Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Physical Education Student Teaching

Post written by: Drew Preusse
Year: Senior
Major(s): Physical Education
Minor(s): Adapted Physical Education

My name is Drew Preusse. I am a physical education and adapted physical education student at UW-La Crosse. I have recently started my student teaching semester and will be graduating this spring. This is my first post to the UW-L School of Education Student Blog. I also write on my personal blog at www.peconnections.wordpress.com where I share my thought about physical education (follow me on Twitter @PEconnections).

I am originally from Menomonie, Wisconsin. Right before my senior year in high school I took a tour of UW-L and immediately knew it was the best fit for me. Between my freshmen and sophomore year I chose Physical Education as my major. I love teaching kids how to be active and live healthy. I have finally started student teaching and hopefully next year I will be a full-time physical education teacher!

My student teaching placement is at the elementary level with 15 physical education classes rotating every other day. I see approximately 250 students total, 80% of whom are kindergartners. Additionally I work with the adapted physical education teacher and see 4 other classes which vary in grade level, size, and inclusion setting. It is a crazy schedule but I am excited to gain so much quality teaching experience.