Photos by Nick Adams for WSB
Roxhill Elementary PE teacher Chellie LaFayette and her students are getting national attention for unique teaching/learning techniques, and a round of one-handed basketball today was part of it.
It takes practice, as Adam Mendoza learned:
A recent New York Times story pointed to Roxhill as a school where PE class had integrated other forms of learning – like computers, with an iPad helping demonstrate the throwing technique today:
4th graders Lilly Nguyen and Angel Garza worked on hand positioning with the help of a video watched via the iPad, which Roxhill obtained via grant money:
High-tech blended with low-tech – if a student made the basket – here’s Chandler Butcher taking aim …
… they subsequently would get a card with the proper name of a bone in the human skeleton – here’s Raul Frutis:
… then rush to match it on a paper skeleton:
Jaretzi Corona Lopez worked hard to match hers:
And it wasn’t just theory – here’s Ms. LaFayette pointing out where the clavicle is:
In the end, it was a workout, from head to toe:
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