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43 EpisodesProduced by Pat HughesWebsite

CP talks about physed, play, fitness, and mindfulness

43 Episodes | 2020

Episode 43: Alex Graham

October 19th, 2020


Alex is an amazing educator and creator of the Sock Olympics. She inspires me on a regular basis to work on my craft and innovate. In this episode, I …

Season 2 Premier w/ Anna Forcelledo

September 29th, 2020


Anna is an amazing educator that spreads love and kindness to all she come in contact with. Anna and I discuss her career, work with SHAPE and Health Moves Minds, training for the Boston Marathon and building …

Season 1 Finale-Dale Sidebottom for the Win

June 10th, 2020


We discuss our relationship, his amazing influence on me and others, jugar life, energetic ed, but mostly, Fitness Game Zone-a membership that every type of educator needs. This bond is super duper! 

Energetic …

Episode 40: Jo Bailey

June 1st, 2020


Jo is someone I admire immensely and we talk about Meaningful PE, HPE, and previewing going back to school #physed, her amazing webby on Meaningful …

Episode 39: Jack Rolfe

May 25th, 2020


Absolute legend! We discuss The Coaching Lab, views on appropriate feedback, and inclusion. How to make sure your students or athletes feel they are …

Episode 38: Selina Rhoades

May 20th, 2020


Selina is just a breath of fresh air! Topics that are rarely discussed, she dives into her activity workbook for #HPEatHome, female disengagement is #physed, and how to help change the dynamic as well as the importance …

Episode 37: Student Perspective-Stella, Willem, Faith, Dario, and Priyanka

May 17th, 2020


My former students who are now in university give us a student perspective on online learning-the positive and the struggle. They also discuss how all aspects of #physed helped them grow and how it shaped their lives. I …

Episode 36: Jace Ferguson(Hatrick with Patrick)

May 12th, 2020


Jace and I have both been back to school with social distancing physed. We discuss our experience with implementations and discuss our upcoming FREE …

Episode 35: Marcus Down

May 7th, 2020


This was so fun. Mark is such a legend in his craft; we discuss sports, #hpeathome approaches, our paths to becoming physical educators and he has such a great vision and insight in our field. DO NOT MISS THIS! 


Episode 34: Brae Clowes

May 5th, 2020


We need to hear and value #physed at every level, and Brae is crushing it as an aspiring student T. I am blown away by her drive and passion and she is someone you need to hear from.  Brae is at the top of aspiring …

Episode 33: Dave Carney and Justin Schleider

May 3rd, 2020


These studs run the Around the Horn Podcast. We discuss their drive to run that as well as PE philosophies, focus on wellness, and developing a sense of student choice/autonomy and learning from our students and other …

Episode 32: Rob Elliot

May 1st, 2020


Rob and I discuss online learning, what going back to school will look like and we had to discuss The Last Dance and all things basketball in our …

Episode 31: Mel Hamada

April 30th, 2020


I have been so eager to talk to Mel! She is such a great inspiration and I follow all her posts and prezi's. Mel and I discuss online learning as …

Episode 30: Jessica Shawley

April 29th, 2020


Jessica is an amazing educator and innovator. We discuss Middle School PE as the make or break age and how to reach different students. Jessica is …

EP 29: Jim Hambel

April 27th, 2020


Jim is a Shape America Council Chair and he is also in the Bowling Hall of Fame. He is a great person who genuinely cares about his students. We discuss #EinPE and Jim gives us insight into what tech apps he has been …

Episode 28: Melanie Levenberg

April 24th, 2020


Melanie is amazing, and just such a cool person. We talk about her creating her own business and being a physical education consultant. Also, we …

Episode 27: Susie Stevens

April 21st, 2020


This was so much fun! We discuss the importance of EDUCATION in Physical Education and different ways to reach students. This is a crucial time to remember how to implement #EinPE. Susie teaches at the University of …

Episode 26: Dr. Alison James

April 20th, 2020


This one was very moving for me, I really enjoyed talking about play, imagination, and she is just a gem to talk to. We discuss her academic career, being a Lego Serious Play Facilitator, as well as focusing on …

Episode 25: Jonathan Mueller

April 20th, 2020


Jon is one of my best friends, and we are starting a business that has an ecosystem of educational experts to help educators across all disciples …

EP 24: Kevin Hughes (My Dad!)

