Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Flipped Coach The Flipped Coach was an interesting video to watch. At first I thought it was going to be a little like Mr. Dancealot, but later I started to understand his reasons for doing it. He would make a video of the sport they would be learning to play that week in class. To save time the students watch the videos then come to class ready to fully learn with already a grasp on the game. Schools are only allowing one hour for P.E. courses now for students. With these videos it can save time teaching every student how to play and more time out there playing.
Mr. Dancealot The video Mr. Dancealot is humorous to me. It proves a point that everything can not be taught in a lecture. As a student wanting to be a health teacher I can not agree more with this video. The teacher can stand up in front of the class and teach the rules and regulations of dancing , but no one in the class will ever be able to dance. As a teacher you have to instruct the students on how to do the proper techniques. As a child I was always told practice makes perfect. I could study a dance all I wanted to , but when it came time for the test I would never be able to stand up and do it. Just like the students in this video. Some subjects are just better if we teach the student skills not facts.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Krissy Venosdale's description of her school in one word, expensive. The school she wants to build would be an amazing school. It would have all the technology in it and resources that a student would need to succeed. I would love to go to a school like that. Krissy seems like a reader to me. Everyone builds things around things they love. She spoke about nooks, and comfy seats, and also a tree house. These things are all somewhere I would go to catch up on some good reading. I love how this is all about the students and their learning to her. Sugata Mitra is a great speaker. He really got me thinking about what are we doing with our lives and technology. He does think that the way we do school right now, is outdated and need a change, but look at me right now. I am doing my homework and school work, in my room, and I do not have to even get up. My classroom will be different. We are in the 21st century right now. I do not have one class that I go into that someone does not pull out their laptop to view notes, study homework, or just surf the web. I hope my classroom never really gets to that. I have no problem with students using there products to help, but some class just does not need them. I will be teaching High School Health education. This is a class that a student should learn about their body type and how to live a healthy life. I decided to become a health teacher because I did not more and more people to think that as long as I go out and play dodgeball or table tennis, that they are healthy. I believe in getting up and getting active. What do i want my students to know? I would love for my students to leave my class each time knowing a little more about their body and what they can do to live a long and healthy life. what do I want my students to do? I want my students to be able to walk around the school without feeling like they are going to pass out. I also want my students to be able to choose for themselves a healthy choice of food for lunch or for their snack. what will be my primary way of teaching my students what I want them to know and do? I would start off by making myself a prime example. It would not prove anything to tell students to eat healthy and take care of their bodies if I did not do the same. I would also let them know that I am always there for any questions or concerns. One thing that always helps me, is to set goals. I can set a goal for the whole class that way everyone can help everyone, like a group project. what tools will I use in my classroom? I would a BMI machine. We could also our on bodies. health is all about the body so locating muscles and bones and being able to see or feel them would be helpful. what role will students play in my classroom? My students will play a huge role. they will do 90% of the work in the class. I believe that hands on work is the best way to learn. We can stare at our teacher all day long, and not learn a thing , but as soon as we stand up and start really thinking about where our hamstring is that is when school is not just boring school, things get fun!