Standard # 4

Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management

Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.

Elements – Teacher candidates will:

4.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills across a variety of instructional formats.

4.2 Implement effective demonstrations, explanations, and instructional cues and prompts to link physical activity concepts to appropriate learning experiences.

4.3 Provide effective instructional feedback for skill acquisition, student learning, and motivation.

4.4 Recognize the changing dynamics of the environment and adjust instructional tasks based on student responses.

4.5 Utilize managerial rules, routines, and transitions to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment.

4.6 Implement strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in a productive learning environment.

Class: Basics of Effective Instruction in P.E.: 255

Artifact: Feedback Form: DDR Lesson

Date: Spring 2010


I was able to teach Dance Dance Revolution for my last teaching episode in EDU 255. I had not had prior experience with teaching or playing DDR and I was also unsure how I was going to be able to teach DDR skills. During my lesson I used a play-teach-play type format. With this format I allowed my students to play the game freely and as they were teaching I used corrective feedback to help students learn how to play the game. Using feedback and communicating with students while they were playing allowed me to effectively teach my lesson.