Physical Education Teacher
Assists the classroom teacher(s) in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning physical education environment. Serves as a resource by supporting the classroom teacher’s efforts to organize and coordinate the physical education program for students and performs additional support duties as delegated by the principal or his/her designee. Works in close proximity to the teacher and has frequent contact with the teacher.
Physical Education Teachers’ essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
Creates physical education curriculum. Coordinates students in physical education activities in educational institution: Plans physical education program to promote development of student's physical attributes and social skills. Coordinates individual and team sports for students, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques and of physical capabilities of students. Organizes, leads, instructs, and referees indoor and outdoor games, such as volleyball, baseball, and basketball. Coordinates individuals or groups in beginning or advanced calisthenics, gymnastics, or corrective exercises, determining type and level of difficulty of exercises, corrections needed, and prescribed movements, applying knowledge of sports, physiology, and corrective techniques. Coordinates and demonstrates use of gymnastic and training apparatus, such as trampolines and weights. May select, store, order, issue, and inventory equipment, materials, and supplies used in physical education program. May specialize in coordinating specific sport, such as tennis, swimming, or basketball. Assists in the evaluation of the wellness policy implementation. Assists with supervision of students in playground. Uses positive, effective interpersonal communication skills. Maintains confidentiality concerning education, health and personal information about students. Follows school policies and procedures for protecting health, safety and well-being of children and youth. Demonstrates dependability, integrity, and respect for individual differences.