Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lab C

During the second teaching of Lab C some obstacles were thrown at me. One of the students was misbehaving and being rude to me and his fellow classmates. i tried to ignore it thinking he will stop because i am not giving him attention but he continued so i took action and pulled him from the rest of the class and sat him by himself. I should have took earlier action on this when he acted up during the IA, but with more experience these actions will come easier and quicker. But with the lesson i missed many key points i wanted to hit on, 7 minutes is hard to work with for an IA and start of a lesson. Other than that i felt many things went well. During the lesson i was able to keep my voice up back to the wall and give positive and constructive feedback. If we had a third chance at this i would do many things differently but i will just take my mistakes and convert them into good teaching habits. Practice makes perfect!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bouncing Balls

This lesson was harder then most being that i have never played the Chinese game of bouncing ball before. But i worked my way through it, even though i didn't get to touch on many things i wanted to. when listening to the audio from the lesson i still seemed to make a couple of small mistakes with saying 'um' and alright a lot. but that is how we learn from reading the scripts and changing our habits. What i also noticed i gave some students feedback on how to change what they were doing on different cues and tasks then i asked. It good that we get lab C twice because now i know more on what to hit on so i will be able to change the lesson so i can work on those issues. I also forgot to do a demo before the lesson so i know many students were kind of lost in the fact they didn't have any idea of what i was looking for, but this is why we have two shots at it so we can fix our mistakes. but other then these mistakes i felt all went well and i am ready to improve on the lesson and be able to do it next time with no flaws!!