Sunday, February 6, 2011

Teaching Basics For Physical Education: Chapters 1,4 and 5

Reading chapters 1, 4 and 5 of the text was just a refresher of what i have already learned through trial, lecture and experience. The chapters highlight the qualities one needs to be a successful physical educator. From getting attention to keeping it. Having age and skill appropriate tasks that are challenging and rewarding. From reading the chapters you can see just how many different areas one must cover. It may seem overwhelming but it is what this profession does everyday.

The pedagogy is essentially a PE cheat sheet. Ways and methods to get attention and way to engage the students. Also almost a checklist if you will. There are certain proven methods that have been used time and again, but when i read these methods i think of ways i can make them my own, adapt them.

 All the information in the chapters and pedagogy are a foundation and building block for teaching. By learning these basics you can start to adapt and develop your own style of teaching. It is important though to always remember the basics because they allow you to have more flexibility in your teaching, but can never be left out or you can fall into a poor learnign enviroment.

There are many factors to consider when it comes to teaching and at times it may seem overwhelming, but eventually it becomes more natural. However it never becomes automatic because teaching is always evolving so the educators must as well.

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