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Introduction to Teaching Physical Education PDF With Online Student Resource

Introduction to Teaching Physical Education PDF With Online Student Resource

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    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.

    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


    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.