This is how we meet 2 of the 5 National Quality Teaching Standards set by SHAPE AMERICA:
“The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.” The grade level outcomes under this standard hit on personal responsibility, accepting feedback, working with others, rules and etiquette and safety.
“The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.” This standard hits on participating in activities for the social interactions and health benefits.
The Enjoy the Game Physical Education Program is a character-based education program that teaches and encourages students to put into daily practice respect for self and others, while promoting behavioral modification that will demonstrate cooperation, self-control, fair play and doing the right thing.
Established in 1998, the Physical Education Program is designed for elementary and middle school students. It teaches the character traits of good sportsmanship and citizenship. The content presented in the Physical Education program meets two out of the five national quality teaching standards set by SHAPE AMERICA.
The Enjoy the Game Physical Education Program will accent any current Physical Education Curriculum. This program is not just words; it involves education, application and venue awareness. Once the four lessons are taught, the ramifications of the program quickly go outside the gym walls and the impact is seen in the classrooms, hallways, playground, cafeteria, and even on the bus.
The more the entire school staff is aware of what Enjoy the Game means, the more effective it will be throughout the school. The Enjoy the Game message has proved to be an effective tool for the entire school, as it spreads outside the PE classroom.