Reconceptualizing Physical Education
We are all connected, and each detail of life, no matter how big or small, can contribute to a greater event. This is a moment in my life in which I am reflecting on the experiences, events, and people that played a significant role in making this book happen. It was a journey that involved many people and I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the following individuals.
I want to first acknowledge, Kim, my co-researcher, colleague, and friend. You are truly an inspiration. I am honored to have participated in the Holistic Health class with you and your students, and grateful for the many meaningful teaching and learning moments. What I learned from you goes beyond any research inquiry. It is really beautiful to see you help children and youth learn how to smile, to breathe, to be still, and be at peace. These things are so important—they can change our world.
Thank you, William Pinar, for your kind support and belief in my work. Your scholarship and vision in curriculum theory has inspired much of my journey towards a curriculum of wellness.
Dwayne Donald, thank you for encouraging me to tell my story and, more importantly, listening. You walked with me and frequently reminded me to return to the trees, to breathe. You showed me scholarly work can be done in different ways—painting, sketching, braiding, sitting by the river, running ← ix | x →(without a watch), or just...
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