Tuesday, February 23, 2010

lab B1


I really thought that my jump roping lesson went very well. I felt organized and I think I looked more comfortable and sounded mre confident. Looking at my transcript, I did a good job of pinpointing and I also gave so a great deal of feedback which I think really made my lesson better. I think I simplified the cues and just told the students what they needed to know and let them have more practicing and less time listening to instruction.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I thought the transcript really opens your eyes and makes you realize how you sound and what words you tend to say. I also think I should talk more loudly and try to be more clear. I need not use things like alright and um. By seeing this I can try to change how I speak. I also need to try to use peoples names more often by giving them feedback.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

lab A2 teaching


I thought the second time coding went much better. My percentages were not exactly what they were supposed to be and I felt as if I ran out of time to get my whole lesson taught. I felt more organized this time, but I think I tried to do too much in a short period of time, with too many instructions. I felt that I had more confidence and using techniques such as a hook, signal of attention, cues, and a demonstration I think I was able to give information in a more organized and useful way. I still need to work on creating more activity time to give the students as much exercise as possible. The more practice the better I will get and even after only the second time being taped I feel more relaxed already.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

time coding

Well overall I really wasn't too much over the percentages that were recommended as far as management, instruction, activity and waiting were concerned. Watching the video again and in more depth I did notice how during the instruction there was a lot of fidgeting and moving around. I can see that I need to speed up the instruction as well as increase the difficulty and vary the tasks that I am having the students do to keep their attention and to keep them interested in the activity. I think time coding really helps to see how you are using your time and makes it easy to see where you need to make changes to get students more active.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lesson Intro


I'm starting to get more comfortable in front of the camera and building up some more confidence. I also found a signal of attention that I could use other than a whistle that I never would have thought of before. I always thought since I coundn't whistle that there weren't many other options. I think I need to pronunciate more and try to project more voice a little more. The volume that I spoke in I could hear, but a little louder wouldn't hurt. My arms were very rigid and I looked nervous. I need to just relax and loosen up in front of the camera. I had good cues, but I wish I had thought of shorter and straight to the point cues so that students would remember more easily. Other than wanting to change my cues I think I gave a clear demonstration and I sounded fairly intelligible. Next time I would like to have more a catch and be more energetic to grab attention and I feel that if I was more energetic then the students will be more eager to learn.