1st Edition

Teach Now! Physical Education Becoming a Great PE Teacher

By Daniel Burton Copyright 2018
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step by step, helps trainees, or teachers new to the profession, to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners.

    Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this accessible guide contains all the support you need to become a great Physical Education teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book offers clear, straightforward advice on effective practice which will develop students' physical literacy, knowledge and inter-personal skills.

    Enhanced by carefully chosen examples to demonstrate good practice, and with key definitions and ready-to-use activities included throughout, the book examines the aims and value of teaching PE, and outlines the essential components of providing a good Physical Education to students of all ages and abilities. Planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, alongside chapters which focus upon the criteria and objectives of an effective PE curriculum, how to support students with special educational needs and physical disabilities, and how to create practical and effective ways to cater for the most-able students within PE.

    Teach Now! Physical Education contains all the support required by trainee or newly qualified PE teachers. With advice on job applications, interviews, and your very first term, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting career as an outstanding Physical Education teacher.


    Chapter 1: The aims of Physical Education

    Chapter 2: Curriculum essentials in Physical Education

    Chapter 3: Planning essentials

    Chapter 4: Assessment essentials

    Chapter 5: Effective differentiation within PE

    Chapter 6: Providing for the most-able within PE

    Chapter 7: Providing for students with special education needs within PE

    Chapter 8: Use of ICT in Physical Education

    Chapter 9: Ensuring good behaviour in PE lessons

    Chapter 10: Using action research to improve practice

    Chapter 11: PE as a tool for improving transition/transfer

    Chapter 12: Leadership for learning

    Chapter 13: Improving subject knowledge

    Chapter 14: Health and Safety in PE

    Chapter 15: From PE to community sport

    Chapter 16: Job Applications and Interview Advice

    Chapter 17: Your first term in post


    Daniel Burton currently teaches at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds as Director of Sport and Student Leadership. He is involved in training NQTs and trainees from a range of providers, embedding student leadership across the school and helping to develop teaching and learning.