Skill Development




The new State mandated Wellness Initiative has brought about the assessment criteria for students to show continuous improvement in their activity level.  The outcomes of this quality Physical Education program are the following:

 

IMPROVED PHYSICAL FITNESS

Improves children’s muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition and cardiovascular endurance.

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.

 

SUPPORT OF OTHER SUBJECT AREAS

Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum by serving as a lab of application of content in math, science, and social studies.

 

SELF DISCIPLINE

Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.

 

IMPROVED JUDGEMENT

Quality Physical education can influence moral development.  Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others, question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.

 

STRESS REDUCTION

Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.

 

STRENGTHENED PEER RELATIONSHIPS

Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialize with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills.  Especially during the late childhood and adolescence, being able to participate in dances, games and sports is an important part of peer culture.

 

IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity.  They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.

 

EXPERIENCE SETTING GOALS

Gives children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.


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