Lesson Planning Tools
The following tools are to help teachers create great lessons and unit plans. While many experienced teachers may not need to write out their lessons in detail, we believe that having a typed lesson can improve the quality of the lesson for a number of reasons. First, it serves as a reminder of the details that may otherwise be forgotten. Secondly, it can be used to focus on a particular effective teaching strategy that a teacher may want to improve. For example, if a teacher sets a goal to offer more variations, he/she can use the lesson plan to highlight this. Lastly, the lesson plan can be used to write notes about what went right, what went wrong, and what improvements can be made. Reflect, reflect, reflect!
Last updated January 1, 2013
Instead of drawing where you want students to be in your lesson plan, just write the type of organization you want. You can also teach these terms to your students to quickly get them to where you want them to be.
Last updated May 30, 2011
Tool for Learning Names
Another tool to learn names is your roll sheet. Using pictures provided by your school, create a roll call sheet with your students' names and an interesting fact about them.
Self-Management Task Sheets
Self Management Concepts
Learning self-management behaviors have been proven more effective in increasing physical activity habits than merely teaching students about the benefits of physical activity. The download below on the right was created using the self-management information from Fitness for Life (Corbin, C. & Lindsey, R., 2007). It includes student assignments that address all of the self-management skills listed below on the left. Many of these assignments can also serve as good examples of alternative forms of assessment. Some of the assignments require that you use the Fitness for Life textbook in order to complete the tasks successfully.
Sample Newsletter and Class Websites
It has become crucial for teachers to inform parents and administrators about the great things they teach their students in their quality physical education classes. Newsletters and websites can educate parents and administrators about what you do in your class, why it is important, and how they can support your efforts at home. These advocacy efforts can help garner support for your program from parents and administration if budget cuts become a threat. Create newsletters online here and class websites here.
Example Class Websites