Thursday, December 3, 2009
Today I did my Lab D on Aerobics. This is with out a doubt the most fun I have had while teaching this semester. As you can tell by my outfit and extreme enthusiasm while teaching, I truly had a blast teaching aerobics today. A couple of the things that I thought I did very well were being enthusiastic and loud. I felt like everyone was really into it and having a really good time. I saw a lot of smiling and laughing going on while I was teaching, and sometimes that could mean that the students were not really paying attention, or not really into it. But in today's lesson it was because they were really having fun and enjoying what we were doing. Another thing I thought that I did very well was making sure that they were active for the majority of the class, and making sure that they were doing things that many of them had never done before. Introducing new things to people really helps with them being intrigued, and interested to participate. One thing I think I need to work on is making sure that the range of my voice changes. Although I am loud, sometimes I stay kind of monotone. But besides that, I thought my lesson went extremely well, and I was thrilled with how much fun everyone was having, and I think that me relax and have some fun myself. I feel that it is obvious that strides that I have made as a teacher through the course of the semester. I have always been comfortable in front of other people or students, however the confidence and work ethic that I had developed by the end of the semester was really noticeable to me, and hopefully to my professors. I only hope to continue improving as a teacher in the years to come.