Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Practical Experience

For my ten hours of practical experience I have been involved as a captain for three different intramural sports teams. I was captain of my co-rec volleyball team. I was also a co-captain for my flag football and indoor soccer teams.

For each of the three teams I wore the same jersey, which was number 81 for my team "That's What She Said"

We lost in the second round of the playoffs for co-rec vollyball, the third round of indoor soccer, and the first round of flag football.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

First Teaching Lesson (Boxing) 2nd day

After watching the first video, I noticed that most of the video was purely instruction. Frankie and myself were basically just giving out instruction while all of the students stood around. This time around, I feel that the students were much more engaged, as we allowed them to practice the skill in partners while we quickly demonstrated to them the correct form. There was also no management time which is great. Instead of having the students walking around and getting equipment, they were active throughout the lesson. I still feel that I have to do a much better job in terms of giving the students feedback, but with practice that will come. I am starting to feel more comfortable teaching at this point, and I feel it is only a matter of time before I really start getting comfortable teaching.

Lab C Second Day

After listening to myself teach Lab C for the second time, I feel that I am still progressing rather than regressing. I also did a much better job dressing this time, as the first time I only had a t-shirt and shorts with no collard shirt. I felt more comfortable this time, since it wasnt the first time doing the whole lesson plan thing, and I felt that this lesson plan was much more simple then the first one for Lab C. I also realized that the students had much more activity time as opposed to the last time I taught Lab C. I still say uhm alot, and that has to be fixed. As far as feeling more comfortable teaching, I believe that it keeps getting easier each time I have to teach, and I feel that each time I am teaching I am learning more and more and taking more steps to becoming a better teacher.

Ultimate Frisbee Unit

After listening to the mp3 of me teaching the 3 types of catches and backhand throw I felt that my voice was much louder then the first time I had to teach. I also noticed that I did a much better job giving the students feedback. Most of the feedback was congruent and specefic. I gave students feedback based on how they used the gator catch, overhand and underhand catches. I let them know when they did a good job closing their hands up high and also when they brought them together in the gator, as well as closing the hands low and bringing into the body. I also felt that I did a good job with the pinpoint. I used both Toby and Rose to show the class the correct forms for the catches. The first time that I had taught I felt sort of lost, I didnt know how to give correct feedback, how to pinpoint, how to check for understanding, none of those things that I feel I did a good job of doing when teaching during the ultimate unit. I feel that my teaching has definately progressed throughout this semester, and has definately improved since that first time teaching.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Importance Of Physical Education

Why is physical education so important?

Well, if you dont want to be obese like 60 % of our country then you should engage in atleast 45 minutes of activity each day.

What happens if you arent physically active?

Increase risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, and decrease of life longevity.

What are some positives of being physically active?

Increase in energy, happiness, self-confidence, and decrease of stress.

Please view my short presentation on Physical Activity.