Fee's Teaching Philosophy
teaching philosophy is that every student
can learn and improve. Through my experiences,
I found that leading by example is one
of the best methods to show students
how important being physically active
is. By being physically active with the
students, they can see how much fun quality
physical education can be. In my
opinion, physical education is one of the
most important subjects taught in school.
The students are able to learn proper
skill development, character development,
respect, and responsibility for a lifetime.
Students at an early age should believe
in themselves and understand how to succeed.
I enjoy using John Wooden’s Pyramid
of Success so students can see at an
early age how to succeed in life. Teaching
success and health at an early age will
help their future in living healthier
While teaching, I find
that positive reinforcement is a great
motivator. When students feel like they
succeed, they will perform better and
continue to enjoy being physically active.
I feel that a great motivator for positive
reinforcement is station stars or any
reward that acknowledges students hard
work. When students get a verbal
positive reinforcement the students will
leave with a smile on their face.
Since 7th grade it has
been a dream of mine to become a physical
education teacher. Having the opportunity
to follow my dream and give the knowledge
of physical fitness to students is more
than an honor to me. Physical education
is a passion that I wish to give to my
students. The sooner the students have
fun being physically fit, the better
the chances are of keeping them healthy
for a lifetime.
Fit America has influenced my program
Project Fit America has been
an amazing help to my teaching at Penryn School.
Having The PFA equipment helps make teaching
physical fitness fun. It fits well into
my program and goes along with my goals for
physical education. Using the T.C.C. in
my class has helped not only in behavior in
my class but in making the lesson more fun.
When the students understand “Team,
Cooperation, and Communication” they
want to be more physically active and work
together. In my opinion TCC also teaches
students a lot about character development. TCC is
something they will use everyday of their lives.
Before Project Fit America I
created lessons but never thought to reward
students with stars on the walls. Since
using Project Fit America both the gymnasiums
at my school sites are well decorated with
student accomplishments. The students have
energy for physical education which is so motivating
to see. Project Fit America has helped me create
a passion to be physically active for life.
and Favorite Activities
I graduated from California State University
Chico, I believed that Ballroom dancing was
a unit that I needed to teach. Ballroom dancing
teaches the students to respect their instructor,
partner, and themselves. From my experiences,
I feel that ballroom dance is proper to teach
students because this is dancing that they
will use later in their lives. In the 2 years
that I have taught at Penryn and H. Clarke
Powers, I have taught students to be respectful
of how to treat each other by learning the
proper holds and dance moves in Swing, Tango,
Waltz, Night Club 2step, Cha Cha, Foxtrot,
All of my units teach the California
State Standards. To assist in my success with
the students, I placed a list of all the California
Standards on the gym wall. This is in place
so the student’s and their parents can
see what I have taught according to State Standards.
One of my most popular units
is Socci Ball. I
have provided a lesson plan below which is
a collaboration of Socci Ball and
the PFA Cups. This collaboration
allows the students to participate at a very
intense level so that they can receive more
Lesson topic: pre assessment to Socci
are learning how to do socci ball because
it works on eye-foot coordination. As
well as eye-hand coordination.
1 socci ball per student
1 socci goal
1 measuring tape
40 poly spots
500 fitness cups
will record their skills stations; the
stations will include underhand toss
to the socci goal, Frisbee toss to the
socci goal, kick to the socci goal, and
punt to the socci goal.
will be able to identify where the sport
of socci ball was created and what it
will be able to practice dribbling, throwing,
catching, punting, and shooting a socci
ball with partner.
strategies: Using Audio, Visual,
and kinesthetic learning domains for
students to understand the material.
Standard 1: Demonstrates
competency in motor skills and movement
patterns needed to perform a variety
of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates
understanding of movement concepts, principles,
strategies, and tactics as they apply
to the learning and performance of physical
Standard 3: Participates
regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves
and maintains a health-enhancing level
of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits
responsible personal and social behavior
that respects self and others in physical
Standard 6: Values physical
activity for health, enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression, and/or social interaction.
techniques and practices:
- Using visual aids to help students
rather than just getting an audio
- Bridging in between kicking with
- Metacognative development in peer
- Increase the size of the ball
- Reduce the distance the student
must kick or throw from
- Place student closer to the target
- Use softer balls
- Set simple, easily achievable goals
- Place goal by wall to increase
- Provide multiple opportunities
Give a history of Socci ball and why
the students are learning the activity.
will be engaged in variety of motor development
movements that will be used as a pre
assessment. After each motor development
is complete the students will earn 10
fitness cups each.
will talk with each other and discuss
ways to improve each of the movement
pairs of two using TCC one student will
use a socci ball and throw and catch
10 times using an underhand motion. Switch
with partner after task is completed.
Partners rate each other out of 10 points
to see where they can improve in each
Use of Project
Stars: I use Station stars for positive
reinforcement on multiple levels. During
physical fitness tests I reward a bronze,
silver, gold, and platinum level. Once the
students have hit the target for any of the
4 areas I will write the students name and
amount that the student did. Then the student
will go hang up their station star on the
Using the Project Fit Equipment
outside I created a “station
bingo” game for the students.
Students will travel from station to station
drawing the activity or part of the body that
the muscles are being worked on. When they
get 4 across they get a bingo. The student’s
then try for 4 corners, and then blackout.
Pacer Challenge: This
is one of the student’s favorite running
activities. The student’s primarily run
using the 20-meter challenge. However from
time to time they will do a 15-meter challenge.
At the sound of the “beep” the
students will run for 20 meters until the next “beep” sounds. I
involve this with station stars as well. The
student’s try to get into a bronze, silver,
gold, or platinum category based on the amount
of laps they run. The student’s look
at this as a challenge and give a very solid
Some of my favorite Project Fit
Lesson’s are “Capture
the Pin’s”, “$10 for a Bone” as
well as all of the cup activities. The students
love to have the freedom to create by building
their structures. As students earn cups in
P.E. I can see the joy in their faces for the
remaining lessons to come. I have been able
to implement the fitness cups in a lot of my
lessons to help with motivation. Project fit
has enhanced my teaching by having excellent
equipment, lessons, and all the key terms and
phrases ready for me.
would like to thank the following people for
supporting my physical education program:
The school principals that I work for: Andy
Withers (Penryn School) and Glenn Lockwood
(H. Clarke Powers School)
of Penryn and H. Clarke Powers Elementary.
I would also like to thank Penryn and
H. Clarke families for supporting physical education.
The Penryn and H. Clarke Powers PTC
I would like to thank my Family -- Randall
Fee, Danelle Fee, Randi, Jake, and Jack
I would also like to thank Rick Foley
for his guidance on character development
and myy friend Parker Daniells for his
My professors at Chico State in the Kinesiology
Department: Cathrine Himberg, Josh Trout,
Penryn Elementary's Dustin
Fee is PE all-star
Penryn Elementary principal Andy Withers,
left, congratulates Dustin Fee on his Project
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