Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Post #1

Dream School

If I Built a School

Krissy Venosdale's is a GiftedEd teacher who teaches 3rd through 6th graders and has a passion for inspiring kids to help them reach their goals. In Krissy's blog she has a blog post titled "If Built a School" which explains how her biggest dream would come true. She dreams that one day she will receive a letter in the mail from someone wealthy that will give her the opportunity to capture her dream to build a school. Her school that she would build would have all these amazing features which all the students, parents, and teachers would enjoy. Krissy gets wonderful feedback of her blog post and everyone who commented on her post loved her dream.

Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra is an Educational Researcher who gives students the opportunity to learn. I am very impressed with his "Hole in the Wall" experiments because I would have never thought that those kids would have wanted to learn. Its amazing how he gives them the opportunity to learn and they love it  because they want to know more and more as they go. Also their curiosity in the experiment motivates them in teaching themselves and others.

What do I want my students to know?

I would be teaching Physical Education at the high school level and I would like to have them know how to diet properly and how to be able to stay fit. This is something that they will always need and for them to understand the concepts would effect the rest of their lives.

What do I want my students to be able to do?

I want my students to be able to use what I am teaching them in class and carry it on through the rest of their lives. As long as they give it their best and do not quit then I will be happy.

My primary way of teaching my students...

My primary way of teaching my students would be to show them how I, personally, do the activities and tell them what my mindset is and how I can achieve what needs to be done. I wish to set an example for them and if they can not do it my way then help them find a new strategy for them to complete the activity.

What tools I will use in my classroom?

Physical Education classes are taken places in classrooms, courts, and fields. During the class room session I would use the computer and the textbook mainly. But for the courts and fields, I would use cones, different kinds of balls, and weights to come up with different activities for the students to participate in.

What role will students play in my classroom?

Students role in the classroom is extremely important because I would need for all of them to participate in the activities. Also, students would learn how to work as a team and build relationships. They will also be able to work on their strengths and weaknesses.