Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lab D: The Final Chapter!!!

Improvement was a key goal for me going into the last lab of the year for EDU 255. The preparation for Lab D which unit was on Table Tennis, while concentrating on Performance Enhancing Drugs was just as organized and creative as my last lab, which unit was Fencing. This time however my presentation was much more organized, hit major elements that needed to be achieved and went a lot more smoothly than that of Lab C.

Although there was less obstacles to be conquered I do feel as if I am headed in a positive direction moving forward after this semester. I directed all my worrying and thinking before hand of what information needed to be distributed to the class for it to be correct and instead concentrated on what it was I was doing at the present time accomplishing the end goal of teaching the students of 255 how to perform a backhanded loop and chop in Table Tennis. All the information that was supposed to be presented to the class came out naturally with flow.

The support I have gotten throughout this class and more importantly this semester has given me strength to accomplish even the most difficult goals. I am beyond excited for the opportunity to be a Physical Educator. Leaving 255 on the highest of my accomplishments after struggling to gain the concept of the labs has left me feeling proud of myself. With hard work and dedication there is no limit to what anyone can achieve. I thank you Dr. Yang and my peers for your support and patience.

Lesson Plan
Time Coding
Feedback Analysis
Developing Content
C-9 Form (Teacher's Assistant)
C-9 Form (Self)

Friday, December 9, 2011

NYSAHPERD at Turning Stone!

It opened my eyes to new and improved ways to teach through the physical. The conference refreshed my understanding of how to take simple materials such as small equipment and recreate and event new games and activities that the students of all ages can participate in and most importantly have fun doing.

The dance class I attended was extremely motivating and fun. It had me out of breath and sweating at the end of the class. It is activities like these that are going to help build my professional development and goals of creating a more sufficient environment with effect lesson plans in my classroom.

            Overall it was an amazing event networking with teachers and professors from other schools as well as distributors, health care professionals and activity researchers. I look forward to attending many more of these conferences in the future.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

St. Mary's Holiday Carnival

     St. Mary's provided their annual Holiday Carnival on Saturday November 19th, 2011. SUNY Cortland students including myself helped bring fun activities and games to the St. Mary's students for the holidays. I maintained the popular Spongebob basketball shot booth, which was a big hit in the St. Mary's Carnival. I had the opportunity to help instruct the students on the proper way to perform a basketball shot and use both techniques of teaching by invitation as well as intratask variations. Since I was in the giving holiday mood I gave the students other chances as well as one ticket as a reward for attempting the task. I had so much fun meeting the parents and getting to see the students. I know I am where I want to be!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hockey Stop Assignment

The three different significant elements that contribute to performing a hockey stop are:

1. Knees Bent
2. Hips Turned
3. Lean on Inner Edge of Skate Blades