Teacher Appreciation Week Success Stories…

Greetings All,

Well, we’re starting to get some amazing feedback from many of our Powerful Words member schools about their Teacher Appreciation Week Events. We’d love to hear and share your stories as well – so please let us know how it went (videos, and pictures are always appreciated!!!)

Success Story #1:

Evon Thornton from East West Martial Arts in Chestertown, MD called me last week to tell me how exciting her teacher Appreciation Week was…She had 26 school teachers attend AND 4 School Principles!!! WOW! This was all done with a relatively small enrollment…it just goes to show that Mrs. Thornton obviously teaches with passion and has some raving fan students that wanted to show their gratitude to their teachers. Well done Evon!

Success Story #2:

Mike Brooks from Zandri’s Martial Arts (a very smart marketer) shared these YouTube videos with us to show how well his teacher appreciation week went…the videos speak for themselves! Well done Mike!

You can (and should) read more at Mike’s Blog by clicking Here and Here

As many of my personal coaching clients know, I am a big fan of using YouTube video to help enhance your school’s google rankings in addition to creating a BUZZ at your school.

I’ll update you soon with more success stories about Teacher Appreciation Week!

best regards,

Jason M. Silverman

Powerful Words Character Development

Gymnastics Injuries: Like Football for Girls?

Here is an excerpt from an Important article in Bay State Parent Magazine’s May issue.

GYMNASTS Tumble & Vault Themselves Into The ER


NATIONAL STUDY SAYS GYMNASTICS HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST INJURY RATES OF ALL GIRLS’ SPORTS

BY jennifer lucarelli

THE FACTS

600,000 kids, mostly girls, participate in gymnastics

• Nearly 27,000 gymnasts get serious injured each year, according to the national study. These numbers are similar to ice hockey, soccer, and cheerleading.

• Most injuries happen at schools and recreation centers, where supervision is lacking.

• Injury rates tend to spike during Olympic years, of which this is one.

THE STUDY

Contrary to what some parents may think, gymnastics is considered by some as the football of girls sports when it comes to injuries.

Though it’s a graceful and exciting sport to watch and participate, a new national study, the first-of-its kind, shows gymnastics has one of the highest injury rates of all girls’ sports, ranking it among contact sports like hockey and soccer.

The study, conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, compiled gymnastic related injuries from emergency rooms nationwide from 1990 to 2005.

The data revealed that children age 6 to 17 averaged 27,000 injuries per year. That totals nearly 426,000 injuries during the 16-year study.

“Many parents do not typically think of gymnastics as a dangerous sport,” said study senior author Lara McKenzie, PhD, MA, principal investigator for the Ohio hospital in a release. “In fact, many parents consider it an activity. Yet gymnastics have the same clinical incidence of catastrophic injuries as hockey.” Read the rest of the article.