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Drost, Daniel K.; Todorovich, John R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The development of fundamental movement skills in physical education is an important contributor toward children's' lifetime interest and participation in physical activity. Physical education teachers and their curricula follow national and state standards to provide learning experiences and instruction that support the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Physical Education, National Standards
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Mally, Kristi K. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2009
Lots of learning takes place in gymnasiums. A teacher's job is to direct that learning and funnel it toward what the profession deems important. This requires teachers to have a sound understanding of what constitutes learning and how learning is observable beyond the movement product. This article aims to make research-based best practices…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Recreational Facilities, Classroom Environment
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Bukowsky, Michael; Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Myer, Gregory D. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
There is a growing need for physical education teachers to integrate different types of fitness activities into their lessons in order to provide opportunities for all students to learn and practice a variety of movement skills that will enhance their physical fitness and support free-time physical activity. An increased focus on age-appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Psychomotor Skills
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Oliver, Suzanne – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
This article addresses postural awareness and efficiency as a fundamental but often overlooked aspect of movement training that falls naturally into the domain of HPERD pedagogical practice. Beginning with a brief overview and discussion on the anatomical "cost" of poor organization, the body of the article describes activities that can be…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Physical Activities
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Hastie, Peter A.; Martin, Ellen H.; Gibson, Gary S. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
It is doubtful that any teacher would question the value of rhythmic movement in a physical education program. The benefits of being able to move rhythmically and to keep a beat are numerous. First, children with rhythm have an increased kinesthetic awareness of their body in motion and stillness. As most physical activities have an inherent…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods