Appropriate Practices for Physical Education and Physical Activity
Teaching Styles

A variety of direct and indirect teaching styles are used for student success. Guided choice activities and critical thinking and problem solving strategies are provided.

  • Use a variety of teaching styles to ensure student success
  • Use direct instruction when appropriate and provide opportunities for review
  • Check for student understanding
  • Encourage student leaders and monitor student performance
  • Use cooperative learning strategies, such as "jigsaw"
  • Provide task cards to facilitate peer instruction
  • Help students become independent learners by discussing ways to learn
  • Provide clear expectations and norms for group work
  • Provide feedback and support to student leaders
  • Encourage students to make choices to facilitate their learning and performance