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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know

Check out this SlideShare Presentation from Rodd Lucier ( Click on the play button to listen to the Audio track included.

Monday, December 21, 2009

SUNY Cortland PE Rockstars

Here is a great representation of what we do in EDU 255 and especially what happened this semester of PE Rockstar Training at SUNY Cortland.  It was compiled by Jack Murphy.  Please take a look at his blog for some of his many accomplishments and also follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

ExerGame Experts wish you "Healthy Holidays" with Video Games

The holiday season is always a health rollercoaster. We eat too much, watch too much TV and exercise too little and then make New Years resolutions that we can’t keep. This year, make a change with Exergaming. The Exergame Network (TEN) reveals five ways of getting fit with video games, perfect for school kids to silver gamers with the focus on fun.

The good news for these holidays is you can over-indulge in fitness and fun by Exergaming. Exergaming is the combination of video games and exercise, ideal for a fun, social way to keep fit during the festive period. The Exergame Network brings you five Exergaming methods to suit everyone regardless of their age, ability or fitness level.

Most health and fitness resolutions revolve around dieting and joining a gym, but this doesn’t work for everyone. So what about the rest of us, those that dislike gyms, dieting, boot camps or just find conventional fitness boring?

Exergaming succeeds because it makes exercise fun and involving. The exercise seems less difficult and second to the enjoyment of playing. Choosing the right style of Exergaming is vital in making it fun for you! The following CREWS list is a ‘something for everyone’ selection from five Exergaming catagories (for an interactive tour visit CREWS):

1. *C*amera Exergaming: Your whole body becomes the controller as your movements are motion captured into the game (Eyetoy Kinetic/Groove/Antigrav, Your Shape, Project Natal, Trazer 2)

2. *R*hythm Exergaming: Become the musician or dancer and be guided by the music while the exergame records your dance steps or your musical timing. (Rock Band, Guitar Hero, We Cheer, DDR & iDANCE)

3. *E*xergaming Machines: Using real fitness equipment, the fun of the games takes your mind of the exercise. (Gamercize, Gamebike, Fitclub, GameCycle, BrainBike & Espresso Bikes)

4. *W*orkout Exergaming: Follow your virtual personal trainer as they guide you through your workout giving feedback on your form and storing your progress. (Yourself Fitness!, EA Sports Active, The Biggest Loser, Your Shape & Wii Fit/Plus)

5. *S*ensory Exergaming: These commercial exergames get you jumping and running for your score. (Lightspace Play, Makoto, SmartUs & TWall)

TEN reminds you to think of ‘CREWS’ as an amazing way to engage, motivate and sustain exercise over your lifetime! To discover more about Exergaming, get practical advice and more information from TEN or connect with us on twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Now enjoy what some of the leaders on Exergaming have to say and how Exergaming can truly benefit everyone!


“In Physical Education, we strive to provide a safe and positive learning environment that supports the needs and abilities of our students. Exergaming, in its many forms, is available in schools (before and after-school), at home, and in the community and thus has the potential to impact students physically, cognitively, and socially”. Stephen Yang, Ph.D-ABD, M.S., B.S., Co-Director ExerGame Lab, Assistant Professor, State University of New York College at Cortland.

“Exergaming Machines are a time saving way to keep me fit. Last week I clocked up over 9 hours of genuine cardio, just by playing the latest Xbox release! It is important that everyone finds the Exergaming method that works for them, if you enjoy the activity there’s more chance of keeping at it and reaching the fitness benefits. Nothing kept in the back of the cupboard will improve health.” Richard Coshott, Gamercize Founder and CEO.

“People who normally don’t like to be physically active are willing to try Exergaming because it’s FUN. Parents tell me that this is the first time they’ve seen their kids sweat this much, and they don’t want to stop playing the exergames! Exergaming is the best intervention for the (couch potato), and introduces physical activity that’s fun for the first time in their lives.” Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH, CHFS, preventive care specialist, Beaver Medical Group; CEO & (Exergaming Evangelist), MedPlay Technologies.

