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Ever had the feeling like you knew what you want to do your whole life? Well thats me physical education teacher is what I've wanted to do my whole life. I love sports and children and I would love more than anything to physically educate children today. I have a real passion for physical education! Read more about my blog and you will find that out! :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chapters 1-3

National standards are a guide for physical education teachers. These guides make it so educators are successful in having their students met physical demands. These standards are what physical educators live by and respect all aspects of these standards. Learning to move and moving to learn are very important in fundamental skill development and why physical education is so important to our profession and health of our students. Learning to move is the physical education teachers job to help increase basic skills of moving and giving their students a outline for everyday fitness so they can be more physical active in their lives. then learning through movement is different from that because a physical educator has to have a positive effect on both cognitive (how the child thinks) and affective (social-emotional) development of the student they are teaching. Movement skills is also an important part to our physical education profession because it is teaching children to help them develop motor control, precision and accuracy. These are all based on performance of basic fundamental and specialized movement. you could start off with something as simple as locomotion for a basic movement skill and have the child walk or run, then combine those skills to teach them how to skip.

Childhood growth and the development of a child is also another important aspect to the profession of physical education and the health of the students we teach. Childhood growth or physical growth is defined by incasing in size which includes height, weight, and muscle mass. Physical growth in children is broken down into two parts. First part is Early childhood (ages three to eight) and later childhood (ages eight to twelve). Both of these time periods  are very important for the students learning and development. Two major things that we should be teaching the students during these critical is nutrition and physical activity. Those two things are all up to a physical educator to teach. Development is another important part of physical education. Development is the change of human being over time starting when you are born and ending at death. It is also seen as changes in movement during a life time, which physical educators are responsible for.

Movement skills help with fundamental skill development and is another important part of physical education and health of the children. Movement skills are one of the most important parts of a physical education program. Everything in physical education is based on movement skills. It has a requirement of being able to move in a accurate and precise matter, which is exactly what movement skills is. There are two different types of movement skills. The first being a fundamental movement skill, that is a very basic movement not usually more than one or two combinations of movement patterns. The other is specialized movements that are defined as fundamental movements that are applied to sport or sport related activities. An example of a fundamental skill would be something like jumping, a very basic skill. An example of specialized skill would be applying that basic jumping skill and making it into a jump-shot  in a game of basketball. Its also important for teachers to be a huge encouragement to the students and create an environmental setting for their students to learn in.

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