Monday, January 31, 2011

chpt 1 summary

        It is important for students to learn the fundamental skills needed to become a physically educated person. Therefore physical education teachers must develop these skills in class, through the three domains of learning, motor, cognitive, and affective. Developing these three domains will make each student a well rounded individual with motor behavior, thinking, and social skills. As we teach these skills and develop skills it is important to have assessments to make sure that the students are learning and developing the skills that we are trying to teach. It is important that the skills that we are teaching can be carried over into the future. With the increase in obesity, in-school violence, and early puberty it is important to give students skills that can be used outside of school and that could turn these three problems around. Physical activity has the health benefits needed to live a healthy lifestyle through fitness. It can also be used to keep children out of trouble, with after school activities, instead of being on the street. Along with that it can give a child a sense of identity for those that may develop faster or more than others their age. In school being the tall goofy kid may not be so much fun, but on the basketball court it can be a confidence booster. Therefore it is important to develop skills, standards, and benchmarks, so that you can assess the level each of your students is at. Then you can help them achieve a goal realistic for them and something that they enjoy doing so that they can become a physically active and educated person throughout their whole life.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

my first post :)

Hello Everyone,
         My name is Hannah Johnson and I have created this blog for my Motor Development class. When i first heard about creating a blog I was somewhat nervous, but at the same time I was excited. This blog will help us physical education majors at SUNY Cortland stay connected to each other.
         Today was our first day of lab at St. Mary's. At first I was nervous but then found it to be a lot of fun playing games and running around in the gym with the little kids. I think this will be a really great experience and will teach me a lot of hands on things. I will be well prepared when I enter student teaching and will hopefully feel comfortable after this.
          Over winter break I was a substitute teacher at my high school. A couple days I actually got to fill in for physical education teachers. The first day I did both elementary and high school phys. ed. I found that the elementary was my favorite part. Even though they are at times hard to keep focused they seemed the most willing to learn, and were the ones that actually wanted to participate which I found rare among the high school students, which needs to change. The next day I took over middle school, at times it was hard to keep them active because they are going though stages where they don't want to participate as much. Overall I thought it was a great experience and I will help me in the future.
            During break I helped out my high school varsity basketball team. I went to practice and did drills with them, and helped the coach when asked too. I went to games and kept states and found that you see a lot of things when your sitting on the bench that can help your athletes get better if you just tell them what they are doing wrong and how they can improve.