Thursday, September 22, 2011

Different Variations of Dodgeball/Relay Races can happen!

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I have read through the PE hall of shame and understand the side of the argument that believes games such as dodgeball,relay races and others should be completely eliminated from physical education classes. Although they might have a good case and point, I however, disagree with them and believe that we Physical Educators can make different, more beneficial versions of these games. For example, in games such as dodgeball you can make rules like if someone gets hit in the head, the person who threw the ball is automatically out. This will eliminate people being hit in the head and losing self-esteem. That rule along with making different line changes so that people will not being throwing so close when trying to get others out can help the safety of games such as dodgeball. These different safety changes should not only be made in dodgeball though because there are safety issues in ALL sports, as well as self-esteem problems. Every child will not feel like they enjoy every game and there will always be someone who probably will not want to participate. Another way that you can make students involved is having relay races that involves everyone and no one is sitting out. This can be done by having a continuous relay race or different variations like that. Again I agree that dodgeball can cause children to lose self-esteem and that is not right, but I believe we can find ways that this can be reduced as well as keeping everyone involved by simply changing the rules and regulations. Overall I believe that this topic of eliminating such games can be reviewed more and looked into without totally eliminating classic games that a lot of young kids enjoy to play and have fun while also gaining benefits while participating.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

NASPE is important! (chapters 1-3)

NASPE and AAHPERDAfter reading through the first three chapters , I have grasped a better understanding of how important The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is. The National Standards for Physical Education help to develop and improve the quality of hor children can be assessed with the basics of fundamentals and skills. Before NASPE, a lot of this did not occur. I can say for myself that we never had any of these regulations in my school or maybe they just weren’t important to those educators. After reading though the NASPE website, I gained an even larger grasp on how important they are. Through these regulations children and professionals can become better educators and overall healthier human beings. As many people know it is extremely important for children to stay active and learn the basic fundamental skills and then even more important for them to be assessed by their professional physical educators (US!). if we the professionals are role models to our students and define what the term physical educator means, our students will then begin to gain the knowledge of how important it is to stay physically active and healthy.

Reaction to Creating a Blog

When Professor Yang first asked us to make a blog, I honestly had no idea how to do it or what it was used for. I still am a little unsure of all of the ins and outs, but it seems like once I get the hang of it all it will be fun and helpful! Over the summer break I did a lot of exercising to try and get myself back into shape after having back surgery a year ago. I believe by keeping myself active and healthy it will be a good role model to my students and help me teach them by example as well. The first class I attended was actually the second one and we went over all the rules about St.Mary's that were about sexual harassment.