Molly wrote: >I assume many of our fine athletes are kinesthic >learners. How then would a "traditional" study table environment >work for them? I think she has made an excellent point. Athletes at San Jose State University with g.p.a.'s under 3.0 must attend study table time. Many find sitting at a table for hours on end pretty tortuous. I would, too! An alternative learning center was set up a year or so ago with a learning professional in charge instead of coaches. Student-athletes were able to walk around and even go to the bathroom if needed. They were required to account for their time spent by describing what they did and learned before they left. It worked well. But then the coaches got nervous because they felt they were losing control. They often stopped their athletes from attending. The professional in charge became disgusted after numerous arguments. The center closed. Back to sitting for 3 hours a night. Lonna Smith Department of Linguistics and Language Development San Jose State University Phone: (408)924-4431 _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.