During the goal-setting and practice part of the curriculum, students are asked to watch an amazing snowboarding video about a young Slovenian Olympic hopeful. As Tim Kevin Ravnjak literally flies off a jump and all we can see is him and sky, one boy in class said, “I’ll neh-ver be able to do tha-at.” Quickly, the girl next to him poked him and said, “That’s pessimistic thinking. You can’t do that now. But if you want to someday, and you practice….” That’s when I knew we were getting somewhere with the curriculum!
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