Everybody’s Shufflin’ How to warm-up and get up in your everyday classroom
Let me Intro Me • Hi! Im Pam Husted • Teach Health and Social Studies at Tucumcari High School • This is my 11th year of teaching and coaching athletics in NM • Currently teach girls athletics with an emphasis on strength and conditioning. • Believe that if we can get our kids in the classroom moving, we’ll see them go great places!!
Static vs Dynamics • Static stretching is when you elongate the muscle and hold it in that position for a period of time.
Dynamic Stretching • Incorporate skill into movement that not only increase the heart rate, but also promote blood flow and flexibility
Dynamics anyone can do • High Knees • Butt Kickers • Back peddle • Keroeke/Grapevine • Cross Overs • Bunny Hops • Leap Frogs • Frogs • Flamingos • Toe Touch • Toe Touch Cross
Importance of dynamics • Whether in sport of fitness classes, dynamics can reinforce skills you want to improve up on • Dynamics get the total body warm • Dynamics allow for muscle and strength training from the beginning of your session. • Dynamics also can be used as injury prevention
Lets get MOVING!! • Sitting in a class can be BORING! • Use what the students like to get them out of their seats—even in a serious and academic class. • FIRST—set perimeters: • What do you expect them to do • When you expect them to do it • How you expect them to do it! • Allow them time to be silly…it eases the nerves
In Husted’s Health Class.. • Use anything that you know they like to get them moving • We use dance steps…(the dougie, the shuffle, etc) • This takes a class to set up and perfect—but don’t sweat it—its fun & they LOVE IT! • Have them write down actions (in our case-dance steps) • Put them in a hat • Have each setting draw the action • Give them opportunity to practice (let them use their media) • Have a few rehearsal rounds • Then implement
How do I use this?? • We might just have get funky days- • Try to use fun days during MAPS /Short cycle testing • Great as a reward day for 9 week goals • Obviously—GROUP ACTIVITY • On review days we have them as a group find the answer and the ENTIRE group has to be performing the step before the group can answer. • What this technique does • Gets everyone involved • Prevents anyone from blurting out the answers • Creates a team-structure with the group • They have a BLAST!
Lets try it as adults. • Write down a dance move that you know or have heard of. • Bring it to me • Lets have a DEMO please • Each group draws their move • Practice • Lets do it!
Quiz #1 • What is the difference between Static and Dynamic stretching? • Demonstrate three static stretches as a group. • Demonstrate three dynamic agilities as a group. • Name at LEAST two things that dynamic agilities do for your body. • What High School do I teach at? • What subjects do I teach? • What are some benefits to using popular moves in your classroom? • How can you use group dance/movement in your setting? • Do you think your classes would enjoy this strategy and why? • Did you have fun today?