With respect to the importance of skill/activity courses, participants shared the following: "I would expect that all of the physed teachers coming out would be able to do most of the skills involved.
Participant 1B) I think the difference between, like I know in my board alone, the very minimum anyone can get physed is 90 minutes per cycle whereas in other boards it is a lot less.
I really feel the need for physed specialists is as great if not greater at the elementary level than it is at higher levels.
I see students learning everyday and the huge majority of our students love physed.
A factor-analytic study of what 165 physed
teachers think is important in children aged 6-8 resulted in seven dimensions: psychological ability, ability to respond, creativity, psychomotor ability, self-regulation, interpersonal and intellectual ability [Platvoet, S].
Bucky Cantor is 23 years old, a physed
teacher and--until this point in the novel--playground director for two schools, Chancellor Avenue School and the newly opened Weequahic High.
He studied sports education at the Lebanese University and worked for a year in Dubai as a PhysEd
teacher and Student Life coordinator but quit working to focus on becoming a professional athlete.
classes will focus on maximum exercise in very tight amounts of time and space.
Judy Wilson, MEd, Dip PhysEd
, Dip Physio School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
Similarly, where support from the principal was not perceived to be present, one counselor suggested that in times of cutbacks, teachers and principals could say, "Oh well, we could hand part of the CGCP to the resource teacher and some to the physed
teacher and some.
When I sat behind you on the gymnasium floor in your physed
class, you kept your head lowered to your feet.
A controlled trial of the effect of giving feedback about start times produced a statistically significant improvement in start time in the experimental group (O-121, abstract only), but it was done with regional-level swimmers and physed
students, and in any case the gains would probably translate into a trivial effect in 50-m swim time.