Physical Education & Fit Living

Meet Carone Learning’s Student of the Week Destiny C.!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Destiny C.!  Destiny is enrolled in both Anatomy and Physiology, through these courses her interest in the science of how the human body works has grown and she’s learned many things that will help her in her future career. SOW_DestinyC

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I love how much I have learned so far taking this course. I love how much information is explained in each flash lesson and how we have extra resources to help us learn even more, like the vocabulary flashcards, and more. I especially love how nice the instructor is and how willing she is to help anytime I need it.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

I am taking both human anatomy and physiology. I am hoping to become a surgeon or doctor one day, and the lessons I am learning in my courses, I will definitely need to help me in my career.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

I have learned in my courses how I am able to tell when I have a problem and I need to see a doctor. I have also learned many other things like how to check and see if my pulse rate is healthy, how to maintain a healthy diet, what to check for on our body, and more.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

She has helped me when I have needed any advice on how to complete an assignment, she gives me good feedback and even tells me when I have done something wrong, and more. She is a wonderful instructor.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I signed up for a course, two courses actually, because I really wanted to take human anatomy and physiology. I love science and earning about the human body, and this course has helped me learn about the human body and so much more.

 

Here’s what Destiny’s teacher had to say about her: 

“Destiny has worked hard in both Anatomy and Physiology. She is quick to respond to my messages and shows a genuine interest in the content. On her last reflection, she was asked to build a model of the lungs. She followed the instructions perfectly and even attached a picture to demonstrate her work. Great job!”

 

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Destiny is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Destiny!

Meet Shaylee S.! Carone Learning’s Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Shaylee S.!  Shaylee was put into her online course with us after a car accident left her home bound. She instructor has described her work as interesting and inspirational! Come read about our Student of the Week!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I like the fact I can work at my pace so to speak. As long as your ahead you can do as much as you can and with my schedule right now it helps out a lot.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

I have learned how to deal with a lot of situations I have never personally faced before. Reading some of the situations and responses has helped me see how I should deal with the situation if it ever comes up.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

It has helped me realizes a lot of things that can be very harmful to you. It makes me see that there are changes I need to make to my everyday life and activity to make myself a healthier person.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

She has been very helpful. She was patient with me when I was unable to get stated, when I had questions, and when I was behind she gave me the time to get it caught up.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I didn’t sign up for this class. I started this year on home bound due to a car accident and I was put into this class. Although I was worried about the class it has been very educational and taught me many things about my health and the health of others.

 

Here’s what Shaylee’s teacher had to say about her: 

“She works hard to do high quality work and stay ahead of the pacing guide, even when she was very behind early on. Her Reflection Journal entries are particularly interesting and inspirational. Shaylee has also been great at communicating with me throughout the semester letting me know if she’s struggling or has questions, which is helpful to me as an instructor, especially an online one.”

In Shaylee’s Drugs and Alcohol course there is a lesson on refusal skills to help students know when to say, “No!” as well as practice saying, “No!” Here is Shaylee’s reflection and experiences using refusal skills.   

4.1 Reflection: Learning refusal skills is very important so you can feel confident when refusing drugs or alcohol when offered. Although you may not have had to refuse these things, what are other situations you have had to use refusal skills to make a better choice. (i.e. invitation to a party, skipping school, etc.) Explain your experience.

Response: I had a friend of mine ask me to smoke pot. Another one asked me to skip school and go drinking with a bunch of my friends. I told them both no, I wasn’t going to do it. One of them actually laughed and called me chicken. It really bothered me but instead of letting them see that it was making me mad, I just decided to laugh at him and tell him he was the one that was being stupid. Going out drinking and driving was one of the dumbest things he could do. After we both tried to make the other feel guilty, I walked away. A few minutes later he found me and said the he thought about what I had said and decided he would stay with me. I felt good to know that I kept a friend from going out and doing something extremely stupid.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Shaylee is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Shaylee!

Meet Jordan W.! Carone Learning’s Student of the Week

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Jordan W.!

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What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I like the repetitiveness of the assignments and discussion of the course yet with new lessons every week.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

I have learned how to solve conflicts and arguments maturely and efficiently.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

It showed me that proper nutrition and exercise are vital to be healthy.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

My teacher has helped me have a better understanding of most necessary skills in life.

 

Here’s what Jordan’s teacher had to say about her: 

“Jordan….goes by Bailey. She is super young, and she is doing SO well with her Life Skills course. She is ahead but that doesn’t compromise her work. She submits very thoughtful discussion posts and reflections. You can tell that she takes pride in the work she does.”

In Jordan’s Life Skills health class she has been exploring her own identity– Jordan talks about her family heritage and what traditions her family has. 

Step I: Identify Your Family Heritage In one complete paragraph, tell about your family heritage. What is your ethnic or cultural background? What traditions does your family have? What things are most important to your family?

The most famous saying in my family is “treat others how you would want to be treated”. We value simple things such as kindness. We believe in being good people who genuinely care about others and their hardships. We believe in being God’s people and doing the right thing. We have the normal traditions such as being with family on special holidays such as Christmas. We open the gifts Christmas Eve and simply enjoy each other’s presence Christmas day. We try our best to attend church every Sunday. We also have some unique traditions such as eating ribs for Thanksgiving instead of the typical turkey. I believe my family originally came from Whales. I am not quite sure, but I know the majority of my family is Christian or Catholic.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Jordan is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Jordan!

Meet Student of the Week Kassie F.!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Kassie F.!  Kassie is taking our nutrition course and is excited about sharing her new knowledge and way of life. Here’s what she has to say about her Carone learning Kassiecourse.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I love how the course pushes you to do your best and learn as much as you can in a short period of time.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

In my Carone Learning course, I have learned a lot about nutrition and how your body responds to what you put into it. This has helped me understand how to begin living a much healthier and happier lifestyle!

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

By taking this course, I have improved both my level of health and fitness mainly by learning what nutrients my body needs along with how much exercise is needed at my age.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

My instructor has been very supportive of my goals and continues to push me to do my best. She does everything she can to help me succeed and is always very willing to answer all of my questions!

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I signed up for a course through Carone Fitness Academy because I wanted to further my knowledge in nutrition. By taking this course, I have drastically improved my lifestyle for the better!

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

I highly recommend taking a Carone Learning course! The courses are very easy to understand yet allow a high depth of new knowledge.

Here’s what Kassie’s teacher had to say about her: 

“Kassie creates and works toward healthy goals. She submits good work, is on pace, and reaches out when she needs help. Her last unit exam was a perfect 100%. Great job, Kassie!”

 

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Kassie is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Kassie!

How Do Olympic Athletes Keep Getting Better?

Relay raceLast August we all watched in awe at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio. As Katie Ledecky once again broke the world record for the 800 meter freestyle, we couldn’t help but wonder: how do we keep getting faster? 100 years ago, the world record for women’s 800 meter freestyle was 13 minutes. Last August, Katie Ledecky shaved about 5 minutes off of that time.

In his TED talk, David Epstein shed a lot of light on this phenomenon. He argued that it’s not humans that are evolving. Rather, it’s the games themselves.

Huge Leaps Forward

Epstein shares a graph that illustrates huge leaps and bounds in swim times throughout the years. He correlated those to new developments in methodology, tech, and engineering. For example, when the flip turn was incorporated into swim races, it cut off a significant amount of time in the world record. Additionally, new developments in swimwear allow swimmers to cut through the water and move more effectively.

Wider Access Makes the Field More Competitive

One major reason for the growth and development of athletes in general is the way that access to the sporting world has grown hugely in the last hundred years. Today, athletes are professionals, not amateurs who train in their free time. Today, access to athletics is available for more women, for more races, and for more socioeconomic groups. Between that and the growing population, we have a much larger group from which to choose our best and brightest athletes. After all, who’s better: the best of 100 people, or the best of 5,000?

The Rio games this year illustrated this development dramatically with our American women. They absolutely dominated, and many attribute that to the wider access that women have to sports over other countries and locations.

Sports Psychology Teaches Us To Test the Boundaries

The final big reason for the constant improvement of our athletes is harder to put your finger on. It has to do with the mental limitations that we put on ourselves. This was most dramatically and memorably illustrated by the shattering of the four minute mile. In 1945, the world record for running a mile was held by Gunder Hagg, who completed it in 4 minutes and 1.3 seconds. For almost 10 years, it was believed that humans had gone as far as they could go; there was no way to conquer a mile in less than four minutes.

It could be due to this psychological barrier that so many people made it their goal to defeat the four minute mile. In 1954, Roger Bannister completed a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Only two months later, another athlete broke this barrier, Australian John Landy. Since then, the four minute mile is the standard for world-class runners, although it’s left the common vernacular since sports shifted to the metric system.

However, this incident illustrates an interesting point: sometimes, the biggest barrier to achievement is psychological. Sports psychologists work with athletes to help them push the boundaries of the human body. Any marathon runner will say that the race is just as much a mental feat as a physical one.

Exercise Science

For those fascinated (as we are) with the amazing feats of the human body, as demonstrated through Olympic athleticism, Exercise Science may be an optimal field of study to pursue.  To get you on the right track, Carone Learning’s Exercise Science course covers aspects from the physiology of body systems  and analyzing biomechanics to sports psychology and nutrition.  Learn more today!

