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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Great Job on Lab B!

Awesome job on lab B Rockstars!
Your teaching is looking great! There has already been a large amount of  improvement in your teaching in just a short amount of time.  Many of you look calm and confident while others still look a little nervous when their teaching, but don’t worry its easier and easier each time. Just remember when your teaching, go out there and have fun!
Even though I wasn’t able to see everyone teach there lab B I was still very impressed with how much improvement I did see with just five of you teaching.  Some great things that I noticed was that your hooks were very creative, I really enjoyed how Kim incorporated the history of jump roping, and how they used to use vines which added into her grapevine skill. Also everyone’s voice was loud and clear and made it easy for the class to hear the instructions that were being given. The pinpointing was great as well! By using pinpointing it gives your class another demonstration on how the skill is supposed to look. Also when pinpointing a student it makes that student feel good about themselves because they are doing something correct. Make sure before you pinpoint your student that you let them know in advance.
There are some things that still need a little work, but its okay it teaching comes with practice. Remember that it is your lesson and you can run it the way you want, you don’t have to go right down the list of the C9 form right in order, you can mix things up. Just try and make sure you get everything in. Also like what was said in class on Friday when you see or hear the one minute signal don’t wrap things up right away. A class wrap up only takes about 20 seconds so you still have 40 seconds where your students can be working on their task.
Lab C and D will be here before you know it, so here are a few things to keep in mind. You want to make sure that you have your back to the wall at all times; you want to be able to see what every student is doing. If you have your back to your students behavioral issues are easier to occur. With that being said Professor Yang will start throwing behavioral issues at you during your lessons. You can think that you’re ready for him to throw something at you, but you’re not. So when he does stay calm take a breath and deal with the issue. Also you will have to complete Lab packets , it is your great interest to get started on them right away and don’t leave them for the last minute. The faster you get them done, the more time your TA’s and  Professor Yang have to look over them and improve them before you have to hand them in.
Keep up the good work!



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