Saturday, May 14, 2011

255 Final Exam Part 1A/B/C

here is part a/b/c in a word document

Second Section- Daily Burn
I actually really like the Daily Burn since I started using it, you can keep track of everything from diet to workouts. This is a great way to track exactly what you’re eating, sometimes you don’t actually realize how bad your eating. It’s also a good way to show you if you might need more carbs or proteins in your diet. This is the first exercise and nutrition tracker that I have ever tried and I’m probably going to keep using it because it’s a great way to stay on top of my diet and workouts.

I would use this website to accomplish our recommended regent’s level for ls #1b by having my students set up their account at the beginning of the semester and have them track what they eat, work outs, etc. I would also have students set goals for themselves whether they want to lose weight or gain muscle. You could also have competitions within your class to see who loses the most weight, who gained the most muscle, who lost the most body fat. This could be a great way to get the students motivated and interested in working out. You can also take the data from the students results and see if the students have made improvements throughout the semester and if they are accomplishing their goals.

An electronic tool that I would use would be a blog. I believe using a blog would be a great way to keep information and also share information with others. Every day the students go on to their blogs and write down what they ate and how much they weigh. At the beginning of the year you can have the students blog about their goals for the year and they can blog about them throughout the year. Students can also share great food ideas with other classmates or help each other out with any problems they might be having. This is a great way to keep track of what you’ve been doing and also a good way to interact with the other students.

here is my excel spreadsheet for how I would track students daily/
This was our final lab at St. Mary's and I must say that I had a great time this semester, the students have taught me so much and they have helped me start coming up with my own teaching style. You need to attack every age group differently but with the younger kids you really need to grab their attention quickly and keep their attention because at their age they have a very small attention span. I had a great time working with the older kids this past week, a few of the students even challenged me in checkers. Overall I had a great time with this experience and I look forward to working with kids in the future. Now, for some reason google documents wouldn't let me upload anything so my lab 6 is posted below for your viewing.

PED 201 – Professor Yang

Reflection: Lab Six

Name: ___________________________________________             Date: _______________


A. To reflect on your experiences working with the St. Mary's students.
B. To gain knowledge and insight as to your individual "teaching style" through play and participation.

Answer the following questions to the best of your ability.


TASK A/B: Reflection on experiences working with St. Mary's students.

  1. Based upon observations and interactions with the St. Mary's students, describe what you have learned about young children? Provide examples of activities you felt were appropriate. Why? Were there activities that were not appropriate? Why? Some things that I have learned about young children is that they have a lot of energy and you need to be prepared for it. At this age the children have a short attention span so you need to really get them hooked to your game if you want a chance to explain it. An activity that I thought was appropriate was when I lead my basketball tag game. It was appropriate because it fit the skill level of the older kids and it was giving the students a chance to work on the skills that we had for our dribbling week. A game that wasn't really appropriate was the game our group lead for throwing. We had a ton of kids so it made it hard from the start. With this game the students were throwing under hand and all different ways except the way we actually wanted them to throw it. Even after we told them how to throw the ball they still were doing it wrong. This game didn't really work out because it was difficult to assess throwing and catching.

  1. Based upon your interactions with St. Mary's PRE K program, describe your experience. How was this different from working with the older age students? Did you enjoy working with younger age children? Why or Why not? To be honest I enjoy working with the older kids and when I become a teacher I want to work at either the high school level or the middle school level. It's different working with the younger students because when you play games you have to find games that involve basic movement patterns because the students aren't that developed yet. At this age you also need to find ways to connect with the children and relate things to them that they like. I did have a good time working with the kids, it was good to get some experience working with younger children.


  1. During your field experience, each of you worked with children in the cafeteria setting. Describe the fine motor activities you observed. Do you feel that working on fine motor activities is something we should work on in Physical Education. Yes I believe that we should work on fine motor skills in P.E. While I was in the cafeteria I saw a lot of students building with legos and even had some students want to play me in checkers. I believe that fine motor skills are an important skills to have in your life and the sooner you start working on those skills the better off the students will be in the future because their fine motor skills will be more improved because were working on them at a young age.

