Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Assignment #1

Both fundamental skill development and assessment are important components of becoming a good physical educator.  Both of these are necessary to help make sure young kids today grow up caring about their health and well being.  The first component is fundamental skill development which is helping the kids to learn motor skills that they keep for later on in life.  These are skills that as physical educators we teach young kids in the hope that they can build off what we have taught them in there phys ed class.  This helps them to learn to move around and be active.  Also it helps to engage their brains because they have to think about the movements and skills we have taught them and recall them.  The assessment component of physical education helps in a few ways.  First it shows students if they have anything they need to work on and what they are already good at and move on from their.  For the teacher, assessments help to show what students are struggling with a skill and allows them to give that student individual help.  Also when students are being assessed they tend to focus more because they want to have a good grade in the class.  Without assessment it is hard to tell if a class has grasped onto certain skills and when you can move on to the next progression as a Physical educator.

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