Powerful Physical Education Instructional Practices
Teachers who follow SREB’s Powerful Physical Education Instructional Practices draw on state and national standards to design instruction and assignments that encourage students to explore, reflect on and share the benefits of physical activity for physical and emotional health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. Whatever their unique needs, students of all ability levels develop motor skills, adopt healthy behaviors, enhance their physical fitness, build self-efficacy and emotional intelligence, and demonstrate respect for others engaging in physical activities. Teachers also support students in extending and applying the fitness-promoting strategies they learn and practice in school with their friends, families, teams and communities.
The Powerful Physical Education Instructional Practices were originally developed by SREB in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education and later refined by a team of SREB content-area experts to align with our full suite of Powerful Instructional Practices.
- Students engage in authentic learning experiences and assignments that help them gain the knowledge, skills and appreciation needed to establish and maintain lifelong physical activity and health. (Authentic Learning)
- The lesson plan sequence supports and scaffolds the learning of disciplinary skills and standards in the cognitive, affective and physical domains (Strategic Planning)
- Clear, measurable learning targets, formative and summative assessments, and meaningful feedback support both student learning and skill development. (Assessments and Feedback)
- Learning strategies empower students to develop physical literacy as they acquire knowledge and skills. (Learning Strategies)
- Classroom activities encourage students to reflect on and share the benefits of physical activity for physical and emotional health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. (Lifelong Learning Connections)