Bad News For Slackers

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Bad News For Slackers

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http://www.newsnet5.com/education/3850505/detail.html
A Medina middle school teacher is using heart monitors to determine which students were slacking in gym class. Some of his students didn't take him seriously until he flunked them.
"C'mon, you wimps! Yer nowhere near a myocardial infarction!"

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Pyrrho wrote:http://www.newsnet5.com/education/3850505/detail.html
A Medina middle school teacher is using heart monitors to determine which students were slacking in gym class. Some of his students didn't take him seriously until he flunked them.
"C'mon, you wimps! Yer nowhere near a myocardial infarction!"
I think that's awesome. That way it matters less what physical shape you are in already, if you're really fit you have to run fast and lift heavy, if you're obese all you have to do is make sure you have the heart monitor in place before you go through the chore of changing clothes. :D

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bjornart wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:http://www.newsnet5.com/education/3850505/detail.html
A Medina middle school teacher is using heart monitors to determine which students were slacking in gym class. Some of his students didn't take him seriously until he flunked them.
"C'mon, you wimps! Yer nowhere near a myocardial infarction!"
I think that's awesome. That way it matters less what physical shape you are in already, if you're really fit you have to run fast and lift heavy, if you're obese all you have to do is make sure you have the heart monitor in place before you go through the chore of changing clothes. :D
A slacker worth his salt would wait until 5 minutes before gym class and slap together a device to mimic the readings the coach is looking for in an A student, turn it on and commence to slack.

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I'd fire a teacher who needs a machine to tell him/her which kids are exercising in his/her class.
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Pre-recorded heart-beat ala Gattica anyone?

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tamiO wrote:
bjornart wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:http://www.newsnet5.com/education/3850505/detail.html
A Medina middle school teacher is using heart monitors to determine which students were slacking in gym class. Some of his students didn't take him seriously until he flunked them.
"C'mon, you wimps! Yer nowhere near a myocardial infarction!"
I think that's awesome. That way it matters less what physical shape you are in already, if you're really fit you have to run fast and lift heavy, if you're obese all you have to do is make sure you have the heart monitor in place before you go through the chore of changing clothes. :D
A slacker worth his salt would wait until 5 minutes before gym class and slap together a device to mimic the readings the coach is looking for in an A student, turn it on and commence to slack.
Spoken like a true geek! But cardiac patient simulators cost over $500.
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DrMatt wrote:
tamiO wrote:
bjornart wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:http://www.newsnet5.com/education/3850505/detail.html
A Medina middle school teacher is using heart monitors to determine which students were slacking in gym class. Some of his students didn't take him seriously until he flunked them.
"C'mon, you wimps! Yer nowhere near a myocardial infarction!"
I think that's awesome. That way it matters less what physical shape you are in already, if you're really fit you have to run fast and lift heavy, if you're obese all you have to do is make sure you have the heart monitor in place before you go through the chore of changing clothes. :D
A slacker worth his salt would wait until 5 minutes before gym class and slap together a device to mimic the readings the coach is looking for in an A student, turn it on and commence to slack.
Spoken like a true geek! But cardiac patient simulators cost over $500.
They will find an edible or inhalable substance which will increase heartrate and go on slacking.

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On the other hand, I wonder if a "minimum required heartrate" was run past the school board's cirricular committee before it was capriciously imposed on the students. So let's see...if the kids learned the skill or game taught on a particular day, they can still be flunked for not having a high enough heart rate? That's absurd. Ridiculous, in fact.

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jkorosi wrote:So let's see...if the kids learned the skill or game taught on a particular day, they can still be flunked for not having a high enough heart rate? That's absurd. Ridiculous, in fact.
Then you can count on it being implemented.
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