Mark Byra


Mark Byra


University of Wyoming


United States


I was first introduced to the Spectrum of Teaching Styles in the mid-1970s as an undergraduate student and middle-school physical education teacher. I was further educated in its’ broad educational applications during the late-1980s as a graduate student, and then fully immersed in using it while in my professorship at the University of Wyoming between 1990 and 2020. For 30-plus years, the Spectrum has served as my compass. I have introduced its framework and 11 landmark styles to dozens of pre- and in-service teachers, designed an undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education program, and conducted a comprehensive and focused research agenda based on it. In retirement, I feel honored to continue my professional dedication to the Spectrum by serving on the Board of Directors of the Spectrum Institute of Teaching and Learning. My goal is to share my knowledge of the Spectrum with those who are new to it as well as those who already understand its educational value.  In addition, I look forward to further developing my own understanding of the Spectrum through my interactions with newly acquainted and veteran Spectrum users.

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