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Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines for Middle School Physical Education, Third Edition
, which is critical for new and veteran physical education teachers, identifies appropriate instructional practices and contrasts them with negative and inappropriate practices that still, too often, occur in physical education classes. Teachers, administrators and teacher education faculty can use this document as a guide for creating a quality physical education program that addresses the physical, mental and emotional needs of students at the middle school level.
The booklet organizes instructional practices into five separate sections:
Learning Environment, which includes the following subsections: Establishing the Learning Environment; Exercise as Punishment; Safety; Diversity; Equity; Inclusion; and Competition and Cooperation.
Instructional Strategies, which includes: Expectations for Student Learning; Class Organization; Class Design; Learning Time; Maximizing Participation; Teaching/Learning Styles; Teacher Enthusiasm; Success Rate; Teacher Feedback; and Use of Technology.
Curriculum, which includes: Productive Motor Skill Learning Experiences; Concept Knowledge; Regular Participation; Developing Health-Related Fitness; Self-Responsibility and Social Skills; Valuing Physical Activity; Interdisciplinary Instruction; and Special Events.
Assessment, which includes: Assessment Use; Variety of Assessments; Fitness Testing; Testing Procedures; Reporting Student Progress; Grading; and Program Assessment.
Professionalism, which includes: Professional Growth; Professional Learning Community; and Advocacy.
Table of Contents
Teacher practices are organized into five separate sections:
1. Learning Environment, which includes the following subsections:
2. Instructional Strategies, which include:
- Establishing the Learning Environment
- Exercise as Punishment
- Competition and Cooperation
3. Curriculum, which includes:
- Expectations for Student Learning
- Class Organization
- Class Design
- Learning Time
- Maximizing Participation
- Teaching/Learning Styles
- Teacher Enthusiasim
- Success Rate
- Teacher Feedback
- Use of Technology
4. Assessment, which includes:
- Productive Motor Skill Learning Experiences
- Concept Knowledge
- Regular Participation
- Developing Health-Related Fitness
- Self-Responsibility and Social Skills
- Valuing Physical Activity
- Interdisciplinary Instruction
- Special Events
5. Professionalism, which includes:
- Assessment Use
- Variety of Assessments
- Fitness Testing
- Testing Procedures
- Reporting Student Progress
- Program Assessment
- Professional Growth
- Professional Learning Community
For parents/guardians, school administrators and policymakers, as well
as teacher, who are responsible for children’s physical education.