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Brittany Hovendick

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Physical Education Teacher Education

Company/Organization: Omaha Public Schools
Company/Organization website: https://district.ops.org/Default.aspx
Destination: Omaha, NE
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
At the high school level, I taught Human Growth and Development, Lifetime Sports, Aerobics, and general PE. I also observed some of the swim classes. At the elementary school level, I taught kindergarten through fourth grade PE.

I accomplished...
I taught a successful online safety unit at the high school level and a volleyball unit at the elementary level.

I learned...
The more fun that you have while teaching, the more fun your students will have in class. Don't try to be the students' best friend, but also don't be a drill sargent. The connections you make with the students are so important.

Advice for others...
Have fun and enjoy your experience because it goes way too fast!

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