Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lab 2A

This is my video from lab 2A. I thought the lab went well and overall, i got my points across to the students. At the end of the lesson everyone in the class knew the cues i gave, and how to perform each one. I also think I hit most sections of the C9 form, but I do think I need to work on some specific parts. For example, I could have used a better hook to get the students more involved in my lesson. I also think I could have been louder and clearer in the way I presented the lesson. I was very nervous, and I know after watching this video that i need to be more confident in myself, and the things I am saying. For my first real lesson in 255, I was overall satisfied in the way the video came out.


This is a picture of myself during my lesson. In this picture I was giving the kids a demo on how your hands should be positioned while performing a bump in volleyball.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

255 homework questions 1, 4, and 5

1.) What is meant by the idea that teaching is a good-oriented activity?
Teaching is a goal oriented activity because in teaching you need to have a clear goal on what you want your students to learn. If teachers did not always have a goal to teach something to their students, they would not be doing there job correct. All teachers should always have a goal for there classes which is why it is a goal oriented activity. Physical education specially is a huge goal oriented activity because PE never stops, it is a lifelong activity with never ending goals.

4.) Why is the process that teachers choose to use to teach content important?
The process that teachers choose to teach with is important because processes reach goals. If you as a teacher just threw balls out and told the students to play they would not get the concept of what you are trying to teach. Processes break down the teaching into parts, and through these parts teachers can achieve pychomotor, affective, and cognitive goals for there students. Also through processes students can learn goals that the teacher did not intend them too such as fair play and sportsmanship. 

5.) Why is the movement task-student response unit of analysis so important in P.E?
The movement task-student response unit of analysis is important in PE because as a teacher you can see where your class is as a whole. The movement task is activities assigned to the students that relate to the lesson. As a teacher  we have a job to watch and provide feedback to the children. This is where the analysis comes into part. By watching the students motor activities we can determine what is the next appropriate teaching move. This could be to continue the lesson plan and move forward, or go back and clarify the task you just assigned. This is all based on the teacher and how the students perform certain tasks.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Its about time i got a blog! The new semester here at Cortland is going great. One of my favorite classes i am taking this fall semester is PED 255. This class is going to teach me all i need to know about becoming a rockstar PE teacher. On the first day of class professor Yang had all the students, and myself included teach a specific skill for about four minutes in front of a camera. I was nervous! I wanted to look good in front of my peers and my new professor. I ended up teaching my class how to catch a football properly, and it ended up going better than i thought. Even though i was nervous, I was excited because we jumped right into things! This class is going to teach me so much and im ready for everything professor Yang has in store for me.

This is the first video of me teaching!