Teaching Middle School Physical Education: A Standards-based Approach for Grades 5-8
Teaching physical education in middle school can sometimes seem like a never-ending journey, but this new edition will help you plan and map out your voyage--and successfully reach your destination. Using Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Third Edition, you can meet the specific needs of middle school students and prepare them for our rapidly changing world while also meeting the latest physical education standards.
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Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Third Edition, provides a blueprint for developing an effective environment and sound curriculum and for teaching and assessing middle school students based on the latest physical education guidelines. Part I examines changes in society, technology, health, and education and how you can use those changes to shape your middle school physical education program. Part II guides you step by step in developing a physical education curriculum from start to finish, including selecting a curriculum committee, defining a physically educated person, and establishing benchmarks in alignment with the exit standards. In this part you'll also learn how to select instructional units, integrate physical education with other subjects, and develop unit and lesson plans.
In part III you'll learn about the needs of middle school learners and the corresponding teaching behaviors, instructional styles and strategies, instructional materials, and new technologies that are especially effective at the middle school level. You'll explore how to motivate and reach all types of learners and why and how to select particular teaching styles or strategies. Part IV outlines a complete physical education program for fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Each unit includes an overview, a list of standards linked directly to the grade-level standards, and a day-by-day lesson outline. You also receive assessment tool ideas for each unit, which are aligned with the standards.
Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Third Edition, is both comprehensive and flexible in its approach to providing you with high-quality, up-to-date information that is practical for both veterans and new teachers. This new version will help you stay the course and complete a successful journey with your next physical education class.
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Reform Efforts in the Middle School
The Role of Physical Education in Middle School
The Physical Education Environment
The Psychological Environment
Map Out Your Journey
Assessing and Grading Your Students
Travel Toward Your Destination
Understanding Todays Learner 121 9 Understanding Todays Learner
Teaching Styles and Strategies to Meet Learners Needs
Selecting Instructional Materials and Management Tools
Continuing to Grow as a Professional
Discover Your Destination
Learning Skills Through Cooperation
Appendix A Characteristics of Middle School Students