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Author Graham, George, 1943-

Title Teaching children physical education : becoming a master teacher / George Graham.

Published Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.86044 GRAH    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xiv, 242 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Notes Previous ed.: 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Successful Teaching -- Ch. 2. Planning to Maximize Learning -- Ch. 3. Creating a Positive Learning Environment -- Ch. 4. Minimizing Off-Task Behavior and Discipline Problems -- Ch. 5. Getting the Lesson Started -- Ch. 6. Instructing and Demonstrating -- Ch. 7. Motivating Children to Practice -- Ch. 8. Observing and Analyzing -- Ch. 9. Developing the Content -- Ch. 10. Providing Feedback -- Ch. 11. Building Critical-Thinking Skills -- Ch. 12. Building Positive Feelings -- Ch. 13. Assessing and Reporting Children's Progress -- Ch. 14. Continuing to Develop as a Teacher.
Summary "In this fully updated edition, George Graham, PhD, presents a concise, practical, user-friendly view of what it takes to become a master teacher of childrenѫs physical education. The book is contemporary and easy to apply in real-world teaching situations. Dr. Graham knows kids - and the challenges of teaching them. Teaching Children Physical Education, Third Edition, is valuable to future and veteran teachers alike. Future teachers will learn the skills and techniques that master teachers employ, and experienced teachers will be challenged to consider some new techniques for designing their classes, developing lessons, and adjusting tasks for individual children. All readers will learn the skills and techniques that successful teachers use to make their classes vibrant, fun, and developmentally appropriate. Graham, a university professor and public school physical education instructor who was recently named to the NASPE Hall of Fame, deftly weaves research-based information with firsthand experience in a conversational tone. The result is an easy-to-read book rich with practical advice based on what really works in todayѫs gymnasiums and playgrounds. Bound into every copy of the book is a DVD featuring video clips showing teachers in real-life situations as well as easy-to-print worksheets from the book. The video clips illustrate key techniques and strategies from the book. Those techniques and strategies include how to motivate children to practice, build positive feelings, minimize off-task behavior and discipline problems, create an atmosphere of learning, maximize learning, develop lesson content, use a problem-solving approach, observe and analyze, provide feedback, and assess childrenѫs (and your own) progress. The book includes many practical teaching scenarios that illustrate the decision-making process that master teachers use in virtually every lesson they teach. Other reader-friendly features include chapter objectives, author insights that make the book come alive, and reflection questions that help teachers consider how well a lesson worked and what would have happened if they had taken a different approach. This new edition is also backed by easily downloadable ancillaries for course instructors, including an instructor guide and test and presentation packages."--Publisher's website.
Subject Physical education teachers -- Training of -- United States.
Physical education for children -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Variant Title Becoming a master teacher.
ISBN 9780736062107 (paperback+ DVD-ROM)
0736062106 (paperback+ DVD-ROM)