Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor's in Middle Grades Education Master's in Middle Grades Education Certifications: Health and Physical Education Special Education Middle Grades Science Middle Grades Math
Mr. Sam Rodgers
8th year in education:
2010-2012 Metter Middle School
2012-2016 Coffee Middle Middle School
2016-2017 Toombs Co. Middle School
2017-present Ben Hill Middle School
Standard: PE 6.1,7.1,8.1 Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities
6a) Performs complex movement patterns used in small-sided game situations.
7a)Performs specialized manipulative skills in an applied setting to include striking and kicking.
8a)Performs specialized manipulative skills in an applied setting to include dribbling and passing.
6b) Performs specialized manipulative skills in an applied setting to include throwing and catching
7b) Creates rhythm sequences that combine complex movement concepts and skills
8b) Performs movement skills in complex activity settings.
6c) Performs advanced rhythm sequences that combine movement, complex concepts and skills
7c) Performs a movement sequence in a physical activity or game
8c) Demonstrates use of tactics in small-sided games.
Standard: PE 6.2,7.2,8.2 Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
6a) Identifies concepts that apply to the movement and sports skills being practiced.
7a) Explores basic physics concepts such as action-reaction, trajectory, levers, and linear velocity that are important in sport activities.
8a)Identifies movement and strategies necessary for skilled physical performance
6b) Knows the difference between massed and distributed practice and the advantages of each.
7b) Identifies and predicts the open person concept in team sport activities.
8b) Identifies key critical elements of complex motor skills
6c) Describes basic strategies for offense and defense in small sided game play
7c) Describes and demonstrates the difference between person to person and zone defenses in invasion games.
8c) Analyzes an athlete’s performance of a sports skill and provide suggestions for improving the performance
6d) Identifies steps correctly to perform a rhythmic pattern.
8d) Identifies and applies principles of practice and conditioning to enhance performance.
Standard: PE 6.3,7.3,8.3 Participates in regular physical activity
6a) Identifies opportunities in school and community to be physically active.
7a) Accumulates recommended amount of physical activity daily in and outside of the physical education setting on a regular basis
8a)Participates daily for 60 minutes in physical activity of their choosing
6b) Participates in a variety of activities that result in a physically active lifestyle
7b) Identifies places in the community where the activities and sports learned in class can be played and enjoyed.
8b) Identifies ways to increase levels of physical activity in daily routines
Pe 6.4,7.4,8.4 Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
6a) Participates in criterion-referenced fitness assessments with close teacher guidance and supervision and identifies ways to improve flexibility.
7a) Uses results from criterion-referenced fitness assessment to monitor improvement .
8a) Interprets results of criterion-referenced fitness assessments and develops a plan for reaching fitness goals.
6b) Identifies the basic principles of training to improve physical fitness
7b) With teacher assistance, student develops a plan for improving cardio-respiratory endurance.
8b) Applies basic principles of training to design and implement a program for maintaining or improving health-related muscular strength
6c) Participates in activities designed to improve or maintain flexibility
7c) Assesses physiological indicators of exercise during and after physical activity designed to improve or maintain cardio-respiratory endurance.
8c) Participates in muscular endurance activities for a sustained period of time
Standard: PE 6.5,7.5,8.5 Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
6a) Participates by following rules and making appropriate decisions
7a)Demonstrates cooperation with peers of different gender, race, ethnicity, and/or ability in a physical education setting.
8a)Demonstrates the ability to resolve conflicts in a physical education setting
6b) Identifies and demonstrates safe practices in the physical education setting.
7b) Remains on task without close supervision
8b) Assumes leadership roles to facilitate class management
6c) Identifies the importance of etiquette in physical activity
Standard: PE 6.6,7.6,8.6 Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and/or social-interaction.
6a)Selects and evaluates physical activities to participate in for social interaction and continued personal growth.
7a) Participates in health enhancing activities for personal challenge
8a) Recognizes the role of sport, games, and dance in modern culture
6b) Analyzes the relationship between inactivity and cancer
7b) Willingly tries new activities.
8b) Analyze the relationship between inactivity and weight gain
8c) Appreciates the aesthetic performance of self and others