Teaching Sport & Physical Activity:Insights on Road to Excellence / Edition 1

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- Explains the specialized teaching skills needed by teachers and coaches
- Presents essential techniques and strategies that all successful instructors use
- Provides real-life success stories from master teachers and coaches in diverse settings

Becoming a great teacher requires extensive learning and prolonged practice. Teaching Sport and Physical Activity blends practical suggestions and contemporary research to provide a blueprint for successful sport instruction at any level and in any setting.

Teaching Sport and Physical Activity reveals the techniques and strategies that all successful teachers and coaches use to help their students and athletes achieve success. It covers

- how to create stimulating learning environments,
- how to form effective relationships with students,
- how to teach motor skills,
- how to manage the lesson time and resources to aid students' learning,
- how to maintain a dynamic pace of instruction, and
- how to master other indispensable skills that apply no matter what sport is being taught.

The book includes these special student-friendly features:
- Engaging sidebar stories from well-known teachers and coaches highlight key themes and demonstrate how master teachers address a wide array of common teaching challenges.
- End-of-chapter discussion questions will stimulate class discussion and allow readers to apply their opinions to the ideas and advice just learned.
- Twelve appendixes provide sample forms that readers can reproduce or customize. These forms cover everything from short- and long-range lesson plans to take-home practice diaries, from teacher-student “contracts” to observation forms and PE Web sites.

Regardless of the particular sport or setting, anyone who wishes to teach sports to others will find that the road to excellence begins here, with the fundamentals of Teaching Sport and Physical Activity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736033879
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Schempp, EdD, is a teacher first and foremost. He loves teaching and continually strives to find ways to improve—a quest that has led to his extensive research on instructional expertise in physical education and a variety of sports. Known worldwide for his research in the pedagogy of sport and physical education, he has served on the faculty of five different universities in three different countries and has presented the results of his research in 18 countries.

Schempp currently heads the department of physical education and sport studies at the University of Georgia and directs the university's Sport Instruction Research Laboratory. He also has served as a senior Fulbright research scholar in Germany, as a member of the National Education Advisory Board for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and as a technical consultant to the Swedish National Golf Team. As the scientific consultant on instruction to Golf Magazine, he also assists in the annual selection of America's top 100 golf instructors.

Schempp holds an EdD in human movement studies from Boston University. A resident of Athens, Georgia, he enjoys spending his free time playing golf, fly fishing, and scuba diving.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Desire: Becoming a Teacher
Chapter 1. Becoming a Teacher
Chapter 2. The Politics of Teaching

Part II: Knowledge: Determining What Teachers Know and How Students Learn
Chapter 3. Anatomy of a Teacher's Knowledge
Chapter 4. Learning Sport and Physical Activity Skills

Part III: Construction: Creating the Learning Environment
Chapter 5. Building Relationships
Chapter 6. Planning and Preparation
Chapter 7. Managing the Learning Environment

Part IV: Discovery: Exploring the Art of Teaching
Chapter 8. Focus and Flow: The Tempo of Teaching
Chapter 9. Communicating
Chapter 10. Importance of Practice and Feedback
Chapter 11. Teaching Strategies
Chapter 12. Checking for Learning

Part V: Development: Becoming a Better Teacher and Coach
Chapter 13. Going Public: Promoting Your Program
Chapter 14. Technology for Teaching
Chapter 15. Improving Teaching
Chapter 16. Developing Teaching Expertise

Appendix A. Sample Lesson Plan
Appendix B. Sample Unit Plan
Appendix C. Sample Long-Range Plan
Appendix D. Sample Take-Home Practice Diary Sheet
Appendix E. Sample Task Card
Appendix F. Sample Contract
Appendix G. Sample Course Evaluation Sheet
Appendix H. Sample Independent Skill Assignment Sheet
Appendix I. Recommended Web Sites
Appendix J. Sample Directed Observation Guide Sheet
Appendix K. Sample Teaching Skills Rating Scale
Appendix L. Sample Systematic Observation Sheet

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