My intentions to exercise are always good, but it isn't long before my interest fades. Doing the same thing every day gets old. I don't know how to use the other machines and honestly don't know which ones I should use for the results I want. I'm all about that "calories burned" number anyway, but many fitness friends say that isn't enough.
I can't help but wonder if my workouts would be better if I had a personal trainer. If I had someone to get me started, develop a plan, and help me when things get hard. If I had someone who loved and believed in physical fitness enough for both of us. If I had someone who could fix the little things I wasn't doing quite right or make changes as I needed them.
Teacher as Personal Trainer
|Carolyn Carr talks with readers|
during Reader's Workshop.
Often we set up elaborate plans so we can work with small groups and provide individualized instruction, but these plans can take away from the time students need to read, write, and create. If we believe students only learn when they are beside us, we are underestimating the power students have in their own learning. What are students doing when they are not beside us? Students spend a lot of time working independently, and the teacher as a personal trainer makes sure this time is valuable for students.
The teacher as a personal trainer (I'm new to creating an infographic and wanted to play with Piktochart. #playtolearn):