SUNY CORTLAND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB
PED 201 – Professor Yang
A. To reflect on your experiences working with the St. Mary’s students.
B. To gain knowledge and insight as to your individual “teaching style” through play and participation.
Answer the following questions to the best of your ability.
I learned that kids wont always want to play your games and that you need to find a way to get them involved. The first week I was there I had the older kids and they gave us a hard time not wanting to play our “baby games” even before they knew what our games were. I said alright then if you don't want to play my game I guess I will go and play my capture the flag game myself. When I said that they got all into the game and they actually got into the game.
The kids in Pre-K are willing to play any game that you give them to play. In our Thanksgiving lab we had the kids dribbling during the game and they didn't even notice because they were focused on getting to the fake food because it looked interesting. Also the after they got the food the faster they could get back on the scooters. When it comes to the older kids you need to bring more of a competitive sense in order for them to participate in your game. I enjoyed working with all the age levels because it gives me a sense of what I get to look forward to. Also I feel not that if there is any job opening like a grade school or a high school I wouldn't care which one I would get.
I think that working on fine motor skills is important in physical education because we are trying to help create well-rounded individuals. Incorporating fine motor skills into the physical education setting will allow the student to make connections between subjects that they learn in the normal classroom and what they learn in the physical education class.