Friday September 18th 2009 was our second chance to reteach our mini lesson that was on the first day of class. Since our first initial teaching episode our class has been working each day with Professor Yang and the lab assistance, on the steps to creating a great lesson and a proper lesson plain. During the past few classes we have broken down the components of a lesson and we broke up in groups and each group taught a section in the desired components of a lesson.
During the teaching exercise the goal was to teach a task to the students in a time limit of four minutes. Part of this exercise was to break down our teaching episode by every ten seconds to see how best to manage my time as seen in my time code sheet I need to give less instruction. I choose the task of the overhead throw in soccer. The over head throw is to get the ball back into play when it is kicked out. I started strong with a great hook which enabled my class to get involved in the lesson. When describing the task of the over head throwing I went into to much detail and had to many cues, I should have focused the majority of my time on the activity you can see this in my time coding sheet. Once I split my class into groups of two I had them practice the over head throw. As I was teaching I did a poor job of giving feedback because I was still focused on getting my cues across to my class. I gave feedback to three students, which was very poor I should have focused on the class and not the task. As I was teaching Professor Yang threw a curve ball at me and had one of my students not pay attention and start doing there own thing, then had the student perform the task wrong. During the video it is clear that when the student on the far end of the line on the left side turns around and throws the ball against the wall. Then the student picks up the ball and then starts to perform the task in the incorrect way. As I am teaching I need to keep my focus on the entirety of the class. I noticed the student performing the task incorrectly after the third time and I was able to give him some one on one teaching. During my lesson I should have giving the class a challenge and then once they accomplished what was asked have a new level of difficulty ready.
After my lesson the lab assistance gave me some feedback on the lesson I just taught. The main points of the critique that I received was that I need to be more vocal and that I need to slow down when I am speaking to my class. After watching my video I realized that I need to give two to three cues to the task and then demonstrate and check for understanding. I discovered after my verbal transcription of my lesson that I need to use less slang words. As I was teaching I was still trying to cover information when it was completely unnecessary because I should have been working on feedback. As you can tell by my feedback analysis that did not go as planned. I thought that overall my lesson went good, I had a good hook and I was very enthused as I was teaching.