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We want to encourage our young scholars to show leadership in their endeavors. A character-building activity prompts your scholars to design a new strategy or adapt a skill for a sport in your PE class. They are graded according to the rubric provided; half the points come from their self-assessment and the other half from the teacher assessment. The more responsibility you give your students, the more leadership they will show.
Getting to know each other is very important in any class, but especially in physical education where students are totally interacting, and objects come in to play. Learning to trust and respect each other as a team is vital. Start out the year by doing activities where young athletes get to know each other.
Students demonstrate leadership skills and responsible group participation skills during a small group activity. In small groups, students list the leadership skills needed when participating in group activities. They use this list to determine who among the group will act in the leadership role.
Students explore communication by using non-verbal cues. In this body language lesson, students utilize blindfolds to communicate with classmates through words only, then use only physical actions to communicate and compare the two. Students discuss how their body language and communication abilities are essential leadership qualities.