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