Category Archives: Intermediate 4-7

Week 11 – Movement Journal

Track and field was an interesting lesson this week. Personally I struggled with the first game we played. I found I did not have enough momentum to push off and get away from the team that was chasing us. I wonder if this game would have been better if the spaces between the two teams was a little further apart.

The racing around the activities was an interesting activity! The group did a great job of explaining it, though I wonder if this would be an easy enough activity to explain if there was only one teacher instead of four. I know that after we split up into our groups, our group needed a second explanation of what exactly we were doing. With strong leaders in the classroom, I believe this would still be possible.

Regarding the topic of diversity and inclusion, I feel that this lesson could be easily adapted for students with a variety of different learning needs. If a child was in a wheelchair they would still be able to participate in the baton race activity, except they would race to the other team in their wheelchair instead of using their legs. If a student struggled with a language barrier, it may be possible to pair them with a student who speaks the same first language as this student so that they can participate in the class activity as well. For me, the most important thing is that all students are included in the physical education classroom whether they suffer from a learning or physical disability, or even a language barrier.

Thanks for keeping us all active! I feel like we all got a workout on Friday morning.

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Session 3 Movement Journal for Sep. 25 – Terence Wong

This week, my group had the opportunity to do the group teach for net/wall games in our PE class. It was a very cool experience going through the preparation, planning, and organizing of the activity. I felt that it gave my group a good feel for how teaching PE will be like and things to learn and improve on as well.

What I think worked particularly well was that our group operated like a true team, allocating specific tasks to each other, brainstorming ideas, then coming back together to come to a common ground and plan. We worked very well together and each brought different ideas, skills, and strengths to the whole of the lesson. The time management we had on the lesson plan was able to translate into the classroom setting, which also helped to facilitate the lesson even further.

I found that there were some activities (five minute warm-up and cool-down) that we may have needed to adapt.  I believe we found it to be difficult to stretch and ‘shuffle monkey’ for five minutes straight. In this way, we could improve upon preparing different variations to the activity.

Overall, I think the learners responded very well to the lesson – everyone was participating in activities and openly responding to discussion questions based on their own knowledge of the readings and experiences.

Very happy with how the group teach went and very appreciative of the group that I had the privilege of working with.

Good luck to the rest of the groups!