Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
1.1 Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.
Lab 2 Write Up - Spring 2012
This write up was written after completing a lab at St. Mary's after-school program. We chose different games and activities where we could assess the student's motor skills. Running, galloping, skipping as well as many other skills were incorporated into the games we played. The labs also helped us reflect on our teaching skills and what worked and what did not. For example one key teaching element I learned is that the kids always need to be facing a wall when you are trying to explain things to them. If they are faced out towards the gym they will lose focus and not pay attention to you. Working at St. Mary's on a weekly basis helped us remember this skill and put it to use every week.