Student-centered Physical Education

Strategies for Developing Middle School Fitness and Skills

Author: Timothy K. Smith,Nicholas G. Cestaro

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880115902

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Student-Centered Physical Education presents over 100 fun physical activities that not only promote student fitness and skill development but also build the foundation for a physically active life. The authors' modular approach allows teachers to mix and match activities in order to achieve specific goals, creating multiple opportunities within each class period for students to succeed. Authors Timothy Smith and Nicholas Cestaro, who together have more than 50 years of teaching experience, have developed a student-centered approach to physical education to replace the outdated, subject-driven approach. By focusing on the needs of the preadolescent student rather than on sports or calisthenics, this proven program challenges exclusivity, boredom, and gender bias. Their strategies and activities make physical education relevant to your students and motivate them to participate in physical activity, both in the gym and after school. Part I, "A Student-Centered Modular Approach," helps you develop and organize your classes. You'll learn how to assemble modular lesson plans and how to increase their effectiveness using the teaching strategies presented. You'll also find a chapter on authentic assessment, which discusses the use of rubrics, portfolios, and portfolio cards. Next, Part II, "Teaching Modules," provides you with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for more than 100 fitness-related activities, including -warm-ups, -skill development activities, -team-oriented activities, and -individual and paired activities. Each activity is ready to be inserted into the modular lesson format presented in Part I. In addition, you'll find 10 detailed health-fitness modules-one for each month of the school year-that will help you present and reinforce key lifestyle concepts in addition to the "physical" components of physical education.

Elementary Classroom Management

A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning

Author: Kerry Curtiss Williams

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452215510

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 3835


A student-centered classroom management approach that guides elementary teachers in leading their students and managing the classroom Elementary Classroom Management: A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning provides the information and resources that teachers need to design a classroom management system that incorporates the principles of autonomy, belonging, competency, democracy, and motivation. This text includes stories, strategies, research, and reflection tools to help teachers effectively manage the spaces, procedures, and pedagogy of the classroom environment. Key Features Stimulates teachers to reflect on the needs and motivations of their students Offers a "right question" rather than a "right answer" approach to help teachers design their own unique classroom management programs Provides real stories, case studies, and letters from master teachers to help readers construct environments that meet the needs of all students Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! An Instructor Resource on CD includes video clips with discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and much more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6 am–5 pm, PT. A Student study site at provides video clips, quizzes, flashcards, Web resources, and much more. Questions for the author? Contact Kerry Curtiss Williams at [email protected]

Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher

Author: Julia G. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047054743X

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 4130


Ideas for creating an orderly classroom where learning can thrive This unique, hands-on book is packed with tested ideas and strategies to help you create a classroom environment where good conduct and high achievement are the norm and where students become self- motivated and take responsibility for their actions. The second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the past decade. Puts the focus on the teacher as a leader and coach who encourages students to buy into a classroom management approach Offers information about setting limits, safety issues, and protecting student's privacy Covers topics including technology; disruptions in the classroom form i-pods and cell phones; computers in the classroom; motivating, engaging, instructing students; and communicating with students and parents This must have resource offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to disciple in the school setting, complete with handy forms, checklists, and self-assessments.

WeVideo Every Day

40 Strategies to Use Video in Every Class

Author: Nathan D. Lang-Raad

Publisher: Edtechteam Press

ISBN: 9781945167577

Category: Education

Page: 76

View: 4276


Activate Learning with WeVideo! Instead of assigning boring worksheets and tedious tasks or practice problems, teachers today can design active and fun learning experiences that build on students' strengths and interests by using exciting edtech tools--like WeVideo. In this easy-to-follow guide, educator and WeVideo expert Nathan Lang-Raad provides 40 strategies using WeVideo to create engaging content that encourages students to practice real-life problem-solving skills. Using a student-centered learning approach, you can employ this powerful platform to ... Create an environment where students feel safe and empowered. Clearly communicate goals in a fun and engaging way. See learning in action. Provide a structure for students to share their voice with their peers, the community, and the world. Engage students at deeper learning through critical thinking and creativity. Take learning further with WeVideo! "For video to really impact learning and outcomes, active use should be the goal. What is even more important is how learners are empowered to use their own devices to capture video as a means to showcase what they have learned. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad addresses these critical components and more in a practical guide that will pave the way to unleash the true power of video in the classroom." --Eric Sheninger, ICLE senior fellow, award-winning principal, and best-selling author of Digital Leadership "As educators, how do we encourage, support, and promote creativity in the classroom? Students naturally crave ways to express themselves creatively, and this book gives practical ways for teachers to help students do just that." --Jennie Magiera, chief program officer at EdTechTeam and president of The Student Voice Foundation "This book provides helpful strategies to support student growth and learning by giving learners a place to play, discover, wonder, be heard, solve problems, and create. Thank you for writing this, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad!" --Alice Keeler, educator, speaker, and author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

Handbook of Educational Psychology

Author: Philip H. Winne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805849378

Category: Education

Page: 1055

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Sponsored by Division 15 of APA, the second edition of this groundbreaking book has been expanded to 41 chapters that provide unparalleled coverage of this far-ranging field. Internationally recognized scholars contribute up-to-date reviews and critical syntheses of the following areas: foundations and the future of educational psychology, learners’ development, individual differences, cognition, motivation, content area teaching, socio-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning, teachers and teaching, instructional design, teacher assessment, and modern perspectives on research methodologies, data, and data analysis. New chapters cover topics such as adult development, self-regulation, changes in knowledge and beliefs, and writing. Expanded treatment has been given to cognition, motivation, and new methodologies for gathering and analyzing data. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses devoted to the study of educational psychology.

Tips for Teaching Culture

Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication

Author: Ann C. Wintergerst,Joe McVeigh

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132458221

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 8651


Series Editor: H. Douglas Brown Tips for Teaching Culture introduces English Language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture, education, and social responsibility. Features: Concrete tips in each chapter provide teachers with helpful suggestions on how to build cultural awareness. What the research says and What the teacher can do sections link pedagogical research with classroom techniques. Voices from the Classroom anecdotes share teachers' cross-cultural experiences. Classroom activities illustrate over 50 ways teachers can build intercultural understanding. Photocopiable handouts for classroom activities can be used with minimal preparation. Glossary provides concise definitions of commonly used terms about intercultural communication. The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehnesible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.

Future-Focused Learning

Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice (Changing Teaching Practices to Support Authentic Learning for the 21st Century)

Author: Lee Crockett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945349584

Category: Holistic education

Page: 248

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Curriculum planning

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