Profession physical education teacher secondary school

Physical education teachers at secondary schools provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually subject teachers, specialised and instructing in their own field of study, physical education . They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the students’ knowledge and performance on the subject of physical education through practical, usually physical, tests and examinations.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Post-secondary school procedures

    The inner workings of a post-secondary school, such as the structure of the relevant education support and management, the policies, and the regulations.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Sporting equipment usage

    Have knowledge of the correct operation and maintenance of sporting equipment.

  • Learning difficulties

    The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.

  • Sport games rules

    The rules and regulations of sport games such as football, soccer, tennis, and others.

  • Sports competition information

    The information regarding latest results, competitions and events in the sporting industry.

Skills

  • Maintain students' discipline

    Make sure students follow the rules and code of behaviour established in the school and take the appropriate measures in case of violation or misbehaviour.

  • Monitor student's behaviour

    Supervise the student's social behaviour to discover anything unusual. Help solve any issues if necessary.

  • Liaise with educational staff

    Communicate with the school staff such as teachers, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and the principal on issues relating to students' well-being. In the context of a university, liaise with the technical and research staff to discuss research projects and courses-related matters.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Compile course material

    Write, select or recommend a syllabus of learning material for the students enrolled in the course.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • Organise training

    Make the necessary preparations to conduct a training session. Provide equipment, supplies and exercise materials. Ensure the training runs smoothly.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Apply risk management in sports

    Manage the environment and athletes or participants to minimise their chances of suffering any harm. This includes checking appropriateness of venue and equipment and gathering relevant sport and health history from athletes or participants. It also includes ensuring appropriate insurance cover is in place at all times

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Instruct in sport

    Provide appropriate technical and tactical instruction related to the given sport using varied and sound pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of the participants and achieve the desired objectives. This requires skills such as communication, explanation, demonstration, modelling, feedback, questioning and correction.

  • Secondary school procedures

    The inner workings of a secondary school, such as the structure of the relevant education support and management, the policies, and the regulations.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Plan sports instruction programme

    Provide participants with an appropriate programme of activities to support progression to the required level of expertise in the specified time taking into account relevant scientific and sport-specific knowledge.

  • Personalise sports programme

    Observe and evaluate individual performance and determine personal needs and motivation to tailor programmes accordingly and in conjunction with the participant

  • Liaise with educational support staff

    Communicate with education management, such as the school principal and board members, and with the education support team such as the teaching assistant, school counsellor or academic advisor on issues relating the students' well-being.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Assign homework

    Provide additional exercises and assignments that the students will prepare at home, explain them in a clear way, and determine the deadline and evaluation method.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Motivate in sports

    Positively foster athletes and participants' intrinsic desire to carry out the required tasks to fulfill their goals and to push themselves beyond their current levels of skill and understanding.

Optional knowledge and skills

identify learning disorders provide lesson materials biomechanics of sport performance oversee extra-curricular activities identify cross-curricular links with other subject areas develop competitive strategies in sport sports nutrition monitor educational developments human anatomy work with virtual learning environments recognise indicators of gifted student adolescent socialisation behaviour assist in the organisation of school events perform playground surveillance follow trends in sporting equipment sport history facilitate teamwork between students keep records of attendance prepare youths for adulthood identify talent promote balance between rest and activity escort students on a field trip provide health education sport and exercise medicine children's physical development disability types manage resources for educational purposes sporting events features of sporting equipment assist students with equipment arrange parent teacher conference consult student's support system