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Josh Arens

Major: Kinesiology and Health


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

Company/Organization: North Polk High School
Company/Organization website: http://www.northpolk.org/pages/North_Polk_Comm_SD
Destination: Alleman, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Taught 9-12 grade students the physical education skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. Taught specific skills as well as generalistic terms and practices related to health, activities, and fitness.

I accomplished...
Visually seeing the skill growth of my students during my spikeball unit.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I have learned is how valuable it is to build a strong rapport with the students.

Advice for others...
Get to know your students and your cooperating teacher as soon as you can. Learn what they are interested in and what makes them who they are. This will quickly earn their trust and respect and greatly influence how well your experience goes.

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