Sunday, January 31, 2010

teaching lesson


1. I thought my teaching lesson went well, there were somethings I need to work on. I thought that I managed my time pretty well. I fit in everything I had in mind that I was going to do. When I was explaining my skill I felt that I used good cues for learning a soccer pass. The students seemed to be doing the skill right so I think they understood the way I taught them.

2. I know there is a lot that I still have to learn and experience before I become a teacher, so there are many things that I can improve on. To start I need to speak louder and teach with enthusiasm to make each class interesting and enjoyable. I could have also incorporated a game rather than just having the students practice the skill. I should have assessed them and how well they passed while playing a game.

3. If I am more enthused than the students will be more motivated to learn and try their hardest. By making each class fun and exciting the students will want to participate more, which will make them feel better about themselves. By assessing students they will get to see their grade based on their performance which will either make them want to improve if they didn't score so well or encourage to keep working as hard as they were to keep their good score.


Monday, January 25, 2010

first day of EDU 255

When I walked into class today I was not expecting to be in the gym. I was happy that there were groups of volleyballs, footballs, soccer balls, and basketballs. By seeing sports equipment to me meant that we were going to be doing activities and not just sit and talk about what the class is about. I'm more of a hands on kind of learner so I was relieved. Then Prof. Lang told us that we had four minutes to teach the class, I was a little nervous and glad that I didn't have to go first. While the others were teaching I was going through my head thinking of what skill I wanted to teach. I decided to do passing with a soccer ball. I thought it went pretty well, I would have been more in depth if I had longer than four minutes but I had to make sure I covered everything and got through the drills so it was a little rushed. I thought it was a good experience though.