No Standing Around in My Gym
Lesson plans, games, and teaching tips for elementary physical education
Author: J.D. Hughes
Keep all students in your physical education program moving, learning, and on their toes—even when you're teaching very large classes.
This ready-to-use guide is packed with 6 units, 70 games, 15 hints, and 39 special game variations for teaching even the largest of classes.
If you are looking for fresh ways to teach children ages 4 to 11 basic fitness concepts, movement skills, and games that emphasize creative thinking and cooperation, No Standing Around in My Gym is for you. It's an incredible source of ideas and solutions to help you
- increase the time students are active in class,
- minimize discipline problems,
- develop healthy attitudes that lead to a lifetime of activity,
- save valuable lesson preparation time, and
- keep students motivated and challenged.
The book provides complete descriptions, nearly 200 illustrations, and proven plans to make the units and games easy to teach. It's the ideal resource for busy teachers with little time in the day to think of new ideas or develop lesson plans from scratch.
The author shares a wealth of innovative ways to motivate kids, make classes more enjoyable, create an atmosphere for learning, manage classes, and maximize parental involvement to improve outcomes. Readers also will appreciate the suggestions for communicating with parents, administrators, and the public using brochures, web sites, videos, and newsletters.
With this collection of invigorating, fun and gym-tested activities, you'll be able to motivate, engage, and intrigue students in large or small classes for years to come.
Elementary physical education specialists, classroom teachers who teach physical education, youth group leaders, physical education faculty and students, and recreational facilitators.
Part I Physical Education Units, Games, and Activities That Involve Everyone
Chapter 1 Physical Education Units
Ball Handling and Manipulative Skills
Body Awareness and Movement Exploration
Jump Rope Skills
Striking and Kicking Activities
Chapter 2 Supporting Games and Activities
Hot Off the Press
Traditional Games With New Twists
Wide World of Sports
Part II Supplemental Ideas for Physical Education
Chapter 3 Ideas for Behavior and Class Management
First Week of School
Rules and Expectations
Chapter 4 Student Incentives and Motivational Ideas
In-School Running Program
After-School Running Enrichment Program
Helpers of the Month
Fifth Grade Blast-Off Party
Chapter 5 Informing and Educating Parents
Student Information Card
About the Author