Monday, February 13, 2012

10,507 Push Ups!

In Friday's class it was finally my turn to teach my peers! For my hook I used the world record of push ups which was 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida from Japan in 1980. I used that as my hook because for my task I had to teach the Push Up Jump in our jump roping lesson. I thought it was a difficult task at the start but as I practiced everyday and got better at it I felt more comfortable teaching it to my peers. In the beginning I was a little nervous but as time went on it became easier and easier. The only thing I felt I was weak on was my closing. I seemed to forget everything that I had planned on saying and just ended the lesson abruptly rather then leaving the kids with something exciting so that they would look forward to the next class.

When I was watching the video of myself teaching I felt really awkward but after I watched it a few times I was able to really look at my mistakes and what I can fix for Lab C and D. I forgot to add a demonstration of common faults with the task and I also didn't make it clear what I expected the students to learn from the lesson that I was teaching them. A few things that I feel that I did well were my demonstrations because I not only did it correctly which I was nervous about messing up but I showed it from another angle and I also did it in slow motion so the students could see it step by step. I also used scaffolding by making up a previous unit of track and field and asked the students to remember back to it and show me the sprint starts. 

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