Monday, January 31, 2011

Creating exercise through movement

Today we had lab and  I didn't really know what to expect. But when we were done i  completely understood the importance of basic movement skills. After only a few minutes of doing physical activities through obscure games i was sweating and my heart beat was up. I realized how with just a few different types of equipment, space and enthusiasm you can create physical fitness to its best. Especially with a large group of people you might have trouble finding a way to get everyone's heart rate up and giving them a good workout. But with the use of your imagination and creativity you can create unlimited number of physical activities that will give you great physical fitness in return. Not only did i feel like i got a great workout during the activities but i know that i was learning and using my brain during the activities. Which is an important concept that we are learning as future physical educators. I had a blast during the lab today and can't wait for the next time when we get to work with the kids from St. Mary's! Hope everyone had as good of a time as i did.

Importance of fundamental skills summary!

In today’s world a high quality physical education program can do a major difference in children’s life all the way through their adult years. It’s these quality education programs that create the physically educated people today. During these programs it is of great significance that the development and assessment of skill is of top notch. With the proper education of these skills we are helping these children build into their adult lives with the right skills to perform a variety of physical activities. Not only are we giving the children the ability to learn skills but we are giving them the knowledge to lead a life full of physical activity. The children will be able to understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Children are born as regular movers and as they keep growing it is necessary for them to learn the basic skills so when they progressively get older they can participate in the sport specific drills and have confidence when they do so. Learning these basic skills will not only benefit them physically in the future but it creates a feeling of belonging. They can develop great self-concept and positive socialization skills through these skills. So having a high quality education program that has a high priority on the development and assessment of these skills does so much more for a child than just physical fitness. This is why the assessment and development of children’s basic skills so important to their overall related health.,27&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=761&vpy=50&dur=4988&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=75&ty=204&oei=C5dHTfffFYGClAeEjc2mBA&esq=4&page=1&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&biw=1366&bih=667

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lets get started!

Getting started with a blog was not as easy as i thought it was going to be. I am not too big on technology and as a consequence i am not very good at navigating the technological world. Creating this blog was a difficult task for me. Now that i got the blog started, hopefully I can improve my skills using technology. I just started in the P.E major after changing majors from athletic training. I am still new to the P.E world and wasn't able to do much over break about improving my teaching ability. Also because i wasn't able to get into this class till mid-week of drop/add period i was unfortunate to attend the first class and lab. But my plan is get back on track with the class this coming week.