This course has been designed for K-5 physical education teachers who want to 1) improve their class and student behavior management abilities, 2) improve teaching methods that directly impact student learning, and 3) enhance students’ abilities to reach their potential by improving their social and emotional skills.
The course explores and demonstrates practical ways to integrate essential social and emotional skills into everyday physical education lesson activities. Objectives include analyzing the vital importance that social and emotional skills play in providing the foundation for all learning. Discover innovative, practical methods to equip elementary students to take responsibility and be accountable for their actions in ways that result in healthier, more productive learning opportunities for themselves and others.
Understand foundational social & emotional skills and why these skills are critical in supporting all other learning, including physical and health skills.
Learn how to improve the quality and depth of physical education lessons through effective class management – the WHAT and HOW of managing student behavior and learning.
Understand the importance of 3 domains of students learning – think/feel/do – and how the domains align with social and emotional skills to improve motor learning.
Increase abilities to prepare and deliver quality student-centered physical education lessons that include 3 domains of learning and social and emotional skills that work in all elementary school PE programs.
After completing this course, users will be able to:
1.Identify 5 SEL competencies and how they align with quality PE.
2.Explain 2 iGen characteristics and how to address in a quality PE activity.
3.Describe 2 SEL strategies for enhancing class management and positive student behavior.
4.Identify 2 ways SEL fits into the 3 domains of learning in ways that improve students’ learning experience.
5.Develop lesson objectives in 3 domains as part of a detailed lesson plan that include observable/measurable SEL skills.
Strong social and emotional skills equip students to reach their full potential in whatever they decide to do. However, often these skills are not a primary focus or are absent altogether in the educational process, including physical education. The absence of intentional SEL in quality PE could be happening for a variety of reasons, such as lack of time and/or knowledge on how to effectively include them in regular PE lessons. This course takes students through engaging content that demonstrates practical, easy ways to include social and emotional skills within movement activity lessons while improving learning and overall student behavior and class management. The strategies explained during the course are a framework to guide teachers in helping today’s students acquire the social and emotional skills they need to increase positive thinking and emotions, problem-solve, think critically, and take responsibility in PE, and in all areas of their lives.
Course Time to Complete:
- 5 hours
This course addresses the following standards:
Source: SHAPE America National Standards https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/
Physical Education – The physically literate individual:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2: Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 4: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5: Recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Health – Students will demonstrate the ability to:
Standard 4: Use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Advocate for personal, family, and community health.
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Benna Cail is an award-winning curriculum writer, professional development facilitator, and education industry strategist. Benna aims to bring out the ROCK-STAR in every educator! She helps educators develop and organize plans, teaching methods, and learning outcomes in ways that bring out the best in their students. Her unique approach includes equipping teachers with the skills needed to overcome everyday challenges while maintaining dynamic, student-centered teaching and learning practices. In addition, Benna consults with for-profit and not-for-profit companies that produce products, programs, and services for schools.
Benna’s experience in education spans over 25 years. Starting out as an elementary physical educator, she taught in at-risk schools as well as in public and private education. Benna also served on committees tasked with developing physical education curriculum and training. Through these efforts she was twice awarded by the Disney company for her innovative physical education programs. She then took an opportunity to build and establish a community-wide youth sports program which led to being sought after by The First Tee, a youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its values to kids.
Due to her extensive background in physical education, Benna served as director of curriculum and training development for The First Tee. She was responsible for pioneering the creation, pilot, and nation-wide implementation of The First Tee’s elementary physical education program: The First Tee National School Program. This first-of-its-kind P.E. program amassed a reach that enabled The First Tee to impact of over 10,000,000 kids. When she left The First Tee, her program had impacted over 15,000 physical educators in 10,000 elementary schools across the United States. Benna attributes her work with thousands of physical educators from across the country as an invaluable experience and one that informs and benefits her work to this day.
Benna is solution-focused and draws from her years of experience and expertise to enhance the work of educators dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of their students.