Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Awesome 256 Field Experience

I finished my field experience for 256 today and it was an amazing experience. I spent a week at Tappan Zee High School and another week and South Orangetown Middle School. I learned so much that I couldn't learn in a classroom at school. I got the experience of working with and teaching real students instead of teaching to my peers who normally are cooperative and good sports about the activities I teach. I noticed the difference between age levels and how they act in class. I had so much fun while learning valuable lessons at my host schools. I want to give a special thank you to the Physical Education Staff at South Orangetown School District who were incredibly welcoming, helpful, insightful and fun to be around. They taught me valuable lessons from dealing with students, co-workers, administration and advice on future schooling and decision making. I hope to work with them again in the future. Being in the schools increased my drive and desire to be a physical education teacher. I spent a day in the life of a P.E. teacher in high school during senior teaching day but it was nothing these past two weeks. The SOCSD P.E. staff made me feel like a co-worker and I got to see how things work and the effect they can have on students' lives. I know I have to continue working hard and try to make myself better than the rest of those trying to be a P.E. teacher if I want to get the job of my dreams. A bulletin board I made on Lacrosse as a gift to my host school