70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior

Author: Lynne Kenney,Rebecca Comizio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781683730194
Page: N.A
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Packed with worksheets, handouts, and guided scripts with step-by-step directions, this definitive resource will put you to the top of your play game. With over 70 activities designed to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior, your tool kit will be full and your creative brain will be inspired to craft your own meaningful exercises. Play now, Play later... with 70 Play Activities for better brain function and learning. Based on years of clinical experience and educational work, Harvard-trained psychologist, Lynne Kenney, PsyD, and school psychologist, Rebecca Comizio MA, MA-Ed, NCSP have created fun, imaginative, and brain-based exercises for children and adolescents to develop attention, planning, executive function and mood management skills. Featuring: * Musical Thinking * Physical Activities * Social Interaction Games * Art making * Perfect for the classroom, clinic or home

Perceptual-motor Activities for Children

An Evidence-based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skills
Author: Jill A. Johnstone,Molly Ramon
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450401546
Category: Activity programs in education
Page: 227
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Perceptual-Motor Activities for Children: An Evidence-Based Guide to Building Physical and Cognitive Skillscontains 200 station activities that you can use to develop perceptual-motor skills in kids from preschool through elementary grades. The activities can be used in a 32-week sequential program or individually. You also receive a web resource that offers activity cards, bonus activities, active learning cards, audio tracks, a record sheet, and other tools.

Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility

Author: Doris Watson,Brian Clocksin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450404723
Category: Education
Page: 191
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"Using Physical Activity and Sport to Teach Personal and Social Responsibility" provides practical information to help school or community educators use sport and fitness activities to develop character and responsibility in children. This text, based on Don Hellison's model, provides samples of units, lessons, and assessments for nine sports and activities.

Assessments and Activities for Teaching Swimming

Author: Lepore, Monica,Columna, Luis,Friedlander, Lauren
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450498906
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Swimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits. Yet, a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill—meaning not only are they missing out on health benefits, but they also are at risk when in water. Part of that risk comes from receiving either no instruction or no differentiated instruction. Children receiving swimming lessons are commonly grouped by age or grade, and many lack the basic skills required for their age levels.

101 Classroom Games

Energize Learning in Any Subject
Author: Gareth Long,Harvey Grout,Stuart Taylor
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736095101
Category: Education
Page: 135
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"101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject "helps students improve their study skills, aids them in reviewing material, prepares them for assessments, and makes the learning experience enjoyable. Each game has stimulating content with variations and progressions as well as teaching points to keep the game fun, interesting, and effective.

Adapted Physical Education and Sport

Author: Joseph P. Winnick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736089187
Category: Education
Page: 637
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Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Fifth Edition, offers a comprehensive look at providing high-quality physical education and sport experiences for people through age 21 with disabilities. Readers learn best practices and applications for inclusion and discover how to develop individualized education programs. The text comes with a DVD and has a companion Web site with an instructor guide, test bank, and PowerPoint presentations.

Teaching Movement Education

Author: Weiller Abels, Karen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736074562
Category: Education
Page: 263
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Teaching Movement Education: Foundations for Active Lifestyleswill help you develop students’ movement skills, provide them with fun activities that will enable them to be successful in movement, and lay the foundation for healthful habits. It contains numerous tools and developmentally appropriate activities in the four basic movement concepts, along with three sets of lesson plans.

Fun and Games

100 Sport-related Activities for Ages 5-16
Author: Anthony Dowson,Keith E. J. Morris
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736054386
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 185
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With more than 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, authors Anthony Dowson and Keith Morris have developed and adapted an array of activities and games from their own everyday use when teaching children. Inside you will find a range of warm-up ideas, games, skill practices and sport-specific activities to motivate children and encourage active participation. Anyone who has the responsibility of organising activities for young people will find these ideas invaluable. Useful in both planning and providing physical education lessons and recreational experiences, this book will make it easy for you to create a varied and exciting physical activity program.

