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Friday, January 27, 2012

First Teaching Lesson for 255!

For Lab A2 I taught a 4-minute lesson on soccer touches! I had the students perform fundamental first touch skills with the soccer ball using various parts of their feet as well as alternating left and right. Towards the end of the lesson I had the students see how many consecutive passes back and forth they could make! The lesson went very smoothly in my opinion and I had a great time teaching it. I felt like I did a lot of things well throughout the lesson, such as keeping everyone organized, time management, proper demonstrations, and giving the students choices of changing their difficulty of the skill. One thing I did differently from my peers was that the students already had equipment prior to starting, therefore wasting no time getting started. I also gave clear instruction and in detail demonstrations. My voice was loud enough for everyone to hear which was key in the noisy gymnasium. Another thing I did well was give the students a choice to change the skill to make it more difficult, by doing this I eliminated the chance of students getting bored of a 'too easy' skill and drifting away from the lesson.   

Take a look below! 

After watching my video over there are still things that I need to work on as a teacher candidate. One thing I can always keep working on is my voice level. As my time here at Cortland furthers on there is one thing that will always be constant, a loud gymnasium. I need to work on projecting my voice louder so everyone can hear me at all times. Another thing I can possibly work on is not changing my demonstrations but changing my words to more direct, precise ones. Instead of repeating myself I can work on direct cues which will make it easier for students to learn skills. 

These positive changes will help student learning in my future because it will allow my students to know exactly what I expect of them as well as allow them to learn skills more easily. It will make my students more interested in my lessons and more eager to learn. Overall, the better I get at teaching physical education the more my future students will benefit from it! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

PED 255: Day 2: The Excitement Begins!

Today in class we learned how to get some physical activity done with minimal to no equipment. We started off by playing some frisbee and learning new ways to throw the frisbee! I, myself, learned the forearm throw! We got some cardio in as we played 1V 2 across the gymnasium and it was a great way to start the day! 

For the second half of the class Mr. Yang incorporated in some yoga which was also a great workout and I realized I need to work on increasing my flexibility! All in all today he showed us that with little to no equipment you can be physically active and that there is really no excuse as to why you can not get children to do activities. 

Today was a great day of class & I can't wait to see what next week brings!!

Some On-The-Spot Teaching!

On the first day of my 255 class we walked into the gymnasium and were informed that we would have to immediately teach a 4 minute lesson. I wasn't nervous and took right to the task, I was recorded as well so you can view the embedded video below! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spring Semester is Here!!

Spring 2012 means a lot of excitement for me as well as getting back into the swing of things!
This semester I will be taking PED255 as well as serving as a teacher's assistant for Dr. Yang's PED201 class!! 

This morning in 255 we were asked to lead a 4-minute lesson on the spot. I wasn't nervous at all and for a last minute plan, I think I did quite good! 

Then this afternoon, we went to St. Mary's to show around the new 201 students and we got to see the great children of St. Mary's Elementary again! I'm really looking forward to TA-ing this semester and the group of 201 students that I will be working with, seem to be very enthusiastic and into working with the children! 

I can't wait to see what this semester has to offer!