ERIC Number: ED206589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Personalized Inservice in Physical Education: Developing and Maintaining Teaching Skills through Self-Analysis.
McKenzie, Thomas L.
Inservice training, even if brief, should have long-lasting effects. In regard to developing behavioral teaching skills, research with classroom teachers suggests that rehearsing and practicing appropriate skills is superior to listening to lectures and participating in discussions on behavior theory. If teachers are taught self-control techniques where they learn to monitor their own behavior, set goals for themselves, and arrange their own environmental conditions, inservice will not only become more personalized, but will also be likely to have a more permanent influence. Three behavior change and reinforcement techniques specifically tailored to the needs of physical education coaches and using audiovisual aids are: (1) self-monitoring of specific teacher or student behavior; (2) self-initiated goal setting; and (3) self-initiated environmental planning. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April, 1981).