Standard 1

Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge

Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

Artifact: Motor Behavior PowerPoint Presentation

Element: 1.2

Date: April 25th, 2011

Reflection: The PowerPoint Presentation demonstrates my knowledge on applying motor learning and behavioral theory to skillful movements for students and athletes. The thorough research included in this PowerPoint presentation represents the different variables involved in motor behavior to successfully perform the skill of a slap shot in Ice Hockey and the positive influence it will have on the health of the individual. The PowerPoint presentation was written and submitted as a final presentation project in EXS 297 Motor Behavior.

Artifact: Motor Development Lab 3

Element: 1.3

Date: March 21st, 2011
Reflection: Motor Development lab 3 was to observe the motor skills of students at St. Mary’s Elementary School. This artifact meets standard 1 in describing and applying the motor development theories and principles when observing students performing the specific tasks of running, galloping and hopping and then describe the motor skill of a particular boy and girl. The results of their performance assessments gave me the opportunity to recognize and critique their motor movements. This artifact is important to my development as a teacher because being able to describe and relate the theories and principles to the skill movement is an important element to the job of the educator in being able to break down, demonstrate and give productive feedback to student’s performances.