Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I got thinking about the second time I taught in class. I remember thinking at the time about how much I thought I had improved from the first time I had taught the class. We tried to make sure that the class had more activity time and less time standing around and listening to us. I also went around making sure I gave feedback to the students and tried to help them perform the self defense move correctly. I tried to keep my body positioned so that I was able to view the entire class at a time. I could have taught better by being more prepared to teach the lesson. I could have also had my class enjoy the lesson more if I had seemed excited to be teaching the self defense move. I also find myself not teaching as well when I have to teach with other people. We are all trying to share the responsibilities of teaching the other students and sometimes things are not taught that need to be taught.
Monday, December 1, 2008
In physical education, it is very important to communicate with your class. First of all, your students need to understand the activities they are about to perform. They also need to know different rules, safety precautions, and your expectations of them. It is important to make sure that you have your students' attention and to make sure that they also understand what they are doing. It would be a good idea to check for understanding from your students before, during, and after you perform an activity. Also, make sure when you are speaking to the class or student, make sure you have them gathered in such a way that they can see you (as well as you seeing them) and that they would be able to see any visual aids you may have. Be sure to speak loud enough so they can hear you as well. Remember, communication is key!
As all of my students are aware, we have been taking quizzes through out the Omnikin Ball unit. Most of you are probably patiently waiting to find out what your scores are. I have submitted a link to a document so that you may see the scores on your quizes. I will continually update these scores as you take more quizzes in other units as well.