Health and Wellness for Life

Author: Human Kinetics
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736068505
Category: Education
Page: 491
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Health on Demandand Health and Wellness for Lifeprovide professors teaching general-ed health courses the option to customize their student textbooks to match their syllabi. With a custom Health on Demandtext, your students pay for only the material you'll actually cover in class, plus you can match the text's content to the unique needs of your setting. The standard text, Health and Wellness for Life, offers a ready-made option for those looking for a textbook that covers all the essential personal health topics for the general student population. Both options feature content developed by 15 veteran health educators and organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines. The standard text includes 16 chapters of the topics most often covered in a general-education health course. Or you can choose from a total of 23 chapters to ensure your text includes the material that is most important for your students. For those electing to customize a text, new chapters will be offered as they are developed to expand your options even further. Student-friendly textbook features make reading and learning more enjoyable Both the standard text Health and Wellness for Lifeand the customizable Health on Demandtext include the following student-friendly features: - A conversational tone used throughout the book makes it accessible and relevant for any student. - Discussion and assessment questions, quizzes, surveys, hypothetical scenarios, and learning objectives add interest to the textbook and help students retain what they've learned. - A look at the effect of gender and ethnicity on health issues makes learning more personal for each individual. - Special focus on timely and controversial issues encourages students to think critically about media and advertising. - Special elements on steps for behavioral change and the mind–body connection show students how to take action to address health issues to improve mental and physical health. - A glossary of terms defines concepts presented in each chapter. - Several application activities for each chapter engage students' critical-thinking skills. - The online student resource provides additional information, links, and tools that expand on topics from the text. Complete coverage of important concepts The standard textbook covers these important topics: -Fitness, nutrition, and weight management -Mental health and stress management -Relationships, reproductive choices, and pregnancy and childbirth -Health promotion, chronic diseases, and prevention of infectious diseases -Consumer health and alternative medicine, environmental health, and substance abuse and dependency -Healthy aging and wellness throughout life The customizable text from the Health on Demandseries allows you to select the chapters you'll actually use, with options on how sensitive topics such as abortion are treated. Alternative chapters cover topics such as these: -Body Composition -Musculoskeletal Health -Cardiovascular Health -Injury Prevention and First Aid -Death and Dying -Spirituality -Reproductive Choices (without abortion) Professors may select any combination of chapters from the standard book and optional chapters and have them placed in any order in the final textbook. Professors can also write their own foreword or add a chapter (subject to Human Kinetics' review and approval), and information on campus-specific health resources (such as the campus health center, phone numbers, and other resources). The cover can be customized with a photo of the professor's choosing (such as a campus landmark or school mascot), or a school name or logo can appear on the cover. Professors can even create their own title for the textbook. Complete ancillaries help instructors implement the course Whether you choose the standard textbook Health and Wellness for Lifeor choose to customize your own Health on Demandbook for course instruction, you will receive access to a complete set of ancillaries tailored to match the book you've selected. The ancillaries include the following features: - Presentation package with more than 500 PowerPoint lecture slides covering all available chapters - Test package with more than over 500 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions covering the content from all chapters - Online student resource includes extended discussions of topics related to the content of each chapter, answers to review questions from the textbook, and definitions of terms used in each chapter Human Kinetics makes custom publishing for health education a reality with reliable information in a style students will love and the ability to tailor content to meet specific needs. With Health and Wellness for Lifeand Health on Demand, you can help your students create their paths to lifelong well-being.

Psychobiology of Physical Activity

Author: Edmund O. Acevedo,Panteleimon Ekkekakis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736055369
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 279
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Psychobiology of Physical Activityfills a void in the scientific literature by addressing psychobiologic factors as they relate to exercise and sport. As the first resource of its kind, it sparks greater interest in the integration of topics in the growing area known as the psychobiology of physical activity. The text defines and expands the field by covering various disciplines, including psychophysiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, psychoimmunology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, and behavioral genetics. The edited volume consists of 17 chapters written by internationally renowned scholars who consistently present a multilevel integrative approach to the study of human behavior in exercise and sport. The contributors share their cutting-edge research findings from diverse perspectives in chapters on physical activity and the brain, cognition, emotion, stress, pain, and human performance. Part I, Introduction, traces the history of psychobiological investigations in the fields of sport and exercise psychology and reviews what is currently known about the workings of the central nervous system during physical activity. Part II, Physical Activity and Cognition, examines recent evidence on the role of physical activity and fitness in preserving cognitive function in the aging human brain and the effects of exercise on neurogenesis, the formation of new neurons. Part III, Physical Activity and Emotion, discusses the effects of exercise on emotion from multiple levels: the level of the synapse, the level of the human brain, and the level of the body as an integrated self-protecting system. Part IV, Physical Activity and Psychosomatic Health, analyzes the role of exercise on central and peripheral factors related to cardiovascular and neuroendocrine stress reactivity, the function of the immune system, and pain. Part V, Psychobiology of Human Performance, focuses on factors influencing human performance in competitive settings, including attention and cognition, biofeedback, and mental imagery. As a professional reference, the book provides researchers and scholars with a valuable summary of cutting-edge research and up-to-date information. As a textbook, it challenges researchers and graduate students with an integrated approach to the study of human behavior in exercise and sport. In addition, Psychobiology of Physical Activitytranslates for sophisticated practitioners—such as clinical exercise physiologists—psychobiologic research into practice in the areas of exercise and sport.

