Making important connections between net games
At first most students were using way too much force, but through discussion and practice we worked to refine how much force we used. We started with tennis and then moved to volleyball before returning to tennis once again at the end of the class. The student in the picture below had an AHA moment when he suddenly had total control of the ball in tennis. This is when he came over to me to explain what he had learned. I immediately took a picture of him and explained to him that I was going to give him a recognition award for being a 'Thinker'.
I created a recognition poster for him and shared it with his ESL teacher, so she could present it to him back in his homeroom class. I also emailed the poster to his parents to let them know what a great job he had done. It was rewarding to see how proud of himself he was. So important to recognize these special moments in PE as they definitely serve to motivate students to stay engaged in the activities that we do in class. Thanks for reading.