The Competition-Cooperation Link: Games for Developing Respectful Competitors

The Competition-Cooperation Link: Games for Developing Respectful Competitors



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ISBN-13: 9780880118507
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dan Midura has taught physical education since 1970. He is the elementary physical education coordinator for the Roseville, Minnesota Area School District. An adjunct faculty member at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he has also taught courses at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse.

Midura is active in several professional organizations, such as the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD); the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC); and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). A former president of MAHPERD's Physical Education Council, he was elected the 1998-99 president of MAHPERD.

He has received many awards over the course of his career, including MAHPERD's 1995 Paul Schmidt Award, Minnesota's highest honor to physical education and health educators; Minnesota's 1994 Teacher of the Year Award for elementary physical education; and the President's Award for Service to the MAHPERD. In 1993 his school was awarded the Minnesota Elementary School Award of Excellence for Health and Physical Education.

Midura earned his master's degree in physical education from the University of Minnesota in 1977. In 1992 he served as a United States delegate involved with teacher training in Tallinn, Estonia.

Don Glover has taught physical education, including adapted physical education, since 1967 at the preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. He currently teaches adapted physical education in the White Bear Lake (Minnesota) School District.

In 1981 Glover was recognized as Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and was named the Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 1989. He has published numerous magazine and journal articles on physical education and sport and has been a clinician at more than 100 workshops and clinics.

Glover earned his master's degree in physical education from Winona State University in 1970. A past president of MAHPERD, he is also a member of AAHPERD, NASPE, COPEC, and the Minnesota Education Association.

Together, Midura and Glover wrote Team Building Through Physical Challenges (Human Kinetics, 1992) and More Team Building Challenges (Human Kinetics, 1995). If you are interested in a team building workshop for your school district, company, or state or regional conference, contact Don Glover at 612-779-6904 or Dan Midura at 612-553-1374.

Table of Contents


Part I: Teaching Strategies
Chapter 1. Understanding Competition and Cooperation
* What Is Competition?
* What Is Cooperation?

Chapter 2. Integrating Cooperation and Competition
* The Primary Years: Preschool Through Grade 3
* The Intermediate Years: Grades 4 Through 6
* The Secondary Years: Grades 7 Through 12

Chapter 3. Following a Sample Program
* First Day: Teamwork Discussion
* Second Day: Team Building Lead-Up
* Third Day: Introductory Team Building Activity
* Fourth Day: Introductory Physical Challenges
* Using Praise and Encouragement
* Team Building Tips
* Evaluating Your Program

Chapter 4. Getting Started
* Reinforcing Healthy Attitudes
* Explaining Your Expectations
* Using the Activities in This Book

Part II: Games and Activities
Chapter 5. Competitive and Cooperative Activities
* Last Runner Out
* First Runner to the Back
* Rip Flag Scramble
* Fastest Tag in the World
* EDW 500
* Rip-Off Champ
* Color Tag
* Encyclopedia Tag
* Frozen Tag
* Geefs and Weebles
* North Wind, South Wind
* Beanbag Ball
* Kick Ball 300
* Indy 500
* Wall Ball
* Football Passing Game
* Net Ball Volleyball
* Tennis Baseball
* Pacing Lesson I
* Pacing Lesson II
* Fitness Decathlon
* Challenge of the Century
* Kicking Lesson
* Striking Lesson
* Big Base
* Kerhrie
* Wide Goal Soccer
* Zone Passing
* Team Handball
* Frisbee Golf

* The Great Communicator
* The Great Communicator Challenge Card
* The Great Communicator Organizer Card
* The Great Communicator Examples 1 Through 4
* Pacing Lesson I Worksheet
* Pacing Lesson II Worksheet
* Fitness Decathlon Sample Student Evaluation
* Challenge of the Century Sample Student Evaluation
* Team Report Card

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