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PHED 3670 Final Reflection Planning Commentary My college students were between the ages of 20 and 25. The class had prior knowledge of what occurs in a physical education and some had even played a sport before. Moreover, they had a high maturity level and knew to wear appropriate athletic wear. The prerequisites for this class was balance, coordination, leg strength, physical abilities, and developmental readiness. They were learning to play a variety of sports such as pickle ball, soccer, volleyball, and shot put. My students’ everyday experiences consisted of some form of physical activity being that they were majoring in physical education. All of my students were born in America and spoke English. Majority were either Christians or Catholics,…show more content…
During the cognitive objective, at the end of the lesson the students would verbally tell me the cues from the lesson. During the affective objective, the students would keep themselves and their peers’ safety in mind. These objectives were aligned with the learning tasks to actively engage my students. I monitored my students’ performance by providing positive, negative, individual, class, general, specific, congruent, and incongruent feedback. I extended tasks by increasing or decreasing distance and changing the implement to something smaller, bigger, lighter, or heavier. My demonstration was always whole part whole and presented in front of everyone so they could have decent visual of what the movement should look like. During my demonstrations, I explained common errors and misunderstandings to prevent inaccurate form and passes. In my volleyball lesson, I would put more emphasize on “lifts” of the volleyball to more of a challenge for the students. I would also spend less time on bumping and setting and more time on spiking due to the students being highly skilled. Moreover, I would tell my students to have fun with it and encourage each other on. Likewise, If I was working with another student individually and they noticed someone struggling, I would give them permission to give that student a helping…show more content…
The peer teaches helped my own learning and understanding by teaching my peers. Having the students teach their peers instead of random students made is more comfortable. This class also helped with team-building, communication skills, and supportive relationships. The quizzes and time of the class were difficult. It was sometimes hard to get our energy up because it was so early in the morning. Moreover, the lectures were boring, but I think Dr. Merrem did a great job of trying to keep us engaged by moving around. I was passionate about teaching sports so for that reason I think I was an effective teacher. If I did not enjoy teaching it would be difficult to be effective everyday. I was effective when it came to thinking out of the box. Students learn differently, so I had to develop and utilize different strategies and techniques to influence every student. Moreover, what works for one student may not work for another. Therefore, teachers have to be creative and adaptive with their
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