ERIC Number: EJ931560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Ideas Exchange: National Standards for Physical Education Are Used to Develop Physically-Educated Individuals Who Have the Knowledge, Skills, and Confidence to Enjoy Lifelong Healthy Physical Activity. How Do the Standards Play a Role in Your Daily PE Program?
Mavrek, Srecko, Comp.; Pieters, Leslie; Peterson-Pressler, Lana; Bentley, Tiffany; Cameron, Jay L.; Bowyer, Garry; Schmidlein, Robert; Macarle, Maria; Barney, David
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n4 p6-9 Mar-Apr 2011
This article presents ideas and suggestions from various physical educators regarding how the National Standards for Physical Education play a role in their daily PE program. One educator shares that in her middle school's physical education program, students who demonstrate competency in many movement forms (and proficiency in a few movement forms) are required to do so in physical activities ranging from traditional sports and games to cooperative games and dance. Another educator mentions that the National Standards in Physical Education give direction and guidance to teachers on a daily basis as they develop units of instruction and daily lesson plans. While programs may vary based on the resources available, a standards-based curriculum provides clear goals and objectives for teachers. Still another educator uses the National Standards for PE to develop herself as a "physically-educated teacher who has the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach lifelong healthy physical activity."
Descriptors: Activity Units, Physical Education, Physical Activities, National Standards, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Self Esteem, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 4; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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