Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans
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  • 0:04 Components of Planning
  • 1:00 Meeting Objectives
  • 2:00 Being Comprehensive
  • 3:20 Developmentally…
  • 4:06 Considering Safety
  • 5:07 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Sharon Linde
Teachers need to keep several aspects in mind when designing lessons, like skill level and purpose. This lesson describes necessary components of physical education lesson plans and details what aspects to include.

Components of Planning

Mr. Dibb was just hired to teach physical education (PE) classes in the morning and math in the afternoon. Though his two roles may be very different, he will keep the same aspects in mind when planning lessons. Do you know what these are? When developing lesson plans, or guides used to organize teaching, teachers across the curriculum and grade levels have the same important components to consider. They should make sure the plans are:

  • Geared toward objectives
  • Comprehensive
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Safe

In other words, Mr. Dibb will write plans that are focused on an educational objective, or what the students need to know about the topic. He'll also include activities and instruction that are appropriate for the grade and skill levels of his students, and make sure the plans are comprehensive, or cover the necessary aspects. Finally, he needs to make sure his students will be safe while they learn and perform skills. Let's take a closer look at these components.

Meeting Objectives

Mr. Dibb is lucky, since his school uses a curriculum guide that outlines educational objectives clearly for each skill students are expected to know. For example, students in a third grade physical education class should be able to dribble a ball with one hand for 30 seconds. Because the objectives are clearly stated, Mr. Dibb can design lessons that help students make progress towards these goals. How does this work?

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