“Exergaming offers an alternative method of increasing heart-rate and building muscle bulk for those with disabilities. Real-world boxing, for example, offers an excellent aerobic workout for many able-bodied individuals, however is impossible for many with disabilities. Video-game based boxing, however, allows for simulated boxing with an avatar that is safe and achievable, while simultaneously being aerobically challenging.” Sheryl Flynn, PT, PhD, Co-Founder

About The Exergame Network (TEN)
TEN is a not-for-profit advocacy group (not affiliated with Games for Health) which promotes an active and healthy lifestyle by combining video game technologies and exercise, known as Exergaming. Exergaming is proving to be an excellent way to increase motivation, energy expenditure and overall fitness. TENis a collaboration of dedicated health and fitness practitioners, exergame developers, researchers and clinicians, health and fitness entrepreneurs and passionate individuals devoted to highlighting the best solutions offered by exergaming.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dream Big and Work Hard - Panic Attack!

I love the story of people doing amazing things, and Fede Alvarez fits the description. Using $300 dollars, Fede was able to create this incredible complex looking trailer of robots attacking Uruguay's capital, Montevideo - ,Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack).

"I uploaded (Panic Attack) on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of emails from Hollywood studios," he told the BBC's Latin American service BBC Mundo."

Fede received emails for Holloywood studios but ended up taking a development deal from "Spider-Man and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures" with a $30 million budget.  If you can dream about it, then work towards that dream and don't ever give up. If you stop dreaming and working, it's time to change jobs and roles because it's not fair to your students.  They should be your # 1 priority - You Are My Mine! Happy Holidays to you and your families and travel safely:-)
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Dance class a gift for special students, instructor

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) -- It's early on a Saturday morning, and Sarah Markowitz limbers up before her dance class begins. Sarah stretches on the bar at the school run by the Boston Ballet as her fellow students start to wander in. They are all excited, because today they get to perform for their parents.
"I like dance because I like Gino," Sarah says, referring to Gianni di Marco, the instructor for this class of more than a dozen very special dancers. Gino, as his students call him, has taught various ballet classes for the school but now focuses mostly on this one, Adaptive Dance. It is a class specifically for kids with Down syndrome. "It's about movement," Di Marco explains. "It's about trying to coordinate the body with the music and have joy."

As a conga drumbeat fills the room, the class begins. Di Marco starts in front of his students. They are all seated, facing the floor-to-ceiling dance studio mirror.
He leads them through a series of motions timed to the rhythm, gradually working to a standing position. They are all smiles, and Di Marco encourages them with "Oh, yeah!" as they shout with enthusiasm, bodies swaying, feet stomping.

"Dance is something that has no limitations," Di Marco says. He leads them all in a circle, a pied piper with his loyal and happy group. They each take turns, one at a time, in a freestyle dance in the center. High-fives, hugs and fist bumps are common as each of the friends completes his or her routine.
The program started in 2002 and was the idea of Michelina "Mickey" Cassella, a physical therapist from Boston Children's Hospital who also works with dancers from the Boston Ballet Company.
"They've had physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy," Cassella says of the kids in the Adaptive Dance class.
"I wanted them to come into this building," she goes on, "and to be able to participate in a class like other children."

Though not a dance instructor, Cassella is always there to help guide the students if one of them becomes distracted or just needs a little encouragement.
"They're moving to music beautifully," Cassella says. "They're developing moves we didn't even know they could do!" She has seen these kids grow into teenagers during their time here and has been amazed by their progress. "It's just been a beautiful thing to watch."
In the studio, Di Marco has brought the parents in to watch their children perform. Anne Markowitz smiles as she watches her daughter, Sarah, lead the class through spontaneous poses, using the opportunity to ham it up a little.

"I think it's fabulous," Anne Markowitz says of the program, and Sarah loves every minute of it.
Down syndrome is nothing new to Markowitz, nor are the many capabilities of her daughter and the rest of the students. "It doesn't matter what your special needs are," she says. "You can do; you can dance; you can express yourself."

Di Marco explains that his students were sometimes hesitant to join in when he first started teaching them. But now he thinks dance has given them all a confidence that goes beyond the dance studio.
"It's not just to learn how to dance," he says, "but also to learn how to be who you are, and I think they're developing that very well, here, in this environment."

