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A Dance that Inspires

March 27, 2012

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We recently finished our dance unit in Freshman PE.  Groups of students presented multicultural dances wearing semi-authentic garb from Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Ghana, and a few other places around the globe.  Speaking of dances from around the world, I showed my kids (6, 4, and almost 2) this video of Matt dancing his way through […]

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Knowing your Running Pace

March 21, 2012

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We’ve done a few activities in class over the past 3 weeks to help students get a feel for the pace that is the best fit for them as they running different distances.  The goal is that each student would be able to use her or his own internal systems to feel an 8 or […]

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Textbooks? What are those?

March 13, 2012

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Textbooks? What are those?

I recently read (in a textbook, ironically) that there are some who estimate that very soon the traditional textbook may be all but obsolete as forms of interactive media replace it. The example they use involved hypothetical “credit-card” sized books.  The textbook is called Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools and while I’m unsure how the […]

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How To Spike a Volleyball

March 9, 2012

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Want to learn how to spike a volleyball? Here are 4 things you’ll want to pay attention to: The Approach – The most common approach is called the 4-Step.  You will start with your dominant foot.  This means that the four steps for a right-handed hitter will be Right, Left, Right, Left.  The steps get progressively […]

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How to Set a Volleyball

March 9, 2012

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Want to learn how to set a volleyball?  Here are 4 things you’ll want to pay attention to: Shape your Hands – With your hands approximately in front of your face and your thumbs down, make the shape of a ball with your thumbs and index fingers. Position your Hands right above your forehead so that if […]

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