EDSS 521 Blog Post #2

We’ve learned that the teenage brain will benefit from being engaged and getting the maximum number of synapses firing.  To get students engaged in the learning, we try to have them be actively involved as much as possible.  This comes naturally in a physical education class.  We are able to introduce a technique or tactic for students to learn and have them immediately apply that technique or tactic by performing it.  This gets them engaged in their learning and helps them to remember the information.  We also use music occasionally to motivate students to work hard on days when they are running or working on their fitness in the weightroom.  When they are motivated to work hard on these personal fitness days, they are more likely to see the benefits of improved cardio endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.  This makes the physiology lessons more relevant to them as well.

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