The reward goes both ways, however. Di Marco says that seven years ago he was nervous when the classes began. But now, he says, "Here I am having the time of my life teaching these children."
This is the last class of the session, and the students won't be back until March. Di Marco invites the parents to join their children in a dance. They form a circle again, but this time each student shares a dance with their family members instead of solo. The excitement culminates in one large group hug in the center. They are all exhausted and all smiling.

Di Marco, his arms outstretched as if to embrace every one of them, says, "This is life. I love you guys. Thank you for bringing your children to play with me!"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Powerful Policies ImPact Persons of All Abilities (#NCTI2009)

The NCTI 2009 Conference was an incredible collection of policy makers, advisors, DOE staff, Office of Special Education, researchers and vendors all interested in helping to make education equally accessible to students of all abilities. Here is my photo album from the main forums, break out sessions and the Tech Expo that was held on Monday night. We were able to get most of the NCTI staff to try out EyeToy on the upper level and they really enjoyed seeing themselves (as do our students) be the Action Hero.  Check out more pictures and impressions from the NCTI 2009.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Accessible Wheels (#ncti2009)

Presenting at the NCTI 2009 is an honor as it celebrates some of the most innovative technological solutions in educationThe 2009 NCTI Technology Innovators Conference, Educational Futures — Powered by Technology, will focus on how learning and assistive technologies can supercharge education for all students.The NCTI is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and housed in Housed at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C

It's only fitting that the most recent episode of the hugley popular new comedy Glee featured the character of Arty Abrams (Kevin McHale) and his quest to being himself.  All the other members of the Glee club were told to use a wheelchair for 3 hours of the school day so that they would realize what life is like for Arty every single day.  The episode was great and his solo/soliloquy was awesome.  Go Arty and Dance wherever you want!

The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. Specifically, we help researchers, product developers, manufacturers and publishers to create and commercialize products of value to students with special needs.
To achieve its goals NCTI offers services to:
  • Analyze needs, issues, trends, and promising technology innovations
  • Cultivate a collaborative network
  • Promote reliable research-based solutions
  • Facilitate successful commercialization approaches for the education market
Funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCTI works with a deep and supportive community of government, nonprofit, and private organizations. Our network of individuals and staff is dedicated not only to the development of powerful assistive technologies but to the commercial success that will make them viable on a large scale.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PE Hall of Shame

PE Hall of Shame (Part 2)  was released after the initial induction of 6 games that should not be played in physical education class. In class we discussed two of the initial inductees (Dodgeball and Kickball) and why (human targets, isolation, no choice, safety, hiding from others, skill level, etc...) they were included in the initial induction ceremony.

Click on the comment link at the bottom of this post to leave your brief (2-4 sentences) initial comment about the PE Hall of Shame inductees.  Then leave your blog URL (eg. and then go on your own blog and write and defend how you would seek to use one of these "shamed"games in your PE program (if it all). How will playing this game help your students attain the goals of being physically educated and what will be gained?  Be sure you can defend your claim to use the game(s) be providing modifications to game play, equipment, and rules.  It would help if you added pictures like Patrick's post on defending dodgeball (posted below). This assignment is due by class next Tuesday October, 27th. (Photo via iStockPhoto & Xanga)

The article written by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education on Dodgeball in physical education classes brings about some good points. In the game of dodgeball, there is a great chance the less athletic students that may need the most physical activity because of their health, are the ones getting picked on, and taken out first. I agree with this in some cases, knowing that that situation is always possible. However, simple variaitions made on the game would solve that problem, making the game more fun for everybody. Another argument that this article stated was the fact that kids get hurt becuase they are the target. I disagree with this because I believe that there is a much greater chance of a student getting hurt in some of the other sports such as football, hockey, and soccer, that are taught in our schools curriculum today. Many people tend to generalize dodgeball with the movie that came out a few years ago. First of all, the characters in that film were all grown men and women who are much stonger and can throw much faster that any student in grades K-12. Second, they were using heavy rubber kickballs, while in the league that I play in outside of school at home, we use 8' 1/2" foam balls. Of coarse, if a physical education class is using heavy rubber balls, or sometimes volleyballs, someone is going to get hurt. But that is the fault of a poor physical education teacher. In my league, using the foam balls that work equally well, not a single person has been injured (I have been playing for 4 years). Playing dodgeball the normal way with the normal rules is harmless, however other variations are possible if schools are not convinced. Variations such as making everyone throw with their weak hand only, or make a different target instead of the student, like a cone or ball, also make this game worthy of coming back into schools. Dodgeball also can improve students motor skills greatly, and even more than some other sports. Besides track in high school, Dodgeball was the only sport that I stuck with. After 4 years of playing this sport I found that it really keeps me in shape, and my hand eye coordination and reaction time improved a great deal. If the game of dodgeball should stay out of the schools curriculum, then I believe the association should be taking a look a many other sports too and their dangers, because its only fair. As long as a school has a great physical education teacher who can turn any game into a usefull activity for all students, than any sport should be allowed, including dodgeball.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SUNY Cortland - The Heart of PE

Welcome to SUNY Cortland - The Heart of Physical Education. A video montage presented at the SUNY Cortland AHPERD Conference on October 9, 2009 in Cortland, NY. More information available at

Friday, October 9, 2009

Windows of Opportunity by Alumna Dr. Judith Rink - 2009 SUNY Cortland AHPERD

Dr. Judith Rink just presented her keynote speech at the 2009 SUNY Cortland AHPERD titled "Windows of Opportunity Don't Come Often". She is a pioneer of PE and we are so glad to have her as an alumna of our SUNY Cortland PE program. Thank you Dr. Rink for taking time out of your busy schedule and for dedicating your entire career to helping improve PE all around the world.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lab 1 Reflection & video (201)

The first lab at St.Mary's was really good with lots of energy and participation. As I mentioned to you earlier, this is not your typical teaching situation - but if you can hack it here, you can hack it anywhere. The St.Mary's students are full of life and love getting to know you. Be open to them and they will let you enter their worlds' - wherever that may take you. In your blogs talk briefly about your interactions with the students and how they're making you think about your teaching and their learning. Remember to Download Picasa ( and download whatever pictures you want to save. If there are no pictures of yourself, be sure to let me know next lab so that I can be sure to take some. Go to and sign up for an account using the code I am sending to your e-mail accounts. Choose the pictures you want to use in your short 30 second video (add text, highlight certain photos, etc.,..), choose your music and then click on create video. It takes a little time but soon you'll have your professional video ready for the world to see. From there, get the embed code and now you can paste it into your blog as I have done here. Have fun with it and let's keep an eye out for each other's videos. See you at the Mini-Conference tomorrow. Shalom

Friday, October 2, 2009

Serious "Fun" Games @ KSF 2009

Here is my presentation from #KSF2009 - Korea Serious Games Festival in Seoul last week.

And here are some more pictures from the tremendous opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Korean government has committed over $60 million dollars to supporting the digital arts, games, and content mostly within the province of Gyongi. They are opening a $20 million dollar facility to support these industries as well as education, software and hardware development. Now that's commitment. Play On Korea!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

201 Moving Name Game

Here are the lab groups for PED 201 Monday and Wednesday respectively. We will have a test next week on your own lab group's names. The second test will be on the other group's names. Remember that learning names will be one of your most relied upon tools to managing a class and creating a positive learning environment. In each of your current classes, I challenge you to learn everyone's name. It will get you in the habit of learning names really quickly and that will be crucial to each of your field experiences.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Toastmasters Speech 5: Your Body Speaks

I love this blog because it has so many helpful techniques to better communication. Check out the latest post on

Six Minutes: Public Speaking and Presentations Skills (Your guide to becoming a confident and effective speaker)

When you're teaching, how do you keep your student's attention and focus? What subtle techniques do you use to get their attention if their focus drifts a bit and are they aware of your classroom rules and policies? Does the way you dress, your hairstyle, and the way you carry yourself convey the things you want to say about yourself as a teacher? Think about it and let's get prepared to work on our message. Click on the following link for the full post.
  • Toastmasters Speech 5: Your Body Speaks

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    • Is your body dead when you speak, or does your constant motion give your audience headaches?

