Sunday, September 18, 2011

Assignment #1 Summery chap 1-3

There are many factors included in being and becoming a great physical education teacher. Kids are so excited and willing to learn new things and try new activities. It is part of our job as physical educators to show and assist children in as many activities as possible to encourage them to be the most healthy they can be! To be fit is a major part of being a healthy person. And to be physically fit means exercise. There are so many ways that kids can  exercise, and the best part is they like to run around and exercise! We need to encourage them by having a positive attitude and by being a positive role model in their life. Every child is different and unique, some may like swimming, others may like soccer, some may be  really good skill wise and others will not be so talented, that doesn't matter the important part is they are working towards keeping fit. Movement is involved in exercise. You can categorize movement into three different category's stability movements such as a forward roll, locomotor movements such as running, and manipulative movements such as throwing. It is important to give each child some individual evaluation and asses their progress throughout time. Movement skill can be part of the child's life not just in school, but at home too, it is important and beneficial to the child to get encouragement and help at home. Over time we will see children grow, develop movement abilities and motor control. These children hopefully will keep these fit skills with them the rest of their lives. If we are a physically educated individual then in return it is our responsibility to educate other people to become and work toward being a physically educated person. Movement enhances a child's perceptual-motor and cognitive concept learning, promotes the development of a positive self-concept, and promotes positive socialization.
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