Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Broom Ball Reggie Style !!!

First off let me say, I reached an all time high level of anxiety with this lesson. I know in my last post that this was something i was going to work on but there was so much that factored in with this one lesson. Girl born raise in Brooklyn teaching broom-ball I sport I never even heard of before I transferred into C-State. Two this was a group project ( kinda - sorta a lil) but me and group projects just don't get along. Three I know I'm a PE major but me and tactical sports never see eye to eye (sorry I don't fit your stereotype I want to teach dance but yes i will include EVERYTHING into the program.) Then Four everything else in life that decided to hit all at once and i just didn't know how to deal, I couldn't function it was a very grey period. *sidebar * this is not a cop out honest truth I was very overwhelmed. Which is the reason I'm late with this post.

With this lesson I wanna pat my self on the back *pat pat * because I was so well prepared I felt in the beginning stages. Everything I felt I planned out I was going great until it came to the actual teaching time I choked. I didn't have enough balls for my instant activity monkey in the middle. Then everything kinda went down hill from there. *Note* You could never be over prepared. By right i should of had two activities prepared but I didn't. In this lesson I prepared Strategic plays for the class to learn and perform during a game- like situation. ( which i came up with myself *pat pat* .) These were good but I should of went through each play with the group demonstrate what I want to see from them. Watching the video some of the class looked lost even though I went around and asked how everyone was doing with the plays and try to explain it, a demo would of had them going a lot sooner.
I really need to work one being clear to the students. I realize that when i actually go out in the teaching field students will be younger most times they wont understand the thoughts flowing through my head ( heck! half the time I don't) but I have some key points in preparation that I did for this lesson that I didn't do for others, and key points in preparation for other that i didn't do here. Now I just need to work on bringing all the points together for a stella performance on lab D.

Content Development

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jump! Jump! Jump! and Away!!

This is was a good lesson. Buttttt I talked way too much way. One thing I do is when im nervous I start to second guess my explanations. I always question in my mind did the person truly understand me and then without asking i start explaining it all over again until im satisfied. When is that? I don't even know.

We all know that in order to be the best you have to have practice time. and I feel that my practice time is showing within my lessons. Compared to my first lesson I have shown so much improvement. Before my classroom management skills and comfortability ( is that even a word?) with my peers was just horrid but within this lesson can tell I tried to improve on them and I reach the normal comfort zone.
I should of explained who the Harlem Globetrotters were that really bothers that i didn't go into that although some students knew who they were looking at the video not enough did. I really need to work on my closure of the lesson, sometime i just get so worked up and so many thoughts are flowing in my head that when i speak everything start pouring out. So working on my anxiety would be a next thing. and FEED BACK !!! I tried to give at least 65% of the classroom feedback or at least some kind of facet time.

so feedback Checking for understanding and anxiety ... working on it got it good!

Feedback form
Time Coding Sheet

On to the next one !!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Leave of Absence?!?

As I take this journey in the Physical Education Realm, it clear to me that the path would be rocky i but i wasn't prepared for so much instability on my part. I was off doing so much work with conference Nonetheless im here im back on the path where i need to be. IM RUNNING THE LAST STRETCH AND I SHALL WIN THIS!!!

Now back to regular scheduled programing