Ms. Rogers wants to build the school's physical education program on the basis of her knowledge of adolescent development.
Identify TWO aspects of behavior that are typical of students of this age that she might review with Mr. Baird that would help him meet the needs of his sixth-grade students.
Explain, basing your response on principles of human growth and development.
Mr. Baird is a first-year physical education teacher in an urban school. Mr. Baird, a star athlete when he was a student, has returned to teach because he loved the sports program and wants to share his love of sports with students. By the end of October, he is frustrated because his students do not appear to share his love of sports; he asks for help from his department chair, Ms. Rogers. His after-lunch class is general sixth-grade physical education with 30 students, 14 boys and 16 girls. The students demonstrate a wide range of abilities, and the class is ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. He has invited Ms. Rogers to observe this class and help him improve his instruction in order to improve student involvement and address his instructional objectives.