  1. Reflecting on your growth as a future teacher, what have you learned from this experience that has given you insight as to your individual "teaching style". Has your teaching style emerged based upon your experience and interaction at St. Mary's. If yes, in what way. If not, how else might this occur? I really learned a lot while teaching at St. Mary's, I learned that with the younger students you have to hook them and get them wanting to play your game otherwise they won't pay attention and they'll be all over the place. You also want to give the students positive feedback so the students know that you care and want to be there. I'm not too sure if my teaching style has really emerged yet because the way I teach younger students is probably going to be different than how I teach older students. I feel that my teaching style will depend on the class of students that I have. I also might have to adjust my teaching style for certain students because not every one learns the same and not everyone learns at the same speed. I also feel that with students this young you really need to try and connect to them and find ways to relate games to things that they like. If something is familiar to them then the more likely they are to want to participate. I had a great time at St. Mary's this semester and I feel that it will help me in my teaching in the future.


Final Lab at St. Mary's

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lab 5- St. Mary's

St. Mary's Lab #5

This week at St. Mary's I was with the older kids. Usually when you're with the older kids you start off in the basement and play games and play with board games, legos, etc but it was such a nice day out that we went outside to play on the playground. I had a great time with the kids while we were outside. I got involved and was playing tag with the kids. When we went inside I led a game and I though the kids really enjoyed it. At first the kids didn't want to play but once I explained what we were doing and once we started playing the students really seemed to be enjoying themselves. The game I had the students play was basketball tag. Everyone had a basketball and I selected who was it based on shirt colors because it is quick and it gives all the students a chance to be it. The object of the game was for the taggers to try and knock away everyones basketball. If your basketball got knocked away you had to do 10 jumping jacks before you were allowed back into the game. I thought my game ran very well and I thought it was very affective. I'm really enjoying having the opportunity to go to St. Mary's, I can't believe we only have 1 more lab left.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lab D- Table Tennis


here is my self C-9 form

here is my time coding form

here is my feedback analysis form

here is my content development form

here is my lesson plan

here is my assessment

Well Lab D is finally over, it just seems like the semester just started but it's starting to wind down. My Lab D was on Table Tennis, this lesson created a few problems for me. One thing that I really had to bring into consideration was the size of the rooms we were using. We were in the Squash courts so it was tough to find ways to use the rooms effectively. I decided to use 3 different rooms. One room had no tables and was used for my instant activity, the next room had 6 half tables in it so that the students could really work on the skills that we were learning, and the final room had 3 tables set up to practice the cross court shot and also to play games. I thought that I actually did pretty well on this teaching lesson, I hit a lot of good points and the students seemed to be having a good time. I still have a few area's that I need to work on. I still need to try and slow down when I'm explaining skill to the students, sometimes I get ahead of myself and jumble up my words. For this lesson I should of used more intratask variation. Some students were pretty good so I could of had them go into a different room and work on harder skills. This lesson I also decided to use pinpointing a few times. Pinpointing is a good way for the students to show each other how the skill looks or how it's performed. I'm really anxious to keep learning as much as I can and keep improving my teaching skills every day.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Table Tennis Quiz

Name:___________                                            date:________________

True or False: Indicate wheather each statement is True or False

1) When Table Tennis first came about they used corks as balls and books as nets.
2) Table Tennis was created by the Australians.
3) Two cues for the backhand are shoulder facing target and bring arm across body.
4) Table Tennis didn't become popular untill the 1990's.
5) While performing the forehand chop you want to make sure your elbow is facing down and away.

Bonus: Name 6 cues that we discussed during class today.

Getting ready for my Table Tennis Lesson

Over the past week or so I have been working on my Table Tennis lesson that I am going to be teaching on April 11th. So far I think I've been making some good improvements. This teaching lesson is really going to test me and I'll be able to see where I stand. For this lab the time period is now 25 minutes compared to just 15 for our lab c. Since were increasing the time, I've really spent a lot of time on trying to organize how I'm going to teach my lesson. It's also going to be tough because were going to be in the Squash courts. The squash courts are pretty small and it's hard to fit a lot of equipment in the rooms so I'm going to have to set up a few different rooms with different activities in each. I'm pretty nervous about teaching this lesson because it's created the most challenges for me. I also want to be able to make this lesson fun and interesting for the other students, physical education is a lot better when you're having fun.

