PED212: Journal & Assignment

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  1. Week Three Journal

In Chapter 10, we learn about various classroom management skills. There is a relationship between good teaching and good management, which often incorporates the need for a school-wide management system.  Many schools use acronyms as a way of helping students remember school policies. One example is the creation of STAR students (STAR: safety, talking, attitude, and respect).   What might be another example that you would create to reflect a classroom management system?  Create an acronym, and then explain in detail why you chose each aspect and how it fits within your management system.  Also reflect upon and share how you would use this acronym and system in a physical education classroom.



  1. Children’s Health Awareness Presentation

You have been invited to speak at a community event to promote awareness of children’s health and physical activity.  For this assignment, you will create a presentation to educate the parents/families and other community members using factual evidence and examples to provide a sound argument for the inclusion of health and physical education classes within the schools.  In your presentation:

a.     Describe stages of motor development for young children.

b.     Discuss the importance of physical activity for the developing child and provide examples.

c.     Discuss the impact that families and the community can have on children’s health and physical activity.

d.     Identify at least three examples of physical activities and at least three examples of healthy eating practices that families can implement at home.

e.     Identify at least three local resources for families to make healthy lifestyle choices within your own community (e.g. a local 5K race, farmer’s market, sports programs, drug rehabilitation).

Other requirements:

a.     Include evidence from two to three outside sources that support the relationship between regular physical activity and children’s health.

b.     Use at least three graphics (pictures, clipart, chart, table, etc.) to support your presentation.

You may write a three- to four-page paper (excluding the title and reference page), but you are encouraged to present your information using other creative means like a three- to five-minute video or an eight- to ten-slide PowerPoint presentation or another web-based presentation tool like Prezi, Jing, or Brainshark. Your assignment must be in APA format.

PED212: Journal & Assignment
Learning OutcomesThis week students will: Justify providing quality physical education within the elementary school/early childhood setting. Analyze the physical, social, and emotional benefits of community and family involvement with physical and health education. Illustrate how to observe, document, and assess motor skill development in a physical education class. Differentiate between class climates that are controlling or autonomy supportive in regard to an effective class management system. Introduction This week you will begin by comparing controlled environments and autonomy supportive environments. You will then create an autonomy supportive environment and give students the potential to make a number of decisions about how they participate in class. Next, you will discuss resources to be used in a physical education classroom to observe, assess, and document children’s progress. You will also reflect on appropriate classroom management systems and develop your own. You will end the week by designing a persuasive presentation to promote children’s health and physical education awareness.  Required ResourcesRequired Text Foundations of Moving and Learning Chapter 9 – Providing Highly Motivating, High Autonomy Lessons This chapter explores the concept of motivation and how it has a significant impact on how well students work in physical education classes. Chapter 10 – Developing Class Management Systems, Protocols, and Rules This chapter examines three principles of effective class management. Recommended ResourcesArticles Polar USA. (2010, September 14). Polar introduces new physical education technology, motivating students to lead healthier, more active lifestyles; polar active helps students, teachers and parents to monitor and assess daily activity. PR Newswire (USA). Retrieved from the NewsBank databse.  Three Vermont schools were granted heart rate monitors and the supporting technology for their physical education programs. The Vermont Department of Education. (2010, January 19). Physical education uses technology to engage students. US Fed News (USA). Retrieved from the NewsBank databse.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) children should participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Websites Brainshark ( Jing ( Prezi (

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