As educators, we often try to teach our students more than just facts and formulas. Being an avid female runner, there is a certain historical story which holds great meaning to me and teaches a lesson that cannot be graded through any test or quiz.
On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon. Since then, the sport of marathon racing has never been the same. I share Switzer's story with my students each year, as there are too many life lessons from it not to.
Read Women's History Lesson: Your Place in the Race