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Introduction to Teaching Physical Education eBook With Online Student Resource

Introduction to Teaching Physical Education eBook With Online Student Resource

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    The eBook for Introduction to Teaching Physical Education: Principles and Strategies is available at a reduced price. It allows you to highlight, take notes, and easily use all the material in the book in seconds. The e-book is delivered through Adobe Digital Editions® and when purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the content is immediately granted when your order is received.

    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education: Principles and Strategies is the perfect initiation for undergrads planning to become teachers. The text provides them with a solid background on the physical education field along with the ins and outs they need to know to become successful K-12 professionals. No other introductory text so successfully blends the theoretical, practical, and inspirational aspects of teaching physical education, combining authoritative information with a highly engaging style.

    This practical, student-friendly text helps students build a strong base of instructional skills as they learn to apply the principles of teaching physical education. In addition to focusing on teaching skills, they will explore the history of physical education, including the two main systems that served as the profession’s foundation, and they will learn the purpose of physical education and the standards that are in place to achieve that purpose. They also will examine teaching scope and sequence, teaching and nonteaching duties and issues, motivational theories and strategies, and principles of behavior management and safeguards. Additionally, students delve into lesson planning, assessment options, technology and online resources, and careers in the field.

    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education will open students’ eyes to the practicalities and realities of the profession. And it comes with several features that will make your job easier:
    • Sidebars that explicate main concepts to enhance student understanding
    • An online study resource offering case studies, worksheets that heighten understanding of content and focus on specific skill elements, and blank lesson plan templates
    • An instructor guide that supplies chapter overviews, discussion questions, lesson ideas, extended learning activities, test and quiz bank questions, and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint outlines
    This hands-on resource offers students a wealth of real-world exercises to enhance their learning experience and prepare them to enter the teaching profession. It enables students to gain the knowledge and skills they need as they pursue their entry into the teaching profession, and it provides them with the ideal springboard to advance in their coursework.

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    Text for undergraduate students in introduction to physical education courses. Reference for physical education teachers.

    Table of Contents


    Part I: Behind the Scenes of Physical Education

    Chapter 1. Physical Education’s History
    The Beginning
    Physical Education in the United States
    Early American Period: Mid-1700s to 1900
    Early 20th Century: 1900 to 1930
    Mid 20th Century: 1930 to 1970
    Late 20th Century: 1970 to 2000
    Early 21st Century: 2000 to Present

    Chapter 2. Purpose, Benefits, and Philosophy
    Purpose of Physical Education
    Benefits of Physical Education
    Philosophy of Physical Education

    Chapter 3. Duties and Issues
    Teaching Duties
    Nonteaching Duties
    Issues and Concerns

    Part II: Teaching Physical Education

    Chapter 4. Organization and Instruction
    Noninstructional Tasks
    Instructional Tasks
    Content Progressions and Practice Strategies
    Teaching Styles

    Chapter 5. Motivation
    Motivational Theories
    Strategies to Enhance Motivation

    Chapter 6. Behavior Management
    Behavior Management Safeguards
    Behavior Management Strategies

    Part III: Lesson Planning and Outcomes

    Chapter 7. Scope and Sequence
    Scope: Elementary School
    Scope: Middle School and Junior High School
    Scope: High School

    Chapter 8. Lesson Planning
    Writing Performance Objectives
    Creating Lesson Plans

    Chapter 9. Student Assessment
    Student Assessment Options
    Types of Rubrics
    Rubric Construction
    Grading Considerations
    Health-Related Fitness Testing
    Constructing Written Tests

    Part IV: Beyond the Classroom

    Chapter 10. Technology and Resources
    Online Resources
    Careers in Physical Education

    Chapter 11. Careers in Physical Education
    Alternative School Settings
    Other Career Avenues

    Appendix A. Example of Class Policies and Expectations
    Appendix B. Exercises for a Dynamic Warm-Up
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Jane M. Shimon, EdD, ATC, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She was named the Outstanding College Educator of the Year in 2006 by Idaho AHPERD and the University Educator of the Year in 2007 for AAHPERD’s Northwest District. ….I don’t know if the following award should also be included: Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Development, Radford University, 1998.

    Shimon has firsthand experience in teaching physical education and health at the secondary level and has been teaching an introduction to physical education class since 2000. She has supervised student teachers in rural, urban, and suburban areas in many states across the country. These experiences have broadened her views of PE programs and teaching practices.

    Shimon has been a member of various state Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance organizations and has served on the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance editorial board and on a subcommittee for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. She is also a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She enjoys cycling on the roads and in the mountains, watercolor painting, and reading mysteries and historical fiction.


    Ancillaries will be available for instructors and include an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package. Complete information is available at

    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education Instructor Guide. Includes activities that provide students with learning experiences in which they can apply and interact with the content addressed in each chapter of the book. In addition, a sample course syllabus and course outline are provided.

    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education Test Package. The test package consists of 187 ready-made test questions that feature multiple-choice and true-false questions covering the content from all chapters.

    Introduction to Teaching Physical Education Presentation Package. Presents 205 slides of key concepts and art covering all 11 chapters in PowerPoint format.

    FREE access to online instructor guide and Web site download for course adopters. Call for details.