Matt Pomeroy
Twitter: @Physed_Pomeroy
Collin Brooks
Stephanie Sandino
Twitter: @smsandino

April 29, 2019
Listen in to our live interview with Collin Brooks, Michael Ginicola, Adam Mullis, and Ryan Armstrong as they talk shop on Gamification at SHAPE America’s National Convention & Expo in Tampa.

April 29, 2019
Hear this live recap of the 2nd Annual #PhysEdChopped Challenge, a social event and collaborative competition at #SHAPETampa! Eight teams of teachers competed in a three-round single elimination tournament. Each round (Instant Activity, Skill Lesson, and "You're Being Observed...") featured a wacky combination of PE equipment. The teams were expected to use all of the equipment to create a game or activity that fit within the theme of each round. Four judges evaluated each activity based on Creativity, Use of the Equipment, and Presentation. Teams were “chopped” from the competition at the end of each round until one team was named “The #PhysEdChopped Champions!”

January 7, 2018
Winter break and the start of 2019 is the perfect time for teachers to reflect on the first half of their academic year. In this episode, podcast hosts Matt, Collin and Stephanie share what’s happening in their lives, in their classes, and professionally, outside of their classes. Listen in to hear reflections from health and physical educators — you just might relate!

November 26, 2018
In this episode, podcast co-host Matt Pomeroy interviews Kevin Tiller, physical education teacher at West Elementary School in Andover, MA, and 2015 MAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Listen in as Kevin shares what’s in his “Action Pack” — his goals for the year, new things he is adding to his curriculum or program, self-care, and how he reflects as an educator.

Key discussion points include:

  • What are your goals for your school year?
  • What new things are you implementing/adding to your curriculum or program?
  • How are you taking care of yourself?
  • How do you reflect as an educator?

October 18, 2018
In this episode, podcast co-host Stephanie Sandino interviews Martha Lopez-Anderson, executive director of Parent Heart Watch. This national organization helps communities understand the true incidence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in youth, appraise risk factors, access preventative health care, apply life-saving skills, and advocate for sudden cardiac arrest prevention practices wherever youth congregate. PE/health educator Kyle Pryor also joins the podcast to discuss his participation in Get Charged Up! — a program that promotes the importance of having an automated external defibrillator (AED) and a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP) in schools.
Key discussion points include:
  • What is sudden cardiac arrest and is it the same as a heart attack?
  • What is the Cardiac Chain of Survival and can teachers standardize this response in their school?
  • What is involved in implementing the entire Cardiac Emergency Response Plan?
  • Cardiac Emergency Response Plan tips from SHAPE America and Parent Heart Watch
  • Get Charged Up! Infographic and information
  • Health Literacy Month resources

Missing #SHAPENashville?

Relive some of the highlights from our epic general session presentations and catch “behind the scenes” interviews by the SHAPE America podcast team.


  • Episode 104: Live From #SHAPENashville — Day Three
    • Join Matt, Stephanie and Collin as they continue their live broadcasts from the exhibit hall at #SHAPENashville.
  • Episode 103: Advocacy @ #SHAPENashville
    • Stephanie and Matt interview SHAPE America Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Carly Wright, as well as Minnesota SHAPE Past President Mike Doyle and Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius! We hear some really big news about ESSA and learn how to engage members of your state organization so they can advocate for ESSA as well.
  • Episode 102: Day One Live in the Exhibit Hall
    • Join Matt, Steph and Collin for their live broadcast from the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo as they talk about all the happening at #SHAPENashville.
  • Episode 101: Josh Meibos Interview
    • Don’t miss this interview with Josh Meibos, Arizona Teacher of the Year, at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, TN. Listen to his empowering journey as he shifts careers from business to physical education, the profession he had a longtime passion for.
  • Episode 100: The #PhysEdChopped Challenge
    • Hear this live recap of the #PhysEdChopped Challenge, a social event and collaborative competition at #SHAPENashville! Ten groups of teachers competed in a three-round contest. Each round (Instant Activity, Skill Lesson, and Review/Closure) featured a wacky combination of PE equipment.
  • Episode 99: Keynote Interview: Stephen Ritz
    • Listen in to our interview with Stephen Ritz, keynote speaker at SHAPE America’s National Convention & Expo and the founder of the Hear his incredible story about how he has transformed his neighborhood by teaching and empowering young people to become urban farmers.


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