Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reflection on PSU and Syracuse

In the news today many may know that Jerry Sandusky a former assistant coach at Penn State University and Bernie Fine a former assistant coach at Syracuse have allegedly been accused of sexually abusing children. The sex scandal involving Jerry Sandusky is overwhelming and has brought attention to many people. The sex scandal that Sandusky is being charged for was that he molested children in the showers of the locker room after hosting a charity program known as "The Second Mile" a charity to help troubled young boys. Sandusky retired in 1999 after he was investigated for the sex scandals at this time no charges were made. In 2008 the investigation was initiated and November of 2011 Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against young boys. Bernie Fine sex scandal came out soon after Jerry Sandusky's, however Fine's case is a little different in the fact that his sex scandal was not performed at the school but at his own house. No one was suspicious of Fine and that is how he got away for as long as he did. People should have been suspicious in the fact that Fine was bringing these boys back to his place, I believe Fine should have been looked into but because he wasn't this allowed these boys to be sexually abused. The most important part of both of these sex scandals is could have they been prevented? The answer is YES after watching the video clips in our class I have learned that their are many ways of suspicion when it comes to a child molester. If a person is pointing out only certain individuals or would rather spend more time with kids than adults that can be a sign. A person that wants to be one on one with kids also is a hint that this person needs to be watched. The two sex scandals that have taken place both could have been prevented one way or another. As a future Physical Educator I will be alert of suspicious activities towards young children and make sure if I see something out of the ordinary to call the hotline. I do not want to see children have their lives ruined because of someone and their wrong behaviors.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Day at St. Mary's

My first day at St. Mary's elementary school I was a little nervous at first. I joined right in with the activities as soon as I knew what we were doing. After being their for a few minutes and seeing what was going on I fitted right in and the nervousness went away. The students were very active and most of them were pretty sociable. I saw a lot of games being played and the kids seemed to have fun at the after school program. I enjoyed observing at St. Mary's day one and am looking forward to the next time.

lab 1 https://docs.google.com/document/d/15J-bRY7n6iMnWEJ_9bfmPdk3FOijxOZKUsj2VyzcaBE/edit

How physical activity impacts Affective growth.

Physical activity impacts affective growth because it increases a child’s ability to act, interact, and react effectively with other people as well as with themselves. When a child has the sense that their hopes, dreams, and aspirations are not controlled by “fate” or “luck” but  are, to a large extent, under one’s own control, then there is an enhanced sense of self- and affective growth. 

Learning through the physical

Learning through the physical is acquired by increased movement skills and enhancing physical fitness through increased physical activity. The importance of learning through movement is to influence both the cognitive and affective development of children. This is an important aim of physical education. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

First day of class

In are first class on Wednesday January 18th professor Yang talked about what we will be learning and doing throughout the semester. He talked to us about how we will be attending St. Mary's catholic school to work with children in an after school program. I have never had a blogger or posted a blog but am looking forward to learning more about blogging and posting blogs. I am looking forward to graduating at SUNY Cortland and my plan as a future Physical Education teacher is to make students want to stay active and fit after graduating and continuing to stay in shape throughout their lives. 

First time using blogger

I found creating a blog kind of confusing, I am trying to get used to blogging. I have never followed a blog so this is all new to me. I am ready to learn how to use blogger and see what it's all about.