Questions Include:

Discipline & Unmotivated Students:

  • What are some strategies for helping to reset expectations for behavior if these weren’t properly set or managed at the beginning of the year?
  • What are some things we can do with a student that just doesn’t want to follow directions?
  • When a student repeatedly struggles with following directions, how do you get them back on track without stopping the whole class and calling them out?
  • What can I do to minimize outbursts from aggressive students?
  • Do punitive measures work to change student behavior such as non-participation, lack of effort, etc.
  • What alternatives to punitive measures can a teacher use to change unacceptable behavior?
  • Just like to hear how to combat cell phones I can’t compete with social media etc.

Instructional Queries:

  • How do I shorten the time I take to explain new games and activities without compromising important rules?
  • Students seem to like certain units better than others.  How can I keep those students motivated when the unit at hand is not their favorite?
  • Do you feel PE is trending away from being sports-based and leaning more towards movement-based?
  • How do you balance the idea of keeping kids engaged in MVPA while still teaching correct form, complex concepts, and health?
  • What should the length of units be in elementary, middle, and high school?
  • As a new teacher, I am told I need to follow a curriculum. What do I do?

Scheduling Issues:

  • How many times per week do you believe students should have PE and for how long?
  • How can I maximize the learning experiences of my students when I only see them once per week for 45 minutes?

Dress Codes & Participation:

  • PE Dress code: how important is it for grading and participation at the middle school level (grades 5-8)
  • What are your best options for students who do not wear athletic clothing or shoes for PE class?
  • How do I keep those students who constantly want to sit out, engaged in participation?

Questions Related to Teachers:

  • How can physical education teachers increase the understanding of the importance of PE in the overall curriculum of students by administrators.
  • How do you get the regular classroom teachers to not think of you as their break time, but a partner in teaching?
  • How do you improve the attitude at the administrative level to support quality PE.
  • Can you have quality PE with 45 min of PE a week?
  • Are there ways for retired PE Teachers to continue to support Physical Education in the schools or at state and National levels?

About Instructor

Dr. Robert Pangrazi

55 Professional Developments

Professional Development Includes

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  • Professional Development Certificate