Paraeducators in Physical Education

A Training Guide to Roles and Responsibilities
Author: Lauren J. Lieberman,AAPAR (Association)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736068048
Category: Education
Page: 141
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Through Paraeducators in Physical Education: A Training Guide to Roles and Responsibilities, you can help paraeducators -support students with disabilities in physical education; -understand their roles and responsibilities in physical education; and -discover strategies for communication, collaboration, behavior management, and instruction. Paraeducators work in virtually every school—but until now, no systematic training program has existed to teach them how to work effectively with children in physical education settings. Paraeducators in Physical Education: A Training Guide to Roles and Responsibilitiesis a comprehensive yet easy-to-use training package for teachers, administrators, and paraeducators. This book and CD-ROM package puts everything you need at your fingertips for effective training from prekindergarten through high school settings for both general and adapted physical education. Through this package, paraeducators will improve their knowledge, expertise, and experience in physical education. Written by more than a dozen experts in the field of adapted physical education, Paraeducators in Physical Educationprovides -information, tips, and strategies based on decades of experience, all tested in school settings; -ready-to-go tools to help you record training sessions and pre- and postassessments of trainees' knowledge and performance, thus helping in risk management and reduction; and -best practices to foster a safe environment for all children to enjoy physical activity and learn new skills. Paraeducators in Physical Educationpresents thorough and practical information across a wide spectrum of issues, including the roles and responsibilities of paraeducators, providing for physical and emotional safety, dealing with difficult behavior, instructional strategies, assessment, and individualized education program (IEP) development. The CD-ROM includes seven PowerPoint presentations to guide training sessions along with easy-to-print handouts in the book to reinforce and extend paraeducators' learning. This package is useful for in-service days, staff meetings, and independent study programs in school settings. It's also applicable in college settings, where the material can be used in teaching paraeducators and training the trainers of preservice and in-service teachers. With Paraeducators in Physical Education, practitioners will be empowered to be actively involved in physical education through effective training in an economical but complete package that promotes healthy and active lifestyles for the children they work with.

Learning on Your Feet

Incorporating Physical Activity into the K–8 Classroom
Author: Brad Johnson,Melody Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317352459
Category: Education
Page: 134
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In this much-needed book, you’ll learn how incorporating physical activity into the classroom can improve students’ engagement, achievement, and overall wellness. Students typically spend most of the day sitting at their desks, and many don’t have recess or PE, yet research shows that regular exercise helps stimulate brain function and improve skills such as reading, critical thinking, organization, and focus. Authors Brad Johnson and Melody Jones, who have consulted with schools across the globe on fitness issues, offer a variety of games and activities you can use to integrate exercise into any class or subject area. You’ll learn how to: Create an "active classroom" with active workstations and fitness areas to keep students alert and engaged throughout the day; Gradually introduce physical activities into your everyday classroom routine; Use interactive technology to teach your students about health and fitness; Try out a variety of activities and exercises to reduce stress, help students focus, promote teamwork, build core strength and balance, and more; Make STEM classes more exciting with hands-on activities, projects, and real-world problems, all while getting your students up and moving. These activities are easy to implement and are designed to improve one’s physical and mental capabilities, as well as increase enjoyment of learning for happier, healthier, higher-achieving students.

Teaching Children Gymnastics

Author: Peter H. Werner,Lori H. Williams,Tina J. Hall
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450410928
Category: Education
Page: 255
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"Teaching Children Gymnastics, Third Edition," helps you teach children individual skills in three skill themes--traveling, statics, and rotation--and helps children develop sequences. It provides great material on scope and sequence for grades K to 5, guides you in creating a positive learning environment, shows you how to offer an inclusive program, and offers dozens of fun learning experiences for the kids.