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Caden Duncan
Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Physical Education Teacher Education
Year: Senior

Type of experience: Student Teaching
Company/Organization: Ames High School and Fort Dodge Middle School
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Title: Physical Education Student Teacher
Destination: Ames, IA and Fort Dodge, IA
Timeframe: 01/2016 - 05/2016

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I was responsible for...
Responsibilities included teaching a variety of physical education activities to high school and middle school aged students. This included skill development in sport units, health components of fitness, and weight room instruction. At Ames High School I also served as a volunteer Strength & Conditioning Coach after school.

I will never forget...
My most memorable experience was the day that I was given the opportunity to share a new exercise to my students in class and also the after school weight lifters. After demonstrating and explaining the exercise I had all the students try it. The students and strength coach both loved it and it is something that they will continue to do in the future.

Advice for others...
Stay on top of all of your work throughout the student teaching process. It is easy to get caught up in all the teaching and forget about the assignments that you need to complete. Try to have fun and help out as much as you can wherever you are student teaching.

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