Peer Coaching in P.E.
Being coachable is a skill not everybody is born with, but here at Clemente students hone this ability by giving and receiving feedback as one of the Physical Education objectives. Students taking P.E. exercise more than just their bodies, getting the opportunity not only to be coached on Physical Education concepts, but to coach their classmates too. Students receive coaching tasks, which develop their ability to lead, support, and communicate to a group of people. Clemente aims to produce national citizens that are problem solvers and leaders, and it takes learning experiences like these to make that happen. Physical Education instructor Mr. Tolene notes, “When students coach, they lead. I am glad to see these young-adults progress in their leadership skills as they prepare for life and success after high school.”
In the accompanying photograph, three Clemente students review a game plan during the volleyball unit. It takes an organized and prepared approach to the game of volleyball in order to find success, including a review of early practice and mistakes made. The same is true in life, and it is lessons like these that the teachers want students to carry with them after graduation.