I am starting to feel more and more comfortable getting up in front of the class and teaching. It had taken a good amount of time to prepare, but it's definitely worth it. My hook started off pretty good, then I kind of forgot what I wanted to say when I wanted to check for understanding. When doing my time coding, I noticed I spent the first minute and thirty seconds on instruction. Considering the total length of the lesson, my instruction shouldn't have been that long. Students seemed a little bored with the first task. I probably should have cut that a little shorter and moved on. I need to work on my feedback skills. First off, I used a lot of general feedback instead of reinforcing the cues. I also need to remember to keep my back to the wall. Danielle actually made me realize I wasn't doing that. Even after she pointed it out, I still had trouble doing it. I also need to project my voice a little bit more. I am happy that I got the activity time up to 55%. If I cut down on the instruction like I said before, I can get this percentage even higher. I think the students really enjoyed making up their own routines. I made it a point for half the class to perform their routines at once. I didn't want to single out anybody, but I also wanted to give everyone a chance to show off what they can do. Jenna asked me a question during the second skill. While answering it, I turned my back to some of the class. I think it's important to answer student's questions, but I should have positioned myself better so that if something happened I could have seen it.
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