Lab 4- St. Mary's

here is my lab 4


This week we were back at St. Mary's and we were assessing throwing and catching. My group was in charge of leading the opening games so the rest of our classmates could assess the designated students. Our games went alright but it was a little challenging because we had more students than normal and they were excited and ready to go so it was hard for them to stay still and pay attention. To be honest we probably could of found a better game to assess the students. With the game we had the students perform it was hard to assess them on their throwing skills because most of the students where throwing the ball under hand or side arm. Next time a better game idea would be to have the students throw balls over a high target so they can really work on throwing the ball over hand and also properly.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lab C Krumping Packet

here is my Lab C Packet.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Looking back at my krumping lesson

here is my time coding form

here is my verbal transcript

here is my feedback analysis

here is my content development

here is my lesson plan

here is my task progressions.

This week in class we had the opportunity to perform our lab c's. The lesson that I was teaching was krumping. At first I thought I was going to have some trouble with this lab because this was the first time that I've heard about krumping. I put a lot of time and effort into this lab and overall I thought I did a lot better than the other labs. Every day I'm learning more and more and I feel like i've come along way since the begining of class. I can't stop now I need to keep working hard and keep improving because I still have a lot of room for improvement. A few things that I need to work on for next lab are to stop saying you guys. I try not to say it but it tends to slip out and i don't even notice I'm saying it until i watch the video of my teaching lesson. I need to continue to keep loosening up. Every lab I feel more and more comfortable. Another thing I need to work on is maybe making sure I'm speaking clearly so everyone can understand me. I'm really looking forward to our next lab and it should be even more of a challenge.



201- getting ready for dinosour lab

 This week during our lab we had a chance to go over some of the games that we are going to be teaching at St. Mary's. The game that I am going to be teaching is tunnel ball. The students will be divided into two or three teams. Each team will line up in a single file line with their legs spread apart. The person at the end of the line starts with a ball in their hands and then sprints up to the front of the line and rolls the ball inbetween their teammates legs. Once the ball has made it through all of your teammates legs the student at the back of the line gets the ball, sprints to the front of the line and rolls the ball through. The students keep performing this until a team reaches the finish line. I think the students will have a lot of fun with this game.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting ready to teach my Krumping lesson.

here is my lesson plan, skill progression, technology, test, and assessment

here is my block plan

here is my scope and sequence.

Over the past week or two I have been getting ready and preparing my Krumping lesson. This lab should be a good test of where I stand. This lab our lesson has to be 15 minutes, we also had to prepare a lesson plan, skill progressions, assessments, scope and sequence, block plan, and use a technology. We are starting to put all the pieces together and I feel like i've been learning a lot this semester. I hope lab c runs smoothly because I've really been working hard on it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. mary's western theme- Lab 3

 here is my Lab 3                                                

This week we had our western them at St. Mary's. I think everything ran pretty smoothly this week. I'm becoming a lot more comfortable with the kids and it feels like it's getting easier every week. I can tell I've been having a good time with the students because it feels like the time flies by. This week I was in the classroom with the kindergarten students and I had a lot of fun. At the end of the day I also lead a song for everyone, since the theme was western I did a remix to the ants go marching in with the horses go marching in. I'm already looking forward to going back when we get back from our spring break.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Second Jump Rope Lesson- heel lift and straddle run

here is my Time coding form.

here is my feedback analysis

here is my Verbal Transcript

This week we had our second jump rope lab. The skills that I had for my jump rope lab were the heel lift and the straddle run. I feel like I did better on this lab than the first jump rope lab. I felt a lot more comfortable this time around, I also knew what to expect from the first jump rope lab. Every day I'm learning more and more and I feel like I'm making progress. One thing that I need to do better in my next teaching lesson is stop saying " you guys." When I say it I'm talking to everyone but I need to stop using that and maybe change it to "everyone." Another thing that I need to do better is try to spend less time talking and giving instruction and spend more time performing our skills and activities. I hope to keep learning and getting better every single day.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Powerpoint Lessons and St. Mary's Lab 2- cartoon theme

Here is my Motor Development Lab.
This week in class we started to present our powerpoints to the class. Our group the " playground pirates" had chapter 4. We all worked hard on our powerpoint and really pulled in a lot of information. It was also nice to be able to see other groups present their chapters because it helps you learn the information and also gave you ideas on how you should present you chapter. This week we went back to St. mary's and this time at the begining we had the chance to evaluate two students and assess them on running, galloping, and hoping. This week I was in the classroom with the kindergarten students. We had cartoon pictures for the students to color in, and I also sang a mickey mouse version of the hokey pokey. I had a lot of fun working with the students this week and I look forward to going back next week.

