Hurray! A chance to work as an LCI for a couple of days presenting bicycle safety information to grades 7-8 at Natomas Middle School.
Art work on display in the school office.
My teaching partner Brad and I made thirteen 45-minute presentations. A short video then a game of Jeopardy with valuable follow-up information. One of the main points was wearing a helmet which reduces the chances of brain injury by 85% if a crash happens. A bicycle driver not wearing a helmet is 14 times more likely to die.
Presenting/teaching anything to middle school students can be a challenge. Thank goodness Brad and I were able to work well together even though this was our first time as a teaching team. Were we effective? Hard to say. At the end of the second day, I left the gym a few minutes before the end of school and went to the bike rack to observe. 38 bicycles were locked up but only ONE student left wearing a helmet at the end of the school day.