Arizona Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation Bowling Tournament.  Jennifer Houston, Cedric Collins and Rachel Shea joined other teachers from throughout Arizona at Main Event in Tempe to help raise money and awareness for the Keeping Teachers Teaching Foundation. Keeping Teachers Teaching (www.keepingteachersteaching.org) was founded by Darryl Gooden and is …

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

When participating in the health. moves. minds. program, we recommended holding a celebratory event or engaging in school-wide activities to infuse kindness, mindfulness, and empowerment into your school and community! Check out some sample lessons on kindness and mindfulness as well as a daily kindness challenge calendar! People love the health. moves. minds. program! Hear first-hand from principals, state leaders, and teachers who …