Friday, February 17, 2012

Chapter 4

2.  Teachers can have a different student go over each cue as the teacher reads them off and explain each of them. This will help check to make sure that the class is listening to you as your teach and understand the lesson. Also at the end of the class they could have the class go over each cue and how it worked into the lesson.

Chapter 5

1. When developing a lesson you need to start off small and make the lesson grow. For example say you are teaching lacrosse, you can start with passing and catching and grow into more complex skills such as ground balls and running plays. It helps the students learn while advancing in the sport with knowledge.

3.  With Open skills you can make it as difficult as the class can handle. Also you can teach more advanced aspects of a game. With Closed skills, it is not as difficult on the students and you aren't teaching as advanced skills. This is more to see what type of skill level the students are at and how you will plan your next lesson.

5. For a closed skill you can assess the students based on skill level. For example if you are teaching lacrosse and what to assess:

Lacrosse Closed Skills: Catching/Throwing (Right and Left Handed) Ground Balls Shooting

For a open skill your can assess them with even more advanced skill sets and aspects such as:

Lacrosse Open Skills: Plays, Transition, Fast breaks, Offense and Defense 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesdays class was a successful one. We had alot of fun in the classroom as we wrapped up Lab B and are now beginning to work on Lab C. I am very excited to get another chance to teach again as I will be able to teach better then the last time.
Overall this lesson was not as successful as I wanted it to be. I was a little nervous at first but I was able to recover and finish the lesson strongly. Here is the video in which I taught I hope that you all enjoy.

Here is my time coding sheet

Here is my Voice which is word for word with the lesson.

Here are a few photos from the first day. I hope that you all like them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mondays class was a successful one. We finished up Lab 2 and will now begin working on Lab 3 soon. I am very excited for this lesson as i know that i will do a lot better then the first time.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday was not as successful as i thought it would be. I started off very strong, but i drew a blank in the order of my lesson and couldn't think for a little bit. I was able to recover and finish the lesson strongly. I was not happy with how it went and I know that I can do better. But this was a learning experience and I know that the next time I teach, I know that I will do much better.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday was a good day. We started our presentations for the class and everyone who went was successful. I will be going on friday and I am very excited for it and cant wait to make mine.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mondays class was a good class. We worked on our jump rope skills for our teaching that is coming up. We then went into the shotgun game in which everyone had a different part of a lesson and had to come up with their part in order to move onto the next one. This was helpful as you were able to see different ways to perform each part of a teaching lesson. On Wednesday we will begin with some of the class teaching their skill and I am very excited for when I teach which will be on Friday.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fridays class was a good day. We worked on our second teaching assignment which involves a skill using a jump rope. I have the Twister in which you have to twist your hips from right to left as you jump each time the rope comes around. It is a challenging skill at first but it gets easier as you practice. I will be teaching on Friday and i am very excited to teach this skill and improve my teaching skills.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesdays class was a successful class. We started out by warming up with jump ropes, trying out different ways to jump the rope. Then we had to partner up with someone new and make another routine using the jump ropes. Afterwards we went to the classroom and received our next lab assignment. It is taking a different kind of way to jump rope using different styles. We are set to be working on our jump roping skill in the next class.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mondays class was a rather different class. We started off by being handed jump ropes and we played around with the jump ropes for a while. Then we had to partner up and  figure out different ways to jump rope with each other. We then got into teams and had to come up with a unique way to jump the rope using all of our teammates. We had to go with the beat of the music and we had to be in sync with each other. After we performed our show we then went and danced with everyone who finished before us. We then went to the classroom and saw different jump rope shows which were very good.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fridays class was a successful one. We had our 4 minute teaching segments in which we had more time to prepare for it and got my first look at how i teach and what I need to improve on. After i taught my lesson I went over with Dr. Yang about what my strong points were and what i need to improve on. I came out with a very strong start and got the class interested right away. I was very loud and direct which helped me move the lesson along. The only problem that I had was my voice got lower as i went on which is not a terrible thing but need to be improved for my next lesson. Overall I felt that this was a much better showing then my last one. There are things that I need to improve on but I am ready and willing to make that changes that I need to in order to make myself a better physical education teacher!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yesterday's class got off to a very quick start. We started by circling up and you had to go into the middle, perform a dance move and the class had to do the same move. Then we played a tag game in which you had to walk around at first then you had to skip. If you got tagged you have to put your hands above you had and you had to wait until someone came up to you said your name and the thing that you taught and you had the same thing and then you got back into the game. We then stretched for a little bit, then we broke up into groups and went over different key points that we need to be ready for Friday as we are teaching the same skill again. I feel that I am better prepared for this teaching assignment and i am ready to teach tomorrow!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today was yet another successful class for us. We started off by practicing our frisbee throws with a partner. then we worked on the " firecracker" drill which is 20 seconds of intense playing and 10 seconds of rest. We played two on two ultimate frisbee eight times of the firecracker drill.Then we stretched ourselves out for a bit. We then practiced getting the frisbee into the end zone with our partners, then we went on to play again other groups while we tried to defend ours and score in the other teams end zone. In the past few days I have learned that you don't need an open space or even that much equipment in order to teach in a physical education class. You just need to be creative and think outside the box when making your lesson plans.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Class Friday was a lot of fun and was very interesting. we were divided up into four teams as soon as class started and we started to play with ultimate frisbees. we worked on catching and throwing and different ways to throw the frisbee. then we had to partner up and practice getting the frisbee up and down the court. then a defender came in and tried to stop us from scoring. when then did yoga for a little bit to relax ourselves. then we played the name game, we had to say our name and what we taught for the first day of classes. then we had to say the person who went before us name and what they taught. we then took a class picture and ended the class. I learned that it doesn't matter what type of equipment you have, you just need to get creative when you are limited.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reaction to the first day

Overall the first day of class was very interesting. We started out in the classroom and then moved to the gym shortly after had started. We walked in and Professor Yang had 4 rings with different types of balls in each one (Volleyballs, Basketballs, Soccer balls, and Footballs). We then were divided up into two groups and had to teach a skill using the balls to our group. The challenge was that we had only 4 minutes to teach a skill. I feel that blogging is an effective way to tell the students’ parents what they are doing in class. It stops parents from accusing the teachers that they aren’t doing anything with them in class. I am very excited to be pursing my degree in Physical Education and cannot wait to be teaching in a few years.