Wednesday, April 24, 2013

LCI: Natomas Middle School

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.

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