Teachers who take the time to learn the names of all students can provide timely feedback (positive or corrective) as needed from across the classroom and often stop off task behavior before it involves other students. 15 fantastic ways to be a better pe teacher according to the the 2012 shape of the nation report, 38 states (745%) mandate physical education in elementary, middle, and high school, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and more than half allow exemptions or waivers physical education is important, so no matter your state requirements you should achieve to be an engaging pe teacher.
Positive reinforcement is a useful special education teaching strategy it is a way of increasing the chance of a behavior happening again, and so can be used to encourage and promote desired behaviors such as positive comments, being friendly, listening, or good hand writing. Techniques that can be used to empower students while reinforcing what most good teachers already know about behavior management and effective use of discipline techniques that work when used appropriately 1 class attention it’s simple, but be sure you have the attention of everyone in your gym before you start your lesson.
The following strategies may prove helpful in minimizing off task behavior in the physical education classroom for more information about reducing off task behavior please get a copy of the book entitled teaching children's physical education: becoming a master teacher (3rd ed) by dr george.
It is important for teachers to use a variety of teaching techniques to provide students with a successful learning environment one important teaching technique i would like to discuss is using positive reinforcement in the classroom with students. Positive reinforcement is the addition of a reward following a desired behavior with the purpose of increasing the likelihood the behavior will occur again it was first described by bf skinner in his theory of operant conditioning.