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Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 0736094709
ISBN-13: 9780736094702
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author(s): Don R Hellison
Publication Date: 2010-12-31

Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity, now entering its third edition, attests to author Don Hellison’s ability to shape and develop character and responsibility in children. Perhaps the success of Hellison’s book can be attributed to his status not...Read More

Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity, now entering its third edition, attests to author Don Hellison’s ability to shape and develop character and responsibility in children. Perhaps the success of Hellison’s book can be attributed to his status not only as a highly respected scholar-activist but as a teacher who worked in the trenches with inner-city kids.

Kids in any situation will benefit from the thoroughly updated material in this edition, which presents practical, proven, easy-to-implement ideas for teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) in school, after school, and in alternative settings. It also supplies direction in teaching affective and social moral goals, an in-depth look into teaching character development and values, and a method for helping students develop personal and social responsibility.

Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity offers much new material:

• Strategies for alternative schools, afterschool programs, and the emerging youth development movement

• Vignettes sprinkled throughout the chapters, written by TPSR instructors in various settings

• Several chapters that have been completely overhauled

• An expanded assessment chapter to help readers evaluate the impact of TPSR on their kids and apply the strategies

• One new chapter on combining responsibility-based youth development with teacher preparation in physical education

In addition, the book features “Kid Quotes” to help readers understand how kids respond to the TPSR approach, as well as forms and charts to help readers put the ideas and strategies to use.

The result is a field-tested book that is the accepted curricular model in the field—and a resource that will enable teachers to help their students grow into solid citizens both personally and socially.


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Ready-to-Use Physical Education Activities for Grades K-2

ISBN-10: 9780136730545
ISBN-13: 9780136730545
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author(s): Maxwell J. Landy, Regina J. Landy
Publication Date: 1992-10-30

This is VOLUME 1 of a planned 4-VOLUME SERIES called COMPLETE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES PROGRAM, designed to help K-9 classroom teachers and P.E. specialists prepare and teach interesting, fun-packed physical education lessons in a sequential co-educational program. Each volume provides over 500...Read More

This is VOLUME 1 of a planned 4-VOLUME SERIES called COMPLETE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES PROGRAM, designed to help K-9 classroom teachers and P.E. specialists prepare and teach interesting, fun-packed physical education lessons in a sequential co-educational program. Each volume provides over 500 illustrated, easy-to-use activities organized into 8 modules for quick lesson preparation: Introductory Activities, Fitness Activities, Movement Awareness, Rhythms & Dance, Gymnastics, Game Skills, Special Games, and Closing Activities.

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Cooperative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 1138826197
ISBN-13: 9781138826199
Publisher: Routledge
Author(s): Ben Dyson
Publication Date: 2016-03-09

This book introduces Cooperative Learning as a research-informed, practical way of engaging children and young people in lifelong physical activity. Written by authors with over 40 years’ experience as teachers and researchers, it addresses the practicalities of using Cooperative Learning...Read More

This book introduces Cooperative Learning as a research-informed, practical way of engaging children and young people in lifelong physical activity. Written by authors with over 40 years’ experience as teachers and researchers, it addresses the practicalities of using Cooperative Learning in the teaching of physical education and physical activity at any age range.

Cooperative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity will help teachers and students of physical education to master research-informed strategies for teaching. By using school-based and real-world examples, it allows teachers to quickly understand the educational benefits of Cooperative Learning. Divided into four parts, this book provides insight into:

Key aspects of Cooperative Learning as a pedagogical practice in physical education and physical activity

Strategies for implementing Cooperative Learning at Elementary School level

Approaches to using Cooperative Learning at Middle and High School level

The challenges and advantages of practising Cooperative Learning

Including lesson plans, activities and tasks, this is the first comprehensive guide to Cooperative Learning as a pedagogical practice for physical educators. It is essential reading for all students, teachers and trainee teachers of physical education and will also benefit coaches, outdoor educators and people who work with youth in the community.


