Sunday, February 28, 2010

More time to teach :)

This time we had 7 minutes to teach, we all so had the ability to choose and pick what we wanted to teach. We had 5 tasks but we can pick and choose what we were going to teach and when. For this class i was much more prepared. I had a whistle for me signal of attention because I always for get to mention what it is. The whistle reminded me. I also thought of a few hooks to use when I told the task. I felt much better about this time teaching. It is getting easier and easier.



Being a prepared teacher

It really shows if you are prepared or not to teach. With this particular skill i had to idea what it wanted me to do. I had to do the progressions for the backwards 180 but instead i did the actual backwards 180. I forgot to say the cues and signal for attention. Everything I plan on saying never seems to come out. I need to make a cue card or something. But the ore i work on teacher the better i am getting. Each video keeps getting better and better.


Sunday, February 14, 2010


The second time teaching I feel that it went a lot better. This time I was more confident and used my teaching techniques. I know when I am at camp or I am coaching all these techniques come natural but once I am put on the spot and in front of a camera they fly right out the window. I just have to get used to the camera and being put on the spot. But its nothing I can't handle.I do feel that all these teaching tools are helping but sometimes they are a bit overwhelming. I know we are still new to this but there are so many things we have to remember. It just means more study time for 255 :).

Time Coding

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creating music....with bubble wrap!

Today in class we were able to play with bubble wrap. Doesn't seem to be too exciting, but it was really fun. Bubble wrap defiantly brings out the inner child in all of us. Our activity was to create a beat or a song that Incorporated the bubble wrap. My group which consisted of Mile, Harris and I used an NBA theme. We popped the beat to the defense song. It was a really fun. I love the fact that we can use the simplest items and create a whole new environment. We also learned about the time coding, I'm not sure that I understand it fully but I did give it an attempt.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Building to success


The other day Regina and I had to create an instant activity. Our instant activity was about trust, team bonding and creativity. We had the students try and replicate a pyramid design that we printed out from the gymnastics book. There were two of these pyramids for the students to create. Once the successfully did both they could move on to the next station. Once all four stations we're completed we met in the middle and made 4 big pyramids. It was a great time watching the group think and talk over how they were going to create the pyramid. Over all i think is was a success everyone had fun and we all walked away being more comfortable with each other.

Teaching take 2

I know I have to become louder and more clear in what I am saying. My body language shows me that I'm a bit timid and nerves. Also I for got my signal for attention. Over all I know I need to work on becoming more confident and being louder so that everyone can hear me. But over all I think I did okay for only the second time teaching. There is a lot more to learn so I'm ready.

Monday, February 1, 2010

1st time teaching....bum bum bum....

First time teaching in front of a camera can be kind of nerve racking but I feel that I did pretty well. I knew the material that I was teaching, and i also had progressions and activities planed out. But there is always room for improvement I feel that I need to work on my vocal abilities. I need to talk louder and clearer. Also I need to be assertive, i need to take charge and make sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing. If I improve on these aspects I feel that my students will have better time in class. If I am having a good time the students will notice my attitude and feed off of it.