This week was a really great week of PE for me. We started with gymnastics. This group was very thorough in their lesson. I learnt a lot about safety when it comes to teaching gymnastics. It is important to be thoughtful and thorough in foreseeing any safety risks and doing all that is possible to prevent students from getting hurt. When using large apparatus a teacher must set out firm rules and guidelines in order to ensure student safety. Educational Gymnastics was an important new concept for me. I really like how it focuses on physical literacy as well as gymnastics in a way that is fun for students. Gymnastics is also a fun way for students to learn more about their body and fundamental movement skills.
The next group presented on dance. This lesson was lots of fun and stretched me! I really do not feel comfortable dancing in front of people and find it uncomfortable. This week I was able to let go of that as I started to grasp the importance of dance. It is not just about learning the skills but also teaching confidence in students. Dance is also a fun way for students to further learn about rhythm and how to coordinate their movements with a beat. Dance could further activities they learn in music or band class.
I also wanted to make not of the group’s information about technology. I had not thought about using technology in the classroom but after seeing it used for our class I really got to see how it can be used positively in a gym class. Great work!