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Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education: Activities That Promote Learning and Emotional and Social Development

ISBN-10: 1492536687
ISBN-13: 9781492536680
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author(s): Leigh Ann Anderson, Donald R. Glover
Publication Date: 2017-02-21

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a highly practical and theoretically sound resource that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It reinforces the...Read More

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a highly practical and theoretically sound resource that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal setting to build college and career readiness skills. Teachers will learn how to help students develop a growth mindset and recognize that obstacles, challenges, and failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. The book is written with both American and Canadian national standards in mind: You can help your students achieve Standards 3, 4, and 5 of SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and PHE Canada’s goals for physical education (“enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment”). It will also aid you in achieving Standard Six of the objectives set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

This text provides

• 35 new large-group warm-up activities;

• 20 character-building activities;

• 11 team-building challenges;

• assessment, reflection, and goal-setting strategies; and

• a web resource with ready-to-use printable and editable activity materials (such as focus words and definitions, reflection scenarios, station and team challenge cards, and more).

The activities, which are ready-made for use in your curriculum, include a motivational strategy and resource tool using the acronym GROWTH that will help your students learn and adopt the growth mindset traits necessary to set and reach goals. The book addresses many hot-button topics, such as emotional intelligence, community building, teamwork, physical fitness, and goal setting—all in a concise, practical, and highly effective way. As such, you will be helping your students meet Common Core and College and Career Readiness objectives. And students with goal-setting skills and a growth mindset will be well prepared to meet the challenging standards that are promoted by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

In addition, Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is the perfect antidote to bullying: Through the materials and activities, the students learn to be respectful competitors and supportive teammates.

The text contains six chapters:

• Chapter 1 explores the connection between emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal settings to build college and career readiness skills. 

• Chapter 2 describes the impact community building has on motivation and learning. It also contains fun community-building activities as well as guidance on how to develop a positive learning environment.

• Chapter 3 outlines strategies for building character and offers reflection scenarios, focus words, inspirational sayings, and recommended video clips.

• Chapter 4 supplies more than 20 fun, engaging, and motivational character-building activities and games.

• Chapter 5 provides outdoor collaborative team-building challenges.

• Chapter 6 delves into various aspects of developing a growth mindset through concepts such as assessment, reflection, and goal setting.

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a powerful and valuable resource because it develops the whole student. It helps students meet important national standards while also preparing them for success in life. This book will help you develop resilient citizens who choose to live active, healthy lifestyles; understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork; and are intrisically motivated to succeed in all areas of their lives.


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Research Methods in Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 1450470440
ISBN-13: 9781450470445
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author(s): Jerry R Thomas, Jack K Nelson, Stephen J Silverman, Jerry Thomas, Jack Nelson, Stephen Silverman
Publication Date: 2015-07-17

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational...Read More

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

This text provides step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, from identifying and devising research questions to analyzing data and compiling results for presentation. Methods for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research approaches are addressed, and real-world research questions--including historical, experimental, epidemiological, and philosophical--are presented by scholarly contributors who give suggestions for approaches to follow. Photos, anecdotes, and humorous stories are used throughout the text to put students at ease and emphasize key points through practical applications. Enhancements to the seventh edition include the following:

- Updated information and techniques for electronic searches to ensure students use best research practices

- New information on meta-analysis and the benefits of journal-style writing that teach readers to evaluate and prepare data for scholarly journals and publication

- Special attention to ethical issues to help readers understand the regulations involved in using human and animal subjects

- New information on logistic regression that aids in the understanding of complex ideas

- Further explanation of qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches, in addition to quantitative approaches, to ensure readers use the most appropriate methodology for their research

The content of the seventh edition maintains and expands upon the logical content progression that has made Research Methods in Physical Activity the leading text in the field.

Part I presents an overview of the research process, including problem development, preparation of the research plan, and understanding ethical issues in research and writing. Part II introduces statistical and measurement issues in research, and part III presents various types of or approaches to research and methodology from expert researchers in the field. Part IV includes a writing guide for result findings and details how to develop and organize research papers and presentations. Statistical tables and guides are available in the appendix.

To aid instructors, Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, includes a suite of ancillary materials featuring an instructor guide, test package, an extra data set for instructors who wish to create specialized learning activities, and presentation package plus image bank.

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, instills in students the confidence to devise, collect, analyze, and present their research in a competent manner by systematically guiding them through the research process. It is an essential text for all emerging researchers in physical activity.


