ERIC Number: ED426995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Five Steps Toward Becoming a Better Teacher/Coach.
Secondary school physical education (PE) teacher/coaches face role strain as they attempt to perform the role expectations of teacher and coach. The result of this is often poor PE teaching. This paper presents five steps that can help teacher coaches alleviate role strain and provide quality instruction to athletes and students as they work in both roles in the PE setting. Step 1 recommends creating skeletal block plans of the year's PE activities during the summer. Step 2 recommends not comparing the accomplishments of PE students to those of athletes. Step 3 suggests studying the activity that will be taught in order to understand it well before teaching. Step 4 recommends clearly stating and understanding one's own purpose for working with young people. Step 5 encourages the teacher/coach not to teach sports in PE at the same time that one is coaching them because it gives teacher/coaches the sense that they are working in that sport all day and all night (which can contribute to role strain). (Contains 12 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A