Teaching Children Physical Education - 3rd Edition: Becoming a Master Teacher

Teaching Children Physical Education - 3rd Edition: Becoming a Master Teacher

by George Graham

Other Format(Third Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736062107
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 06/23/2008
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

George Graham, PhD, has been on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in the department of kinesiology since 2002. He was on the faculty at Virginia Tech for 17 years, where he was a member of Virginia Tech's Academy of Teaching Excellence. He began his career teaching and coaching in the public schools of California and Oregon and served on the faculties of the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina before moving to Blacksburg, Virginia.

Since its inception in 1996, Dr. Graham has served as the senior advisor for PE Central (www.pecentral.org), the most widely used Web site by physical educators in the United States.

Dr. Graham has published extensively on physical education teacher effectiveness and physical education for children; he has more than a dozen books, monographs, and journal features and more than 50 articles, monographs, and videotapes to his credit. He is a sought-after speaker and consultant, having delivered presentations at more than 100 conferences throughout the world, including over 60 keynote speeches and feature addresses. He has served as a consultant to more than 70 school districts, the United States Tennis Association, and the Professional Golf Association. He continues to work as a consultant to schools and districts throughout the United States.

In 2007, Dr. Graham was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (2005) and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals (2004). Dr. Graham has also received the Margie Hanson Honor Award presented by the Council on Physical Education for Children in 1997 and the NASPE Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award in 1996. He served as the executive director of the United States Physical Education Association. With his graduate students, he wrote the first developmentally appropriate document for NASPE. With his undergraduate students, he spends several weeks each semester in elementary schools teaching children physical education.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Successful Teaching
The Teacher, Not Only the Contents
How Is Children's Physical Education Different?
Analogies of Teaching
Changing and Dynamic
Difficult to Capture in Words
The Challenge of Teaching Children's Physical Education
The Teacher Makes the Difference
Pedagogy Tool Box
Working Definition of “Successful”
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 2. Planning to Maximize Learning
The Need for Planning
Tendencies to Avoid Planning
Personalized Planning
Planning Formats and Components
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 3. Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Teacher Expectancy
Teacher Stereotypes
Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment
Determining Management Protocols for Your Classes
Teaching Behavior Protocols
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 4. Minimizing Off-Task Behavior and Discipline Problems
Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior
Discipline Problems
Discipline Systems
Characteristics of Effective Discipline Systems
The Discipline Confrontation
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 5. Getting the Lesson Started
Instant Activity
Why Instant Activity?
Communicating the Purpose of the Lesson
Traditional Ways to Start a Lesson
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 6. Instructing and Demonstrating
Checking for Understanding
Students' Use of Time
Definition of Categories
CDs and DVDs
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 7. Motivating Children to Practice
Three Keys to Motivating Children
Eight Techniques for Motivating Children
Helping Children Develop Realistic Expectations
Teacher as Cheerleader
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 8. Observing and Analyzing
Child-Centered and Subject-Centered Decisions
Observing Individuals
Techniques for Observing
Four Key Observation Questions
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 9. Developing the Content
Teacher Choices in Developing the Content
Content Development Patterns
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 10. Providing Feedback
Types of Feedback
Who Gets Your Feedback?
Research on Physical Education Teacher Feedback
Questions for Reflections

Chapter 11. Building Critical-Thinking Skills
Value for the Children
Convergent Problem Solving
Divergent Problem Solving
Verbal Problem Solving
Effective Questioning and Problem Setting
Should I Use a Direct or an Indirect Approach?
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 12. Building Positive Feelings
Intentional and Ever Present
Techniques and Strategies
Selection of Activities
Competition for Children
Understanding Feelings
Learned Helplessness
Concluding Thoughts
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 13. Assessing and Reporting Children's Progress
Why Assess?
New Ways to Assess in Physical Education
What to Assess
How to Assess
Reporting What Has Been Assessed
Informal Assessments
Fitness Testing
Questions for Reflection

Chapter 14. Continuing to Develop as a Teacher
Stages of Teaching
Techniques for Continuing to Improve as a Teacher
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
What Type of Teacher Will You Become?
Parting Thoughts
Questions for Reflection

About the Author
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