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What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

By Janet Beihoffer (04/11/2019) By now the outcry has been heard and confirmed: Children need recess or other forms of physical activity to thrive in school. But I could have told you that. As a veteran teacher, I stumbled on this fact in my own classroom quite by accident. Years ago my students took the [...]

A letter from a rope jumper in prison

The letter is from Missie, one of our instructors who is teaching at a correctional facility in Ohio. We'd love to bring jump rope to more such facilities to help empower and brighten the lives of the far too many women and men who find themselves behind bars. Remember, there's often little to no difference [...]

By | 2019-02-01T12:11:00-04:00 February 1st, 2019|inspiration, motivation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Australia Day Playlist

Swampland • The Scientists Don't Talk About Us • Someloves Why?• Hoodoo Gurus Elevator Operator • Courtney Barnett Last Chance • JET I'm Stranded • The Saints Wild Weekend • The Psycho Surgeons Talking Straight • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Need You Tonight • INXS Treaty • Yothu Yindi Ready For Boredom • Bed Wettin' [...]

By | 2019-01-30T17:37:31-04:00 January 30th, 2019|motivation, playlist, punk rock, rock and roll|0 Comments

Best Songs of 2018

Laughing Gas • The Fratellis A Teenager in Love • The Regrettes Make Me Feel • Janelle Monáe What's so Great, Britain? • Youth Killed It Åkeren • Porches Slow Learner • Viagra Boys Extinction • Parquet Courts Talking Straight • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Maria También • Khruangbin It Makes You Forget • Peggy [...]

A Jump Rope With Heart

When I last wrote to you I was staring 58 in the face. My birthday was on December 6 so I made it, but my friend Mary didn't make it to 33. On December 6 I attended Mary's wake and on December 7 I attended her funeral. F*ck ovarian cancer. Mary was the nicest person [...]

By | 2018-12-19T14:10:45-04:00 December 19th, 2018|inspiration, jump ropes, motivation|0 Comments
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