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Excerpts — Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility

Relinquish control and enhance student-teacher and student-student relationships

A major aspect of the TPSR model is its focus on student–teacher and student–student relationships.

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Starting out with Developmental Stage 1

Although icebreaker games can set the stage for learning experiences in adventure education, we use them throughout the learning process in a variety of sport and physical activities to facilitate a more coordinated effort to build connections between the teacher and students.

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Transitioning to Developmental Stage 2

Once students are consistently demonstrating Level I and II behaviors, you should transition to the second developmental stage.

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Seeking leadership opportunities in Developmental Stage 3

Transitioning students to developmental stage 3 within the confines of physical education settings can be difficult.

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An extension of TPSR—The Kinesiology Career Club

The Kinesiology Career Club (KCC) is an extension of TPSR with the primary goal of helping inner-city youth envision and discover meaningful, positive “possible futures.”

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