Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Workday

Today is a classroom day for me.

Health students are Reading Chapter 8 Section 2, on Vitamins, Minerals, and Water, and are then completing a Critical Thinking assignment on edmodo.  Basically, they are answering the 3 critical thinking questions from each of the first two sections of chapter 8.  So that is six questions, to be answered in complete sentences and turned in via edmodo.  24 point assignment.

Personal Fitness students today will be working on Assignment 11 which is over P.E.D.'s.  One of the many worries about the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs is not just that professional athletes are doing them, but that they are setting the example that it is OK to use these.

The best way to battle this is through education.  Students need to be exposed to the harmful effects that PED's can have on their bodies.  Both short term and long term.  A student who is well educated on the issue may still make mistakes or wrong choices, but the chances of them making a good decision are much greater.

Take some time to talk to your student about Performance Enhancing Drugs.  See if they know what they are, what they do, and what their harmful effects are?

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