According to Starting Point, a "Gallery Walk is a discussion technique that gets students out of their chairs and into a mode of active engagement. The advantage of the method is its flexibility and the variety of benefits for students and instructor alike. A Gallery Walk with pieces of paper on tables, or with posted chart paper. It can be scheduled for fifteen minutes (a "Gallery Run") or for several class periods. For students it's a chance to share thoughts in a more intimate, supportive setting rather than a larger, anonymous class. For instructors, it's a chance to gauge the depth of student understanding of particular concepts and to challenge misconceptions."
For me, it's a unique, interesting and relevant way for students to discuss the relationship between Sports and Spirituality. I use the images that my seniors have chosen in their final project. I do not require that they include an athletic endeavor, though many do.
As an introductory exercise for a new class (which began in January), I had them take a Gallery Walk through the photos you will see below. Take your own walk through them; I have included quotes that from class readings, articles, discussions and more to illuminate the relationship between Sports and Spirituality.
How do you picture your spirituality? What image might you choose? Would it be captured in an athletic endeavor? Might you find it at a game? on the golf course?! Enjoy.
Picture This: My Spirituality Part II
Picture This: My Spirituality Part I
Too often in our culture, we are asked to separate the physical, the mental and the spiritual—as if our bodies and consciousness could be artificially split into pieces. —Dr. Michael Tino
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. —Apostle's Creed
On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken. God
|Spirituality is living with the tensions of your beliefs. —Larry Gillick, SJ|
|What a Christian theology of spirituality means is that our relationship with God is as certain as our need for air. —Tim Muldoon|
|Coach Steve Kerr has four tenets which he models his coaching around.|
Here are four agreements a student found to be important.
We are SI. The 2016 Bruce Mahoney Game