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September 14, 2022










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Momentum Magazine Fall 2022


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SHAPE America

There is a tremendous need for teacher training about “best practices” when teaching those with dyslexia in all subjects, including PE. This article from a recent issue of JOPERD will explain the key concepts of dyslexia, the multisensory approach as remedial training, and provide modification strategies that can increase student awareness, confidence, and strengths via PE learning opportunities.


Rollerblade Skate in School


Buy Rollerblade skates, gear & helmets at a discounted price and do in-line skating units anytime during the year in the School in School program. Lesson plans, instructional video & maintenance tips included. Optional in-service and storage solutions available. In over 2,000 schools nationwide!


SHAPE America

Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning to make the gymnasium a welcoming and responsive environment that promotes student participation. This “By You, For You” (BYFY) webinar will be held on September 15 at 5 p.m. ET and is FREE for SHAPE America members (just $19.96 for non-members). Can’t make it on the 15th? Register anyway so you’ll have access to the webinar recording.


Gopher Equipment Checklist


Get a jump start on assessing your equipment back-to-school needs with this free equipment inventory checklist developed by Dr. Robert Pangrazi, author of Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary Students. Simply download as a printable PDF or digital interactive Google Sheet and make it your own!


SHAPE America

Join SHAPE America, Advocates for Youth, and National PTA on Tuesday, October 11 from 6-7 p.m. ET to learn more about how LGBTQ-inclusive and affirming sex education is critical to the health and well-being of all students and what you can do to get involved and stand in support of the sex ed that young people need and deserve.




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SHAPE America is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of health and physical education, and we invite new and diverse voices to join us in these efforts as members of the SHAPE America national governing board. The Nominations Committee is currently seeking candidates for president-elect as well as three new at-large members for the 2023 SHAPE America Board of Directors. Nominations are due on or before October 15.

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Peer to Peer


Health and physical educators across the country are sharing ideas, resources and more!


Check out the latest video on our :

  • : In 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!


PE and health education majors from across the country are invited to attend the first meeting of SHAPE America's Undergraduate Student Leadership Network, which will be on September 15 from 8-9 ET.


If you are a state Teacher of the Year from 2020, 2021 or 2022, you have until October 15 to apply for a SHAPE America District Teacher of the Year award! Don’t miss out on your chance to be recognized for your professional excellence in adapted physical education, physical education, dance education, and health education!


The SHAPE America Awards Program honors distinctive contributions to the profession. There are categories for PK-12 teachers, undergraduate/graduate students, higher education faculty, and more. All SHAPE America members may submit nominees for any award offered. You can even nominate yourself! All nominations are due on or before October 15.



Reach Every Athlete Coaching Book Cover


SHAPE America's latest text, geared to undergraduate and graduate PETE students and in-service teachers, includes eight case studies of situations that expose racism, disparities, and other issues affecting Black students’ well-being, self-worth, and healthy experiences in PE, as well as reflective activities, resources, lesson considerations, and definitions.


News Around the Nation


Science Daily

If you spend 30 minutes less on social media every day and engage in physical activity instead, you do a lot to improve your mental health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health. Participants who followed this advice for two weeks felt happier, more satisfied, less stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and less depressed than a control group. These effects lasted even six months after the study had ended.


K-12 Dive

Though pandemic-era universal school meal waivers expired June 30, the policy’s impact on the nation’s children is still being analyzed. Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service shows food insecurity rates among children across race and ethnicity dropped between 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


U.S. News & World Report

Food diaries are common nutrition assignments that pose a health risk to kids. It’s a pattern familiar to anyone who treats adolescents with eating disorders: a well-intended nutrition lesson triggers an unhealthy relationship with food that spirals into mental illness. Even students who will never go on to develop an eating disorder can be harmed when nutrition is reduced to a math equation with a side of body shame.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking to identify local education agencies (LEAs) for their Comprehensive Health Educator Core Knowledge and Skills (C.H.E.C.K.S.) professional development study in order to develop and test a professional development package designed for secondary health educators. C.H.E.C.K.S. identifies essential knowledge and skills for delivering health education and uses a blended-learning, skill-based model to help teachers build their competencies in effective instruction. Interested LEAs can learn more by emailing .

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