Rogue 364's Bio

Rodney Grundmeyer
Rogue 364

  • Name- Rodney Grundmeyer
  • Content Area- Physical Education
  • Location- LA   USA
  • Current School- Tchefuncte Elementary
  • Grade Level- Elementary
  • Teaching Since- 2008
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How I Use Star Wars in the Classroom

Back in 2008 to 2009 I was a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor for the Mandeville Police Department. During my time as a D.A.R.E. instructor, I incorporated images, sound files and public service videos with Star Wars characters into my classes to get the attention of the students and to make things fun for them. The kids loved my classes, but the teaching staff at the schools didn't think that using Star Wars as an educational tool was a good idea. Eventually my Chief removed me as a D.A.R.E. instructor and put someone else into that role. The funny thing is, a Lieutenant with another law enforcement agency used Star Wars as an educational tool for his classes and was very successful with teaching his students. I tried to explain that to my Chief, but he was too old fashioned to understand the correlation between D.A.R.E. and Star Wars. I even showed him the two public service announcements done years ago using Star Wars characters, but even that didn't convince him. Go Figure!

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