Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Other community services that I did throughout the semester was was collect can foods for an Church around the area that was doing a fundraiser for needy families. I also helped with adapting two families for the Christmas season by buying gifts and helping wrap gifts for the families. Another community service project that I did was rake leaves for a family this fall. They really appreciated our help. Doing community services really opens my eyes and heart. I grow as a person every time I help someone in need. I think as a future teacher I would want my students to go out and do some kind of community services because it Will help them grow to be bigger and better people.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here is my transcript. I need to work on not saying "guys" and "gunna".
Here is my feedback form. I have learned that I need to use the students name more instead of saying guys, or plainly good job by itself. If I said names I would have had a lot more feedback. I am slowly improving however.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
One day I went to talk to my professor and found out that what I thought was a lot of activity ended up being all waiting time. I never considered that only having only 4 groups do a relay only allowed for 4 people to participate at a time. At the end of the activity a lot of my class mates came up to me and told me they liked the relay game, so I guess I figured it was a good lesson. In the end, it was not. When I realized this I was very upset and very disappointed in myself. I will never allow that to happen again. I will always make sure my class will be active. No more relays or activities that require a line.
Here is my transcript from this lesson
Here is my feedback form from this lesson
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cortland Physical Education
Inclusion Convergent Divergent
# in class: 25
Length of class: 14 mins
1. By the end of the lesson the
Focus: N, W, S, E
2. During the activities the
Self Assessment paper
Equipment: Poly spots,
3. Students will be able to find
4. During the lesson the students
Self Assessment paper
Body of Lesson
SS T SS
and being able to orient yourself
Teaching them how to
Find the end result
on a map
them on a map
place them on a blank team
Using a map to locate
Locating letters to spell
gymnastics room using a
using a map
and a map
Previous instruction in this activity (earlier grade levels)
is the first time they have worked with Orienteering.
“Assessment Drives Teaching:” future needs based on
students, the knowledge to be able to do a scavenger hunt by
"Guiding and inspiring
youngsters in the process of becoming physically educated and healthy
for a lifetime."
Friday, October 24, 2008
Before he spoke our class did an introduction to the confrence. We came out saying "We will teach you". It was so much fun and really got us involved and ready for the confrence. I also liked the little activity we did, that got everyone down onto the basketball floor meeting one another. It was a great way to meet future employers.
I can't wait for next years Mini Confrence and I hope to be apart of it more.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
After listening to my transcript, I gave feedback to five students. Two were boys and three were girls. I found that I am pretty even with feedback between the sexes but I usually just give feedback to the same individuals over and over again. Before I listened to my transcript I figured that my feedback was just going to be general, however I was surprised to find out that they were not all general. I was specific and postive with skills that students were performing. It was weird listening to my transcript becuase there was many breaks inbetween each feedback because I was walking around to each group. I liked listening to my transcript for my feedback because it made it very clear to me what I need to fix and how encouraging feedback should be.
For me, I feel that I spoke clearly so everyone could hear me but, I also feel I could have been more enthusiastic about my lesson. After listening to my transcript, I now know what I need to fix, but I was very happy that I did not say "um's" and 'uh's" a lot. Areas that I need to improve on are using more descriptive words when explaining a task and getting more involved in the game. I was just walking around to each group a lot and not being energetic and encouraging to the teams. I would just say a few feedback comments here and there (however, feedback is for another blog in the future).
After I was done instructing the lesson I was very annoyed with myself becuase I forgot to add an important challenge to my lesson. I really wanted to have individual scoring within the group so that there was some competition and more involvement in the activity.
For the most part, I was satisfied with how I taught and I really enjoyed listening to myself on the transcript because now I know how to improve.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I also realized that I did not entail a lot of the teaching skills and criteria into my lesson. I left out cues, challenges, pinpointing, feedback, and checking for understanding. Cues are very important when teaching young children a new skill. Cues help students learn and remember information better, and in my lesson I did not leave these students with a cue to remember. I also did not give the class a challenge that would have got them very excited about the class and the lesson. Also, when the students were partnered up and working on bumping I should have been going around to every group and giving them feedback of the good skills they had and areas that they needed to work on. At the end of the lesson we talked about the safety tips but failed to question the class for understanding of bumping. Many kids are not willing to raise their hand when they don’t understand something because they do not want to be embarrassed in front of their peers. Therefore, it is important to ask simple questions to the group to make sure they understood what to do and remember the proper techniques.
This lesson was a great introduction of how to be a better teacher. I now know what I am good at and what I need to improve on. I mostly have a lot of improving to do, but I am very willing to work hard to be the best teacher that I can be.