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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What makes a good coach good?

What makes a good coach good? It's all about teaching and motivating, which require clear and direct communication, empathy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 2531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The psychology and effects of bad coaching

A coach's ability to manage anger and frustration is the key to avoiding abusive coaching, along with redefining a longstanding...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 4966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports and coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools offer a wide variety of sports, run by various types of coaches. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Club sports add challenges to school athletics

The emergence of "club sports" in the past 20 years has created a pool of experienced coaches in high school athletics --...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:01 am | 1 comment | 2670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The job of coaching

Until the '90s, the vast majority of head coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools were teachers connected to the school....

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 1996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Positive Coaching Alliance seeks to eliminate 'poisonous negativity' in youth sports

Jim Thompson has taken on one of the great sports challenges of our time: changing the way some youth coaches treat their...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2362 Views

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Documents and complaints

During the course of reporting on high school coaching the Weekly obtained many documents, including complaints submitted...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 2052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waverley/Meadow intersection without crossing guards

Waverley/Meadow, like Middlefield/Embarcadero, intersections have specialized all way stop red lights which the crossing...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by not kidding, on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tips for high school sports parents

Positive Coaching Alliance founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson recently wrote "The High School Sports Parent," which...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who oversees high school athletics?

Athletic directors at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools are in charge of coaches and running the athletic programs at their...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 2083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leaving Children Home Alone

What are the laws in Californis about leaving children home alone? I found a lot of guidelines: * Children ages...

Original post made by Home Alone on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by kmom, on May 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 2330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Oaks

Menlo Oaks is a neighborhood that refuses to be defined by outsiders. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=10820...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Andralaura Uitu Tainamu, on May 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1605 Views

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Gunn honors its spring athletes with awards

Gunn High capped a successful spring season by with its annual Springs Sports Award night last week, during which the school's...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

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Reflections of high school seniors

As they approached their graduations, a handful of seniors from Gunn, Palo Alto and Castilleja reflected on their high school...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 2089 Views

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Jared Beeson

The camaraderie of sports will be among the greatest high school memories for Palo Alto High School graduating senior Jared...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by Verba Krofchik, on Jun 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1892 Views

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Palo Alto 10-11s win District 52 tournament title

The Palo Alto National 10-11 year-old all stars seem to relish living on the edge. They stepped to the precipice in the District...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2010
Last comment by Bolinos, on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 2399 Views

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Passivity in the Classroom

Social Significance Of Patterns Of Questioning In Classroom Discourse Students need to feel that the classroom is a safe...

Original post made by Hanna on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 1 comment | 4696 Views

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'Bookless' textbook study launched at Foothill

A group of educators will meet at Foothill College this week to begin studying how to encourage widespread adoption of free...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 1921 Views

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Pre-Jump Start Day JLS Middle School Questions

I'm sure that these questions will be answered at the JLS Jump Start Day, but I'm curious now. Are the 6th grade student...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by JLS Parent, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2349 Views

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Feature story: RISEing to the occasion

The Stanford RISE Summer Internship selects students from high schools across the Bay Area who normally wouldn't have the...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by RISE?, on Aug 14, 2010 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1947 Views
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