Monday, April 23, 2012

Field Experience 17&18


Friday April 20th, destination: Elementary School 9:10am. In this reflection, I will be reflecting on the lesson that I taught. The lesson that I taught on Floor Hockey was a little out of sync/order. The elementary school was on break for 2 weeks and the week before their break, the other student teacher had planned floor hockey for when the students came back. It was very tough to do a pre-assessment before the break due to the fact that I do not see the same class every Friday at 9:10am. The 4th and 5th grade classes we teach in the morning on Fridays are always different due to the block scheduling of the classes. So for the lesson I taught, I decided to do a real quick pre-assessment on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the skill theme: striking with long handed implements. The pre-assessment went very smooth and all students cooperated well and then after I marked down all my data, I moved right into the daily lesson of working on the slap shot and dribbling. I first introduced how to hold/grip the hockey stick (as for this class, it was their first lesson on floor hockey). Then I taught the students the cues necessary for the "slap shot." After explaining the cues to the students, I had them find their own space and shout out the cues while performing each step of the slap shot without equipment. Then I had students get a hockey stick and practice the cues of the slap shot in their own personal space. *I stressed safety* DO NOT BRING STICK ABOVE WAIST. Then we moved right into another "shooting on net drill." One idea that I could improve on with this activity would be to split the class up into 3 groups instead of just the two that I had set up so each student could get more practice time on the hockey slap shot. After this exercise, we then taught the students how to "dribble" the puck in hockey. We first explained the side to side motion of the hockey dribble and then showed them how they should not just push the puck forward. We then had the students practice the dribble in their own personal space, and then had them move around the gymnasium. The progressions we used in this lesson I thought worked great in the sense of the students being able to learn the skill effectively. After we had the students dribble around the gym for a few minutes, we broke the class up into 3 groups and had the students dribble in and out of 4 cones and then take a "slap shot' on the net. We had the students practice this routine for about 3 minutes and then myself and Miss K started post-assessing the students on the slap shot. The post assessment was closer to a game like situation in the fact that the students first had to dribble the puck through cones then immediately shoot on net. (resembled a game like situation). The results I started to see in the students slap shot was quite amazing. The students "actually" performed better on the slap shot at the end of the lesson compared to the pre-assessment. I thought this was great. My teaching was effective! It was a great feeling watching the students that struggled in the beginning of class, have a much more efficient slap shot by the end of class. Both the results in the qualitative and quantitative aspects improved! Overall I thought the lesson went well. I personally think team teaching is a little difficult because its hard to exactly predict what each teacher is going to instruct/say throughout the lesson. If both teachers have experience together teaching, the lesson would most likely be smoother. It was just great seeing the students actually progress and become better because of my teaching. 

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