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Sports undoubtedly have had a great impact on the lives of children and adults. Sports have helped build many socially active societies where individuals are able to interact with each other either as teammates, fans, coaches or just spectators of a particular game. However, there are certain observations that have been made and one of the speculations is been generated from the observations according to this article is that, sports have been modified to suit wealthy and financially s...
Playing any kind of sport requires a certain level of sportsmanship. One major form of sportsmanship that remains vital is being able to accept that in most cases, one might win, lose or tie a game. However, as this article reveals, most youth and amateur athletes have a very hard time accepting defeat when they participate in sports. This is mainly due to the fact that they expect to win the game at all costs. Sometimes young athletes cheat and engage in certain acts that might be regarded as unethi...
Undoubtedly, it is almost every company's ultimate goal to see progress. This includes, but not limited to, promotional activities to sell a specific brand or gain prominence. EdLab is no different. The whole team promoting NLT through Google Plus (G+) intrigued me. Personally, New Learning Times (NLT) was actually helpful to me and that made me more eager to promote it. As the latest addition to the team, it was a good early introduction to NLT and overall collaborative nature of the EdLab. I didn't think about it as a competition. I thought about it more as teamwork. This helped me map ...
It is very evident that sometimes student athletes are left with no other option but to choose between pursuing their academic goals or working towards making it to the highest level in their respective sport. However, a lot of questions have arisen as to who should be held responsible for not creating a convenient and conducive environment for student athletes. This article provides an overview about an academy that provides high school skiers with a very good educat...
There are several benefits that come from playing sports such as collaboration, teamwork and commitment. On the other hand, there are also several disadvantages that come with sports. According to this article, most children engage in sports and are unfortunately prone to some of disadvantages. Physical injury was mentioned in the article and it emphasized how a lot of children who engage in sports end up injured due to the intense physical nature of most sports. Another disadvantage is the bad behavio...
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Athletes have a strategy or mechanism they use in order to become successful at their respective sport. There are numerous ways to achieve success in sports but on the other hand, certain things are inevitable. According to this article by Bleacher Report, being psychologically ready when engaging in sports is one avenue for achieving success. To do this requires three main things: relaxing, thinking and visualizing as a participant in a particular sporting activity. As a college athlete, th...
There is a perceived notion by most people that collegiate sports, especially basketball and football, is very corrupt and doesn't look out for the best interests of the student athletes. This CNN article reveals findings from a research on student athlete learning at major institutions such as University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The findings, according to CNN, included but were not limited to the claim that, most student athletes were performing below average in terms of their reading abilit...