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The Importance of Effective Physical Education Lesson Plans

As parents, teachers, and fellow Americans, we understand that the health of our future generations is at stake, and that all exercise, from preschool physical education to gym class for high school seniors is important. It is important for students, parents and teachers to understand the importance of having and implementing an effective lesson plan to facilitate of a good program. No matter what age group or grade level you teach, both you and your students will benefit by having an effective lesson plan. In general, a P.E. lesson plan is a “plan of action” so that you are prepared with a purpose and a strategy for the day’s activities,. An effective P.E. lesson plan will have the following information: A statement of purpose, also known as an objective The goals you plan to achieve The equipment you will need for each activity Step by step instructions for each activity An effective lesson plan will help you to prepare, manage, and analyze. In other words, it will help you before, during, and after. There are different types of lesson plans based on the age of the students. Preschool kids merely need a bit of structure and fun exercise since they are full of energy anyway. PElesson plans for elementary students should be stimulating for the body and mind; otherwise the students will quickly lose interest in the activity. High school students can be difficult since they are very susceptible to apathy. Competitive games are often the most effective for those with high hormone levels, which is why they should be encouraged to take part in at least one after school activity or organized sport. Prepare/Before With a lesson plan, you will have the equipment and instructions listed out so that you can have everything ready. Also, you will have goals and a purpose already laid out for why you are doing what you are doing. When you are familiar with the structure of your day, you can easily transition into the next activity without fumbling around for a new idea. Always plan more than you intend to accomplish with your students, just in case an activity does not work out as you planned. Manage/During: A step by step plan will give you something to turn to as you go. Oftentimes, instructions are forgotten or missed once we step in front of a group of blank eyes. With a plan, you can constantly check to make sure you are not forgetting any steps, especially if you are inventing a new game, or altering an old one. Also, if you have a plan put down on paper, it is easier to adapt and/or manage as necessary. You can keep notes about your plan and easily reference which activities were successful and which were difficult to plan. For preschool physical education, this is extremely helpful since it is much more difficult to convince young children to participate as a requirement. Analyze/After: After each class is over, you will be able to look back on your written plan and analyze what worked or didn’t work, take notes, and make changes for future classes. You can swap lesson plans with other teachers, and after school activity organizers as a way to expand your horizons and get fresh new ideas.

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/01/2016

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