This second edition shows non-specialists how to develop a realistic and workable approach to teaching physical education. It aims to make physical education worthwhile, practical and fun for both students and teachers. The text provides the reader with a basic physical education curriculum and concrete, realistic, user-friendly suggestions for how to implement this curriculum. It is written specifically for the non-specialist and explains how to work together with students to plan, instruct and assess the programme. Key features include over 60 reproducible lesson plans with helpful introductions as they appear in each chapter. A Lesson Plan finder at the start of the book provides teachers the chance to find a lesson plan for the appropriate level. At-a-glance examples of putting concepts into practice, guidelines, tips and facts are also included and key terms are introduced at the beginning of each chapter, highlighted within the chapter and defined in a glossary at the back of the book.
Part 1 Introduction to physical education: the health and developmental benefits of physical education; meeting the elementary school mission. Part 2 Addressing the child's needs: physical growth; motor performance; how children learn motor skills; physical activity and physical fitness; psycho-social development; individual needs. Part 3 Preparing to teach physical education: planning your curriculum; organizing for teaching; managing your students; rights, responsibilities and best practices; managing equipment and facilities. Part 4 Teaching physical education: instructing students; assessing students; growing as a teacher.