Volleyball Underhand Serve Assessment

Volleyball Underhand Serve Assessment


a. Has a staggered stance

b. Holds ball about waist height in front of body

c. Strikes the ball about waist height off of the other hand.

d. Strikes ball with the fist/heel of the hand.

e. Ball lands  in opposite court



Attempt 1:       _____/5


Attempt 2:       _____/5


Total:               _____/10

Badminton Game play checklist

Badminton Game play assessment


a. Returns serve to disadvantage opponent

b. Uses a variety of serving options (ie. short-long, drive-flick, fore-backhand)

c. Rallies opponent out of position (ie. varying depth of shots, Front-back, side-side, hits to corners)

d. Returns to central location after each hit

e. Recognizes opponents’ weaknesses and plays to them (ie. Hits to backhand, for a drop, for a clear)



Total:     /5

Motivation and mindset anchoring

Joe Kirby's blog


When I was at University, a running joke was how little we’d all worked on our papers, how late and last minute we’d left them, and how little effort we’d put into them. A couple of things jolted me out of this mindset. International students I knew, from China, India, Europe, Africa and South America, didn’t seem to share English students’ view that slack effort was funny and clever. And my Dad told me that what actually happened at his University was that people boasted publicly about not working, but then worked feverishly in private. The joke was on us.


Beliefs matter; mindset matters; work ethic matters. Kids’ ideas about effort stem from their mindset. The research from Carol Dweck is much acclaimed, and rightly so. If you believe in effortless intelligence, it leads to fear of effort and failure. If you believe in hard work and overcoming setbacks…

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The Virtuous Cycle of Education

yes Education is very important and has great benefits, but making it a human right…. Also, who is deciding “what IS education?”? Is education strictly classroom learning? what topics? etc.


This review of the United Nation’s Millennium Goals targeted to be achieved by 2015 are reviewed here, through an examination of the vicious cycle (from low access to education, to illiteracy, to poverty, and low socioeconomic status and back again) becoming virtuous. With one year left to realize these laudable goals, how far have we come, how far do we have left to go, and how does this factor into the ongoing discussion of public education transformation? You be the judge!

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