14 Ways to use Google Forms in Your Health and Physical Education Classes

Ever need to know or understand your students better?  Does your administration or state want to you collect more data or information than you have ever had to before?  Are you sick and tired to collecting paper and pencil assessments (I’m sure you never misplace them)?  Do you spend hours and hours sorting through all the papers to mark? It’s time to collect more information faster, give feedback quicker, and collect more data ever.  I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Google Forms will make your life easier, give feedback instantly,… Read More

Analyzing Teacher Prompting, Questioning Skills and Other Essential Skills

As a physical education teacher, I know I have a lot to constantly be working on to improve the way I deliver a quality lesson.There are a variety of pedagogy practices that we know of from our work at universities and staying current within in our field. However, we do not always know the best way to evaluate these practices. The use of event recording will uncover a variety of ways to improve our practices and thereby improve our students’ ability to become physically literate. For the fourth installment of the systematic… Read More

Analyzing Teacher Feedback

I often ponder what my behavior toward students and the feedback I give them looks and sounds like. I think I have an idea but many times after reviewing the type of feedback I have given students it turns out it was different than I thought. The third installment of my series on systematic observation addresses this issue using event recording, which focuses on teacher feedback, teacher prompting, teacher questioning skills, and other essential teaching skills. Event recording can also be used to focus on student behavior, which I will discuss in… Read More