Reflection #2, Group B- Julie Kertesz , Wed. Sept. 30th

Nice job today for the Group Teach 3! Thank you for getting us moving and placing us outside. You made a fun, active, and motivational lesson. The travel time out to the field was an excellent warm up and enjoyable. Chuck the chicken was another fun game that allowed us to collaborate and still move around. Your main game of kicking ball was fair, interactive, and strategic.

I am confident that your lesson would encourage new students to see PE as a positive experience ! Everything was fair and well planned for success. You made us move around and I do believe that will help students in their learning environments. I think that movement can teach us a lot about the way we learn. Movement increases the minds ability to focus and to think. Without movement, the brain is not going to be functioning at its best.

Below is a video about ‘learning through motion. Krissy Moehl demonstrates the skills she has learned in her racing career. She shares with us how movement taught her so much about the world that she lives in. It is a good example of how movement can teach us about how we learn.

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  1. Hi Julie,

    I also enjoyed the group teach this week and thought it was a great opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful weather we are experiencing. As we learned in class, students are more physically active when they play outside. According to the 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card, students take 35% more steps in a physical education class when it is held outdoors. As a prospective teacher, I hope to use the outdoors as much as possible when teaching Physical Education because of the great benefits it offers students! One reason I believe teachers often refrain from taking their students outside is the concern of safety and vigilance they must employ to ensure no student disappears. Thus, when Physical Education is held outside, it is important for teachers to set up boundaries with the use of cones and pylons in order to alleviate some of their stress of students wandering off. In this case, it was not a concern, because the field was already enclosed with a fence around it acting as the boundary. I also greatly enjoyed the activities that Group 3 carried out, for example, ‘chuck the chicken’ because it involved a lot of team -work and had everyone on their feet and running constantly throughout the activity.

    Julie, I also enjoyed watching the Krissy Moehl TED Talk ‘Life in Motion” that you included. Krissy’s passion for running drives her to participate in ultra-distance marathons regularly. She needs to run in her daily life because she considers running an accomplishment she achieves on a daily basis. The lessons she learns through her ultra-distance running are those of persistence, determination and tranquility with her surroundings. This is what motivates her to continue running down these unknown paths. She advocates that learning through her failures while running has made her into a stronger and more confident runner today. How do we as prospective teachers, instil passion and motivation in our students to become physically literate individuals? I found this TED talk to be very inspirational and something I hope to reflect back onto as I continue on my physical literacy journey.

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