Designed to motivate both pre-service and in-service elementary teachers whether or not they are physical education specialists, this 3rd edition has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date research and best practices in the field of physical education. The authors focus on the most important information needed to teach physical education effectively to today's students while not overlooking anything important. Readers will find out what they need to know without being confused, overloaded, or turned off by excessive information. The highly engaging, readable style makes the information both accessible and interesting, modeling what teachers should do when instructing their own elementary students.Along with revised complete ancillaries for course instructors, a DVD with video clips illustrates the methods and concepts promoted by the text. These models of effective teaching are sure to help the reader successfully apply the concepts in their own practice and job settings. In addition, the DVD contains complete and extensively proven lesson plans to print out and review, critique and implement.
Katherine T. Thomas, PhD, is an associate professor of health and human performance at lowa State University. Amelia M. Lee, PhD, is a professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Jerry R. Thomas, EdD is a professor and chair of the department of health and human performance at lowa State University.
Chapter 1. Health and Developmental Benefits of Physical Education; Chapter 2. Meeting the Mission of the Elementary School; Chapter 3. Growth and Maturation; Chapter 4. Motor Performance During Childhood; Chapter 5. Cognition, Learning, and Practice; Chapter 6. Physical Activity for Children; Chapter 7. Psychosocial Factors in Physical Education; Chapter 8. Planning Your Curriculum; Chapter 9. Organizing for Teaching; Chapter 10. Managing Students; Chapter 11. Teachers' Rights, Responsibilities, and Best Practices; Chapter 12. Equipment and Facilities; Chapter 13. Instructing Students; Chapter 14. Evaluating Students; Chapter 15. Growing as a Teacher.