Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Side Swing Cross

Here is my most recent teaching lesson of the "Side Swing Cross" jump rope technique. The task was a little tricky, but the class seemed to get the gist of things. Some were much more proficient than others, so I tried to assist on the side where I saw necessary. I tried having the class look at each other while performing this task so they could see other students jumping. In a way it was good and it could also have negative affects. The main idea was, if they were struggling with the task to look at a student who was performing at a good level, and then try to self correct their own mistakes. It could have a negative affect if everyone is doing the wrong technique and they are picking up bad habbits. To get a full understanding of what I said, here is my transcription. I was also able to give some helpful tips to students as well as pin point some excellent efforts. Take a look at my feedback analysis form for a better understanding.

I have also provided a little sample of what it looks like in fast motion. These slow motion tips can really elevate your level of jumping rope. Enjoy jumping for a healthy heart!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

USA beats Canada in the 2010 Olympics. This hasn't happened in over fifty years, and it has finally happened in Vancouver. Well here are some clips of the final minutes and USA goals incase anyone was not able to see it first hand. Join the USA hockey team as they go on to face another challenging opponent thursday night...T.B.A. Lets go USA!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lab 2 teaching

I improved on waiting as well as instruction time. My mangagment time could go down a little more. I would also like to get a little more activity in my lesson. If I were to do this again, I would just cut down the management time and have them get out their and do it. This way I could give more feedback and more pinpointing for individuals who are struggling.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Time code

My first attempt at teaching was a failure. I scored 1 out of five on the scoring sheet. The waiting time is unnecessary and can be avoided. My instruction time was a little lengthy but not horrible. If I replace the waiting time with activity time, my lesson would improve greatly. Also managing my time a little better could help as well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Intro to lesson (Stretching for Long Jump)

Stretching is essential for all sports, it allows for the muscles to reach their full potential. The tighter a muscle is, the less work and ability comes from that muscle. So remember to strecth thoroughly before and after any strenuous activity.

Two main points that would improve my intro could be, speaking a little louder, and shorten the length of the demonstration. It was beneficial for me to have two students who were familiar with strecthing, they were able to show the proper techniques. I would say that it was appropriate to have two students of the same sex involved for this demonstration, this should create a much safer and more appropriate setting, especially for the younger to junior high students. It went fairly smooth, but improvement is always necessary.