Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers-3rd Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

Children face many serious health concerns, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Teachers can use Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, Third Edition, to help children avoid these and other health issues and steer them to better health.

Many new guidelines and mandates have arisen in recent years, including new dietary guidelines for Americans, an updated food guide pyramid system, a federally mandated school wellness policy, and coordinated school health legislation. This text is thoroughly revised to keep in step with these guidelines and mandates, and it will help preservice and in-service classroom teachers and physical education specialists provide best practices in physical education, physical activity, and healthy eating.

This third edition extends existing information on integrating academics and physical activity. New material includes sections on character development and the positive youth development model as well as more practical tools for developing teaching skills. In addition, the authors place more emphasis on goal orientation and motivational climate, two factors associated with maintaining physical activity. They outline strategies for creating an environment where students choose to participate in physical activity with confidence, enthusiasm, and a desire to learn.

Teachers who are not accustomed to teaching in the gym environment will find the video clips on the DVD-ROM especially useful, and they can use the lesson plans also provided on the DVD-ROM in concert with the video clips to apply the concepts in their own teaching. Teachers can use these lesson plans as is or as models for writing their own lesson plans. Each plan illustrates a key concept or method in the book, thus reinforcing and extending readers' understanding and enhancing their teaching practice.

Written in an engaging, informal style, the text helps teachers learn what they need to know without having to decipher jargon or being overloaded with excessive information. Accessible, interesting, current, and practical, Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, Third Edition, will help beginning teachers to create healthier schools and to feel confident in presenting essential information and creating exciting learning activities for their students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736067041
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 573,325
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine T. Thomas, PhD, is an associate professor of health and human performance at Iowa State University, where she teaches a variety of teacher education and motor development courses. Dr. Thomas also has taught at Arizona State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Southern University at Baton Rouge. Her research and numerous publications focus on skill acquisition in sport and exercise and the relation of physical activity to health. She has external grant funding in excess of $1,000,000 to study physical activity and is the physical activity consultant for the USDA's Team Nutrition. However, Dr. Thomas says that the most relevant experiences to the writing of this book were her early positions as a graduate assistant and as an instructor in elementary schools and a college teaching laboratory. Those experiences enabled her to find out firsthand what does and does not work in a physical education class.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). She received her doctorate in physical education from Louisiana State University in 1981.

Amelia M. Lee, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at Louisiana State University. In addition to her 30 years as a teacher educator, Dr. Lee has 10 years of experience as a physical educator at elementary schools in Louisiana and Texas. She has published many articles on children's learning and motivation in physical education and has served as a physical education consultant to more than 20 school districts. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and she has received the Scholar Lecture Award from the AERA's Special Interest Group on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education. She is a member of AAHPERD, received an Honor Award from AAHPERD's Curriculum and Instruction Academy, was selected to present the Research Consortium McCloy Lecture, and was named the 2003-04 Alliance Scholar. Dr. Lee earned her doctorate in physical education from Texas Woman's University in 1972.

Jerry R. Thomas, EdD, has taught elementary physical education methods and children's motor development for more than 30 years. He is a professor and chair of the department of health and human performance at Iowa State University. Dr. Thomas also has been a professor at Florida State, Louisiana State, and Arizona State Universities. He has written more than 125 published papers, including many on children's motor skills. Dr. Thomas is former president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and NASPSPA. In addition, his scholarly work in physical activity has earned him the titles of C.H. McCloy Lecturer for children's control, learning, and performance of motor skills; Alliance Scholar for AAHPERD; and Southern District AHPERD Scholar.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Lesson Plan Finder

Part I Introduction to Physical Education

Chapter 1 Health and Developmental Benefits of Physical Education
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Why Value Physical Activity?
Model for This Book
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources

Chapter 2 Meeting the Mission of the Elementary School
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Foundation
Mission Statements
Characteristics of Successful Schools
Physical Activity and the Elementary School Mission
Integrating the Domains
Teaching the Whole Child
Mission: Possible
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Part II Addressing the Child's Needs

Chapter 3 Physical Growth and Maturation
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Four Guiding Principles
Providing Great Detail
Growth and Motor Performance
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 4 Motor Performance During Childhood
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Four Guiding Principles
Reflexes and Reactions
Fundamental Motor Skills
Motor Abilities Underlying Performance
Modifying Task Demands
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 5 Cognition, Learning, and Practice
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Four Guiding Principles
Cognition, Learning, and Memory
Attention
Information Processing
Feedback
Motor Programs
Designing Practice
Variability
Expertise
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 6 Physical Activity for Children
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Four Guiding Principles
Benefits From Being Physically Active
Physical Fitness
Biological and Physiological Differences in Children
Musculoskeletal Function
Body Composition
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 7 Psychosocial Factors in Physical Education
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
The Four Guiding Principles
Motivation
Attribution
Goals
Competition
Cooperation
Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy
Exercise Adherence and Affect
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Lesson Plans

Part III Preparing to Teach Physical Education

Chapter 8 Planning Your Curriculum
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Curriculum Planning
Selecting Desired Outcomes
Program of Physical Activity and Fitness
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 9 Organizing for Teaching
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Teaching Approaches
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 10 Managing Students
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Management Components
Legal Liability
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 11 Teachers' Rights, Responsibilities, and Best Practices
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Criminal Code
Contracts
Statutes
Torts
Standard of Care (Duty of Care)
Responding to Injuries
Professional Responsibility
Best Practices and Beyond
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 12 Equipment and Facilities
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Small Equipment
Homemade Equipment
Large Equipment
Facilities
Safety
Recess
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Part IV Teaching Physical Education

Chapter 13 Instructing Students
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Practice
Personality Variables
Teaching Behaviors
Observation for Skill and Confidence
Strategies for Improvement
Effective and Expert Teachers
About Expert Teachers
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 14 Evaluating Students
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Validity in Evaluation
Knowing: Traditional Assessment
Applying Authentic Assessment
Feedback to Children and Parents
Using Tests
Grading
Sample Instruments for Evaluation
Portfolios and Journals
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources
Lesson Plans

Chapter 15 Growing as a Teacher
Learner Outcomes
Glossary Terms
Reflection
Portfolios
Lifelong Learning
Collaboration
Outreach
Professionalism
Summary
Mastery Learning Activities
References
Resources

Glossary
Index
About the Authors
How to Use the DVD-ROM

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