Getting ready for our second jump rope lesson

This week during class we got some time to work on our second jump rope teaching lesson. The two jump rope skills that I have this lesson are The Heel Lift and the Stradle Run. After reviewing my skills and going over them in class I feel confident in being able to teach these skills. This week we were also introduced to our C Lab. For C Lab I have crumping, I look forward to learning more about crumping. Also, For Lab C were adding a lesson plan and also a skill progression chart. It's pretty interesting learning how to put lesson plans and skill progression charts together.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lesson week

This week during class we all had the chance to perform our jump rope lessons. This was a good chance for all of us to get some practice and see what we need to work on. I think that everyones lesson went pretty smoothly. I've learned a lot from watching my classmates and TA's perform their teaching lessons. When you get to watch others perform their lessons you get a chance to see what other people do well with their lessons. It also gives you a chance to think about how you want to perform your lesson, and you might see something from someone else's lesson that you like and you could incorporate that into your lesson. I have already started to improve and I look forward to learning as much as possible in this course.

reflecting on my jump rope lesson

here is my feedback analysis

here is my verbal transcript for lab B1

I believe that I have improved since our first teaching lessons. I have already learned so much in this course. During this lab I think that my voice has become better than before, I spoke loud and clearly so that everyone could hear me. I like how i started off without using a jump rope just so everyone could work on their foot work because this was a tricky/ackward skill to perform. As we started getting used to the movement patterns, then I added the jump rope. I also made sure that I kept my eyes on the class at all times and never turned my back to them. I made sure I was giving positive feedback but I should probably try and give a little more and also include more students. I really need to work on slowing everything down, I know everything I want to say and I have a ton of ideas but I start thinking ahead of myself. Since I didn't slow down I forgot to give an opening hook and thats a big way to get your class interested in the lesson that you're about to perform. I still need to work on my vocals, I still need to be a little bit louder. Overall I think this lab went very well but there is still a lot that I need to work on.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chapter 7

4) List six behaviors teachers can engage in during activity that have the potential to directly contribute to lesson objecive.
            1- Observe and assess students
            2- maintain awareness and also maintain a positive and productive learning environment
            3- make sure your students understand the task that you provided them with
            4- assisst students that might need help with the skill
            5- provide the students with feedback
            6- keep a safe learning environment

6) How can a teacher get off task students on task?
                  I think that in order to keep students on task you should have a strong voice. If the students can barely hear you they wont pay attention to anything that your saying. If you have a loud voice it also gets the attention of the students very quickly. You should also always keep your eyes on your entire class. You want to be able to see everyone so you can observe and assess students but also so that the students don't start fooling around behind your back. I would also make my lessons fun and interesting. Sometimes kids don't pay attention in physical education because they are bored of the same old lessons. If you make your lessons fun it could make students remain on task and also participate more.

7) Write an example for each of the following types of feedback.

              1) Great job throwing the football today class, next time we just really need to work on following through to our target.
                2) Stop talking, I told everyone before when I'm talking everyone is to stop talking and pay attention.
                 3) Good job shooting today in lacrosse practice Billy, tommorow lets try and work on trying to keep your arms a little bit farther away from your body when your shooting.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

255 jump rope

During class this week we have been going over our jump rope lab. The jump rope skill that I have is the wounded duck. I never really knew about the wounded duck untill this class. This lab is a good chance to get some good practice at teaching. I like how earlier in the week the TA's showed us a few ways to teach our skills. I thought this was good because it gives you a chance to learn from others who have some good experience in teaching. I am really enjoying this class because I think that I am already improving and it's great experience for when it's time to go out in the real world.