April 19th, 2020


My father is an old school physical education, which in some respects is exactly what we need right now. My dad has taught in Pakistan, Syria, Italy, …

EP 23: Ben Landers

April 14th, 2020


This man needs no intro, you all know him. Ben and I discuss how he helped me early in my career before twitter, his path to and through #physed and #hpeathome. Ben is so influential and helping people constantly. Tune …

Episode 22: Dr. Jamie McMullen

April 13th, 2020


Dr. J is my professor in the Grad program I am enrolled in at the Unversity of Northern Colorado. She is here to dive into each curriculum model in …

Episode 21: Ishitaa Gidwani

April 12th, 2020


Ishi and I discuss physed at home, the importance of the future of HPE, how we are coping personally and different ways to make sure that #EinPE is alive and well! She also did a specialist's webinar on ISS which is …

Episode 20: Jace Ferguson

April 10th, 2020


Jace and I use his purposeful planning model in order to show you how to create a unit of creative play. We also dive into coursework overload in …

Episode 19: Mike Johnston

April 8th, 2020


Absolute legend HOD PE @ Zurich Int'l School; this guy is an amazing educator and a true friend. His energy is unmatched and this is a legendary …

Episode 18: Stephanie Sandino

April 6th, 2020


Stephanie is just the raddest out there! This convo was so fluid and I really learned so much from her. She is a wave of inspiration and it was truly …

Episode 17: Jarrod Robinson (The PE Geek)

April 6th, 2020


You all know Jarrod as The PE Geek, he has been so influential to so many in influencing the way we can use technology in our classrooms and creating …

EP 16: Heather Deckard

April 5th, 2020


is such a rad physical educator! We discuss essential standards in HPEatHome, implementation and what health/physical education should entail. She …

EP 15: Stacey Griffths

April 2nd, 2020


Stacey has been a virtual mentor to me for a long time, and I am so pleased she came on the show today. She has such a creative mind and approach to our world of HPE. 
Stacey's Resources:

EP 14: Andy Hair

April 1st, 2020


The Socks, The Hair, The Legend, Andy and I decided to have no planned content and completely free flow. It is an amazing conversation you do not want to miss and to keep the suspense need to tune in to …


March 31st, 2020


A couple of guests have asked me to share The Coach Pat story, so here it is. 

EP 12: Maria Corte

March 29th, 2020


I am star-struck, this was huge. I am such a big fan of Maria and she has helped me in so many ways. Maria and I discuss her background, what goes into her Elite Fitness routines, the dynamic change of youth and …

Episode 11: Josh Symes

March 29th, 2020


Josh and I discuss his website,, we also dive into all the frameworks that go into Holistic learning. You don't want to …

Episode 10: Alison Leathwood

March 27th, 2020


Alison and I dive into wellness and her Ted Talk, "All You Need is One". We also dive into the concept and implementation of positive education.

Here are resources she uses from others and ones she's created:

Buddy …

Episode 9: Carlos Galvez

March 25th, 2020


Carlos and I talk innovations in PHYSED as well as dabble in the world of tech integration and how to do cross-curricular units, and planning. 

Episode 8: Marissa Banda

March 25th, 2020


Marissa is an ES PE teacher at ISD in Dallas, she is a wizard when it comes to helping kids develop and is so innovative with her ideas. We dive into …

Episode 7: Chris Sylvester

March 24th, 2020


Chris and I talk about our experiences playing and coaching and volleyball. He is a phenomenal coach and person. Chris had some stellar resources to …

Episode 6: Pat Hughes-Taking Care of Yourself

March 21st, 2020


Recapping previous guests 

Diving into taking care of your mind and your body during online learning.

Episode 5: Dale Sidebottom

March 20th, 2020


Dale and I discuss the benefits and impact of creative and unstructured play across all ages as well as online learning experiences and scenarios. 
Hit up Dale's Websites:

EP 4: Coaching and Athletics w/ Jackson Blackburn

March 18th, 2020


Jackson and I dive into athletics, coaching, team development, and coaching strategies.

Why I Teach Physical Education

March 6th, 2020


I dive into the beauty that is being a physed teacher 

Episode 2: Jace Ferguson

March 1st, 2020


Jace and I dive into #virtualschool in pe amid Covid19,  his presentation on Long Term Athlete Development, and his new ebook: Purposeful Planning.

Creative Play Student Assigment Intro

February 24th, 2020


Showing my students how to use conversational podcasting for topics in PE as advantage in virtual learning. 

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