Monday, October 18, 2010

Day #19 of EDU 255 10/18/10 LAB B2

It sure was cold outside but it didn't take long for the blood to get flowing! Today I taught Catching the Pull and passing with a defender! I thought my lesson went great! I really felt like everyone was being active and having fun while getting a better understanding of how to move with a defender in their path. I love watching the videos of my lessons because every time I watch them, it makes me more confident about my abilities to lead a lesson even if it is for only 4 or 5 minutes.
       The students for the psychomotor domain ran drills that were designed for them to maneuver around defenders and make completed passes to teammates at least 5 out 10 times. This attributes to NYS Learning Standard 1A and NASPE Standard 1. Students also were able to demonstrate the congnitive domain by reciting back to me the 3 cues and also demonstrating those particular cues (Look, Pancake, Move) This domain attributes to the NYS Learning Standard 1A and NASPE Standard 2.

Here is a video of my lesson:

It's one thing to just watch your video and see what you did right and wrong or what needs to be improved on but with the help my Verbal Transcript I was able to see what I say the word guys a lot and I use the words "All right" a lot. I was very pleased I didn't have very many words like "um" or have any real pauses in my lesson, it all flowed very nicely. I feel very confident using my voice and I like using that instead of a whistle. This lab I tended to not have my back to the "wall" and my back was to students sometimes but over all I thought I did a good job of providing feedback while still keeping an eye on all students. In my Feedback Analysis you will find that I was able to talk and provide feedback to more than 50% of the students. Now some things I have to work on are providing feedback that is congruent to what I'm teaching. It still something that I need to work on but it defiantly helped teaching for a longer period of time but providing congruent feedback is something I will strive for in LAB C. 
Another thing I very impressed with was how quickly I got the students active and how long they were active. From my Time Coding analysis I was able to see how much time was truly spent on activity and instruction. I was very pleased there was no time when students were waiting or time when I was setting things up. All my cones and everything were all ready and so that meant more time in movement. 
    Overall I was very pleased with my lesson and how well it went. I was very pleased with the time of activity the students were engaged in. I was also very pleased that nobody got bored with the game like drills. I think it was because not one team was dominating and everyone could have fun which is the most important part of the drills and things we do in class. I know I still have a lot to learn but looking back at my first lab to now it's very rewarding to see myself grow as an individual and teacher. It's also a great feeling seeing what I learn being put to practice and seeing myself succeed at putting that knowledge into action. LAB C is just around the corner so stay tuned for that! 


Friday, October 1, 2010

Day #13 of EDU 255 9/29/10 LAB B1

Hey everybody! Sorry I haven't been updating my blog lately! When you live the life of a Physical Education student life is always active! Today I taught the backhand throw to a partner for Lab B1 and I thought it went really well! Professor Yang and the T.A.'s all seemed very impressed with my confidence and the use of my "P.E." voice. It excites me to see that all my hard work and practice and paying off! I'm starting to feel more comfortable with my ability to teach but I know I still have a lot to learn and I'm okay with that! Here the video of my lesson! Feel free to leave comments on what you liked and think I need improvement on! 
                                                                                           
Overall I thought my lesson went very well. I thought my signal of attention was very clear for students to understand and when I counted down 3...2...1... they all did as instructed. Everybody understood that they needed to be alert and keep their eyes open for frisbees. The students understood the importance of safety. I felt my hook was funny and everybody could relate to being at a school dance and wanting to dance with somebody and I think it tied in with my cues perfectly. Although my cues were picked out for me, I feel as though I did a good job using my visual aid and demonstrating what each action should look like. I also made sure I demonstrated more than once and that my demonstrations were done at full speed in context of the task/activity. I thought my voice was very loud and very clear so everyone, no matter where they were could hear me and the T.A.'s liked how I kept my back to the wall so as I was talking to a student I could still look at other students. 


Some things I think I need some work on are demonstrating with common faults and also slowing things down and breaking down parts to show each step slowly. Another thing I need to work on is demonstrating too many things at one time. I know I showed students the activity and the challenge at once so for next I'll split them up and only when the students are ready will I demonstrate the challenge. Also I need to work on giving feedback that is congruent to my cues! Here is a copy of my TIMING CODE for this lesson. After completing my form I can see that I need to get the students active quicker and have them physically moving more and not do so much instruction at once.
All in all however, overall I thought my lesson was very well planned and I felt everything went smoothly.