      Does your face signal fear or does it signal excitement for your topic?

      Do your hands vibrate, or do they punctuate your words?

      The fifth Toastmasters speech project encourages you to make every body movement enhance your speech rather than detract from it. This article of the Toastmasters Speech Series examines the primary goals of this project, provides tips and techniques, and links to numerous sample speeches.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

How Committed and Passionate Are You?

In quintessential Queen style, singer Freddie Mercury's presence is so powerful there is no doubt who is in charge or what he's communicating. Watch to see how he leads the audience, all 72,000 of them at Wembley Stadium in London. It was at this moment for me as a teenager that music started speaking to me and since that time sparked a love for music and performing. Out of all the performances by all the artists, this was the one performance that would never be topped. I remember sitting up to watch in amazement as the crowd (not a Queen concert crowd, mind you) was so in to each song, each other and most of all the moment. Oh to have been there!! Pay particular attention at 5 minutes and 23 seconds, when you can really see the entire audience clapping to Radio Ga-Ga. I still get chills watching that performance and listening to others describe how pivotal this performance was to the success of Live Aid and catapulting Queen's legacy into the stratosphere. How can one person, singing one song lead so many? What would possess people half a mile away to sing and clap along to a song? What qualities does he and others possess to inspire his audience? What and who inspires you? How do they do it? What is their message and what is the medium?
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Watch in full screen-mode and crank up the volume. With little transition between songs 'Radio GaGa' and 'Hammer to Fall', watch and marvel at how Freddie uses a couple of syllables to charge the crowd up even more.

Here is a great news piece on Queen's rehearsal prior to Live Aid.

Queen (set list) - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (part), "Radio Ga Ga", "Hammer to Fall", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Will Rock You" (part), "We Are the Champions"

What about Danyl Johsnon's audition on X-Factor? Can you tell he was passionate, relaxed and excited to be performing? What do you look like in your initial micro-teaching episode? Can you see any excitement and enjoyment while teaching? How will you convey your interests in helping your students learn? Voice, body language, preparedness, confidence, props, calmness, etc...? How will you make your classes so that students want to come back and want to participate?

Please embed your video from our YouTube Channel - and write a reflection that answers some of the above questions along with what you think you did well and what you can improve.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

255 Methods Off and Running

The start of the 255 semester is rolling along as we have already done a first teaching episode (micro-teaching) and experienced a more holistic Ultimate Frisbee lesson. The object of your quiz on Friday will be to simply name each student and their action they performed during the ice-breaker "Moving Name" game.

Here is the link to all of your lessons posted to YouTube on our channel

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Touch-down Jets 2009 Training Camp from SUNY Cortland

The Jets have arrived the Jets have arrived. Our sleepy summer has been awoken by a Big Green Monster in the name of the New York Jets. 2 a days (2 practices a day) started yesterday in the rain but by yesterday evening it was all sun and fun. Plenty to see and do here on campus as the Jets have taken over most of the campus (Park Center, fields, dorms, and food hall). Keep checking the following album to see the latest pictures from the New York Jets 2009 Training Camp at SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sam Yohannan - Physical Therapy - Video game reh

Live cam interview with Sam Yohannan of New York - Presbyterian: University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

StationPE WebBuilder Challenge - VOTE NOW!

This semester's StationPE Web Builder Competition has begun and our class has five excellent websites that are up against four from Dr. Davis'. Please vote for your favorite website and help someone win an iPod!

