As many of you know I am currently going to school at Channel Islands to get my teaching credential. This semester I had a class called English in Social Contexts which was about English Language Learners (ELLs) and the struggles they face and how to help them succeed. . For the final I had to create an artifact that I could relate to the class and the topics we covered. My professor told us to relate it to ourselves so the first thing that popped in my mind was crossfit, of course! So I sculpted the barbell above and said that it was like the mainstream classroom. A new crossfitter would never be advised to try to do a really heavy deadlift, unless they had background lifting. We need to first learn the technique and become stronger before we can attempt any lift at a heavy weight. The same can be said for bilingual education. If you have a student who has relatively no background in English they are going to need help to be successful in a mainstream classroom. If a new crossfitter was asked to do a really heavy deadlift, they most likely would not be successful, in the same way that ELLs (with out coaching, programing, and hard work, I won't get into the technical stuff here... already had to write that paper) will most likely not be successful in a mainstream classroom. Moral of the story...I can relate anything to Crossfit.
Fran and I do not seem to get along. Out of the 5 times Fran and I have had the "pleasure" of meeting, I've gotten a PR once. Each time I've gone up in weight and/or down in bands but I still should be getting a faster time after doing this for almost a year. Oh well... better luck next time.
My name is Jenna and I just graduated from SDSU in December. Since then I have moved back to Ventura and have started working out at CrossFit Ventura. I spent a year abroad in Spain and went to the running of the bulls with my brother Nick in July. I was definitely not prepared to run but I plan on going back and doing it!!