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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A slice of 'pi'

Lucille Nixon Elementary School fifth-grader Maggie Wang colors in her share of the humongous paper quilt she and her 22...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by pi, on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1734 Views

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Menlo girls top unbeaten Paly in battle of best

==BI Wednesday's prep roundup== It was a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the Central Coast Section. It was a...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1774 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High library displaying student phography

My high school kid Leo loves photography. Gunn High library is displaying Leo's photography work now. Some of these photos...

Original post made by AJ Chen on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2076 Views

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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 | 2771 Views

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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 | 6125 Views

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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 | 2036 Views

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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 | 3026 Views

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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 | 2087 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 | 2562 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 | 2123 Views

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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 | 1774 Views

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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 | 2979 Views

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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 | 2215 Views

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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 | 2379 Views

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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 | 1639 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 | 2023 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 | 2130 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 | 1943 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 | 2462 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 | 5142 Views
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