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The Good Sportsmanship Code

By The PE Specialist, 04/02/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The longer you teach the more and more you will be able to predict which situations, activities or games are going to put students in situations where they will struggle to use good sportsmanship.

There are not many things I say more often when teaching than …

“After all … it’s just a game”

The reason that I emphasize this so often is to remind students about the importance of using good sportsmanship and making sure that they don’t get too worked up over winning and losing.

I do, however, think it’s extremely important to play games where students win and lose, otherwise they will never get a chance to learn how to win and lose correctly, and I as a teacher will miss out on many teachable moments.