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Essentials of Teaching Physical Education 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access, The

Essentials of Teaching Physical Education 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access, The

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

$95.17 CAD $138.95 CAD


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    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education, Second Edition, offers what every future physical educator wants: the opportunity to hit the ground running on day one of their career, ready to deliver an effective program.

    In this new edition, future K-12 physical educators will find an accessible and effective approach to delivering vital content to students. The book takes a standards-based approach that is fully integrated with SHAPE America assessments, and its teaching for learning approach to curriculum development takes the guesswork out of translating the text’s information into action.

    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is fully updated from its successful first edition and is augmented by new material. A new chapter on social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices helps prepare readers in areas that are crucial in today’s educational landscape. A new special element, Critical Perspective on Teaching and Learning, helps future and current teachers understand the importance of critical analysis and equity issues in all aspects of teaching and learning, including the learning context, the student body, the curriculum, and what and how content is taught. This new edition also features expanded instructor ancillaries.

    This comprehensive text covers what future teachers need to know about teaching K-12 physical education, offering a flexible, individualized approach to enhance student learning and acquisition of skills. As readers work their way through the text, they can acquire the following:
    • A strong working knowledge of standards and standards-based learning outcomes that will help students achieve those outcomes
    • The ability to plan for learning in both the short and long term
    • The management and teaching skills they need to ensure an equitable environment that fosters student learning in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains for all students
    • The means to assess student learning and program effectiveness
    To assist students using the text, the second edition of The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education has related online learning activities delivered through HKPropel. This includes supplemental activities for each chapter and key figures from the text.

    With advice, tips, and success stories from top physical educators, The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education offers readers an inside look at how to motivate students while focusing on what teachers really need to know to succeed. It delivers practical and essential information and guidance on the most relevant topics for today’s physical educators, including physical literacy, accountability, social justice, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. Everything a physical educator needs to know to succeed is found here, delivered in a straightforward and highly readable manner.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Undergraduate text for physical education teaching methods courses. Resource for current teachers and administrators.
    Part I. Building the Foundation of a Teaching for Learning Approach
    Chapter 1. Developing Physically Literate Individuals
    Promoting Physical Literacy
    Academic Links to Physical Literacy

    Chapter 2. Understanding a Teaching for Learning Approach
    Curricular Alignment in Physical Education
    Instructional Alignment in Physical Education

    Chapter 3. Examining Student Motivation
    Establishing a Motivating Environment
    Retaining Students’ Motivation
    Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Motivation
    Eradicating Amotivation

    Chapter 4. Understanding Social-Emotional Learning and Using Trauma-Informed Practices
    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
    Trauma-Informed Practices (TIPs)
    Becoming Self-Aware Through Critical Reflection
    Strategies on Fostering Resilient Learners

    Part II. Teaching to the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education
    Chapter 5. Standard 1: Developing Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    Competency Versus Proficiency
    Motor Skills and Phases of Performance
    Elementary School: K-Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6-8
    High School: Grades 9-12

    Chapter 6. Standard 2: Applying Concepts, Principles, Strategies, and Tactics
    Elementary School: K-Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6-8
    High School: Grades 9-12

    Chapter 7. Standard 3: Achieving Health-Enhancing Physical Activity and Fitness
    Elementary School: K-Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6-8
    High School: Grades 9-12

    Chapter 8. Standard 4: Exhibiting Responsible Personal and Social Behavior
    Elementary School: K-Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6-8
    High School: Grades 9-12

    Chapter 9. Standard 5: Recognizing the Value of Physical Activity
    Elementary School: K-Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6-8
    High School: Grades 9-12

    Part III. Building the Curriculum
    Chapter 10. Unit and Lesson Planning
    Unit Planning
    Lesson Planning

    Chapter 11. Planning Developmentally Appropriate Content
    Types of Knowledge
    Standards, Outcomes, and Assessments
    Learning Domains
    Students’ Prior Knowledge and Experiences
    Sequencing of Content and Task Progressions
    Modifying Content

    Chapter 12. Curriculum Models as Organizing Frameworks
    Skill Theme Approach
    Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility
    Tactical Games Model
    Sport Education Model
    Fitness Education
    Adventure Education
    Outdoor Education
    Cultural Studies
    Implementing Curriculum Models Within Units of Instruction

    Part IV. Instruction and Assessment
    Chapter 13. Establishing and Managing a Safe Learning Environment
    Setting Rules for Your Gymnasium
    Managing Student Behavior
    Maximizing Learning and Activity Time
    Managing the Learning Environment During Instruction and Activity

    Chapter 14. Developing Essential Teaching Skills
    Exploring Instructional Styles
    Employing Effective Teaching Tactics

    Chapter 15. Assessing Student Learning
    Purposes of Assessment
    Grading Schemes
    Selecting Appropriate Assessments
    Type of Assessments
    Organizing and Interpreting Data

    Part V. Developing as a Professional
    Chapter 16. 21st Century Skills in Physical Education
    Framework for 21st Century Learning
    21st Century Student Outcomes
    21st Century Support Systems

    Chapter 17. Advocacy, Professionalism, and Professional Development
    Advocating for Your Profession
    Professional Development Opportunities
    Steve Mitchell, PhD, is a professor of physical education teacher education at Kent State University. He has BS and MA degrees in physical education and education from Loughborough University in England and a PhD in education from Syracuse University. Steve is lead author on Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills, also published by Human Kinetics—a book now in its fourth edition, with previous editions translated into Japanese and Korean. He has numerous refereed journal publications to his credit. He has also made dozens of keynote addresses and scholarly presentations. Steve is a member of SHAPE America, serving on many committees for that organization. He is a past president of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD). In 2005, he received the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award.

    Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette, EdD, is a professor of physical education teacher education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. She obtained her BS in physical education from Rhode Island College, her MS in sport pedagogy from Ithaca College, and her EdD in physical education teacher education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Jennifer has published four books and more than 40 research articles. She served as chair of the Research Council and is actively involved with SHAPE America, OAHPERD, and other associations. Her scholarship explores social justice, equity, and policy issues in physical education and PETE programs locally, nationally, and internationally. In recent years she has been especially active in the areas of social-emotional learning and trauma-informed teaching, and she is well-respected as an expert on these subjects.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Web resource. Includes supplemental activities for each chapter and key figures from the text.

    Test package. Contains more than 200 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.

    Presentation package. Features more than 300 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel; these include online learning activities for each chapter and key figures from the text.

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