MY 5 Ways On Becoming An Outstanding Health and Physical Education Teacher.
Everyone’s view on this blog will be different, but I wanted to share my top 5 on becoming an outstanding educator in the field of Health and P.E.
1. Looking after yourself
You need to practice what you preach with your students. Every day we guide and encourage them to make healthy choices and to exercise as much as you can. So we need to be their role model. Share your physical activity experiences, allow your students to learn from your experiences so they feel inspired.
You may want to include photos or videos from your training or general physical activity that you perform. Lately I’ve been sharing my coaching experience with my students, sharing the success and failures I’ve had as a coach. Students are intrigued in what we do and how keep fit and healthy.
Simple! Being organised allows more quality time and teaching with your students. Be prepared and ensure your weekly or daily plans are ready to go, but also be prepared with backup plans. Being organised also beings ensuring you have enough equipment and effective resources for your lessons. Students well aware when teachers aren’t organised, this is when students ‘play up’ and therefore we go off track with our focus and focus more on student management and behaviour. Being organised also includes various strategies that may help you to become even more organised.
Sometimes as educators we are afraid in asking for feedback, whether it’s for our planning, organisation skills or even for our lessons. Receiving feedback is one of the greatest ways to learn and to become an even better educator. Feedback is not negative, feedback is constructive. I know some educators feel down after their feedback, but this is your chance to review what needs to be improved and what is working. Don’t be afraid to receive feedback from your students, whether it’s face to face or even creating a Google Form for them to complete. Remember, whoever is providing you feedback obviously cares and wants you to succeed even more. Don’t ignore feedback.
4. Trial and Error
This ties in nicely with feedback above, sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. When they don’t you need to look back at why and how can I get this right. Every week one of my lessons don’t go to plan, but that’s ok and this is where we review and see what needs to be altered. I’ve also learnt that it’s important to share with others when things don’t go right, we can’t be afraid of ‘failure’ because ‘failure’ makes us better.
Reflect, reflect and reflect - we all know what it is and why it’s important. But do we all do it? Do we do it every week? Every day? How often do you reflect?
Easily I could of listed more, you may have other top 5, but the list above is something that keeps going and makes me want to succeed even more.
Write down your top 5 and share with other educators.
This is the difference between a good educator and an outstanding educator.
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These are my own opinions and experiences. I love to share and reflect.