Physical education candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
Element 4.1: Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills across a variety of instructional formats.
Artifact: EDU 256 Bulletin Board
Date: Fall 2012
This is my bulletin board that I designed for EDU 256 at my high school placement. The unit we were teaching was floor hockey. I made this bulletin board at the beginning of the unit. It includes rules, equipment, and strategies that will help students learn about floor hockey more quickly.
This bulletin board shows that I have effective non-verbal effective communication. With this bulletin board placed directly outside the gym, students can read it as the enter and leave. This was an effective way to communicate with students and give them more time around key information about the unit I was teaching.
Demonstrating effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills across a variety of instructional formats is very important for a physical education teacher. Verbal communication is important for giving instruction, feedback, and speaking with colleagues. Non-verbal communication is important for things such as writing letters to parents and staff, and in this case communicating through a bulletin board.
Element 4.4: Recognize the changing dynamics of the environment and adjust instructional tasks based on student responses.
Artifact: Lesson plan with reflection
Date: Fall 2012
|Lesson plan with reflection|
This is one of my lesson plans for EDU 356. It is a lesson plan for teaching the forward crawl in the pool as well as starting to jump off the side of the pool. At the end of this lesson plan I reflected on how the lesson went, how my student did that day, and what was accomplished.
This lesson plan with a reflection shows that I can recognize the changing dynamics of the environment and adjust tasks based on student responses. I reflect based on how the lesson went and how my student felt about it. I then take these reflections and apply them to the next lesson so I am always improving. This shows that I can recognize changing dynamics of an environment and then adjust activities to benefit my students.
Recognizing the changing dynamics of the environment and adjusting instructional tasks based on student responses is very important for a physical education teacher. It is important because teachers need to be able to recognize what went well and what went wrong during their lessons. After recognizing the dynamics of the lesson teachers need to be able to adjust their lessons.