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Excerpts — Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children-19th Edition

Characteristics of a Quality Lesson

This is an excerpt from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children-19th Edition. An effective learning environment offers a set of instructional behaviors that occur regularly. These behaviors do not describe a specific method or teaching style but allow for individual approaches to teaching content. The focus is less on what the teacher does and more on what the students do. Any teaching style that produces high rates of student-engaged time and positive attitudes toward the subject matter is considered an effective teaching style. Evidence from teacher effectiveness research indicates that, regardless of the teacher's instructional style, an educational environment...

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Essential Components of a Quality Physical Education Program

This is an excerpt from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children-19th Edition. Physical education teachers must make sure that students receive a quality physical education experience that results in student learning. To do this, programs must be guided by current research, thinking, and philosophy. One of the unique characteristics of physical education is that it is informed by many other disciplines. The information and curriculum provided in this book are deeply grounded in research from exercise physiology, psychology, motor control, and pedagogy and teaching. All these disciplines, and others, are interwoven to provide students with a quality physical education...

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Gymnastic-Related Skills

This is an excerpt from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children-19th Edition. Gymnastics-related activities are an important part of every child's physical education experience, and they can contribute significantly to physical education goals. The gymnastics program helps strengthen children's dedication and perseverance, because stunts are seldom mastered quickly. Because much of the work is individual, students face challenges and have the opportunity to develop resourcefulness, self-confidence, and courage. When children master a challenging stunt, satisfaction, pride in achievement, and a sense of accomplishment can improve their self-esteem. Students benefit from social interplay, cooperating in various partner and group stunts....

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Integrating Health Concepts - The Whys, The Types, and The Hows

This is an excerpt from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children-19th Edition. Integrating Health Content Into PE Why Integrate Health Concepts? In an era of accountability that places great pressure on classroom teachers to increase academic achievement by improving high-stakes test scores, physical educators can support classroom teachers by offering to supplement the classroom content related to health educations. This proposal shows classroom teachers that physical educators are team players concerned with student learning. Integrating also motivates classroom teachers to observe or visit the physical education setting to see how concepts are being integrated. Lastly, if physical educators are...

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Teaching Tips

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