This book is designed to be a practical resource guide for individuals who are interested in developing skills in teaching elementary physical education. The numerous lesson plans, teaching strategies, management techniques, and other special ideas contained in this resource guide will help to provide a workable framework for beginning and experienced teachers as well.
The Elementary Physical Education Workbook has been designed to be a practical resource guide for individuals who are interested in developing skills in teaching elementary physical education. The numerous lesson plans, teaching strategies, management techniques, and other special ideas contained in this resource guide will provide a framework for beginning and experienced teachers as well.
Designed for Success: Many of the lesson ideas were developed during the author’s ten years as an elementary physical education teacher in the Bethlehem School District in Pennsylvania. The lessons, ideas, and other teaching tips were refined while teaching a series of elementary physical education methods classes at Oklahoma State University and Eastern Michigan University.
Easy-to-Use Format: The practical and easy-to-read activities in this book have been hand selected to bring a wealth of information in a concise and understandable format. The contents of this book are divided into four chapters:
Chapter 1: Skill-Based Lessons – This chapter provides numerous examples of actual lessons for students in grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. In this chapter you will find warm-up activities, skill development ideas, and fun skill-based games.
Chapter 2: Skill-Based Checklists – This unique chapter will bring a new dimension to your existing program. Your students will enjoy using the sample performance checklists as they learn the important sport skills. This type of assessment provides valuable feedback for students, as well as possible examples of student performance to include as part of a portfolio assessment.
Chapter 3: Teaching for Success – This chapter contains an abundance of warm-up and cool-down activities, student skill contracts, and examples of student task cards.
Chapter 4: Becoming a Master Teacher – This chapter will bring you special “tricks of the trade” for making your teaching more enjoyable. Student management strategies, general discipline suggestions, and motivational student certificates are included in this chapter.
Appendix: More Tools for Teaching – This special section provides a variety of “teacher-requested” resources to help you to best understand and plan a successful elementary physical education program. You’ll find Physical Education Homework Skill Sheets, a sample Guided Discovery Lesson, hints for teaching the fundamental motor skills, a sample Physical Education Progress Report, and a comprehensive listing of the characteristics of K-5 students and the associated implications for designing your lessons to work with these physical, social, and intellectual characteristics.