Appropriate instruction — one of the four essential components of physical education — takes into account the diverse development levels that students in all grade levels will exhibit.
The physical education teacher uses instructional practices and deliberate-practice tasks that support the goals and objectives defined in the school district's or school's physical education curriculum (e.g., differentiated instruction, active engagement, modified activities, self-assessment, self-monitoring).
The teacher also employs instructional practices that engage students in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 50 percent of class time and ensures the inclusion of all students, including making the necessary adaptations for students with special needs or disabilities.
Finally, the teacher evaluates student learning continually to document teacher effectiveness.
Appropriate Instruction Resources
- Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines, K-12: A Side-by-Side Comparison
- How Can I Demonstrate to My Building Principal That I Am an Effective Physical Education Teacher?
- Teaching Large Class Sizes in Physical Education: Guidelines and Strategies
- Initial Guidelines for Online Physical Education
- Physical Education Teacher Evaluation Tool
- Appropriate Use of Instructional Technology in Physical Education
- Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Physical Education to Improve Health and Academic Outcomes
- System for Observing Fitness and Instruction Time (SOFIT)
- Physical Activity Used as Punishment or Behavior Management