Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lab C- International Lab

Good day mate and welcome to Australia. During my Lab C we are taking a trip to Australia and learning one of the most popular games their today and it is called Netball. Okay, so were really not going to Australia but we are playing Netball. Netball is a game that derives from England in the 1800's and is a mix between handball and basketball. The hoops and balls are smaller than in basketball making it harder to score baskets. This lab gave me a chance to really open up and work on the mistakes I made in previous labs.

This lab I did a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong. Something I thought I did well on was always keeping all of the students involved. When you look at my TIME CODING SHEET you will notice that the students only have waited one minute out of the 10 minute lesson. I would like to eliminate that minute all together but think that I kept it at a minimum.

Something that I believe I need to work on is my feedback. Dr. Yang has been stressing feedback all year long and I try to give as much as possible but still I believe I need to give more individual feedback. I give a lot of general feedback to the class but not enough individualized feedback. When you look at my FEEDBACK ANALYSIS form you will see that I only gave individual feedback to 5 people in the class. I need to give feedback to way more people to get everyone involved.

As for my CONTENT DEVELOPMENT I used a lot of cues. I don't think this is was a bad thing but I think I need more tasks and challenges. The students need to be in more game like situations to gain interest in what we are doing, because if it is just all about drills the students will lose interest fast.

This was a fun lab and really gave me a chance to learn about new cultures and a game that I have never played before. These are the kind of lessons that I really enjoy teaching because I am also learning as I go along.

Check out my lesson at :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nocR7BNoccI

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