Advocate to Activate — Oh the Possibilities! When I was an undergrad at Montclair State (Go Hawks!), learning to advocate for the profession was just as much a part of my education as any other. I quickly internalized that as a health and physical educator, I may be treated differently than other subject area teachers. I may be viewed as an “extra,” a “prep for classroom teachers,” or a “special.” I can never forget those feelings that stir up inside of me when I hear someone talk negatively or disregard our work as health and physical educators. But, here’s a thought. Let’s use all of this negative energy and turn it into something positive and powerful, and as an opportunity to change people’s perceptions for the better!