Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Reflection on Easter Lab at St. Mary's

Today was a really nice experience. Our theme for the lab this week was Easter. I wore bunny ears and put some makeup on my nose and cheeks for whiskers and had a great time with the kids. When i walked in all of the kids came running over to me and were happy to see me. They loved what i was wearing and had many questions for me. Every time we go to the school i have an amazing time. I look forward to it because these kids are a great bunch. I love the fact that they remember me and ask me when i am coming back again because they like when i come. That makes me feel really good and i love to see the expressions on their faces. Today's lab was pretty fun. We ended up working with the older kids and played football with them and they had a great time. They wanted to play the entire time. I brought eggs and many of the kids took one home with them after we were done for the day. I truly enjoy my experience at St. Mary's. When you play with the kids and get involved they seem to appreciate you more. I love just jumping in and playing with the kids. I thought for the most part many of the games went really well. I was not able to play my game with the kids that i had planned because we ran out of time but i was able to participate in the other games. Today was another great experience with the kids. :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Content Development

Here is an example of some content development from teaching free running. This shows the cues challenges and task i supplied for my class in the order that i used them.

Time Code Form for Free Running

Here is a look at a time coding form for Free Running. After filling out this sheet i was able to see where i need improvement and what i need to work on. I noticed that i gave too much instruction and management time and not enough activity time. It is very important that i am allowing my students to be active more than 50% of the time and i need to work on that for the next time i teach. I would have liked to made more activty time but being unfamiliar with my area hurt me but i now know next time to use more activity and less management time. My goal is to make my students heart rate rise and break a sweat.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Free Running Feed back

This is a form that shows the feed back that i supplied for the individuals in my class. After watching my video i can clearly see why i missed points on feedback. It bothered me watching the clip because i want to be the best i can and as i was watching it i noticed i hardly gave any feedback to my students which is a very important aspect of teaching or my students will never know what they are doing right or wrong. It bothered me to watch it and not see any feedback or enough. I gave too much feedback to the kid that was doing the best in the class and not enough to the rest of the class. This is something i will for sure fix for the next time i teach because after watching the video i saw that i was too quiet and not enough advice back to my students. I will make sure i use more specific congruent feedback next time i teach. Giving feedback is very important and i now know where i messed up so i am glad i watched this video for later references on teaching.

Lab C Task Progressions on Free Running

Here are some examples of task progressions involving Free Running.

Lesson Plan for Lab C

Here is a lesson plan for Lab C on teaching free Running.

Reflection On Lab C Teaching

For this Lab I taught the class free running. This was roughly around 12 minutes of teaching my peers. I worked really hard to prepare for this teaching unit. I was very worried about not ever being in the gymnastics room and seeing it all for the first time. I know that during my teaching i was not able to teach like the way i wanted to with where i wanted the mats placed and where i wanted the student's. It turned out there were not enough mats to do the way i had placed on my lesson plan. From this i was able to learn how to better prepare my time management because i was setting up more than i wanted to. I ended up teaching by invitation when i wanted to teach with intra-task variation. I was happy that i was able to use scaffolding in my unit of teaching as well as pinpointing. In my lesson plan i had it all figured out how i would demonstrate to the class each task i wanted them to do but when the time came to tech i must have got a bit nervous and did not demonstrate every task i only demonstrated how to run and left out the other task by demonstrating. I also need to work on my feedback. I did not give enough feedback which is very important. I was trying to think of ways to give congruent feedback by using the names of my students that i was teaching. Those were the major things that i left out of my teaching. I was happy with the way i used my visual aid and my instant activity and my checking for understanding with my student's but next time i am going to try very hard not to be so nervous. Not being familiar with where i was teaching really hurt me because that was the first time ever entering that room. Now next time i will make sure i can familiarize myself with my surroundings. I feel that i am getting much better as i try everything possible to overcome my shyness that sometimes affects the way i know i want to teach but don't. My goal for the next teaching lesson is to be more confident and prepared with where i teach so that it turns out the way my lesson plan is written. I'm happy with how i did all together though.

