Barriers to Quality Physical Education

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KNR 364
If you don’t like something,
change it. If you can’t change
it, change your attitude. Don’t
complain.
Maya Angelou (Aronson, 2006)
Barriers to teaching physical
education?
 Class
 Lack
size
of equipment/space
Barriers to teaching physical
education?

Funding (or lack thereof)

Lack of administrative support
Barriers to teaching physical
education?

Lack of time and facilities

Language barriers
Barriers to teaching physical
education?

Lack of training regarding students with
special needs

Lack of time for planning
Barriers to teaching physical
education?

Teacher/Coach role conflict

Over integration of “academic” courses
Don’t Become Part of the
Problem

Awareness of a problem or barrier

Reflect on its affect on student learning and
job satisfaction

Identify the stakeholders who can possibly
influence the situation

Identify possible solutions
Don’t Become Part of the
Problem

Answer the question: Can I do
something to change this at this time or
not?
Create a plan that includes small steps
toward change
or
 Find a way to let go of the stress and
continue to work hard with your
students

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