Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Behavior Management

I use this "Good Behavior Bank" as a means of behavior management. If my students complete a task/activity without any disruptions, I give them "fake money" in reward. The students can then gather enough money from good behavior to trade in for some type of reward. (ex: $5 = activity of their choice) I found this to be a great way to keep my students on task. If students come off task I then take away money from their bank for bad behavior. (they usually do not like getting their money taken away)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Great Links for PE Majors!

Physical Education Links

    • Check out the web site for our national organization (the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. You can even become a member on-line, if you are not one already.
    • This Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool is useful for teachers to analyze their curriculum according to national physical education standards.
  • Pelinks4U
    • This is a great site for any physical educator.  Whether it is links to other schools/univeristies, activity ideas or information on fitness, it is a must-see.  Add it to your favorites.
  • PE Central
    • A must-see site for physical education teachers.  Check out the assessment section.
  • The Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity
    • If you havn't read the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity yet, you should.  Here it is!
  • yext gyms
    • This site includes a variety of physical education resources.
  • Resource Center for HS Physical Education Teachers - Madison Falls
    • A good resource of materials for teaching physical education at the high school level.
    • Find out information about upcoming events in the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  There are some good links here also.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    EDU 355


    My name is Mr. Marciniak and I am currently a senior student at SUNY Cortland. I was born and raised in a small town know as East Aurora on the outskirts of Buffalo New York. I enjoy most to go golfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and also, work at my restaurant job as a waiter.

    In my past, I have had some experience with elementary aged children. Previously to SUNY Cortland, I attended Erie Community College in which I was assigned an internship with an Elementary School near my home town. During my internship, I observed/taught a few lessons at the elementary grade level. The majority of my time spent teaching/observing was tying the students sneakers! (foreshadowing for future teaching maybe???)

    I expect in EDU 355 to achieve a better basis on how to interact with the younger students. AKA teach on their level.

    Physical Education Apps!

    Here is a great website on some awesome apps that can be used for Physical Educators.

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Haim Ginott's most famous quote:

    I have come to a frightening conclusion.
    I am the decisive element in the classroom.
    It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
    It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
    As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
    I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
    I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
    In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis
    will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.
    Between Teacher and Child