Monday, January 31, 2011

Chapter 1 Summary of Fundamental Skill Development and Assessment

Fundamental skill development is probably one of, if not the most important aspects of physical education and our profession as a whole. Children must learn how to perform physical movements and skills early on in life and in school, so as they progress in their lives and their athletics they have the basics down pat to provide a base for them to improve on. This will also provide the students with a healthy lifestyle to follow and live by from the beginning of their physical education career. We must always remember as educators that what we are teaching our students is appropriate for their age-group, if a skill is too advanced for the student they will not want to particpate and will be turned off by what you are trying to teach them. This can be harmful to the their future because of the educators error even if you do not think it is, it is vital that we know what and how we are educating our students on. Our teaching is what shows in the students performance in class, athletics, and in having fun with friends.

Assessment is also very important to the success of a physical educator and of the student. If you prepare your students well enough and are able to teach them in a easy simple manor that will allow for your students to understand, they will test well. Assessment will show you if you are doing a good job at what you do, the students success rides on you and how well you taught. Of course not every student is as gifted as the next in regards to physical ability but if you see that the child is trying their hardest and shows room for improvement then you might very well be doing a good job at teaching them. Once again if the student performs well in class and on an assessment they will take that with them in everything that they do and will give them a healthy lifestyle in the long run.

Fundamental Skill Development

Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Break and Creating A Blog

I am very excited to have created my first blog, it was a little confusing at first but I believe that it will allow me to become a better educater as I pursue my teaching career. I am looking forward to posting on this blog as well as reading posts from other PE majors and people related to the subject.

Over the break I did a few things that related to physical education, I went to my old high school and coached my old baseball team. I was a coach in the weight room teaching the proper technique and work outs related to the sport of baseball. Also I helped coach at the local indoor facility that allows for our team to practice in the offseason by providing them with a large turf are to field ground balls, have a catch, or work on their pitching. As well as cages to work on hitting, I helped out on all aspects of the game over the break. Myself, I played hockey at least 3 times a week on the street as well as roller. I worked out with the baseball team when I was not helping out with the student athletes.