Sunday, September 27, 2009

Midnight Volleyball Tournament

Jose, Juan, Zaharah and Jeff = the Underdogs

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mini Teaching - Take 2

These mini teaching experiences really allow each member of our class to be able to assess personal progress throughout the semester and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in our teaching. After watching my lesson on sprawling in the game of volleyball, I feel I am able to adequately give a specific task along with cues and demonstration however I could have improved on giving my safety statement (verbal transcript). Although I asked the group to spread out, I should have placed them in two lines and spaced so I could see every other person, this would eliminate the group of gentlemen that were rolling into each other on the floor when recovering from the sprawl. With the formation in which I taught the skill and then the following drill, I was unable to get time to apply intratask variation and personal feedback to each individual. I feel that if I had designed the drill differently and had three people pass to the first three sprawlers, then after sprawling become the new passers, I could have had time to go around to each person as they performed the drill. Compared to the majority of the class, I feel that I use and am able to project my voice efficiently while also showing enthusiam in the skill I was teaching. I decided to take a step out in teaching sprawling, something a little more involved than a simple forearm pass, set and attack and I feel this was a good choice for my lesson. It is a skill that is useful in game play and is often overlooked when teaching the basic skills.
I look forward to my next teaching experience!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

EDU 255 Day 2

Todays class got us moving right away. A partner and a frisbee is all we needed and began to toss back and forth. Some us were found to lack the skills needed to adequatly get the frisbee from one place to another however others were extremely skilled. After we became more comfortable, some of us began to try the different ways to throw the frisbee; forehand, backhand, and overhead. Dr. Yang gave some brief instruction and led us through a few mini-games that let us practice these new skills.
I took the teaching method as the main objective of our class; PLAY TEACH PLAY!

Surprise Teaching!!

The first day of Dr. Yang's EDU255 class was a new experience for most of us there. He gave us a few materials which included footballs, volleyballs and soft soccer balls; our only direction was that we had to teach a mini-lesson (about 5 minutes) to our peers. Most of us began with some form of introduction to the skill we would be covering and gave cues to practice the skill, then some form of drill was used to practice and execute.