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Education by the Sport of Tchoukball

Lolo170Lolo Tshiala lives in Saint-Ouen, near Paris. He is the principal founder of ERA93 a non-for-profit association and its sport department called ERA-Tchoukball Club. Lolo is an educator and he is working with youths who are marginalized, he was involved as an educator in the street (educ de rue), and then worked on projects such as “Mouvement d’Education Populaire” with college students who dropped off school. While he was studying Sport Education, he discovered Tchoukball, and as he was looking for a tool which induces cooperation, inclusion, and communication, this game immediately appears to him as ideal to be introduced to youths who are dealing with social skills, as well as becoming a good citizen.

Since 2011, he has been in charge of projects with ERA93, and he is managing the project called “Education by the sport of Tchoukball“, and this project includes 15 children from 10 to 15 years old of age, and last for three years. Thanks to the support of the city of St. Ouen. With this unique and innovative project, with its human dimension (limited number of participants), Tchoukball has been proved an excellent tool to be proposed to youths as a sport activity which includes a socio educative approach.

In this interview, Lolo explains how he discovered the sport, why he wanted to start his projects with the game, the goals of ERA93, and what have been the major impacts to the youths who have had the good fortune to attend this adventure.

You can contact Lolo by e-mail at tchoukball(at)era93.org
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Watch these videos: ERA93-Tchoukball, Tchoukball tournament Pont-de-Vaux FR, ERA93 Presentation

Next Episode: Special Episode on January 13th, 2014

Tchoukball in PE? The Insights of a PE Teacher.

ShariFrank170Shari C. Frank, M. Ed, Physical Education, and Special Education, University of Hawaii and George Mason University, has over 20 years of experience teaching health and physical education at all levels of public school and 5 years at the collegiate-level.
Shari started her teaching career as a PE specialist grades K-8 in the state of Georgia, where she also coached boys’ and girls’ basketball, girls’ softball, and boys’ football. After 5 years, she moved into the fitness industry as a fitness equipment specialist and personal trainer. She returned to the educational field to teach for the University of Hawaii. She taught undergraduate PE methods and was involved in a leadership program partnering the University of Hawaii’s College of Education and the state’s Department of Education. As a member of the Hawaii Association of Health, PE, Recreation, and Dance, she presented movement education and cross-curricular topics at elementary and middle school workshops.

Returning to the mainland, Shari started teaching at a middle school and working as a personal trainer in northern Virginia. In 1999, she began teaching adapted physical education to students with severe and multiple disabilities. This new interest led to a Master’s in Special Education in 2005 and subsequent presentations at district level professional in-services on the topic of inclusion, modification, and accommodation for special needs. Shari currently teaches at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in the Exercise Science Department, where she instructs classes on health and fitness.

In 2003, Shari became involved with Tchoukball and participated in the International Tchoukball Festival held in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has presented at several major PE/Health conferences in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Utah, and West Virginia.

In this interview, Shari describes what were her motivations to introduce Tchoukball to her students, and why does she like the game.

You can contact Shari Frank by e-mail at: sfrankatbloomu.edu

Next episode: Lolo Tshiala, Educator and Founder of ERA93, of France.