(COPY) Pushing the Limits: Tradition

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Pushing the Limits: Tradition
This public program leads your community on an exploration of the theme of tradition. As humans, we often cling to the familiar, and sometimes great dynasties result from children following in their parents’ footsteps. The human body can also benefit from the repetition of familiar motions and routines, creating the physical tradition of muscle memory. 
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Scenes from “Pushing the Limits: Tradition”

Science in Everyday Life
More than anything, Bob Boyer wants to be the head coach of a state championship team. It’s something he wants for his players, his school and for himself. His unique coaching style reflects his passion for the game, and his passion for building a culture that supports his players.

Rooted in his own experiences, Bob believes he can build team success by creating traditions to connect his players. He started an annual Fire Run to build team camaraderie and cohesion, and he gives his players wrist bands that signify their core set of values. He wants his players not only to build technical skill, but also character.

Bob also connects with his players by using techniques he learned in his earlier career as a special education teacher — he has a tradition of working with young people to suit their needs. Bob tailors practices to the needs of individuals, working to ensure each player has the best possible experience in the program.
 

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Watch Bob’s story here, or select the video icon at the bottom of the page to download it to your computer. Note that the button on the bottom right of the video will make the video go to “full screen” mode. In full screen mode you will have the control at the bottom of the screen to advance and rewind. After viewing, you can select the esc key to escape full screen.

BOB BOYER
Science in Everyday Life

 

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To support your implementation of Pushing the Limits: Tradition, you can download this document, which contains:

  • A list of additional suggested books arrowsdownload icondownload MS Word icon
  • A set of discussion questions that can be customized to your community’s interests

Marketing your Program
We recommend starting your planning and marketing at least 2-3 months before your program date. Please note that instructions for appropriate credit are included in the Marketing and Communications Plan Template. At minimum, the following program credit line must appear in all published materials relating to Pushing the Limits:

Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.”

Program Resources

DOWNLOAD THE SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE VIDEO
Download Bob’s story here. This video is approximately twelve minutes long and may take several minutes to download. We recommend that you download all the files for your public program, rather than stream them from this website.

DOWNLOAD PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Download a one-minute video that you can use to promote the program through your own website.

DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Download articles and other short readings related to this topic. You and your science partner may want to use these as additional examples in your program, or they may lead to ideas for customizing the programs for your own community.

 

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