Lab C Teaching free running part 2

Lab C Teaching Free Running

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Playoff Game 2

Tonight was our last game. We lost a heart breaker 51-45. We came a long way playing as a team. We played a team with a 6-1 record and only lost by 6 points. It was really sad because i had a great time this year and we had a lot of fun but its over. We played very well together as a team. We will use this season as a learning experience for when we play next year as a team. Way to go guys. We did what we could and had fun all at the same time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Playoff Game

Tonight was like a march madness Game for us. We finished the regular season 1-7-1 and played a good team in the first round of the playoffs. We ended up winning a nail biter 49-48. I am very proud of my team as we pulled a major upset in the playoffs. We are off to round two now on wednesday night. This was a huge win as we played great together as a team and shocked a lot of people. I'm very excited to lead my team to a round 2 victory next. Anything is possible when you do not give up and believe.

Lab 3 at St. Mary's

Lab 3 at St. Mary's Motor Development Lab

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Reflection on St. Mary's experience

Today was a really fun day at St. Mary's. I could tell for me it was going to be a good day because as soon as i walked into the gym all of the kids went crazy and were screaming hes back and jumping up and down and wanting to talk to me which made me feel good. I really love working with these kids. For me working with kids is an amazing experience. The one kid we observed today was not doing what he was told to do so i went up to him and asked him to copy me and do what i did and he listened very well. After i talked to him and made him laugh he would not leave my side and when his mom came to pick him up he told her mommy this is my new college friend Mitch. It was one of the cutest things i have seen working with kids. My song went pretty well with the kids as they all liked the YMCA and did a great job of doing what i asked them to do. Overall though the kids were very loud and did not want to listen to many of the games that were asked of them to play. I feel that i have a good way of talking with kids and making them buy into what i want them to do with me so when i took the certain kids that were not listening and played with them they seemed to really like the game and wanted to keep playing. I look forward to going to the school every time because working with these kids is a great experience. I love the fact that the kids remembered me and were happy to see me. You just have to be a kid yourself and stay motivated and they will buy into what you want them to do. The one kid that really liked me asked his mom and me when i was coming back because he wanted me there every day. Its stuff like that, that makes me love doing what i do.

Basketball Game number 9

Tonight was out 9th regular season game and we lost again. We were completely flat and had very little energy. I only scored 6 points tonight. It seems that when i do not score we can not win as a team. I need to step my consistency up and start scoring more as the playoffs are about to happen when we get back from break. It has been a fun season even if we are struggling as a team. If you never give up there is always a chance that we can surprise some teams in the playoffs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Basketball Game number 8

Tonight was the night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we finally won 42-40. I scored 17 points and we went on for a great victory. Great team win. We finally clicked together and did all the right things i scored we had re-bounders and we played great defense. Great win Team. Lets get back out there and win another game. 1 game winning streak.....

Developmental Physical Education Prezi

Developmental Physical Education

The factors that affect childhood growth and development are nutrition, exercise, illness, and lifestyle. These all play significant roles in the process of child physical growth.

The concepts of differentiation and integration. Differentiation is the gradual progression from the gross global (overall) movement patterns of infants to the more refined and functional movements of children as they mature. Integration refers to the coordinated interaction of opposing muscle and sensory systems.

Examples of early childhood development in motor characteristics growth proceeds at a slow but steady pace, with annual height gains of about 2 inches and annual weight gains of around 5 pounds. Children are active and energetic and would often rather run than walk. In Cognitive characteristics children at this stage are increasingly able to express their thoughts and ideas verbally. Also children learn the how and why of their actions through active play. In Affective characteristics during early childhood, children are generally egocentric and assume that everyone thinks that the way they do. As a result they often seem to be quarrelsome and exhibit difficulty in sharing and getting along with others. They are also learning to distinguish right from wrong and are beginning to develop a conscience. During a child’s later development in motor characteristics growth is slow but steady, especially from age eight to the end of this period. Also visual perceptual abilities are generally fully developed by the end of this period. During cognitive characteristics children’s attention is often very focused especially for activities that are of great personal interest. They are intellectually curious and are eager to know “why.” Also they have more sophisticated abstract cognitive abilities that are evident by the end of this period. As for affective characteristics children are adventurous and eager to be involved with friends in dangerous or secret activities. Children are responsive to authority and are critically conscious of what is fair.

