Fundamental skill development is probably one of, if not the most important aspects of physical education and our profession as a whole. Children must learn how to perform physical movements and skills early on in life and in school, so as they progress in their lives and their athletics they have the basics down pat to provide a base for them to improve on. This will also provide the students with a healthy lifestyle to follow and live by from the beginning of their physical education career. We must always remember as educators that what we are teaching our students is appropriate for their age-group, if a skill is too advanced for the student they will not want to particpate and will be turned off by what you are trying to teach them. This can be harmful to the their future because of the educators error even if you do not think it is, it is vital that we know what and how we are educating our students on. Our teaching is what shows in the students performance in class, athletics, and in having fun with friends.
Assessment is also very important to the success of a physical educator and of the student. If you prepare your students well enough and are able to teach them in a easy simple manor that will allow for your students to understand, they will test well. Assessment will show you if you are doing a good job at what you do, the students success rides on you and how well you taught. Of course not every student is as gifted as the next in regards to physical ability but if you see that the child is trying their hardest and shows room for improvement then you might very well be doing a good job at teaching them. Once again if the student performs well in class and on an assessment they will take that with them in everything that they do and will give them a healthy lifestyle in the long run.
Fundamental Skill Development