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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

  • The learning process requires ample opportunities for active participation and practice.
  • To keep students interested and motivated the information disseminated must be clear and meaningful.
  • Teaching, unlike other professions, has no secrets. All my notes, handouts, and references are made available to students both in hard copy and electronic formats.
  • Good teaching is an acquired skill, thus it needs to be evaluated and updated on a regular basis. An effective teacher learns as much as he/she can about her/his students--their interests, motivations, troubles, and triumphs.
  • Technology should be applied in unique and specific ways rather than used as a fancy duplication of conventional materials.

"...We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be??...We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

Nelson Mandela

Teaching Interests

  • The application of knowledge derived from physical education related sub-disciplines, such as, history, philosophy, sociology, psychology and motor learning to successful life span involvement in movement experiences in physical education and sport settings.
  • The application of computer technology in classroom and field settings.

Research Interests

  • Applied reseach focusing on the enhancement of life span experiences through participation in skilled movement and health related fitness in physical education and organized sports programs.