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ERIC Number: EJ1045268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Common Purposes: Using the Common Core State Standards to Strengthen Physical Education Instruction
James-Hassan, Martha
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n6 p8-12 2014
In a climate of high stakes testing in education in America physical education is an oft-overlooked content area. As physical educators, however, we know the value that we have in the educational lives of our students. Instruction in our content area is engaging and immediately applicable to the "real world." The skills and concepts that comprise our content standards are the texts that we instruct around in the gym. Instructing students to rigorously engage with those texts, both cognitively and in the psychomotor domain, supports mastery and application. The Common Core State Standards are not one more thing but rather are a tool that can serve to support learning in our classrooms and help us inform the larger educational community of the academic and wellness benefits of physical education. This article will provide readers a few practical strategies to accomplish the task of instructional improvement through the Common Core.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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