Monday, October 3, 2011

Dodge for Dodgeball

There are many people who believe some games are dangerous and should not be played in a school setting. Many of these sports have a high rate of accidental injuries; like ice hockey, football and of course Dodgeball. Maybe  it's because I'm not a parent, or because I love the game, but I cannot see why people feel ANY game should not be played. Children need to know what they like and what they don't like. If they have a bad experience with a game, the child will not want to play it very often. It is on us as educators to find another source of recreation for the different needs of the students. On the other hand, who are we to take away a game that has been being played since my father went to middle school in1960. If there is a high demand of children that are dying to play dodgeball, let them play. Because physical education class is supposed to be fun and have a lot of activity in it. If one way to get students to participate and have fun is dodgeball, then I say play on!

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