No Standing Around in My Gym: Lesson plans, games, and teaching tips for elementary physical education

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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.

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J.D. Hughes has taught elementary physical education since 1995 in Douglas County, GA. His previous experiences and superior program proved invaluable experience in setting up exemplary programs at various new schools. J.D. provides a challenging yet developmentally appropriate physical learning environment striving for motor skill development, physical fitness and cognitive awareness as recognized by SHAPE America National PE Standards. He goes beyond the call of duty by working with students and families to promote physical fitness before and after school hours through F.I.T.T. Club and Roadrunner's Club. He promotes a healthy lifestyle by serving as a model and talking to students and parents, also serving as a cooperating teacher and mentor for local colleges. He is a National Board Certified Teacher (2001), holds a Master's and Education Specialist's degree. He was recognized as the 2004-2005 and 2014-2015 Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and was also awarded the 2014-2015 Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. J.D. also provides staff development to local school districts, conducts conference presentations and workshops all over the nation. He is passionate, constantly striving to look for new ways to improve his teaching, to share his practice, and strengthen the teaching profession. J.D. is on the advisory board for the Best Practices and the 3-5 Lesson Plans area of P.E. Central.

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