As an adjunct professor, this past semester I really wanted to model effective teaching strategies with elementary students. We brought in a nearby school for an elementary physical education lesson.
First, we developed the lesson plan as a class and came up with different information we could collect from my teaching. The goal was to teach our students how to put yourself out there and to find ways to become a better/effective teacher.
In the following packet are 4 different tracking sheets:
*how often did I checking for understanding & how
*how often did I give feedback and have interactions with students
*how much of the lesson was
*how often did I say or use filler words/sayings (such as ok, um, like)
As the college students rotated around the perimeter of the gym to observe the lesson, they also collected data & evidence of my teaching techniques. The fifth station, they were on the floor assisting the lesson.
One lifelong skill I hope my students walk away with is how to be a reflective teacher. Take the information and actually apply it to become a better educator.
This could be used by any PE teacher wanting to collect data & evidence on their teaching. I encourage students to challenge themselves during a student-teaching experience or any time in the future and to use these sheets. I also encourage them to ask their cooperating if they would be willing to be observed in one or all 5 of the areas.
Stepping out of our comfort zones only helps us all become more effective.
Happy observing & learning about yourself!