A good sport skill would be basketball skills. An example of the skills used in stability would be pivoting, dodging, guarding, faking etc… An example of a loco motor movement skill would be running, sliding, leaping, jumping. Finally an example of manipulative movements would be passing, catching, shooting, dribbling.

Gallahue’s hour glass model describes different phases of motor development. The first phase is the specialized movement phase which includes lifelong utilization stage with ages ranging from 14 years old and up, next is the application stage with ages 11 to 13 years old, next up is the transition stage with kids ages 7 to 10 years old. The next phase would be fundamental movement phase which includes the mature stage with kids ages 6 to 7 years old, then you have the elementary stage with kids 4 to 5 years old, then you have the initial stage of kids 2 to 3 years old. The third phase is rudimentary movement phase which includes pre control stage with kids 1 to 2 years old, then reflex inhibition stage with kids ranging from birth to 1 years old. The final phase is the reflexive movement phase which includes information decoding stage with kids ages 4 months to 1 year old, followed by information encoding stage with kids in utero to 4 months old.

In the initial stage of developing a fundamental skill, children make their first observable and purposeful attempts at performing the task. This stage is characterized by crude, uncoordinated movements. The child may make valid attempts at throwing, catching, kicking, or jumping but major components of the mature pattern are missing and movements are either grossly exaggerated or inhibited. In the Elementary stage of fundamental movement skill development is typical of the performance of three to five year old children. This level of development appears to depend primarily on maturation. In this period between the initial and mature stages, coordination and rhythmical performance improve and children gain greater control over their movements. Movements at this stage still appear somewhat awkward and lacking in fluidity. Many adults are at this stage in basic activities such as throwing, striking and catching. In the mature stage of fundamental movement skill development is characterized by the integration of all the component parts of a pattern of movement into a well coordinated mechanically correct and efficient act. Performance improves rapidly. Children can throw farther, run faster, and jump higher at this stage.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Game 7 of the basketball season

Tonight was our 7th regular season game and we lost again but we played the number one team and we had a good first half once again and then we fell apart. I scored 9 points tonight. We will bounce back as we have a game the next night. After the game we discussed some strategy for what we will do next game. The one good thing i can get out of this with losing is i am able to do a lot of coaching and game like strategies. Lets get this win the next time out there we will not give up and will use these loses as motivation to get better.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Developmental Physical Education for All Children

The three critical issues facing children in the US today are childhood obesity has been rising rapidly, in school and community violence among youth have alarmed us all as well as early puberty has important psychosocial ramifications. At least 2 goals of the concept Developmental physical education are cognitive learning and physical activity and fitness enhancement.

The three factors that explain the relationships that lead to the development of the whole child are the biology of the individual, the requirements of the movement task as well as conditions of the learning environment. The difference between individual appropriateness and group appropriateness are that with individual the key concept of developmental physical education is based on the central proposition that each child has his unique timing and pattern of growth and development. Movement activities children perform in physical education programs are geared to their stage of motor development and level of movement skill learning. Where with group is important in the developmental physical education program but is secondary to individual. The developmental curriculum is not based on chronological age or grade level but is influenced by both.

Fundamental movement skills include locomotion and manipulation. Some examples include walking, running, leaping and for manipulation ball rolling, throwing, and kicking. Patterns of stability can be observed as axial, static, and dynamic movements. Two examples of axial movements are bending and stretching. Some examples of static and dynamic movements are upright balances and inverted balances as well as rolling, stopping, and dodging. Finally physical fitness is defined as a combination of two concepts called health related and performance related. Health related is your muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Performance related is balance, coordination, agility, speed, and power.

Lab 2 at St Mary's

Motor development Lab 2 Locomotor skills

Monday, March 1, 2010

Game 6 of basketball season

Tonight was our 6th game and we lost 52-34. we played another great game until that last half we fell apart. I scored 11 points tonight. We need to start using more plays and stop playing one on one basketball. We need more communication and more ball movement. In the end we had fun and played as hard as we could for only having 5 guys. We will bounce back next game with a win.