Dustin Fee

Dustin Fee's

Teaching Philosophy, Program and Activities

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Dustin Fee's Teaching Philosophy

My 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 Dustin Feethe 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 lifestyles.

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.

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How Project 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.

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Programming and Favorite Activities

Dustin FeeSince 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, and Salsa.

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 cups.
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Dustin Fee's Socci Ball

45 min lesson
Lesson topic: pre assessment to Socci ball  

Rationale/Overview: We are learning how to do socci ball because it works on eye-foot coordination. As well as eye-hand coordination.

40 cones
1 socci ball per student
1 socci goal
1 measuring tape
1 stopwatch
40 poly spots
500 fitness cups

Content Objectives:

Affective: Students 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.

Cognitive: Students will be able to identify where the sport of socci ball was created and what it works on.

Psychomotor: Students will be able to practice dribbling, throwing, catching, punting, and shooting a socci ball with partner.

Instructional strategies: Using Audio, Visual, and kinesthetic learning domains for students to understand the material.

Content Standards:
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 activities.
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 activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

SDAIE techniques and practices:

  • Using visual aids to help students rather than just getting an audio explanation.
  • Bridging in between kicking with partner
  • Metacognative development in peer conversation

Scaffolding strategies

  • 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 success
  • Provide multiple opportunities for practice.

Key vocabulary:

Procedures: Introduction: Give a history of Socci ball and why the students are learning the activity.

Activity: Students 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.

Closer: Students will talk with each other and discuss ways to improve each of the movement patterns.

Assessment: in 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 area



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Use of Project Fit America

Kick OffStation 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 wall.

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 effort.

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.


I 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)

The staff 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 Sindt

I would also like to thank Rick Foley for his guidance on character development and myy friend Parker Daniells for his insight

My professors at Chico State in the Kinesiology Department: Cathrine Himberg, Josh Trout, Craig Buschner



Penryn Elementary's Dustin Fee is PE all-star

Penryn Elementary principal Andy Withers, left, congratulates Dustin Fee on his Project Fit award.


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