Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers


Author: Katherine T. Thomas,Amelia M. Lee,Jerry R. Thomas
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736067041
Category: Education
Page: 453
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Provides information on ways to integrate academics with physical activity along with ways physical education teachers can create programs that adhere to the national guidelines and standards.

Physical Activity and Health Promotion in the Early Years

Effective Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Author: Hannah Brewer,Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319760068
Category: Education
Page: 292
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This book focuses on improving well-being among young children. It provides a theoretical base explaining why physical activity is important, and offers practical strategies for increasing health and well-being in early childhood settings. It takes ancient wisdom on the mind and body connection, applies it to the youngest children, and supports it with current empirical and international evidence—all with an eye toward improving wellness across the lifespan. The many topics discussed in the book include children’s motor skills, movement, interaction, physical literacy, the use of video games, dog ownership, developmental delays, as well as strategies to improve physical activities in the classroom and broader contexts. In recent years, children’s health has become a priority worldwide. Topics such as “screen time” “sedentary behavior” and “childhood obesity” have become important issues everywhere- in the news, in schools, in community and commercials settings, and among health care providers. Limiting sedentary behavior, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a nutritious diet are three fundamental needs during early childhood. Preschool years are a time when children begin to explore the world around them, and develop more vivid understandings of their surroundings. As this book shows, the early years may be the best time to teach wellness concepts and assist young children in establishing healthy lifestyle habits.

Fostering Emotional Well-being in the Classroom


Author: Randy M. Page,Tana S. Page
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763700553
Category: Education
Page: 361
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The major problems that threaten the emotional well-being of today's young people are covered in-depth in this ground-breaking new text by Randy and Tana Page. Topics covered include: low self-esteem, family-induced stress, stress from environmental influences, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, HIV, STDs, substance abuse, depression, suicidal behavior, and violence. This comprehensive textbook not only addresses the problems educators encounter in dealing with the health issues facing today's youth, but also offers coping and stress reduction strategies that work.

Enhancing Children's Cognition With Physical Activity Games


Author: Phillip D. Tomporowski,Bryan A. McCullick,Caterina Pesce
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492584827
Category: Education
Page: 256
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There are plenty of books that help you use or create games that develop children’s physical skills, and it’s now widely accepted that physical activity can have a positive effect on academic achievement. But this is the first book that shows you how to tailor physical activity games specifically to enhance children’s cognitive abilities. Enhancing Children’s Cognition with Physical Activity Games, written by three authorities in teacher education, exercise physiology, and sport science, shows you how to apply current concepts in child development, cognitive science, physical education, and teacher training to create movement-based learning experiences that benefit children both physically and mentally. You will be guided in creating environments that lend themselves to cognitive development and enhanced academic achievement. And you will understand not only how to create games to foster cognitive development but why such games are so useful in developing the whole child. Enhancing Children’s Cognition with Physical Activity Games offers the following features: •Two chapters of sample games, one for preschoolers and kindergarteners, the other for elementary school children •Expert guidance in creating your own games for children ages 3 to 12, with an emphasis on developmental ranges of 3 to 7 and 7 to 12 •A practice-oriented model of teacher education that shows you how you can best develop and implement physical activity games that support both motor and cognitive development The book contains a running glossary to help teachers and students understand the terms used. It also discusses several models of 21st-century learning, highlighting the role that physical activity games play in a comprehensive education. Enhancing Children’s Cognition With Physical Activity Games is equally useful for teachers working with children in school, before school, or after school and for program directors working with children in community programs. The authors link their application to research, creating a practical reference for professionals in the field, whatever their setting. The book is presented in three parts. Part I grounds you in the research that shows how physical activity affects children’s mental development. You will learn how physical activity benefits children’s cognition and academics, how movement games help children think and learn, and how to create a motivational environment where children want to learn. Part II helps you translate research into practice. You will explore how movements create mental maps and affect mental health, how to engage children in playful learning, and how to incorporate physical activity into your teaching and enhance your teaching models. You will also consider how to assess children at play—how to collect data and know when your program is being effective—and how to apply physical activity games in both the home and the community. In part III, you are supplied with games for preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary school children. You’ll find games that emphasize three principles: contextual interference, mental control, and discovery. Each chapter concludes with practical implications for teachers, helping you to put into context the information you have come across in that chapter. Enhancing Children’s Cognition with Physical Activity Games helps educators create, design, implement, and evaluate problem-solving games that foster children’s mental engagement and thoughtful decision making. Kids are highly motivated by problem-solving games, and the cognitive skills they develop in solving those problems can be translated to their academic success.

Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings


Author: Barry Wayne Lavay,Ronald W. French,Hester Henderson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736049115
Category: Education
Page: 201
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- Develop your own 10-step program to manage behavior in your own setting - Maximize your participants' learning while empowering, rather than controlling, their behavior - Discover positive and creative ways to promote responsible behavior and redirect disruptive behavior Most new teachers, coaches, and recreation leaders who leave the profession do so because of behavior issues. Even when you have the subject knowledge and leadership skills you need, if participants' problem behaviors are not handled effectively, learning, performance, and enjoyment will suffer. Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, will help you manage your participants' behavior, whether you're a new or veteran teacher, coach, or recreation leader. This text, in an updated and expanded edition, will help you motivate your participants and create a physical activity environment that is conductive to learning and performance. In addition, the book provides methods for teaching participants to take personal and social responsibility for themselves, which serve to empower rather than control them. With its focus expanded to include a variety of physical activity settings, Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, will help you discover positive and creative ways to promote responsible behavior as well as prevent and redirect disruptive behavior. Using approaches from psychology, special education, and general education, you will learn how to apply proven practices for maintaining and enhancing appropriate behavior in your setting. The result is that your teaching or coaching goes more smoothly and your participants' learning and enjoyment are maximized. This new edition features the following: - Real-life scenarios across a variety of physical activity settings, including three situations that are introduced at the beginning of the book and discussed at the end of each chapter - 28 checklists and worksheets - Real-world tips and proven strategies - A refined 10-step program to help you develop your own behavior management plan - An annotated list of more than 20 Web sites on behavior management that the authors have found useful Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings, Second Edition, provides you with ideas that you can apply to your setting and needs. Its ready-to-go reproducibles and checklists are time savers as they help you immediately implement sound strategies. With their years of experience, the authors understand the challenges you face, and they guide you in developing your own approach to promoting responsible and positive behavior in your setting. Part Iexplores the challenges in creating a positive atmosphere and details proactive management techniques. Part IIanalyzes various behavioral approaches and methods, including those for maintaining and increasing desired behaviors and for decreasing inappropriate behaviors. It also lays out, step by step, a practical 10-step program for developing your own behavior management plan.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag
Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Category:
Page: 232
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

A Step-by-step Guide
Author: Cheryl Stevens
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736060226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 99
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Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a unique workbook for planning, implementing and evaluating service-learning projects. It includes an easy-to-follow process for planning and completing projects and a range of tools and activities to help students maintain progress and navigate the complexities of their projects.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition
Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD,Dennis J. Matthews, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281658
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Physical Activity and Learning After School

The PAL Program
Author: Paula J. Schwanenflugel,Phillip D. Tomporowski
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462532675
Category: Education
Page: 246
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"Subject Areas/Keywords: academic enrichment programs, academic skills, after school activities, after school programs, children, elementary schools, exercise, games, health promotion, high poverty schools, interventions, kinesiology, literacy, mathematics, obesity prevention, physical education, physical fitness, public health, reading, social studies, struggling learners, students DESCRIPTION Every school day, more than 10 million children attend after

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.

Challenging Ableism, Understanding Disability, Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 132
Author: Tonette S. Rocco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118288130
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Disability can affect adults across the life span—and it isthe one minority group every person could join. This sourcebookaims to broaden the view of disability from a medical or economicconcern to a social justice concern. It examines practical, theoretical, and research aspects ofdisability—including those who question disabilityclassifications—and situates it as a political and socialjustice concern, technical and pragmatic concern, and personalexperience. The authors present the perspectives of individualswith disabilities, service providers, parents, and teachers andoffer analyses that range from the personal to the broadlypolitical. This is the 132nd volume in this Jossey Bass highereducation quarterly report series. Noted for its depth of coverage,this indispensable series explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings.