Meet Student of the Week Hayley L.!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Hayley L.!

Hayley has recently finished her nurition course, she was able to implement some great changes throughout her time in the course. Below is her experience with the course and her changes.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

What I liked most about my Carone Learning course was how I could relate the things I was learning to real life situations and, in some cases, my own life.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

What I learned that will most help me in my life is the role that nutrition plays in my life. Learning this has influenced my choice in food and has helped me improve how I eat.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

The nutrition course I took has helped me improve my level of health because it has helped me improve my eating habits. I’ve eaten so much better since learned how to plan my meals and choose healthy foods.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

My instructor has helped me with my course goals by being there to help any time that I needed it and by giving feedback on everything I did.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I signed up for a course through cFitness Academy because I thought it would be the best option to learn more about health and fitness. Taking the course online has been beneficial because I could work on it whenever and I could work at my own pace.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

cFitness has allowed me to work through health at a pace that fits my schedule. I am being more challenged and learning some great self studying skills because of online health.

Here’s what Kristen’s teacher had to say about her: 

“Demonstrated a solid understanding of content (97% on Final). Also, showed a desire to apply the new information into her real life.”

In Hayley’s nutrition class she has been implementing what she’s learned about nutrition into her daily diet, she wrote about her experience. 

REFLECTION DIARY: November 19, 2016 My grandma and I have been doing really well with our meal planning. The things I’ve learned from this class has helped a lot with that. I feel so much better with myself. I’m eating more, so I’m not hungry as much. But the things I’ve been eating are healthy, so not only have I been feeling more full, I have been feeling more energized. The things I have to do at work make me more active. I have to walk around a lot; I am on my feet the entire time I’m there. I also have to lift various things and sometimes move shelves. The things I have to do aren’t much, but they’re more physically active things than the things I would do normally. When I first started, I would get so tired with almost all of my tasks. Not only was I tired because I was working after school, but I was tired because I wasn’t that used to having to move around so much. Now the only reason I get tired is because I’m working after school. I’m pretty much used to the physical aspects of my job now, and that makes me feel pretty happy.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Hayley is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Hayley!

PE for Students with Physical Limitations

online student Many traditional schools offer waivers in PE so that students with physical limitations will not have to take PE courses.  However, that is really doing a dis-service to the student.  Rather than opting out of PE, students should still have the opportunity to learn about health and fitness principles and participate in physical activity (if able) at their own pace and level.  Schools should offer these students an alternate option.

Online education is an excellent option for students with physical limitations because course requirements can easily be adapted to meet a student’s abilities. Students will still learn vital fitness principles, and they can work on progressing in areas where they are able. Carone Learning offers an adaptive PE course specifically for students with limitations, and we can also adapt the requirements of many of our online courses to meet special needs. Continue reading “PE for Students with Physical Limitations”

What Does a Fully-Rounded Education Look Like?

StudentAn effective education is so much more than grammar and algebra. Education is meant to prepare children for the future challenges that they’ll confront in their lives. In such a rapidly-shifting world, it can be hard to know exactly what will be useful to students in the future. Children need to be flexible, lifelong learners. That’s why modern educators are calling for a shift that in our system that educates the whole child. Continue reading “What Does a Fully-Rounded Education Look Like?”

Student of the Week Aidan M.

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Aidan M.! Aiden has been motivated by the information in his nutrition class to eat better and exercise. Let’s hear what he has to say about his nutrition course. 

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

That I can learn without pressure.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

Nutrients, because I am a vegetarian.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

It has improved amazingly.

 

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

It’s been beneficial by because I’m a vegetarian I didn’t know what vitamins and minerals I needed.

 

Here’s what Aidan’s teacher had to say about him: 

“Aidan has worked hard in his course and has asked questions to better understand health and nutrition concepts he’s learning. He has also taken on a personal goal to start eating better and exercise more and is regularly updating me on his progress in the Reflections and messages.”

In Aidan’s Nutrition class he reflected on his new eating and exercise habits, he has reported on how its changed his body and mind:   

  • Reflection 1.2: My reflection Journal – This past week I have been exercising eating right and I’m a much happier person. I’ve been a vegetarian for five days now. People don’t think I’m getting enough protein though. But I do I’m still fit and my mood (has) gotten a lot better so I think I am. I have also been able to focus on what’s important.
  • Reflection 2.1: I have been happier since I began exercising daily and I have been a Pollo Pescetarian. If you don’t know what that is it is a person who only eats poultry, seafood, and the like. I have ate meals where I’m at with no meat at all a lot of times. I have exercised a lot I’m feeling healthy. I love being healthy I’m happier and I feel strong.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Aidan is pretty great and we’re proud to have him in class! Thanks, Aiden!