Over the next several months I will be working very hard to refine the way I give feedback to my students in physical education. Traditionally, the reporting system in PE has been very much a check the box, this is how you did system. However, the evidence out there supports the fact that this type of reporting is a waste of time. It does nothing to provide our students with goals and strategies to springboard their learning and move them forward. Moving our students forward means that we are always opening the doors not closing them at the end of the unit.
The way reporting has been done is to simply close the door at the end of the unit which signifies the end of learning in that particular area of PE. However, embedded in our programs should be the enduring concepts and important life skills that students need to develop as they journey their way through our classes and program. Providing authentic feedback which pushes our students forward is critical in the process of helping our students grasp these big ideas and understandings in physical education.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.