Standard 4

Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
4.2 Implement effective demonstrations, explanations, and instructional cues and prompts to link physical activity concepts to appropriate learning experiences.

Date: Spring 2012
Artifact: Photo Collage of Effective Teaching

Reflection: This artifact is a collage of photo's taken while I was teaching my final lab in EDU 255: Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education. This lab was designed to take us outside our comfort zone and do something we had not yet done. I was put into the pool and taught ultimate frisbee; but I added my own alterations to the game. The pictures show that I can used demonstrations, explanations, and cues/prompts to my lesson to help develop positive learning experiences. Looking at the photos you can tell the students are constantly being given effective instruction that they then use during the physical activity.

4.6 Implement strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in a productive learning environment.

Date: Spring 2012
Artifact: Informative Bulletin Board on Steroids

Reflection: This artifact is a bulletin board educating students on the negatives of steroid usage. I created this bulletin board to help students realize the dangers of steroid usage. This bulletin board is appropriate because of the context it was used it. I placed it in Park Center, where the Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, and Health majors take classes. Not to mention, all athletic teams are constantly in Park Center as well. Being in college and involved in fitness and health, these students are at the age where they need to be informed about the dangers of steroids. This is the perfect productive learning environment to share this knowledge. This bulletin board will help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors.