Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This was my first time teaching, and I was hoping that I would be up to par with the various steps and procedures that we needed to do. Although I had missed the first day of class, when everyone had originally done their first teaching session, I felt like the practice we got in class the last couple of times would really help me with my teaching. I was pretty excited, and wanted to make sure that I was doing everything the correct way. I thought that I spoke very clearly, and loudly, and thought that I was able to provide good examples, and cues for everyone to use. I think that the one thing I really need to work on, is making sure that I dont use the term guys, when adressing the entire class. Also I think I need to make sure that I am very specific when giving directions to the students. Other than that I really enjoyed my first time teaching in this class, and was pretty happy with how I did.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
When first asked to try to compare freddie mercury's performance, and being a physical education teacher, I was a bit sceptical. What relation could a famous performer possibly have with those who want to be successful educators. But after watching the performance it was very clear how they are related, and how one should strive to bring the same type of energy and excitement to their job. He is able to get an enormous group of people who may not all be Queen fans greatly involved into his performance on stage. He is able to do this with a great amount of enthusiasm and love for what he is doing, even though it may be the 100oth time that he is doing it. I think the same goes for being an educator. You will most certainly be able to get the most out of your students, and have your students get the most out of what you are trying to teach, if you are enthusiastic and love what you are doing each and every time you do it. I thought that this was a very interesting corralation , and hope to be able to draw from it in the future.