*Download Appropriate Practices grid below.
Question: Identify 3 practices from the Appropriate Practices grid that are
important for you to use in your
classroom. Name and explain the
practice as per the example below, share your rationale for choosing
that practice based on course content, and explain how you plan to
implement that practice in your classroom.
3.6 Valuing Physical Activity
3.6.1 Teachers encourage all children to experience the satisfaction
and joy that can result from learning about and participating regularly
in physical activity.
I chose practice 3.6, valuing physical activity, because I think it
is easy for teachers to focus on academic performance, but they may
forget to embed physical activity into the daily life of students. Doing
so supports student well-being which, in turn, supports academic
success. Students should have opportunities to engage in physical
activity as much as possible.
In my classroom, I plan to incorporate brain breaks and active
learning opportunities. For example: after completing a math lesson,
we will do some basic exercises. We could do 10 jumping jacks and jog
in place for 3 minutes. Then students could get a drink and we would
move on to another subject. I would talk to my students about my own