Wednesday, May 12, 2010

255 final

III. I really don’t like the daily burn. It is very confusing I don’t know what they want me to put in and what I should be looking at. I don’t feel I need to track when I work out or what I eat. I am already at a healthy fitness zone, and I know what to eat how much to eat and when to eat. This program would be good for a person who need’s out side motivation to watch what they eat and how to work out.

iv. I would use this website as a guide line for all students. I wouldn’t tell them to lose weight or to gain weight. I would have this website for them to look at to see for them selves to get into a healthy fitness zone. Some students maybe more interested in building muscles or cutting carbohydrates. This website will serve as an outside source for information. For them to have there own outside the class room motivation this website will help. The students can have a constant reminder and assistance all on line.

V.I think one tool that would be most reliable for the LS#1A would be pedometers and heart rate monitors. These’s are the most accurate tool measuring the students fitness in the class room. Out side the class room students can make up there data and the calorie intake. Also the students will be able to track there step count. There are some wonderful sites that track step counts. Everyday they can log in there step counts and see how far they are walking across the United States or the wall of china.

255 final finally

1. The website is from, North America, Canada, Saskatoon

2. I think it’s really sad how the students are being sent to this school, not knowing how to read and write when in 8th grade. It is interesting that the study shows that when they are physically active they are able to get a mental work out too. It refreshing to see administrators and principles behind this findings. I don’t know if I agree with the physical fitness in the classroom, because most teachers are not as educated in physical activity as we are.

3. The teachers are putting the physical fitness in the classroom, totally getting rid of physical education in a gym. I feel that minimal physical activity in a classroom would be appropriate. But the bulk of there physical fitness should be in the gym. Being a physical education teacher we are trained to teach physical fitness.

4. Students that participate in physical activity in class are easier to deal with. The behavioral problems drop and the teacher can actually teach. I feel like the old physical education will not have these outcomes but the new physical education that we are trying to get into will have these same benefits and outcomes if the teacher actually cares abut there students. The NYS standards are pushing toward these goals but they don’t give you the proper material, they are just guide lines to follow. The teacher can follow them or not, so the teacher is the main source of pushing the standards or not.

5. BDNF, is a protein also know as brain derived neurotrophic factor. This protein help’s with the growth of neutrons. The more neutrons we have the faster our reaction time and mental capacity increases. Two books that talk about BDNF are : Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey and
“Nature's Ritalin for the Marathon Mind” by Stephen C. Putnam

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Standard 1

Scientific and theoretical knowledge
- Physical education teacher candidates know and applies discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individual

Elements- teacher Candidates will:

Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness

Artifact: Gymnastics instructor
While working at the gymnastics center it was my job to teach the students the proper form of the skills. Many times i would have to come up with different variations to teach the children because some didn't understand. I would sometimes stop students in the middle of there skills so I could point out there mistake and try to help them fix it. I ended up learning new ways to teach the same skill. I made sure that I watched every student because if I caught there mistake early it was easier to fix.

New York Standard for Physical Education
Standard 1
- Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health

Key ideas- students will:

Perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficient in a few select complex motor and sport activities

Design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength , endurance, and body composition.

Standard 2

Standard 2
Skill and fitness based competence
- Physical education teachers are physically educated indiviuals with the knowledge and skill necessary to demostrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in NASPE K-12 standards

Elements- Teacher candidates will:

Achieve and maintain health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program

Artifact: Track National Champion
During the track season of 2008, the Herkimer County Community College girls team won track nationals for the NJCAA. I have been an ative member of track and running for all my life. I was on the Patchogue Medford cross country, track and gymnastics team. In Community college i was a member of the Cross country team and track team. At SUNY cortland i was a memeber of the club gymastics team. On the side of all that running I am an active dancer, i took tap for 15 years and still try to dance everyday. Even if I am not on a team at the moment I am still active and try to participate in physical activity everyday.

New York Standard for Physical Education
Standard 2
- Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy enviorment.

Key ideas: students will-

Demostrate responsible perosnal and social behavior while engaging in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provied the opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and comunication

Be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experiene for all participants

Standard 3

Planning and Implications
- Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, sate and national standards to address the diverse needs of students.

Elements- teacher candidates will:

Plan and implement progressive and sequential instruction that addresses the diverse needs of ll students

Artifact: Gymnastics Instructor
Working at Julies Gym I often had to start teaching students the basics of gymnastics and then building upon that. As we learned more complexed skills I would use demonstration, and visual aids. Also to help the students I would make modifications to make the skill harder and easier. I would use blocks and spotting to make sure the students were safe. I made sure that the students had masted there skill before moving on to the next one.

New York State Standard for Physical Education
Standard 3
- students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources

Key Ideas: Students will-

1. Will be aware and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity

2. Be informed consumes and be able to evaluate facilities and programs

3. Be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports

Standard 4

Instructional Delivery and Management
- Physical Education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance students engagement and learning.

Elements for teacher candidates:

Implement strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in a productive learning environment

Artifact: YMCA camp consular
The first couple of days at camp, we play games that let the campers get to know each other and to interact with each other. Camp is about creating a safe and fun environment for the children to playing. The children are often shy and afraid on the first day, we play these introduction games to try and minimize that. Once we have gotten over the introductions and start to create bond with each other we can move on in our group development

Standard 5

Impact on Student learning
- Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and informed instruction.

Elements: Teacher candidates will

Use appropriate assessments to evaluate student learning before, during and after instruction

Artifact: Stats and assessments
In stats and assessments we were taught the proper way of creating, administering and grading students on there physical skills and cognitive skills. We were able to use our assessment during our teaching lesson. The assessments made the goals that we want to achieve more defined. The students know what we are looking for. I learned that I can asses students on their affective behavior, cognitive capabilities and skills.

Standard 6

- Physical Education teacher candidates demonstrate essential to become effective

Elements: Teacher candidates will:

Communicate in ways that convey respect and sensitivity.

Artifact: YMCA Camp consular
When I work at the YMCA i often have to face children with disabilities and children who are not from this country. These children often aquire more attention and care then the other children in my group. I make sure that i respect all the children in my group the same way. There is no favoristism. Each child need respect and care from an adult figure. I have the capabilities to provide them with the care and respect that they need.