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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… End of the Journey – Not quite

I have written several blogs this semester about what it takes to become a quality teacher. We can all identify at least one teacher in our education career that inspired us, pushed us, or molded us. Hopefully you had more than just one. In my own family of four, my husband, daughter and I are

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… Is technology your friend or foe?

It generally takes me a while to “get” technology. I have a smart phone, and I am not a fan of gaming systems and videos, but that could be a generational thing. My Techniques and Methods of Conducting Physical Education students ran into some difficulties with the pedometers — some worked, some did not. Could it be

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… another UIndy perspective

Junior Renee Zeigler is a great example of how effective our UIndy health and physical education major is to our students and to those whom they teach. Renee started her career in nursing but switched to physical education. I loved having Renee in class last year and watched her rise from being a shy person

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… sometimes even Plan B doesn’t work!

One key ingredient to being an effective teacher is the ability to think and react on the fly. Even the best-laid plans go out the window but you still must continue as though nothing has happened. Such is the case for our recent collaborative Clinton Young Elementary Math/Literacy Night. My husband, Mike Sipe, is a

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Mrs. Sipe’s musing on teaching… Diversity — what does this mean?

Many majors on college campuses require courses on diversity. When searching online, I chose the following definition: “the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation.” So what does this mean in the world of teaching – especially physical education? Students come to teachers wrapped in all sorts

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… the first days of teaching

You never know what is going to happen when you face a class of students. You can have the best lesson plan ever and something will go wrong that changes the dynamics or the outcome — for the better or for worse. Such was the case with our first official lesson taught to University Heights PE

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Mrs. Sipe’s Musings on teaching… UIndy graduate jumps in with both feet

I recently reached out to some of our Health and Physical Education graduates to check in with them. I wanted to know their current teaching/coaching duties as well as the impact that their UIndy education had on them. The following was written by Royce Carlton. Although I never had Royce in class, I could tell

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… What we learn along the way

As my previous entries have indicated, it takes practice, practice, and more practice to be a highly effective teacher. Looking back to when I first started teaching, I was not that good. I made many mistakes along the way. All I knew was that I did not have effective PE teachers during my K-12 education.

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… Who was your favorite teacher?

Did you have a favorite teacher at any point in your K-12 career? What made that person stand out among the rest? Was he/she kind, caring, or masterful at creating meaningful lessons? I had two such teachers — oddly both taught math, which was my nemesis. I had a father who was an engineer and

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Mrs. Sipe’s musings on teaching… It takes practice

What is the most important thing to you? Your phone, your computer, pictures? At one point in most people’s lives, they will say their children and they would do anything for them. And that means finding the best school and hopefully the best teachers along the way. Education is changing every single day — in

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Indiana legislator attempts to sabotage PE in high schools

Written by Roberta Sipe, health and physical education program coordinator Indiana State Representative Dennis Kruse from northern Indiana has submitted Senate Bill No. 62 for consideration this year and it reads as follows: “Provides that a school corporation may enter into a contract with a person to provide “pass/fail” classes to high school students concerning

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Unforgettable experience

UIndy graduate, Chase Stouder finished his internship for the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and accepted a full-time position with the IHSAA. The Administration of Athletics course taught by Michael Sipe led Stouder to the realization that he wanted to work in high school athletics. Sipe is a former High School Athletic Director, and

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Former CDC epidemiologist joins UIndy Health Science faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the addition of Amie Wojtyna, PhD, MSBS, MPH to the teaching faculty of the university’s Community Health Education undergraduate program and the new Master of Public Health program.   Wojtyna earned her master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology with the intent to conduct

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Researcher to Join UIndy College of Health Sciences MPH and Community Health Faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences has tapped Debasree DasGupta, PhD as a faculty member in its new Master’s of Public Health and undergraduate Community Health Education programs. DasGupta will begin teaching at UIndy in August 2014. DasGupta’s interest in public health evolved over time from an interest in public policy. As a

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“Research in the Real World:” CHS professor at UIndy Research Institute

University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences (CHS) professor Elizabeth Moore, PhD teaches graduate courses in both the College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing, but earlier this week her students were UIndy undergraduates who are participating in the university's first Summer Research Institute. Moore, an anthropologist, spoke to the students about "Research

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DegreesInSports.com Features Dr. Diacin

  Dr. Michael Diacin is the "Featured Professor on DegreesInSports.com, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His areas of expertise include sport facility operations and management, sociocultural foundations

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DegreesInSports.com Features Dr. Diacin — Part 2

  Dr. Michael Diacin was recently chosen to be the "Featured Professor" on DegreesInSports.com, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His research interests include parental involvement in youth

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Conference to help clinicians transition to teaching

Career transitions require preparation and forward thinking. Transitioning from working in a clinical environment as an occupational or physical therapist, nurse, or other healthcare professional to teaching at the college level requires the same. The Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH), which will take place at the University of Indianapolis from August 7-9, 2014,

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Article explores behavioral health role of Army OTs

Dr. Kate DeCleene Huber, director of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) and alumni Paul Arthur coauthored an article titled "Behavioral Health Competence: An Exploration of Army Reserve Occupational Therapists" that is published in the March 2014 issue of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. Arthur and DeCleene Huber surveyed Army Reserve occupational

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Interning for the Pacers

Michael Bradley, a sport management major with a minor in business administration, is the Player Relations Intern for the Indiana Pacers.  He applied for multiple internships with the Pacers, and obtained the one he wanted most, Player Relations.  Bradley credits his UIndy education for providing him the skills and giving him the knowledge he would

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