Mark Zimmerman’s Student Work: Spring 2016

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The Benefits of the Correct Warm up

Many people love to workout because it helps them stay fit, makes them feel better, and keeps them healthy. Some individuals do not like to warm up. So today, we must talk about the importance of warming up correctly. Warming up and stretching can be beneficial in so many ways. For example, it increases body […]

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Week 4 – Lessons in Leadership 2016 – Mo Anderson

During Mo’s presentation she discussed developing a mission and values and the central role they play in her business and personal success. For this week’s blog, provide a mission/values statement that can help guide you during your collegiate and post-collegiate journey.

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Parking for “Meet Me In St. Louis” for Saturday, December 3rd

We wanted to make everyone aware of potential parking issues for those attending performances of Meet Me In St. Louis at Mitchell Hall on Saturday, December 3rd. Due to Edmond’s Parade of Lights that evening, there will be restrictions on where you can park your vehicle. For our 2pm performance, parking near Mitchell Hall will be limited […]

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Week 14 – Lessons in Leadership – Lindy Ritz

Lindy discussed a number of relevant topics this week related to finding mentors, listening to your team/employees, being self aware and empowering those around you that possess abilities and skills that you do not. What points during her presentation did you find the most applicable to your leadership experience and development.

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Building an Attitude For Exercise

By Kamiera Jones Have you been contemplating on exercising but just can’t seem to get started or find the time to exercise? We as people tend to make time for the things we feel are most important or things that are at the top of our priority list. Therefore, we must make exercising important to […]

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Week 13 – Lessons in Leadership – Senator Kay Floyd

Senator Floyd discussed how Oklahoma’s legislation ranks 50th in representation of leadership from the minority, along with some initiatives she has collaborated with others to have passed. What did you find most interesting from the conversation, and as a leader, how can you help lead from or for the minority?

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The Educative Tool of Autobiography

How many times have you heard a student ask, “How does this relate to my life?” Autobiography and life writing can be a transformative tool in the classroom to help illicit answers to this question. After all, we all come to college with a different set of life experiences that make up the whole of […]

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Free Weights vs Machine Weights

By Javier Ibanez When it comes to new people wanting to do resistance training, usually the first questions they ask themselves is whether to work out on machines or with free weights. There are many great benefits for each type of weight training, but there has always been a debate on which one is better. […]

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Eating Disorders in Athletes

By Kaitlyn Johns Sports have many benefits to athletes including: improvements in physical health, social connections, and improved self-esteem. Sports can also end up creating a negative body image for young athletes once they begin entering the competition world. Society has such a skewed image of thinness and the pressure of competition on athletes, leading […]

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Week 12 – Lessons in Leadership – Michael Carolina

Michael Carolina asked the audience to rank Oklahoma on an innovation scale from 1 to 10. After hearing about the technological advances, educational opportunities and initiatives in our state, how do you feel you can continue to advance these efforts, and discuss any new ideas or topics that you learned.

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Map of the United States showing a “best of fit” line at the 36”30’ latitude for a division between states in which more people are engaged in creative and artistic activities above the line than below it

The North-South Divide in American Creativity

See this Washington Post article about the NEH graphical representation of findings above. Also, note this NEH definition of what they considered “personally performed or created artwork” for purposes of their survey: “Created pottery, ceramics, or jewelry; created leatherwork, metalwork, or woodwork; did weaving, crocheting, or other textile art; played a musical instrument; did acting; […]

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Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part III

As we have explored in part I and part II of this series, there are many ways to design instructional videos. These range from simple information delivery video, to more complex scenario-based learning experiences. In the final article of this series, I explore how to use demonstration videos as a teaching technique while also allowing […]

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