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Physical Education Activity Handbook (13th Edition)

ISBN-10: 9780321883636
ISBN-13: 9780321883636
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Jerre McManama
Publication Date: 2013-02-24

The Physical Education Activity Handbook, Thirteenth Edition provides existing and future physical education teachers with the content knowledge and teaching techniques they need to offer their students a chance to learn a wide range of engaging activities. More than 40...Read More

The Physical Education Activity Handbook, Thirteenth Edition provides existing and future physical education teachers with the content knowledge and teaching techniques they need to offer their students a chance to learn a wide range of engaging activities. More than 40 activities are explained, with essential information such as equipment, rules, skills and techniques, teaching and learning strategies, and a comprehensive reference section for further expertise. Activity chapters instruct the reader in three key areas: what the activity is, how to do it, and how to teach it to others. Using this text, teachers and teachers-in-training alike will be fully prepared to offer their students a varied learning experience that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful.

 

The Thirteenth Edition features the addition of Zumba and Pilates content, new instructive web links in the end of chapter material, and updated instructions and photos.


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Ready-To-Use P.E. Activities for Grades 3-4 (Ready-To-Use Physical Education Activities for Grades 3-4) (v. 2)

ISBN-10: 0136730884
ISBN-13: 9780136730880
Publisher: Parker
Author(s): Joanne M. Landy, Maxwell J. Landy
Publication Date: 1992-10-01

This sequential curriculum for grades K-9 boys and girls provides more than 1,600 activities (in 4 volumes)that can help to improve physical fitness, promote sportsmanship, develop social skills, and build self-esteem.


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Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels

ISBN-10: 0736081186
ISBN-13: 9780736081184
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author(s): Shape America - Society of Health and Physical Educators, Mr Jeff Carpenter M.S.P.E., Ms Christina Sinclair
Publication Date: 2011-02-23

This comprehensive health-related fitness education program is back and better than ever!

Developed by top-level physical educators, this third edition will help students gain the knowledge, skills, appreciation, and confidence they need to lead active, healthy lives, regardless of...Read More

This comprehensive health-related fitness education program is back and better than ever!

Developed by top-level physical educators, this third edition will help students gain the knowledge, skills, appreciation, and confidence they need to lead active, healthy lives, regardless of physical and mental abilities or disabilities.

Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels has been used with much success across the United States, and for good reason: The text contains 70 easy-to-use instructional activities, ranging from noncompetitive to competitive and from less demanding to more demanding. It also includes activities that allow for maximum time on task. All the instructional activities address the national physical education standards, dance standards, or health standards.

This new edition retains the best activities from previous editions and offers new ones from outstanding teachers throughout the United States. You will learn how to adapt the activities for all students, regardless of skill level or disability, and students will learn how to set realistic goals, manage their activity levels, and remain healthy throughout their lives.

In addition, this text offers the following features:

- A "Combined-Component Training" chapter combines aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility into single activities.

- A CD-ROM contains a wealth of reproducibles, including charts, posters, signs, station cards, handouts, and worksheets, many of which can be adapted to meet your needs.

- A section of Internet resources helps you develop your own special events.

Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels, developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, can stand alone or be used in conjunction with Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The PhysicalBest Teacher's Guide, Third Edition, and Physical Best Activity Guide: Elementary Level, Third Edition. It can also be used with Fitnessgram(R)/Activitygram(R), an activity assessment and computerized reporting system, and the Fitness forLife resources for middle school and high school. Fitness for Life is a comprehensive program promoting lifetime health-related fitness.


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Perceptual-motor Activities for Children: An Evidence-based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skills

ISBN-10: 1450401546
ISBN-13: 9781450401548
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author(s): Jill A. Johnstone, Molly Ramon
Publication Date: 2011-08-16

Perceptual-Motor Activities for Children: An Evidence-Based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skills provides a proven blueprint for improving perceptual-motor skills—the skills that require young learners to use their brains and their bodies together to accomplish tasks. When kids...Read More

Perceptual-Motor Activities for Children: An Evidence-Based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skills provides a proven blueprint for improving perceptual-motor skills—the skills that require young learners to use their brains and their bodies together to accomplish tasks. When kids improve these skills, they not only improve their coordination and increase their body awareness but they also enhance their intellectual skills and gain a more positive self-image.

