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How to play the “And Or Game”

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Examples Needed – Teacher body language in the classroom

Dear Teachers,

If you are a teacher/educator would you please take a few minutes and respond to this request.  I am in the process of gathering examples of how body language is used in the classroom. The idea is to help create an awareness of the Non-verbal signals that teachers use.  I am looking for examples of body language that may be inhibiting learning, as well as examples of positive teacher body language.  If you would be willing, please give some examples of both positive and non-effective body language that you have either experienced or have observed in the classroom.  You can just leave your information below as a response to this post.

 

Thanks so much!

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W51TV episode VI !

This week has been unbelievable! So many cool things have been going on and you can check it out on our new episode of W51TV!  The video has been broken up into two parts.

Just click on the video below and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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W51TV Episode V Ta-Da!!!!

The time has come again to unleash a new episode of Wells W51TV!  Thanks to all the public speaking class participates that were involved with this weeks show!  Great work!  Check out all the cool happenings and please feel free to leave any comments about the show!

Have a great week!

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How to play Crab Soccer?

Caught on a rainy day?  Having taught in Thailand for the past few years, rain is something that comes up often during certain seasons.  However, there are still a lot of fun and engaging activities you can do within the confines of a small room or gym.  After some initial warms ups and stretches, today’ activity was crab soccer.  This is a great team building game you can play with your athletes.  Some of the health and fitness benefits include;

  • spacial awareness
  • triceps and hamstring strength
  • reaction time
  • flexibility
  • coordination
  • team work and cooperation

Set up:

Set up is pretty simple.  This game is best suited for inside of a gym or room with no breakables.  Playing outside is possible, but usually a room is better.  If players are chasing after the ball too often they tire out too quickly.  The game is meant to be fast paced and lots of fun!

  • Place two cones at both ends of the room to be used as the goals.
  • Use a large,  soft ball when playing, the bigger the better.  A fitness ball will work really well as long as it is soft.
  • Have all players remove their shoes before entering the room or gym.

The Rules:

  • Divide the group into two teams and choose which side they will defend.

Teams

  • Have the players sit on their bottom with their feet flat on the floor. Both hands should be palms down with fingers pointing away from their body.  Players should then push their body up with their hands and feet and walk like a crab.

Crab Walk

  • If players stand up or walk during the game, give them a 2 minute time out penalty from playing.
  • Each play has to continue to move in a crab walk position through out the game, and try to kick the ball into the other team’s goal.

Crab Soccer Game

  • Set a score to be achieved, and the first team to reach it wins.

Crab Soccer Game II

Crab Soccer Game III

Keep an eye on the players and try not to let them bunch up or use any dangerous kicks.  If students wear glasses it would be advisable to have them take them off and place them outside of the room.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

Here is a clip from our last game!

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W51TV

Just to give you an idea of what goes on at my school.  Here is the latest episode of our school newscast.  I love doing this show and hope you enjoy all the fun!

Here is a link to my other site:  http://nathan.wells-school.com/blogs/

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