Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pickup, Pivot, Pass

Being able to listen to every little thing that I say during my lesson's really gives me insight on what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong. Even though I am at the beginning stages of teaching, it really helps to be able to listen to an MP3 of what I am actually saying. How much feedback I am giving and how I sound as a teacher. I realize that I have a few habits such as saying going a lot and alright. Also I sound nervous, which is normal so right now I am not worried but it is something that I am going to have to work on in my practice to become a better teacher.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Volleyball Bump and Set #2

On the second time around teaching this lesson I tried to be more informative with the students to help them understand how exactly to do the bump and the set properly. However, I may have taken a little too long on the instruction of the lesson and not enough activity time. Also, I tried to give as much feedback to the students as possible. To help the students self-esteem when the are doing good and to improve skills when they are not doing as well. After reviewing my lesson and filling in my Time Coding Form I learned really on what I should work on and will be prepared for future lessons.

Monday, February 9, 2009

How am I doing? I need some Feedback!

In physical education there are many different ways of teaching lessons and different aspects of teaching. One of the major aspects of teaching a lesson is giving feedback to the students. Feedback is a way for a teacher to help their students progress at something or let them know that they are doing a good job. Feedback is a good tool for teachers because it lets the students know that the teacher is paying attention so they will always try and it can help the student become better at the activity if they keep getting feedback.
Even though feedback is a very powerful tool to use, you must give the feedback to the student in a way that they will receive criticism the best. Such as a student will learn more from positive feedback or more from negative feedback. As a teacher you should always use positive feedback in a classroom setting. It could be different when you are coaching a sport. As a teacher and coach you must know how the students will react to different criticism.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

First Taught Lesson

My first lesson's outline, taken during 255 on the first day of classes.