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My name is Justin Nassivera and I am currently in my Junior year at SUNY Cortland studying Physical Education. I'm a huge sports fan and love my Boston Celtics and Red Sox. Basketball, Baseball, and Golf are huge passions of mine and would love to coach them someday in the school setting. I have always loved teaching and coaching kids and have always wanted to become a PE teacher because it was always my favorite class in school. Many people have strong opinions against physical education and I believe that myself and other physical educators need to spread the word of what exactly we are doing in the PE world. Also check out my professional portfolio at www.jnassiveraportfolio.weebly.com

Friday, May 18, 2012

Week One of Observations

Well I've completed my first week of observations and so far I have definitely learned a lot from my host teacher. Developing lessons, dealing with problem students, and creating a grading scheme are just to name a few of the different things I've gained more knowledge about in my first week. This has been a valuable experience so far as I have seen and heard many different things from the students and the PE staff who have been great to me since I have been here. I'm looking forward to next week as I will be in the middle school to complete the observation hours necessary.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

After 2 Days of Observation.

At the end of the day today, I completed my second day of observation at Granville Senior High School. So far I have been pleased with what I have seen. In all the classes they are in their flag football unit and if the weather would cooperate with us, we can hopefully get outside for some gameplay. My last period of the day is with the adapted PE class and we are playing tennis. The students in that class are fun to work with because they have incredible energy and are always smiling as soon as they come into the gymnasium.
After doing my C-9 and SOFIT forms it is easy for me to see that my host teacher does a good job of explaining the tasks to the students and is very clear with answering any questions the students have to offer. I have also decoded to work on my binder every single night to keep on top of it and try to get a target grade on It. I'm looking forward to continuing with my observation for 256.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wrapping Up the Semester

As I sit and think about everything that I have done throughout the semester, I firmly believe that I have grown so much in my teaching abilities this semester than any other semester combined. Being in 255 gave me much more confidence within myself when it came to standing up and teaching in front of people. I also learned a great deal about how much work actually goes into planning a lesson and making it fun for my students and myself as a growing teacher. In stats, I learned how important assessment is in PE and why we need to do it our classes. But most importantly, I've gained new friendships and connections and have felt much more comfortable talking with my teachers and asking them for guidance with my classes. I cannot wait to get out and start my observations of the middle school and the high school for the next two weeks to see what its actually like out there!