Wednesday, August 31, 2011

So You Think You Can Teach?

This is my video from the first class of EDU 255. For my 4 minute lesson I went over defensive stance and sliding in basketball. Some things that I thought I did well in my lesson was projecting my voice. I felt I was loud to be heard, but I do want to improve the speed of my talking. If I could speak a little slower then I think it would be easier for my students to understand me. Another thing I think I did okay was getting the whole group involved and participating. But, something I would like to improve on is explaining the skills I want to portray more efficiently. Other than that, I think this was a good experience for me.

Monday, August 29, 2011

My First Blog

Creating a blog is something very new to me. But, I am willing and open to the idea and it should be interesting. Over summer break I worked at my town's beach where I checked beach passes but I also got to run activities for the kids. I had to plan games and activities for them and I felt like that was a good experience for me to have. Taking EDU 255 will definitely help me with my teaching methods because today we went right into the process. We all had to present a 4 minute lesson plan and by watching others and doing my own lesson I think I'm already picking up on some ideas. It should be an exciting semester.