Unplugged


Tune in to SHAPE America's popular interview series — Unplugged — with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris. Each month you'll hear fresh interviews with some of the health and physical educators who are shaping the way forward for the profession. No topic is off-limits!

Season 3

S3, Episode 4
On this episode of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by some special guests! Stephanie connects with Angela Stark along with her student Reese Owens and her family to discuss health. moves. minds. including how to incorporate it into your school year, how the program helps manage student stress levels and how the community comes closer together through great teachers like Angela! Listen now>>





S3, Episode 3
Stephanie is joined by members of SHAPE America’s Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT). ELIT provides emerging leaders an opportunity to contribute as volunteer leaders to the health and physical education community. Members of the Emerging Leaders Innovation Team are invited to help develop content (such as blogs, podcasts, and other resources), engage at conferences or SHAPE sponsored events, and contribute in other meaningful ways to the development of SHAPE America’s professional development offerings. Listen now>>





S3, Episode 2
Stephanie chats with Andrea Cahn, Vice President of Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics in this special back-to-school episode of Unplugged. Andrea and Stephanie discuss what they have seen during the pandemic and Andrea shares many great resources that Unified Schools & Special Olympics have produced. Listen now>>





S3, Episode 1
In the Season 3 premiere of Unplugged, Stephanie talks with SHAPE America President Terri Drain about a number of current issues in the profession. They cover the need for teachers to advocate for health and physical education, the benefits of National Board Certification and why it can be a worthwhile experience for HPE teachers, and the importance of grasping the full scope of health and physical literacy. Listen now>>





Season 2

S2, Episode 7
Stephanie chats with Emily Zien, a Physical Education teacher from the American School of Milan in Italy. They chat about teaching during the pandemic in Italy, her recent blog post, "5 Remote Teaching Tips for Your Virtual Health Education Classroom." how she connects with her students while managing their cognitive overload, what resources she is using and more! Listen now>>





S2, Episode 6
Incorporating mindfulness into a school’s daily activities is more important than ever. On this week’s episode of Unplugged, our CEO Stephanie Morris talks with Principal Jennifer Perilla from George G. Tyler Elementary School in Gainesville, VA and gets her thoughts on how to best incorporate themes around mindfulness in a school setting and why it’s so important for her school. Listen now>>





S2, Episode 5
Stephanie chats with Brett Fuller about the comings and goings with SHAPE America including SPEAK Out! Day, #SHAPEVirtual and the importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Listen now>>





S2, Episode 4
Stephanie speaks with Holly Hunt, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's School Health Branch about how she is doing, how partnerships help further the mission of the CDC, new resources her branch and the funded partners have created and resources that are coming soon! Listen now>>





S2, Episode 3
Stephanie is joined by Alexis Glick, the CEO of GENYOUth. Stephanie and Alexis chatted about what they've learned from this past year, how GenYouth is navigating this new world, updates about Fuel Up to Play 60 and more! Listen now>>





S2, Episode 2
Stephanie chats with Bo Shappell and Daniella Land, the co-founders of WE Integrated. WE Integrated is creating a new paradigm of wellness that transforms the body into a vessel for experiencing life and exploring the self: mentally, emotionally, and physically. This inner awareness ignites a new way of seeing the self and engaging with the world. At some point in that journey we realize that ME, becomes WE. WE are more than bodies. WE are all in this together. WE are creating a new wellness paradigm. Listen now>>





S2, Episode 1
In the Season 2 premiere of Unplugged, Stephanie chats with Nana Donkor, Health Education Supervisor, Amy Wiley, Physical Education Supervisor and Jonathan Jones, a Physical Education Resource Teacher from Prince George's County Public Schools. Stephanie discusses a bevy of topics with the group including how they are preparing and operating in the current environment. Listen now>>





Season 1

S1, Episode 14
This is the Season 1 finale of Unplugged! Stephanie chats with Katie Mulloy, a K-12 Physical Education & Health Education Teacher from Ronald Reagan Elementary School Listen now>>





S1, Episode 13
Stephanie chats with Jessica Napier, the 2020 SHAPE America Health Educator of the Year about health education during a crisis Listen now>>




S1, Episode 12
Stephanie speaks with Kyle Bragg and Audra Walters how they are navigating the current situation and the Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies Listen now>>




S1, Episode 11
This week, Stephanie talks to Karen Wegge about how coronavirus has affected her day-to-day life, what resources she is currently using and more! Listen now>>




S1, Episode 10
This week, Stephanie chats with Scott Todnem, the 2019 SHAPE America Health Education Teacher of the Year from Scullen Middle School in Naperville Illinois, about Health Education in the world during coronavirus Listen now>>




S1, Episode 9
This week, Stephanie sits down with Keri Schoeff, a Safe & Healthy Students Specialist in Arizona, to discuss the CARES Act and emergency Coronavirus funding Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 8
This week, Stephanie sits down with Kennedra Tucker, the health and physical education coordinator at Baltimore City Public Schools, to discuss a variety of topics including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 7
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Yasmeen Taji-Farouki and Michelle Carter, the two architects of the health. moves. minds program to discuss the program and how the program is influenced by current events and can be used as a teaching tool.  Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 6
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Brian Creasman, Ed.D, Superintendent of Fleming County Schools, to discuss his takeaways from SPEAK Out! Day, how his school district is coping with coivd-19 and more! Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 5
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Carly Wright, Vice President, Advocacy, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity.Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 4
This week, Stephanie sits down with Jewel Toyama, a Physical Education Teacher from the Hanahauoli School in Hawaii, to discuss her school’s experience with the health.moves.minds. program. Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 3
This week, Stephanie sits down with special guest Tara Blackshear, Ed.D., assistant professor of Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education at Towson University, to discuss her suggestions for promoting racial inclusiveness through the Teacher of the Year selection process. Listen now>>  




S1, Episode 2
Stephanie checks in with Nate Dungey, physical education teacher from Gideon Pond Elementary and Marion W. Savage Elementary. In the spirit of the times, a few special guests also "zoom bomb" their interview! Listen now>> 




S1, Episode 1
Learn more about integrating health. moves. minds.® into physical education teacher education programs with Joe Deutsch, associate professor, Physical Education & Coaching Education at North Dakota State University. Listen now>>