Friday, February 26, 2010
I thought that my Lesson this time went well. I thought i used a loud "Gym" voice, and gave clear directions. I felt alot more comfortable being up there this time. It was an easy lesson and skill to teach in the amount of time that I had. Everyone cooperated with me and did a great job. I thought I did a good job facing the class the majority of the time. These progressions are definitely helping me out and making me feel more comfortable every time I teach. (TIME CODING)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This Feedback Analysis form shows me who I have been talking to within my lesson group and who I have given feedback to. The feedback could either be about the person exhibiting good/bad behavior, or it could be based on their skill whether it would be good/bad. I like this Form because it helps give me a sense of who I am talking to/not and about what. In this case I only spoke to 4 people about the same thing. In my future teachings I want to be able to spread the feedback around to more people and give more of it. I only had 4 minutes of lesson time so not much feedback could be given, but I still think I should of given more feedback then this.
Fridays class was fun. We got to teach a skill just like the first day of class. This time we were aware of the fact that we would be doing this. Also I noticed with myself and all of the other people in my group that we improved a bit compared to our first lesson videos. Everyone had better explanations, and used their "Gym Voices". I had more fun this time then I did last time. I feel as the semester moves on everyone is getting more and more comfortable around each other, and we are not afraid of making a mistake during class because this is where you want to make the mistakes and learn from them. It is fun learning to teach this way, and I look forward to the next lesson we have to teach in the near future.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
When I take a look at the Time Coding Form I get an idea of where my time is going. I can analyze and see how long am I giving Instructions, How long the kids are Active, and with this I can see where I need to improve on. I like this form because it informs me and helps for the future plans because I can refine my lessons to fit certain needs for certain activities. I need to work on cutting down the time I use to give instructions, which would allow for more time being active. The next time I teach I am going to try and work on getting straight to the point and giving all important information in a short coherent manner.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Compared to my first video, I say that this clip is a little bit better in some aspects. Compared to the last video I thought that this video I was louder, I thought I explained myself well in the video. There is a part in the video where there is a sudden stop on my behalf, it was not because I was stuck I thought that Professor Yang was trying to grab my attention but he was not. However even as a teacher if I am explaining a lesson to my class and someone wants me they would have to wait until I was finished talking, so that was a good test however the next time that happens I am sure I will not be as effected. I think I should slow down the speed in which I talk. It seemed too fast even for me.
I talk with my hands a lot when I am explaining things and one thing I notice is that I grab my hands while I was explaining the task. I feel like talking with your hands is not necessarily a bad thing however I want to improve on not grabbing them and saying "Ummm" as much. It kind of makes it seem like I am nervous (Which I am not) and not comfortable up there. The intent of the message was communicated clearly. For the task that I was demonstrating I think that this was easy to understand. Now of course if there was an actual class and I had equipment, my own gym, etc. I could have done more with it, but the 3 points I made about hitting were accurate and fairly easy to understand the task. The next time I teach I would use the same key points as this lesson, I would just slow down a little more, use less of my hands, I could still be louder, and I would add a little bit more detail/explanation as to why we are doing this activity, and I would elaborate on why we want to remember those 3 key points.