Kelsey Allen
Aaron Briggs
Laura Boucher
Michael Dutra
Jack Murphy

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Monday, May 18, 2009

DDR + Science Instruction = SciRAVE

SciRAVE is a pretty cool idea: take a fun game like DDR or Guitar Hero and have the songs be about Science topics. The game works like any Dance Dance Revolution game, you have to step on the matching arrows as they rise to the top of the screen. The arrows rise to the beat of the song, in this case science songs. The goal of this game is to teach children concepts of science while they are playing an enjoyable game. The only problem I have with the game is that the words are too hard to understand for most songs. Also, so much focus is going into hitting the arrows at the right time that there is little time to focus on the lyrics. Other than that it's a pretty fun game. You can check it out at:

Matt put together a little video of screenshots taken while playing the game.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hands-on: Facesay (Autism) by Julie

I say, "FaceSay" for Autism Awareness

The game that Julie played was called FaceSay, a game made for children with Autism.
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Hands-on: Facesay (Autism) by Efrain

A video Efrain Reyes made after having an actual experience using a video game that allows autistic children to develop better social understandings.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Infant Skits Motor Development Spring 2009

Today's infant skits were fantastic and our guests were thoroughly impressed at how committed everyone was in performing.

Here is the album of still photos from the performances.

Click here to get the YouTube Playlist or enjoy the videos from this blog

Infant skits

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Monday, February 23, 2009

"Whatever" it Takes

Hip Hop Doc (Dr. Rani Whitfield) and Dee-1 (middle school teacher) are on a mission and their message goes straight to the heart (literally and figuratively). From "Walking the Walk" to "Whatever" the duo have been on a mission to educate and motivate youngsters to live a healthy and active lifestyle (YouTube Channel). Truly inspiring and in education we call what the Hip Hop Doc does so well, is enlist the interests of his target audience - the youth that love Hip-Hop. Let it Flow Doc!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Commander-In-Chief = Master Communicator

Historic achievements aside, President Barack Obama has been such a successful communicator because of his passion and dedication to making change and making things right. Vaulted into the national spotlight just four short years ago at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, it was clear to many that this "skinny guy with big ears and a funny name" would not go quietly into the night.

Each president has their own communication style and some say President Obama's rhetoric in his main speeches is the best of the modern era including Reagan. Linton Weeks wrote in his NPR article "The Art Of Language, Obama-Style", that Obama is a first-rate orator and is getting much better at his impromtu responses.
Because he understands on a profound level that language is the way to hearts and minds, it makes sense to observe his word choice and manner of speaking very closely. In terms of style, Obama has a new way with words. Obamantics, maybe?

After listening and watching to your teaching sessions, with which speaking style are you most comfortable? Do your words match your intended message and do your students understand what you are trying to say? Are there times when your students looked confused or do they transition quickly from instruction to activity periods? Could you say the same thing with fewer words in order to minimize confusion? Mastering effective communication skills is a never-ending process because it encompasses all that we do, say, and emote in the oral, physical, and written senses. The NPR article mentioned that perhaps even Obama has not hit his speaking-ablility "ceiling".

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What 's your Sport?

Everyone is good at something in terms of a sport or physical activity, but are there commonalities between each person's strength?

We will be examining and studying three fundamental skill themes: stability, locomotion, and manipulative.

Do sports skills have common themes running through them?

Leave a comment on how important it is to be proficient at the more basic skills in order to gain proficiency in the more complex and specialized skills and actions.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Leader of the Pack

Learning to teach with the "Firm but Warm" ideals is an art all unto itself. In a way it is also the same mantra for Cesar Milan (AKA - The Dog Whisperer). Casar takes the toughest cases of dog misbehavior and works tirelessly to "re-rehabilitate the dog" but "train the owners" - and NOT the other way around. What does he say about the importance of a) walking together (exercise), b) belief in yourself as the leader of the pack, and c) creating a pack to create harmony. Watch this video and leave a comment that best explains your reactions to Cesar's techniques and the parallel to teaching youngsters. If you want to see more of Cesar and his techniques and awesome effectiveness click on this YouTube playlist and National Geographic Channel.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring Class Rocking

We're off and running with a great bunch of new 255 students who were quick studies and adapted well to the "Ambush Teaching" lab. You can find their blogs listed in the right hand column of this Rockstar PE blog. Please take some time to read through their reactions to their teaching and to follow their growth in learning to become a Rockstar PE Teacher. Some students (Melissa and Kristen) have already mastered adding videos to their blog...Bravo! Lots more to come so hold on to your hats.