Does participation equal success?
As a teenager, I was involved in many different activities, including basketball, baseball, tennis and chess. Now as a teacher and coach, I wonder if being actively involved in sports or other after-school activities affects a student's academic success or not.
My Essential Question
I came to this question as a teacher and coach, because I want to see more students succeed academically. I also think increasing student involvement will change the culture of the school and create a better educational environment. I'm curious if there is a difference between athletic and non-athletic activities like Student Council, Debate or Scholar's Bowl.