This easy-to-use guide outlines a 32-week program of sequential station activities that will help pre-K and elementary school-aged children in various stages of development, particularly those who are lagging behind in their perceptual-motor skills. Developed and piloted by two educators who have refined the program since 2004, this program provides all you need to create a perceptual-motor learning laboratory for your students. The book and accompanying web resource include

• 200 station activities;

• evidence-based research proving the program’s effectiveness in improving physical and cognitive skills;

• complete instructions for creating a perceptual-motor learning laboratory in a variety of learning environments;

• expert guidance in developing lateral skills, balance, body image, tracking skills, spatial relations, locomotor skills, and manipulative skills; and

• activity cards for all the activities in the book, extra activities not found in the book, full-color active learning cards to be used in the activities, a record sheet, and audio tracks.

The station activities are purposeful and can be sequenced for building a lab or used independently for targeted skill development. They are formatted as activity cards that may be posted at the stations for easy reference. The activity cards include instructions and illustrations to help you set up quickly as well as skill criteria to enable you to informally assess your students’ performances. With the activity cards handy, volunteers and even student aides can easily help with setting up and monitoring readily available activities.

If you want to use the activities in sequence, you can access four eight-week sets of lessons, progressing from bilateral skills to unilateral to cross-lateral to a combination of skills. The program enables kids to participate in the lab at least four times a week for 30 minutes per session. It also takes you through a screening process to assess current skills and needs, helping you identify students who are most at risk and establish baselines for measuring improvements.

The web resource includes all of the book’s activity cards that you may download and print as needed as well as extra activities not included in the book. The record sheet on the web resource can be saved to an electronic device so you can customize it for use with your students. Audio tracks are a powerful tool for managing the transitions between stations.

Perceptual-Motor Activities for Children will help you guide children in developing lateral skills, balance, positive body image, tracking skills, spatial relations, locomotor skills, and manipulative skills. In doing so, children will improve not only their physical skills but their emotional, social, and cognitive skills as well.


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Inclusive Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 1450401864
ISBN-13: 9781450401869
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Author(s): Susan L Kasser, Rebecca K Lytle
Publication Date: 2013-03-07

The second edition of Inclusive Physical Activity is an excellent resource for physical activity practitioners or students preparing to work with diverse populations in schools, fitness facilities, community recreation sites, and sport programs. This text shows how to provide optimal programming...Read More

The second edition of Inclusive Physical Activity is an excellent resource for physical activity practitioners or students preparing to work with diverse populations in schools, fitness facilities, community recreation sites, and sport programs. This text shows how to provide optimal programming for all individuals—regardless of capability—so they can be healthy and active throughout the life span. Inclusive Physical Activity, Second Edition, can help you

• provide well-designed and appropriate physical activity for individuals of all abilities,

• increase opportunities for meaningful participation in lifelong physical activity, and

• facilitate physical activity to increase health and and wellness for individuals with disabilities.

The book covers programming considerations and strategies for infants and toddlers, school-age children, and adults; examples of inclusive practices for commonly offered physical activities; and suggestions for more effectively individualizing programming. Inclusive Physical Activity also provides information on adapting instruction and providing activity alternatives across the life span in five content areas:

1. Movement skills

2. Games and sports

3. Health-related fitness

4. Outdoor recreation and adventure

5. Aquatics

Inclusive Physical Activity outlines a systematic approach to planning and implementing appropriate programs for individuals of varying abilities. Using the unique Functional Approach to Modifying Movement Experiences (FAMME) model, practitioners can learn—step by step—how to connect modifications directly to participants’ capability differences to provide optimal challenge and success.

Updated and expanded, the second edition offers three new chapters plus special learning features:

• Including All Individuals chapter-opening scenarios

• Think Back questions that encourage readers to apply chapter content to each scenario

• What Do You Think? questions and What Would You Do? case examples that promote reflective thinking and problem solving

Instructors who adopt the text get online access to an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package. New to the second edition, the presentation package offers approximately 200 slides highlighting the most important concepts from the book plus essential figures, tables, and photos.

With Inclusive Physical Activity, both students and professionals will find the knowledge and support to make meaningful and inclusive physical activity a reality and promote better health for everyone.


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