10 Basic Safety Rules in Physical Education


Earrings, watches and hoop bracelets cannot be worn during physical education classes. We spoke with Barbara Wurz, a teacher for the Scotia-Glenville School District — who has been teaching sports at Sacandaga Elementary School for 33 years — about the simple but important steps all parents and students can take over the next year to stay safe. Equipment may vary from school to school and activity to activity. Some examples are the nets and balls used in volleyball; rackets and birdies for badminton; bats, balls and gloves for baseball; and much more. Each activity should have an overview of the safety of the associated equipment that is easy for students to follow and details the proper use of the equipment and safety protocols in the event of a violation. First, let`s discuss some safety rules you should have in your class. Remember that rules are understandable rules that govern behavior during an activity. You need to have clear and specific rules for each unit you teach. Here are some general rules for your physical education class: I am a middle school and elementary school teacher. I use the same rules for both schools. Don Hellison`s methods work best for me. At the primary school level, the art teacher made me a nice totem where I displayed the levels of behavior.

In college, I wrote behaviors on a drawn staircase. We start the year with the word RESPECT. We engage students in a meaningful discussion about each letter during the first week of school and also put the word in our report cards and messages at home. For years we have listed ten or more rules – it works much better and is very easy to remember. Finally, you should have procedures in place to avoid physical injuries due to cold muscles or excessive stretching. To do this, do routine warm-up and cooling exercises that your students must do before the start and end of class. Assign students a place on the floor so they have enough space for stretching and dynamic warm-up exercises. It also helps to keep the group organized so that they hear all directions before fleeing.

Many students move first and think later, so allocating places helps prevent accidents. Playground Safety Rules #1 Check the play area for glass or other hazards. #2 Use the device the way you want. #3 Use only the equipment you feel comfortable with. #4 When climbing or hanging, hands should always be on the poles. #5 Don`t run or jump equipment. (No tag sets) #6 Always treat others with respect. (No pushing, holding or lifting) #7 Stay away from moving parts and areas of action, such as: * the bottom of the slides * under the bars * the navigation paths #8 Move on the slide from top to the front position. (Feet First) #9 Use slides, monkey bars, gliders, rings, etc., one by one. #10 While you`re on the poles or monkey rings, hold your feet together and below you. Get out of your hands with a “monkey handle”.

Gymnastics Safety rules 1 Estimating the risk -Participation in gymnastics, even in the best conditions, involves appropriate risk-taking. -Note the fact that inappropriate behavior during this activity can lead to injury, paralysis or worse. 2 Dress appropriately – No jewelry, must have loose sneakers and clothing, long hair should be tied back, no skirts or dresses, no hoodies and no bands or hard hair clips. 3 Check the equipment – Make sure everything is in the right position before each use. -All questions ask the teacher. -Do not try to perform stunts until the person in front of you is out of the carpet and free of your way. 4 Be prepared to participate – Be prepared to listen to instructions and safety considerations. -Use the time given to practice and improve skills 5 Establish clear communication between student and teacher – Everyone should know exactly who, what, when, where, how and why a skill needs to be performed. 6 Mastering the Basics – Basic skills are the basis for more advanced skills. -The right technique is crucial.