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Archive for May, 2011

A Food Processor and the Learning Process

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I have always loved eating but have recently developed a new appreciation and enthusiasm for cooking. I enjoy it much more now than I used to.

There is so much satisfaction to gain from being able to try something new without someone watching over your shoulder. And whether your endeavour is a success or an utter, complete failure or somewhere in between – you learn from the experience!

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Pecha Kucha Powers On – Part #2

During our second lesson today, the class really started to clarify their thoughts and ideas for their Pecha Kucha presentation. We did a quick recap of the concept and they began to collect the key ideas which they would focus upon. It was vital that they decided what parts of the Foundations of Physical Activity unit were most relevant and interesting to them if they are to successfully take this learning leap.

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Positive Spin

I like to think that I can put a positive spin on just about anything – very much a glass half-full person. However, there are times when this can be incredibly challenging. There are times when even the tiniest frustrations start to pile up and then niggling negativity starts to creep in which makes dealing with every new challenge that little bit more difficult. So I am reminded today of the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto and his work on positive thought.

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Pecha Kucha in PDHPE – Part #1

The Pecha Kucha concept is one which I have been keen to explore more and experiment with at school. So the opportunity has presented itself with a short theory unit in one of our elective classes. Year 9 Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) will be spending their next three theory lessons (one per fortnight) developing a Pecha Kucha presentation about the areas of the topic, Foundations of Physical Activity, which interest them the most. They will present them to the class in our final lesson of the term.

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