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How Teaching Students to Dab Helps with Math

January 4, 2017
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Dabbing and math are basically my two worst enemies, so it seems like a mistake that somehow the two could fit together. I find the frustration of trying to figure out a geometry question to be just as if not more infuriating then going into a store to find at least one kid dabbing through the aisles while casually reaching for the mac and cheese. Everywhere I look, someone is dabbing…and I feel like that trend was over long ago.…

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MECKids Spring Into March With 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

March 10, 2014

Calling all fit kids and families! March is here and what better way to jump-start Spring than with a new fitness program that will keep you healthy, happy and moving this year! We’re kick-starting the month with an exciting 30-Day Fitness Challenge that will keep you MOVING with great fun and fitness! Studies have shown it takes 30 days to form a new habit, and our fitness program is designed to help shape healthy habits that will form a healthy,…

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10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

December 2, 2013

  Like me you may want to know how to keep moving when you don’t want to…so here are my 10 favorites for motivation. Be realistic Unfortunately, first-time exercises come up with unrealistic targets that are too ambitious. Gerald Endress, fitness director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, N.C. says, “They want to go for maximal goals, but they tend to get overwhelmed.” Instead set more reachable goals that you know you can reach.  Keep Track of…

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Everything Comes Back!!!

March 21, 2013

I was happy to read in the newspaper about a study that was recently published about the impact of recess and free play; it is good for children on the physical, social and educational levels.  Many students have lost the required 20 minutes of free play and 40 minutes of organized physical education due to the need to work on testing requirements.  This time varies from state to state with some states having no required physical education.  Let’s have our…

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Taking cues from Dancing With The Stars!!

February 19, 2013

One of the things that I love about DWTS is the fact that it brings dance and specifically ballroom dance to a new audience.  An easy way to start a unit is with the lindy swing, which is 2 steps and a ball change or back step.  Once you teach the basics to your students- let them figure out the mirror image- first with no hands-just facing each other.  Then try a simple hand to hand connection-palm up for the…

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The Assessment Issue…

February 4, 2013

The new buzz word for physical activity folks – ASSESSMENT!!  Folks that are not actually in a classroom lose perspective of this issue.  In a nutshell- keep it simple!  Teachers assess students daily to determine the level of the class and also how to pace the class, which is “formative assessment”.  When you are at the end of a unit of instruction and give the final test, you are performing a “summative assessment”.  Physical activity specialists, PE and Dance teachers…

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