Focus Area 2.5

Literacy and numeracy strategies:

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas. Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement. Support colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies to improve students’ literacy and numeracy achievement. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of teaching strategies within the school to improve students’ achievement in literacy and numeracy using research-based knowledge and student data.

I have been able to apply effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement through a number of mediums. I completely agree that literacy and numeracy are two general capabilities that are critical to the success of students in the future for work aspirations and basic life skills, however I do not believe that they should take preference over educating students about the importance of health and physical activity during the time periods allotted for the latter. I believe a health and physical education teacher should use as many methods and teaching strategies as possible to integrate literacy and numeracy where possible into their teaching and learning programs, but not to the detriment of health and physical education and physical activity.

Evidence:

Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students

Literacy and Numeracy Integration in Health and Physical Education

 

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