Career Visit – Mark Glicini
This past Friday we had the pleasure to talk with Mark Glicini, a First Team All-Decade North Jersey High School Boys Lacrosse selection for the 2010s. In 2016, as a Yale senior, Mark was selected First Team All-Ivy League, First Team All-New England, and earned All-American status as one of the top-three short-stick defensive midfielders in the country. During his career at Yale, he won 3 Ivy League Championships and was the recipient of several Yale Men’s Lacrosse awards.
Mark is an Advisory Board member for Parisi Prep and spoke to the boys about strategies on how to be successful and how to be a great teammate. Mark capped off his 3rd visit with some key takeaways and strategies for relaxation and intention-setting. The boys also took part in some physical exercises to get their energy and teamwork flowing!
In Language Arts, students took part in a fun “Escape the Room” activity based on character analysis, vocabulary, a timeline of events, and knowledge of themes from To Kill a Mockingbird. The student-athletes had a lot of fun working to find and solve clues throughout the classroom to “escape” Maycomb County, Alabama. In addition, students were introduced to footnotes in the Chicago format style and practiced incorporating footnote citation into their persuasive essays. We also revisited essay research techniques, and how to properly incorporate and attribute sources within our own writing through tools such as online databases (EBSCO, LexisNexis, the CIA Factbook), high-quality sources of journalism, science journals, and other media. Students were also assessed on their knowledge of new vocabulary words through a quiz.
We discussed the science of the three types of heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, and radiation, and discussed how this applies to cooking and the nutrition they consume. We discussed how all three work, their respective applications, and the pros and cons of each.
The students continued to prepare their group presentations by working in their groups. The presentations begin this coming week.
This week, students began a new unit through Code.org. In this unit, students will build upon their existing coding knowledge to program animations, interactive art, and games in the Game Lab. The unit starts off with simple shapes and builds up to more sophisticated sprite-based games, using the same programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. In the final project, students will develop a personalized, interactive program.
In Personal Development this week, we wrapped up our 3 class mini-series on Effective Study Habits. Student-athletes completed a test, which was as much about how they studied for the test, as the test itself. Their discovery of the personal learning style will be something they will use for the rest of their lives. This upcoming week Dr. Gilbert has moved to his own time slot on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so in Personal Development we will begin another mini-series on “Your Personal Brand”. This series will focus student-athletes on thinking about what they want to be known for, as well as what they stand for as a person. This series will include some fun activities and some thought-provoking exercises.
The students began presenting their individual projects where they determine their nutritional needs for performance based on the sports they participate in.
History of Philosophy & Sport
This week we started looking at the ancient origins of the early Greek Olympic Games.