Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Being a leader doesn't come easily...

Ok I know I said the last post would end the semester but it wouldn't be right if I didn't tell you how I have applied what I learned this year. Ok so currently I am president of our GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight) group on campus called SPECTRUM, this leadership position is time consuming and lots of hard work. The organization meets every Thursday at 5pm in the voiceoffice in corey union, their we speak of debatable topics and issues. We also plan for upcoming events we will be planning. All are welcomed! So how does EDU 255 help. Well the club does not practice fitness, but it is about selling what you want others to listen to, getting others motivated, and overall being a strong, powerful leader. In EDU 255 we learned that motivation and making your audience interested is key to the next step learning and teaching. We plan many events that will continue into next semester, we strive to be a voice on campus, and I'm glad to be president and part of such educational, and professional organization. I use what I use what I learn in 255 to strengthen my view on things and to get others to join the struggle. The work put out for my club is well over ten hours!!! Look out for SPECTRUM next semester we'll be doing big things!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wrapping up the year!

Ok so this is officially my last post for this semester, this year. What can I say besides that I have learned more then expected. not only about myself, but others. I learned new activities I thought I would never try and I met a lot of great people. I went to my first conference ever and learned how to better my teaching performance. I learned to use my voice as a signal for attention, I gained confidence, I learned that knowing your lesson plan should be automatic. i learned about writing tasks, cues, and objectives. I went from not knowing what i was doing when teaching to looking and teaching like a brand new person, and the only thing i expect is to get better! The list goes on but the real question is do I still have the drive and motivation to be a physical education teacher? The answer is YES, YES, and YES!!! If 355 is like 255, then it should be a journey worth while and full of fun!