201- learning

This week in class we went over which chapters we are doing for our presentations, our group is doing chapter 4. I am excited to start working on our presentation with our other group memebers. This week we also had a chance to work on some games during class. I really liked this because it gave us a chance to work on the games we came up with, it's also good practice for when we are at St. Mary's so everything can run smoothly. We also have been learning about how motor learning deals with physical education and what we can do to help students improve their skills.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PED 255- chapter 8 questions 4,6,7

concept/theme/activity  --------- 3rd grade

establishing a learning environment- 4
Space Awareness- 3
Effort- 4
Relationships- 3
Traveling- 3
Chasing, Fleeing, dodging- 4
Jumping and Landing- 4
Rolling- 3
Balancing- 4
Transfering weight- 4
Kicking and punting- 4
Throwing and catching- 7
Volleying- 2
dribbling- 3
striking with rackets- 3
striking with hockey sticks- 3
Striking with golf clubs- 2
striking with bats- 3
Fitness/wellness conepts- 9
field day and other events- 6

For third grade you might spend more time on some areas than others in second or fourth grade because they are more developed than second graders but not might be at the same level as fourth graders. At this age I would have them start working more on striking objects than second grade. At this age you want to start working on fitness and wellness concepts because the students are starting to get older and need to start learning about healthy life styles and to keep staying active.

6) I think veteran teachers spend less time planning than beginning teachers because veteran teachers have been around a lot longer and they know exactly what to expect. Veteran teachers have had the experience and have put in the time where they don't have to spend that much time planning. Beginning teachers might not know what to expect so they plan out everything and put a lot of time into it. Veteran teachers also know how to plan, after a while it's second nature to them so it doesn't take them that long to plan.

7) If a teacher attempts to jam too many skill themes into a year the students will have a hard time learning the skills. For younger students it takes them longer to learn a skill than when you are older. You might cover a ton of material but the students wont learn the skills because you're not giving them enough time to learn and practice the skill. You might also not spend enough time on certain skills that could be valuable to these students in later years. This could also lead to students being left out because they haven't developed the skills that other students might already have.

PED 255- Chapter 9, questions 2+3

2) The two major components in the establishment of a learning environment are Managerial and Instructional. These two components differ from each other because managerial deals with non subjet matter activities necessary for a class to run smoothly and efficiently over a period of time. Instructional deals with the subjet matter activities designes to see that children learn what is desired by participating in physical education.

3)  Discipline would be when a student is acting out in class and the teacher needs to prevent this from happening again. Your students need to pay attention and remain on task. Developing a learning environment and discipline are different because discipline is reactive and developing a learning environment is proactive. With developing a learning environment the teacher focuses on fostering acceptable behavior and creating a positive atmosphere for their class.

PED 255- Lesson Plan

Psychomotor- 1A/1 - By the end of class students will be able to perform the wounded duck 3/5 times- Teacher Assessment

Affective- 2/5During the lesson students will be able to help other students if they are having problems with the task and also respect each others safety by giving your classmates enough room to perform the task.- Visual check by teacher

Cognitive-1A/2By the end of the lesson students will show an understanding of the movement concepts and skill by reciting que's.

Safety Statement- 2/5 - Since we are in a gym, students need to give eah other enough room ( a few arms length apart) and also be aware of their surroundings.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

PED 201- Lab 1

1) While I was watching the interactions between St. Mary's students and my classmates I noticed that most students had good listening skills. I noticed that the younger students had a lot less of an attention span, so you need describe your lesson quickly and to the point so the students still stay interested. Most of the students remained on task but while I was watching I noticed the younger students running into the hallway during the middle of their games. Things that motivate these students are playing games that are fun and interesting. Most of the students get tired of the same old game, this is why it could be good to alter games just a little bit.

2) In the younger age levels motor behavior and social behavior is a little different than the older students. With the younger students it seemed like every student interacted with each other and played great together. The older students seemed to stick with their friends. I noticed in the older age group that there were a few students who were playing by themselves or just sitting on the side. This isn't good because the students feel left out because they aren't as good as others in physical activities. I do think that grade level, gender, and ability have an influence on motor behavior because not everyone is as developed at these ages. At this age I think that there could be a huge gap between their motor skills.

