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Learning From the Legends

3 Credits
Whether you teach physical education, math, science, writing, history or any number of subjects, this course will help you to motivate your students to accomplish tasks as they are set before them. How many times have you heard a student complain about how running a mile, writing a research report or mastering algebraic problems will ever apply to life beyond school?  For some students at some point in their educational journey, these tasks seem to have no application beyond the classroom. You will read about celebrities who describe how sports have helped them reach the top of their professions. Their stories demonstrate the value of applying lessons learned in all walks of life to the final path of becoming the best person possible.


NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Carla Shearer

Carla Shearer has been in education her whole adult life.  Carla earned her degree from the University of New Mexico, majoring in Physical Education with a Biology minor.  Carla also played on the women’s golf team for the Lobos.  Later she earned her master in education administration from the University of San Francisco. She began her career teaching at a private school in Fresno, CA and from there she went to Fresno Pacific University where she taught physical education and health classes as well as supervised student teachers.  She started the women’s basketball program at Fresno Pacific and was the first coach. Carla is also an accomplished writer where her poems and short stories have been in publications such as Stories for the Heart. Carla’s passion is golf and plays as much as time allows.  She is a USGTF professional golf instructor and gets great satisfaction out of seeing people improve their golf game. Carla is married to Roland Shearer and have two grown children and one granddaughter.