The Good And Bad Days

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The introduction sets up a good beginning for this journal entry. It begins by discussing what the good and bad days look like from the point of view of a child with disabilities describing the good days as days filled with a sense of belonging and skillful participation while the bad days are embedded with social isolation and limited participation (Goodwin & Watkinson, 2000). This article is interesting to me because it says that not a lot of research has been done on students with disabilities and their experience in a physical education setting. It was an interesting point when the article discussed that teachers think that the students view point and their viewpoint is the same. Most students, and especially students with a disability are going to go about things differently and might not see things the same as the instructor. That is why getting to know each student is so important. Learning the way that they think and the way that each student learns best is something that as a future instructor I will strive for because I realize how important it is to gain this knowledge of each student in order for them to reach their full learning potential.
This article focuses around a study that was done on 9 students between the ages of 10 and 12. The study included 6 males and 3 females, with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or one with a double above the knee amputation. The students were all attending a summer camp when this test was done. The students were asked to remember

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