Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Teaching wheel chair polo was a difficult task to take on. It's not a common day sport you would teach in a physical education setting which made it fun, yet challenging. My partner and I planned for hours, trying to make our lesson plan the best it could be. After our lesson was over, i have realized a lot about my teaching. For starters I talked way to much in the beginning. It was important to go over the rules, and guidlines of the class, but i spend to much time with mangement according to my time-coding form. I have learnt that it is important to mention them, but not every single one. It is better to just make mention of the important ones that pertrain to the lesson. I also never knew how many times i said so until i did my transcript. Almost after every sentence i would say so. When im teaching i need to pay attention to what i am saying and also, who i am talking to. There were a bunch of times that i was talking to people and didn't use their names. Using their names would make it more clear and specific to the students. I thought overall the lesson was difficult to split with someone. At times i figured it would be easier by myself because then you can judge the class better. Althought for behavior reasons it was easier to have two people.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Okay Class were going to teach a whole entire lesson on Ultimate Frisbee....we are going to split it up in pieces and each person in class will teach the nect progression. (This is was Dr. Yang stated in class) WHAT!! This is what went through my mind. Im mean i have played Ultimate before but never taught it. Boy did i have my work cut out for me. I was to teach how to recieve the pull and game play from there. I needed to do my reasearch on Ultimate and the tricks to the trade. After reaseaching the material and going over what i was going to teach i felt confident in my lesson. I learnt that just because you haven't taught something before doesn't mean you should freak out as a teacher. Research was essential for me and i learned that as a PE teacher you aren't going to know everything forwards and backwards but will a little hard work you'll be just fine....