Monday, February 27, 2012

LAB C Monday

Well once again I was teaching on a monday. Luckily everybody had a lot of energy and was willing to participate. I had to teach the game of Kin-Ball, it originated in Quebec, it's creator was Mario Dever's who was a physical education teacher! This was actually going to be a part of my hook that i completely forgot. However I feel I still got the students attention quickly and held it for a good amount of time. Eveery time you teach somethings going  to happen during your lesson when you're required to think right on the spot. Today I had a few minutes to spare and I needed another activity to do. Unfortunately my mind was absolutely blank and I went to basics. I had already had the students playing the game, then brought them back to a simple level which was only because I panicked and couldnt think. Luckily my mind came up with the last activity we did with jus keeping the big ball in the air. I feel that this progressed well with the simple activity, but I really didnt need to do the beach ball activity. This is how we learn though, I'm going to have to make sure I have a filler activity if for some reason I do get ahead of time. There are 2 videos here, the camera cut off but both of these are 1 lesson.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Transcript from lab B

This link! Will take you to a google document of my transcript from Lab B Sounds better than it reads!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

HW Assignment

Chapter 4

2)There are quite a few things teachers can do to improve communication with students. Using Logical sequences is important, teachers should give relevant material and in a structured way. Personalizing the presentation always gets students hooked on you. When they have something to realate to it only intrigues them more. Repeating directions is also a good way to communicate with them, especially more difficult instructions. Lastly, always check for understanding. If the student doesn't know what's going on they wont want to participate and may begin to shy away from the class.

Chapter 5

1)Teachers use progression to develop motor skills. Using a progression helps the students develop a part of a bigger task before completing the whole thing at once. Also teachers must refine their progressions, if they decide to make it simpler or harder based on the kind of students the teacher has. Also assessing how well the students do the task or their knowledge on the skill is important. Using Intratask or Intertask development is a question to ask ones self when trying to come up with a progression system for their students.

3) The way you can develop progressions for closed skills is different than dealing with the progression of an open skill. When you are teaching a closed skill you want to teach the whole skill whenever possible, break it down after giving students an opportunity to practice it. Also aim for accuracy vs quantity. Lastly you want to modify the goal of performance, which could be the same for an open skill. When working with an ipen skill the teacher wants to make sure they are helping students adapt their skills to a difficult environment, almost a game like situation, this way their skills become developed while in that environment and it is not a shock when actually performing it.

5) Closed Skill; Free throw -- first start with just the ball, laying on your back, practicing shooting ball off your forehead and having it back spin and come down right to you. Next start 3 ft away from basket, when you hit nothing but net you move one step back. Until at the foul line. Last thing hit a foul shot, nothing but net.
Open Skill; Volleyball Set -- First toss the ball to student right over their head, Next tell them whether the ball is coming left right or right at them. Next don't tell them where the ball will be going. Eventually mix in some throws where a bump pass would be needed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

B Day

Today was finally the day I got to do my Lab B! I was awake at 7 am practiving what to say. Its tough because no matter how many times you practice you'll never say what you exactly want! However I did do a lot better than in my A lab. I would have like to stop saying guys but I still am going to have to work with it. I also should have gone over my safety statement a little more elaborately. It was monday morning so I knew I had to go in there with  a lot of energy, especially going first, I really needed to set the pace. I like using the instant activity becasue it gets students to know, when I'm teaching we are going to be moving! I did go a little over my time though so I will have to be able to manage my time a little better. I'm hoping filling out the time sheet and transcript will help me think of ways to move the class a little faster. Another thing I liked is when Professor Yang turned on the music. I had wanted to use music but didn't get the chance to turn it on. Yang wanted to see if I could project my voice over the music. This is really interesting because he keeps throwing challenges at us to see if we can handle them. These challenges really help get us ready for whats going to happen. He might throw behavioral problems at you, kids that need to go to the nurse, could be anything. This is going to have to be where I take my teaching now, understanding what to do with kids who misbehave. This was a lot of fun and I'm hoping Lab C will be even better, let me know what you think!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekend to Prepare

I am getting so excited to do this B lab! I cannot wait til monday. I keep talking to myself going over everything that I want to say. Today was a good job for most people, I really liked Emily and Leslie's lesson they were very smooth and had a lot of positive things about their lesson. I always like to try and build off people and see waht they do in myself. I dont think they missed many aspects of the lesson plan format which was really good. I always forget the little things so this is really helping me to prepare and not forget the little details. The only thing I havent liked this round is there is TOO MUCH STANDING around. I HATE standing listening to directions, this is physical education. Lets get moving!! On monday I plan on not missing a beat and get right into jumping. CANT WAIT.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Teacher Candidates show off their skills

Today in class we watched other teacher candidates do their B lab. It was exciting seeing how they would handle the lesson in a short amount of time.  They handled it very well too! I loved getting new ideas with people. Although I hate the fact that it makes me feel like my lesson plan will feel the same as everyone elses. this also gives me the chance to adapt it and change what I want to do. For example I know that I want my classes a lot more fast paced than what we had today. I also need to get the class enthused, especially since I'm going on a Monday morning. One thing I thought about doing was changing the way i check for understanding. I am going to have the students demonstrate the skill and the other students scream the cues as their happening. I think this is a better more fun way for everyone to get involved. I also can get more ideas of what to do this weekend. can't wait for Monday!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Morning Madness

A great class today, got to do a couple rounds of shotgun which is a really cool way to get everybodys mind thinking quickly. It is a game where you and a partner have a part of a lesson (hook, intro, task, demo, feedback) each group goes right after the other as if it were one group teaching the whole thing. I have a hard time thinking of activities right on the spot, so it forces me to get past that barrier. We also had to keep switching up the partners which gets us more involved with eachother. OH I almost forgot about the other day in class, this (vv) was a lot of fun.......

There aint no bugs on us, any bugs on you?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Amazin' Jumpers

Can you guess what we did in class today? Thats right, more jump roping!! It was a lot of fun especially becasue we got time to work on what task we have to teach in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I spent the whole class figuring out cues and what works with the task I was assigned only to have to do 2 completely different ones! Oh well, the more I can teach the better! Now instead of doing an alternating in and out partner routine, I have to do 2 people 1 rope (w/o alternating) and 2 people 1 rope at the same time. What happened in class is a perfect example of what might happen in real life though. You think you are going to be set doing a certain lesson plan only to find out it's already been done the previous class. It helps to know what is going to happen the day of the lesson, so Steph and I who had a conflict of lesson plans talked and I told her I would let her do the ones that may be a little more fun to teach. However enough about teaching, here is a cool video of some Frenchies double dutching, pretty cool, really picks up about 30 seconds into it.

Jump Rope for Yang

Well last class as always was a blast. We got right into jump roping again which is always fun, especially since this whole week my calfs have been sore from jumping rope so much! We worked on our jump rope routines in class with a partner or two. It is tough to get a good routine when not everybody can jump as well as others. It was nice though because we worked on the affective domain in class, working with different people than we did the last time. This class keeps giving me new ways to work with students in the future, whether its simple cues for teaching jump rope lessons, or tips on making me a better teacher. I have no idea what is going to go on in class today, maybe YOGA again!