Supporting physical development and physical education in the early years


Author: Jonathan Doherty,Richard Bailey
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335209811
Category: Education
Page: 127
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"This is a welcome book with a focus on physical activity in the Early Years... It has much to offer students and those working with young children. It also has the potential to help physical education students and teachers achieve a greater depth of understanding of the early years." Early Years, Vol 24, No 1, March 2004 This book considers the enormous potential of physical activity to enrich the lives of all children. The authors share the view that physical development, growth and learning are of fundamental importance in all our lives, but particularly so for the growing child. Physical Education offers a unique opportunity to encourage all areas of development. The book emphasises the need for stimulating, engaging and developmentally appropriate movement experiences from birth onwards and offers concrete guidance for parents, teachers and childcare workers in both indoor and outdoor settings. Each chapter is a manifesto for children learning through movement. Drawing upon recognized good practice and research, this book offers a realistic, informed and original model of movement education for all young children.

Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
Category: Medical
Page: 1128
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Planet Health

An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity
Author: Jill Carter,Karen E. Peterson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736069182
Category: Education
Page: 580
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Offers interdisciplinary approach to teaching health education. Assists in teaching both nutrition and physical activities. Builds skills and competencies in language arts, math, science, social studies and physical education. With lesson plans and microunits. Materials and instructions included for a campaign to reduce television and other media viewing time.

Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health


Author: Christopher A. Hopper,Bruce Fisher,Kathy D. Munoz
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736065382
Category: Education
Page: 374
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Kids are struggling with weight issues as they never have before. In fact, more than 15 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those same kids face greater risks of developing type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, and heart disease. They're also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, social isolation, and decreased attendance at school. To combat this problem, many schools are turning to coordinated school health models to develop healthier students. And that's where Physical Activity and Nutrition for Healthcomes in. This book and CD-ROM package will help you promote fitness and nutrition among students and staff, and its nutrition services tools will help you garner support from parents and community members to enhance student success. This package includes - 60 developmentally appropriate, pilot-tested lessons for fitness and nutrition; - CD-ROM with 124 reproducibles, including 16 family activities, 45 worksheets, 6 transparencies, 27 exercise cards, 24 food cards, and 6 station cards; - tools that offer practical ideas for building student health physically, emotionally, and cognitively; - cross-curricular information that supports other subject areas and is adaptable for various grades; - multiple assessment techniques; and - family and community activities. The lessons are easy to understand and ready to go. In integrating fitness and nutrition concepts as part of a healthy lifestyle, the lessons will help students improve in all components of health-related fitness now while establishing healthy behaviors for the rest of their lives. The lessons are adaptable to involve children with disabilities and include challenges for higher-level and higher-skilled students. All the lesson plans are tied to the WOW! Health Education Series and can be used within that series or on their own. Section Iexplores the energy equation, including the calories for energy and the role of the heart and respiratory system in providing energy during exercise. Section II introduces the concept of aerobic activity and presents the FIT principle and the function of carbohydrate and fat as fuel sources for aerobic activities. Section IIIfocuses on improving strength, endurance, and flexibility, and it broadens nutritional knowledge as it relates to weight management and obesity. Section IVemphasizes physical activity and nutrition as parts of a healthy lifestyle. Physical Activity and Nutrition for Healthwill help you plan and implement physical education and nutrition education programs that significantly improve health and reinforce standards in health, physical education, mathematics, and science. The fitness elements, nutrition services, and parent involvement tools all address major components of the CDC's coordinated school health model.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child


Author: Lynn R Marotz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285427335
Category: Education
Page: 576
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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Games and Great Ideas

A Guide for Elementary School Physical Educators and Classroom Teachers
Author: Rhonda L. Clements
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294600
Category: Education
Page: 366
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An innovative guide for physical education teachers from preschool through eighth grade. Topics include theoretical considerations for teaching games, an interdisciplinary approach to games, games of different cultures, increasing developmentally appropriate behavior through games, and innovative game activities which increase fitness and leisure pursuits. Each topic is illustrated, and sample activities and implementation strategies are provided.

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom


Author: Christi Crosby Bergin,David Allen Bergin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965604
Category: Education
Page: 736
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Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.