The job of teaching children responsible behavior is increasingly falling to schools. Physical educators have the exciting challenge of leading the way in teaching responsible social behavior to children. My passion for integrating literature into physical education and the power of social stories came together when I wrote the three children’s stories that teach social skills in the physical education setting.
"What’s worth doing in school physical education (PE) and afterschool physical activity (PA) programs?" are questions Don Hellison raises in the third edition of his classic work Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity. Sandy Hagenbach, author of Teaching Children Responsible Behavior: A Complete Toolkit, writes, "Teaching responsible personal and social behavior can make a teacher or leader’s job easier, more effective, and more rewarding.