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Professor 's Profile on KnowThyProf.com Assistant Professor - sport & movement science - Salem State University

Robin Benton

Assistant Professor

rbenton@salemstate.edu

Alma Maters: UMass Lowell,Northestern University ,UMass Boston
Classes Taught: SMS 110, 130,140, 142, 144,145,146, 175,220,320,420,421,570
Countries Traveled To: Costa Rica,Virgin Islands, France, Belgium,Ireland, New Foundland, Mexico,Greece
Companies Worked For: too many to list : schools, health clubs, social service agencies
What is your style of teaching?
I tend to be direct in my lectures, but do not lecture often applicability is important I prefer highly interactive classes
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
texts, u tube, web resources, handouts, powerpoint , numerous manipultives
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
peer practice and testing
When grading a student, what do you look for?
I use rubrics so that everyone knows what is expectedI try very hard to separate students from their numerical performance to minimize teacher bias.
What kind of student would love your class?
independent thinkers, non conformiststhose with a calling to professional rescuers or teaching. student who is not afraid to work. Effort goes along way.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
engage. This is your education. Get as much out of it as you can. If you disagree or do not understand, speak up.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
aquatics diversity
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I earned a tractor license last year
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
social dancing, Red Cross, organic gardeningmotorcycling, camping lots of green living
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Sometimes students say I am intimidating; it is not intentional. Talk to me, electronically or in person. I respect my students tremendously.

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