The games we play with the students at Saint Mary's are more geared towards games incorporate everyone and including basic motor skills that they should be practicing. The games that are in the Hall Of Shame Games are good for the athletes but maybe not so much for kids who aren't as skilled in this area. I think that mostly all games can be tweeked and changed into games that are better suited for all students. A real P.E. teacher should have the imagination and creativity to alter the games that all the kids love into games that are good for students all around. Dodgeball is a great example of this. There are many different variations of dodgeball one being trench-ball which allows the kids who do get out to still be able to participate and even get back into the main action of the game. Trench-ball works on the basic skills dodgeball would such as throwing, catching, dodging, jumping, and running while also putting more opportunity for the kids to be more strategic because now they have the trench to think about, also. Wrapping this all up, kids love dodgeball because it's just fun and altering it so it is acceptable to play will make kids more interested in P.E.. If we completely take away games that kids love then we will destroy physical education because we bored then to hate it.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This was a very informational session about child abuse. It was disturbing to hear the convicted men talk about what they had done and act like it was nothing. It's eye opening that there really are people like that out there and, as educators, we need to be aware of the signs of abuse so we can step in and hopefully be able to save children from damaging abuse. Also, it was helpful to learn things not to do around kids to protect yourself from harms way.