Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dodgeball apart of PE?

I feel that dodgeball shouldn't be played in a physical education classroom. Even though I grew up playing basically everyday. Whether it was at school p.e or at summer camp, I've always was into it. I believe that there are so many other different games or activities that can be taught to kids that will work on the same things. For instance, different motor skills that will benefit kids greatly. There also are many variations of dodgeball that can be played that aren't as intimidating for youngsters to play.

255 Lab A2 Pics

              I look Professional! 

        Getting really into it! 

         Wish my eyes weren't closed.  
Very Emotional Pic!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ped 255 Lab A2

Today was the second day of lab! I felt that there were many things that I had done differently from the first time teaching to benefit me. One thing I noticed as I watched my video was I spoke so much clearer and didn't slur my words. I felt a lot more comfortable while I was instructing the class. I thought my hook that I had was pretty good and got everyones attention. I'm sure that kids will love incorporating squishing bugs into my lesson and fall into it better. I noticed that the class was having a good time doing my activity and learning at the same time.
I believe that there is always room for improvement and I will strive everyday to get better as a physical educator.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

St Mary's.. Day 1

My first day at St Mary's was Great! It was everything I expected it to be. All the kids that I met and interacted with had so much energy and were great to be around. There was this one kid that I thought was just like me when I was his age. I felt that I could really relate to him and we got along well. The was another kid that stood out to me. She was really good at jump roping for her age. I couldn't believe how good she was. I've worked with this age group for over 6 years and I feel that this is the level I want to teach physical education. I had a blast and Im really looking forward to coming back. I feel that this class is going to be a great learning experience and really benefit me. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Questions from book

1.  Why is the movement task-student response unit of analysis so important
in physical education?
The movement task-student analysis response unit of analysis is so
important in physical education because it gets students to participate in
activities which is a main objective of physical education.  If students
participate, they will learn.  It is a way for the teacher to review the
student's progress.  It also allows the teacher to give feedback on how the
students are doing.

5.  What is meant by the idea that teaching is a goal oriented activity?
Teaching is a goal oriented activity because teachers set a goal(s) for
their students to accomplish.  Some of those goals will be short-term and
others will be long-term.  The lesson plans the teacher prepares should be
structured so the students can meet those goals.  They should include the
activities and tasks that will enable the students to obtain the skills and

7.  What is the relationship between teaching functions and teaching
skills?  List two teaching functions teachers must perform and describe two
different behaviors teachers can decide to perform.
The relationship between teaching functions and teaching skills is the way
in which the material will be taught to the students.  Teaching functions
is teaching in small steps, allowing the students to practice after each
step, having the students practice with guidance, and providing regular
reviews.  Teaching skills is teaching through preparation, explanation,
demonstration, practice, and application.
Two teaching functions are introducing new content or skills in small steps
and allowing students to practice after each step.  The two different
behaviors teachers can decide to perform are providing guidance with clear
instructions and explanation when the student is practicing a new skill and
providing the students with weekly reviews on their progress towards
mastering the skill.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ped 255 Lab 1A

Today was the first day of lab and I thought it went well. As soon as I arrived at class, I had to begin teaching. In the beginning I was a little nervous but I felt more comfortable as my mini lesson went on. I taught how to do an overhead pass and a bounce pass in basketball. I feel that I could have done a lot of things different for my benefit. After I watched the video of me I realized that even though the camera was not too far from me, I could barley hear my voice. Also I noticed that I stood in one spot while teaching the skill. I should have taught in the middle. Next time I will work on these things to make me better.