ERIC Number: ED353206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Strategies for Invitational Physical Education in the Junior High School.
Chandler, Gary L.
Invitational education maintains that each individual possesses relatively untapped potential for intellectual and psychological development and that this potential may best be realized in a nurturing environment. Utilizing an invitational approach to physical education, physical education teachers may invite students to succeed. Guidelines for providing and enhancing an inviting educational environment include: (1) arranging a pleasant atmosphere; (2) placing positive signs in the gym; (3) recognizing special people and times; (4) developing class spirit; (5) using music in class; (6) showing off student skills and talents; (7) inspiring through reading; (8) providing opportunities that stress participation rather than winning; (9) exposing students to exciting sporting events; (10) teaching personal development as well as skills; (11) establishing a caring atmosphere; (12) using students names; (13) using the telephone to keep in touch with students who miss class; (14) providing opportunities for success; (15) involving students in routine classroom tasks and decision making; (16) keeping up with the fashions, fads, and interests of students; (17) praising students to others, such as parents and other teachers; (18) publicizing student successes; (19) bringing history and foreign perspectives into physical education classes; and (20) being professionally responsible. A student's inventory checklist of physical education invitations is provided. (IAH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Junior High Schools, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Gary L. Chandler, Faculty Box 261, Gardner Webb College, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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