The day of the dead-Yarn Painting

AUTHOR: Herb Childress,Ph.D.

The day of the dead--contemporary yarn painting
  1. In football, teenagers are considered important contributors rather than passive recipients.

  2. In football. teenagers are encouraged to excel.

  3. In football, teenagers are honored.

  4. In football, a player Can let the team down.

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  5. In football, repetition is honorable.

  6. In football, the unexpected happens all the time.

  7. In football practices generally run a lot longer than 50 minutes...the players work until they get it right...

  8. In football, the homework is of a different type from  what's done at practice...it comes in the form of running and weight training, things not done at practice.

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  9. In football, emotions and human contact are expected parts of the work. When players do well, they get to be happy. When they do poorly, they get to be angry. Players are supposed to talk with one another while things are going on.

  10. In football, players get to choose their own roles. Not only do they choose their sport, but they also choose their favorite position within that sport.

  11. In football the better players teach the less skilled play ers. Sometimes this teaching is on purpose, but mostly it is by example.

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  12. In football, there is a lot of individual instruction and encouragement from adults.

  13. In football, the adults who participate are genuinely inter ested.
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  15. In football volunteers from the community are sought after.

  16. In football, ability isn't age linked. Freshmen who excel can play varsity. In a ninth-grade English classroom, an extraordinary student can't go beyond what the other ninth-grade students are doing.

  17. Football is more than the sum of its parts. Players practice specific moves in isolation, but they know that putting all those moves together is the purpose.

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  18. In football, a public performance is expected.

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