There are many ways to engage the injured or non-participant students in the PE lesson, but often we can’t resist the temptation to have them seated and to “protect” them. Erika, a pre 4 student, had to wear a cast during the school hours and her participation in the PE lesson would have been limited.
So I decided to assign her with the task of observing some of her colleagues during the Individual Pursuits unit. All we needed was an iPad and the Easy Tag app. She enjoyed her new role and she was able to access the prior knowledge gained throughout the unit while performing this formative assessment on basic movement skills.
What is your way to engage students who can’t participate from various reasons?