I read this article and was thoroughly impressed. So in short, this school in Michigan is holding all night football practices between the hours of 11pm and 4am. Sound crazy? I think not…
The reason? 90% of the boys who play for Fordson high school adhere to Islam. For those that aren’t aware, Muslims all around the world are in the middle of the month-long Ramadan fast. Rather than subjecting their boys to the risk of dehydration during practice, the coaches at Fordson hold their practices at night when eating and drinking is allowed. The thing that I love the most about this article is the fact that these coaches understand their players. The school is adapting to make it work for them. Would this type of schedule work for everyone? No. But it works for them. True education is about knowing those who you teach and adapting to meet their needs. My praise goes out to Fordson High….
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