3) Some fine motor activities that I saw were basketball, soccer, and jump rope. You see younger students perform less fine motor activites because they aren't as developed yet as the older students. When I was watching the students play basketball I noticed that most of the girls were just as good as the boys.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

PED 255- Chapter 2 questions 3+4

3)For using a skill themed approach, I think the best characteristic is to provide experiences appropriate to a child's developmental level, as opposed to age or grade level. I believe that this is the best one beause not all students have the same abilities so this would give students a chane to learn at their own pace and skill level. This gives the students a chance to improve their skills and not fall too far behind the rest of the class. In this approach students are assessed and the teacher selects the tasks acordingly and don't pre-determine what their going to do in class. In this approach a teacher might have bigger goals or challenges for one class than another one because this is based on their skill levels. I also feel that this approach would keep students more interested in P.E.

4) The concept of generic levels of skill proficieny relates to the skill them approach because the generic levels of skill proficieny deals with how well a student can perform a task. In order to figure out where your class and students stand in certain skills you need to assess them. You can use the generic levels of skill proficieny to figure out where each student stands and also to figure out which characteristic of the skill themed approach to use. With both of these we can figure out how hard of a task we can give to our students.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PED 255 h.w. questions

1)what is ment by the idea that teaching is a goal-oriented activity? In order to be a successful teacher you need to set goals. If you set goals it gives you something to work towards. If teachers don't set goals then it will be a boring class and your students wont get better at the tasks your trying to have them perform. As a teacher you need to set goals to help your students succed and get better at all the activities they perform.

4)why is the process that teachers choose to use to teach content important? This is important because teachers need to use certain teaching styles that fit their students. The teacher needs to decide if they want to use lectures, discussions, videos, etc, they should choose which ones they use based on how their students learn and what motivates them. If the teacher can't get the students motivated to learn chances are the students wont perform well in the class. You also need to teach material that the students are going to understand.

 5. why is the movement task-student response unit of analysis so important in physical education? This is very important because as teachers we need to educate our students and be able to evaluate them. We need to be able to tell where certain students stand in certain activities. Teachers also need to give the students feedback to let them know where they stand and what they need to work on.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PED 201

This week during class sister Harriet from st. mary's church came in to talk to us on tuesday and thursday. We are going to be spending some time at st. mary's so she had us fill out a form so they can check our backgrounds to make sure it's ok for us to be there. Both days in class this week we also watched a video on child malesters. I think that this was a good video because it let's you know that there are really people like this out there and I also learned about possible signs of a child malester and that if you suspect something is going on you should report it to the hotline first before the police. A lot of my jobs in the past consisted of working with kids so I am looking forward to being able to work at St. Mary's.

PED 255

This week during class we went over good ways to start off your teaching lesson. This was very helpful because when your teaching a class you need to be able to get everyone's attention, if you can you want to get a lesson going within 30 seconds. I also learned that you shouldn't stand there and talk to your class for long periods of time. We also went over a jump rope lesson to show us good drills to use when we are teaching. We got right into the drills and we performed drills that we could work at our own speed and at our own skill level. Last class we worked on our voices, at times I know that I'm not a loud person but this gave me a chance to work on my vocals, when you have a lot of kids in your class you're going to need to be able to project your voice so that everyone can hear you

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

teaching- Lab A1

here is my transcript for lab A2

One thing that I did well in my mini lesson was having the drills progress in difficulty. I started off with just working on foot work and then progressed  to having them play defense on someone with the ball. I also spoke loud and clearly so that everyone could hear me. I need to work on being well prepared for lessons, I need to talk to the students while they are performing the lessons and give them feedback on what they can do to improve their skills and correct them if they are doing something wrong. I also need to give them some positive feeback. From being able to watch myself teach, I believe that this will improve my teaching skills. It helps to be able to see the positives and negatives of how your teaching, and it shows you first hand exactly what you need to work on in order to become a good teacher.


I've never had a blog before but it's been interesting making an account, I look forward to seeing how it goes. Over winter beak I coached an indoor lacrosse team; This really gave me a chance to work on my teaching. Everyday we had lacrosse I had the opportunity to teach the players different skills that would help develop them into stronger lacrosse players. Today was our first day of class and we went over the syllabus, I also had to fill out an application for the phys. ed department.