Wednesday, November 28, 2012

At the Heart of HPE are LIVING SKILLS!

I just realized that the word HOPE is part of H&PE...I just changed the "&"  to a to a heart (or lower case "o" with a heart in the middle)!  

My question as a health & physical educator is how do I educate my students to build hope and confidence in themselves?  How do I create a safe and productive learning environment that builds personal and interpersonal skills that can be transferred to other curriculum areas?  How will I integrate the Living Skills on a daily basis?  Well, character building is an important part of the H&PE curriculum...we as teachers can give students HoPE in H&PE!

When we observe our students' needs we can drive our daily planning through encouraging Living Skills.  Below, I created a model of how I envision Living Skills impacting my teaching of the H&PE Curriculum and incorporating a continual cycle of planning, acting, assessing, observing and moving through this cycle of teaching with Living Skills at the heart of my planning.

Personal Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Critical Creative Thinking Skills
Living Skills Impacting HPE Curriculum and  TLCP cycle
At the heart of H&PE is Living Skills.  Every expectation in the Ontario Curriculum is connected to a Living Skill.  

How are you making Living Skills a part of your H&PE program?

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