Teaching Middle School Physical Education

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Finally, there's a comprehensive guide that offers a blueprint for designing a quality middle school physical education program. Teaching Middle School Physical Education describes how to create a program that addresses the specific needs and capabilities of middle school students while helping them through the transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Written by a veteran middle school physical educator, this book provides practical information that's flexible enough to use in a variety of settings. It's packed with exciting ideas and proven strategies that cover all aspects of teaching middle school physical education:

· Selecting instructional units

· Integrating with other subject areas

· Developing unit and lesson plans

· Assessing and grading students

· Motivating students

· Demonstrating positive teaching behaviors

· Selecting teaching styles and strategies

· Choosing instructional materials

· Incorporating technology effectively

· Much, much more

The book also examines current reform efforts in the middle school, discusses the physical and psychological environments of a quality program, and encourages physical educators to become equal partners in their school's entire education program.

In addition, the book includes sample programs for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade that illustrate how all of the elements of a successful program fit together. Plus, you'll find handy checklists, insightful anecdotes, and detailed examples to help you put the information into practice.

Whether you've been teaching for years or are preparing for your first class, this complete reference has everything you need to bring your program into the 21st century.

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This popular book provides

· expanded standards-based units for students at each grade level,
· self-assessments for evaluating your PE program, and
· all the tools and information you need to create and implement a comprehensive middle school PE program.

Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Second Edition, provides practical information that’s flexible enough to use in a variety of settings. Written by a veteran middle school physical educator, it’s packed with exciting ideas, proven strategies, and complete standards-based units that cover all aspects of planning, implementing, and teaching middle school physical education:

· Selecting instructional units
· Integrating with other subject areas
· Developing unit and lesson plans
· Assessing and grading students
· Motivating students
· Demonstrating positive teaching behaviors
· Selecting teaching styles and strategies
· Choosing instructional materials
· Incorporating technology effectively

The book examines recent reform efforts in the middle school, discusses the physical and psychological environments of a quality program, and encourages physical educators to become equal partners in their school’s entire education program. The book also includes sample programs for fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades that demonstrate how all of the elements of a successful program fit together.

This updated edition also includes

· added units for grade 5,
· revised units for grades 6 through 8,
· updated lists of sources for supplies and materials,
· updated information about the uses of technology, and
· all-new illustrations for lessons and activities.

Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Second Edition, features expanded standards-based assessments for each grade level and self-assessment tools for evaluating your own physical education program.

Teaching Middle School Physical Education, Second Edition, helps teachers to integrate physical education into the complete school curriculum and promote overall health and fitness. It provides everything a middle school physical education teacher needs for planning and teaching yearlong physical education classes.

About the Author:

With 13 years of middle school physical education teaching experience, Bonnie Mohnsen is no stranger to the needs of middle school students and teachers. She has been recognized many times for her outstanding achievements in the field of physical education; her numerous honors include being named the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Southern District Outstanding Physical Education Teacher (1989) and receiving the CAHPERD State Honor Award (1995). A highly sought after consultant and speaker, Dr. Mohnsen has helped countless physical educators across the United States improve the quality of their programs.

An outspoken proponent of using technology in physical education, Dr. Mohnsen is the coordinator of physical education and integrated technology for the Orange County Department of Education. She is a member of the technology task force for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the author of Using Technology in Physical Education (Human Kinetics, 1995). She is also the owner of and a programmer for Bonnie's Fitware, which develops affordable software for use in physical education.

Dr. Mohnsen belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; CAHPERD; and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in 1984. She lives in Cerritos, California, where she enjoys reading, jogging, and playing on her computer.

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