Monday, September 20, 2010

Lab 2

After my second opportunity to tech m peers a certain skill, i decided to do something totally different than the first time.  Being put on the spot the firs time i picked a skill that came to my head.  This skill wasn't necessarily my strong point, so i decided to pick something i was better at, free throw shooting.  There was a huge improvement in my teaching skills from the first lab to the second.  For example i had no hook in lab 1 but in lab 2, i believe i won over my audience.  With the time that i was given i believe i did a good job a teaching the skill although there are some things i need work on.  Some things i wish i had done differently would be to walk around and give individualized feedback.  I think this is key to becoming a good educator because it makes the student feel special and they know that, that feedback is just for them.  Also i believe i could have been a little more organized.  I had so many activities running through y head but with only for minutes i just need to stick to the basics.  I am growing as a physical educator every day, and cant wait to view my progress next time!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Video Games and exercising?

I know what your thinking and I was skeptical at fist too, but video games in exercise is growing rapidly through the United States.  With new technology like the Nintendo Wii the sky is the limit for gamers and health buffs out there.  After hearing about this in Professor Yang's class i was skeptical.  I didn't think that exercise and video games should ever be used in the same sentence.  My opinion quickly changed after really seeing what it as all about.  These video games give you a chance to work out from home and not have to leave your living room, tell me thats not convenient.  The thing about the new video game/exercise buzz is that it markets to almost everyone out there.  It can market to health buffs, couch potatoes, elderly, kids, disabled etc.  The kids should especially be using this product.  Parents throw out the games where your kids just mope in front of the television.  Get them excited about playing games that make them move, I will guarantee they love them and you will love there active lifestyle.  The most interesting point that Professor Yang made in my eyes was about helping disabled people.  It is hard for disabled people to go work out in a gym but from home and a nice workout to get your body moving can actually help these people and even help "cure" people.  Its hard to believe hat a video game can give you a workout but it can and i think everyone should try it at least once.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 1 with Professor Yang

Day 1:  To my surprise the first day of class, i had to teach my peers a certain skill.  This put me on the spot and gave me a chance to see where i was from a teaching perspective.  I believe i handled myself fairly well although after reviewing the lesson in my head there are many things i would change.  Such things include going around to the students and giving them an individualizes analysis as Professor Yang had done during our second class.  I think this was a good opportunity for me so now i know what i need improve on and can better myself as an educator.  I am excited to see my growth as the class goes on!