Teaching Children Physical Education: Becoming a Master Teacher

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With "Teaching Children Physical Education", present as well as future elementary physical educators will learn what master teachers actually do in lessons to make learning both enjoyable and developmentally appropriate for children. This book focuses solely on how to teach children physical education. Dr. George Graham - a university professor physical education teacher - integrates research-based information with first-hand experience to describe the decision-making processes used by master teachers in virtually every lesson they teach. Novice and experienced teachers will learn practical skills and techniques to help them motivate children to practise, build positive feelings, minimise off-task behaviour and discipline problems, create an atmosphere of learning, maximize learning, develop lesson content, use a problem solving approach, observe and analyse, provide feedback, and assess children's (and their own) progress. Readers will also benefit from chapter introductions and objectives, insights into practical experiences, videotape analysis suggestions, reflection questions, chapter summaries, and chapter references. These features make Teaching Children Physical Education an excellent undergraduate text for physical education students. It is also a valuable reference for in-service teachers. "Teaching Children Physical Education" is the text for the pedagogy course of the "American Master Teacher Program for Children's Physical Education". It's the first in a series of resources and courses designed to improve the teaching of physical education at the pre-school, infant, and primary levels. Successful completion of all courses and requirements in the programme leads to certification as a Master Teacher of Children's Physical Education.

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George Graham, PhD, has been on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in the department of kinesiology since 2002. He was on the faculty at Virginia Tech for 17 years, where he was a member of Virginia Tech's Academy of Teaching Excellence. He began his career teaching and coaching in the public schools of California and Oregon and served on the faculties of the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina before moving to Blacksburg, Virginia.

Since its inception in 1996, Dr. Graham has served as the senior advisor for PE Central (www.pecentral.org), the most widely used Web site by physical educators in the United States.

Dr. Graham has published extensively on physical education teacher effectiveness and physical education for children; he has more than a dozen books, monographs, and journal features and more than 50 articles, monographs, and videotapes to his credit. He is a sought-after speaker and consultant, having delivered presentations at more than 100 conferences throughout the world, including over 60 keynote speeches and feature addresses. He has served as a consultant to more than 70 school districts, the United States Tennis Association, and the Professional Golf Association. He continues to work as a consultant to schools and districts throughout the United States.

In 2007, Dr. Graham was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (2005) and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Professionals (2004). Dr. Graham has also received the Margie Hanson Honor Award presented by the Council on Physical Education for Children in 1997 and the NASPE Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award in 1996. He served as the executive director of the United States Physical Education Association. With his graduate students, he wrote the first developmentally appropriate document for NASPE. With his undergraduate students, he spends several weeks each semester in elementary schools teaching children physical education.

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