Teaching Middle School Physical Education: A Standards-based Approach for Grades 5-8

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Human Kinetics, 2008 - Education - 584 pages

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.

This comprehensive resource has been updated with many exciting features:
-A CD-ROM with examples of task cards, software, and daily lesson plans
-Detailed standards-based lesson agendas to help you clearly present the information to your students
-Recommended equipment lists and comprehensive information to help you build and implement your program without having to dig through numerous resources
-Realigned unit plans to help you document that you are meeting the current national standards
-Assessments for every standard in each unit

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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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
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About the author (2008)

Bonnie Mohnsen, PhD, CEO and president of Bonnie's Fitware, Inc., taught middle school physical education for 13 years and has served as a middle school department chair and mentor-teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She also has worked as a physical education consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Orange County Department of Education, and the Montebello Unified School District. She has consulted with numerous state departments of education on curriculum, including California and Maine, and served as the primary consultant for the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Mohnsen has presented in Japan, Germany, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. She has presented at more than 300 workshops and in-services in the United States on a variety of topics, including teaching middle school physical education, curriculum development, assessment, and using technology in physical education. Dr. Mohnsen is the author of Using Technology in Physical Education, Fifth Edition; Building a Quality Physical Education Program (Grades 6-12); Integrating Technology and Physical Education; Assessing Student Understanding of Motor Learning Concepts; Strengthening Your Physical Education Program Through Grading and Assessment; and Assessing Concepts: Secondary Biomechanics. She has also authored numerous articles. Dr. Mohnsen is the editor of NASPE's Concepts of Physical Education: What Every Student Needs to Know, a follow-up to the National Standards for Physical Education and the New Leadership Paradigm for Physical Education.

Dr Mohnsen was Southern California Middle School Physical Educator of the Year in 1989. She was also named the 1997 Physical Education Administrator of the Year for the Council of School Leadership for Physical Education. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and digital electronics.

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