E T S Praxis Series

Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0091/5091)

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Topics Covered

Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: II. Management, Motivation and Communication

II. Management, Motivation and Communication

  • Management and Motivation
    1. Principles of classroom management practices that create effective learning experiences in physical education settings
    2. Psychological and social factors that affect individual learning and group learning, participation, cooperation, and performance in physical education settings
    3. Organization, allocation, and management of resources to provide active and equitable learning experiences (e.g., time, space, equipment, activities, teacher attention, students)
    4. Motivation of students to participate in physical activity both in school and outside of school
    5. Promotion of positive relationships, encouragement of responsible personal and social behaviors among students, and establishment of a productive learning environment
    6. Development and use of an effective behavior management plan
  • Student Growth and Development
    1. Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of physical activity settings
    2. Specific appropriate instructional feedback in skill acquisition, student learning, and motivation
    3. Communication of classroom management and instructional information in a variety of ways (e.g., verbally and nonverbally and via bulletin boards, music, task cards, posters, technology)
    4. Communication in ways that show respect and consideration for students, colleagues, and parents