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Ch 16: Physical Education Teacher Planning & Instruction

About This Chapter

This chapter consists of a series of text and video lessons on sports and recreational activities in PE and methods for teaching them to students. We provide lesson plan suggestions and how to keep activities age-appropriate.

Physical Education Teacher Planning & Instruction - Chapter Summary

These lessons are about physical education teacher planning and instruction. Get to know physical education in elementary and secondary schools and the role of the teacher, how to base PE program designs on national and state standards, and how elementary school children benefit from recess.

Take a look at curriculum materials and other teaching resources used in instructional design, how to analyze a lesson plan for physical education, the standards of NASPE, and other lesson information such as:

  • Definition and overview of physical education
  • PE programs that address different learning styles
  • Identifying sports and recreational activities that are level-appropriate
  • Physical education activities and instruction that are age-appropriate
  • Physical education classes that consider student progress and safety
  • Meaning, benefits and examples of integrated curriculum
  • Physical education lessons teaching methods
  • Linking of physical activity to performance and learning
  • Physical education student's skill development enhancement by using feedback

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15 Lessons in Chapter 16: Physical Education Teacher Planning & Instruction
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What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

1. What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson you will learn about physical education and how it contributes to total growth and development in youth. You will also gain an understanding of what a quality physical education program looks like.

The NASPE Standards

2. The NASPE Standards

In this lesson, you will learn about the NASPE standards and how they are applied in grades K-12. You will also gain an understanding of how these standards help prepare kids for participation in physical activity throughout their lives.

The Teacher's Role in Elementary & Secondary Physical Education

3. The Teacher's Role in Elementary & Secondary Physical Education

In this lesson you will learn about the role that elementary and secondary level classroom teachers play in physical education. You will also learn how teachers can incorporate physical education into the classroom.

Addressing Different Learning Styles in PE Programs

4. Addressing Different Learning Styles in PE Programs

Each student is unique and deserves the opportunity to approach learning in his or her own way. This lesson discusses appropriate physical education strategies and resources that address diverse learning styles.

Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

5. Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

This lesson will teach you how to design effective standardized physical education programs. It'll guide you through the process of backwards planning and evaluating to create the depth and order of the content.

Identifying Level-Appropriate Sports & Recreational Activities

6. Identifying Level-Appropriate Sports & Recreational Activities

In this lesson, we'll discuss some sports and recreational activities that are appropriate for different ages, different purposes, and also for varying developmental levels.

Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

7. Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

Physical education is an important aspect of a child's coordination and development, and it helps students engage in exercise. Use this lesson to understand how to tailor activities to each child's developmental level.

Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

8. Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

Physical education teachers have an important responsibility to monitor students' progress and safety in class. This lesson provides some strategies for successfully acting as a monitor.

Benefits of Recess for Elementary School Children

9. Benefits of Recess for Elementary School Children

In this lesson, you will learn about elementary school recess and what that means. You will also learn about the health benefits associated with regular recess.

Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

10. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.

Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

11. Integrated Curriculum: Definition, Benefits & Examples

Have you ever wondered what and how an integrated curriculum works? Learn about this hot topic that is shaping how teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.

Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

12. Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

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.

Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

13. Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

Do you recall the sometimes fun and other times exasperating days of physical education class? In this lesson, we discuss various methods for teaching physical education lessons.

How to Link Physical Activity to Learning & Performance

14. How to Link Physical Activity to Learning & Performance

In this lesson we discuss physical activity and its relationship to both learning and performance. We also describe how the brain actually benefits from exercise, and we review several activities to incorporate fitness into the classroom setting.

Using Feedback to Enhance P.E. Student Skill Development

15. Using Feedback to Enhance P.E. Student Skill Development

In this lesson, we examine the use of descriptive and prescriptive feedback to improve student development of skills in the physical education classroom.

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