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Essentials of Teaching Physical Education With Web Resource, The

Essentials of Teaching Physical Education With Web Resource, The



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    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is the definitive guide for future K-12 physical educators, as well as current teachers and administrators, and is an appropriate resource for learning to teach at both the elementary and the secondary levels.

    Preparing Future Teachers for Success
    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is the most up-to-date resource that aligns with SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. The text is comprehensive in its coverage of what future teachers need to know about teaching K-12 physical education and offers a flexible, individualized approach to enhancing student learning and acquisition of skills.

    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education helps prepare future teachers by providing them with the following:
    • Insight into student motivation
    • A working knowledge of standards-based outcomes and content that will help students achieve the outcomes
    • The ability to plan for learning in both the short and the long term
    • Management and teaching skills to ensure an equitable environment that fosters student learning in three domains: psychomotor, cognitive, and affective
    • The means to assess student learning and program effectiveness
    Teaching for Learning Approach
    In addition, The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education offers a practical and highly successful teaching for learning approach to curriculum development, which makes it easy to put the contents of the book into action and prepare students to graduate with a high degree of physical literacy. The book’s focus on physical literacy, accountability, and social justice—all key elements to high-quality physical education—will prepare future teachers to step into their jobs on day one, ready to deliver an effective program. The text also supplies a vocabulary of the current terminology used in physical education.

    Ancillaries and Book Organization
    The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education comes with a test bank, a PowerPoint presentation package that has approximately 15 slides per chapter, and a web resource with reproducible forms and supplemental activities.

    The authors organized the book in five parts. Part I focuses on understanding the teaching for learning approach, and part II details the five national physical education standards. Part III delves into unit and lesson planning and developmentally appropriate content and curriculum models, and part IV explores how to establish safe learning environments, develop essential teaching skills, and assess student learning. Part V completes the picture for future students by tackling issues that are important to 21st-century skills and professional development.

    The Resource for Developing Physically Literate Students
    The result is a practical and well-researched resource that will help current and future physical educators develop physically literate students while providing guidance for accountability and social justice and meeting SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. And that makes it a win–win–win: a win for teachers and future teachers, a win for their students, and a win for the United States as it progresses toward becoming a healthier nation.


    Textbook for undergraduate physical education, pedagogy, and assessment courses. Reference for K-12 administrators and teachers.

    Table of Contents

    How to Access the Web Resource
    Part I Building the Foundation of a Teaching for Learning Approach
    Chapter 1 Developing Physically Literate People
    Promoting Physical Literacy
    Academic Links to Physical Literacy
    Chapter 2 Understanding a Teaching for Learning Approach
    Curricular Alignment in Physical Education
    Instructional Alignment in Physical Education
    Chapter 3 Examining Student Motivation
    Establishing a Motivating Environment
    Retaining Students’ Motivation
    Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Motivation
    Eradicating Amotivation
    Part II Teaching to the National Physical Education Standards
    Chapter 4 Standard 1: Developing Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    Competency Versus Proficiency
    Motor Skills and Phases of Performance
    Elementary School: K–Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6–8
    High School: Grades 9–12
    Chapter 5 Standard 2: Applying Concepts, Principles, Strategies, and Tactics
    Elementary School: K–Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6–8
    High School: Grades 9–12
    Chapter 6 Standard 3: Achieving Health-Enhancing Physical Activity and Fitness
    Elementary School: K–Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6–8
    High School: Grades 9–12
    Chapter 7 Standard 4: Exhibiting Responsible Personal and Social Behavior
    Elementary School: K–Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6–8
    High School: Grades 9–12
    Chapter 8 Standard 5: Recognizing the Value of Physical Activity
    Elementary School: K–Grade 5
    Middle School: Grades 6–8
    High School: Grades 9–12
    Part III Building the Curriculum
    Chapter 9 Unit and Lesson Planning
    Unit Planning
    Lesson Planning
    Chapter 10 Planning Developmentally Appropriate Content
    Types of Knowledge
    Standards, Outcomes, and Assessments
    Learning Domains
    Students’ Prior Knowledge and Experiences
    Sequencing of Content and Task Progressions
    Modifying Content
    Chapter 11 Curriculum Models
    Skill Theme Approach
    Personal and Social Responsibility
    Tactical Games Model
    Sport Education Model
    Fitness Education
    Adventure Education
    Outdoor Education
    Cultural Studies
    Implementing Curriculum Models Within Units of Instruction
    Part IV Instruction and Assessment
    Chapter 12 Establishing and Managing a Safe Learning Environment
    Setting Rules for Your Gymnasium
    Managing Student Behavior
    Maximizing Learning and Activity Time
    Managing the Learning Environment During Instruction and Activity
    Chapter 13 Developing Essential Teaching Skills
    Exploring Instructional Styles
    Employing Effective Teaching Tactics
    Chapter 14 Assessing Student Learning
    Purposes of Assessment
    Grading Schemes
    Selecting Appropriate Assessments
    Types of Assessments
    Organizing and Interpreting Data
    Part V Developing as a Professional
    Chapter 15 21st Century Skills in Physical Education
    Framework for 21st-Century Learning
    21st Century Student Outcomes
    21st Century Support Systems
    Chapter 16 Advocacy and Professional Development
    Advocating for Your Profession
    Professional Development Opportunities
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Steve Mitchell, PhD, is a professor of physical education teacher education at Kent State University. He has BS and MA degrees in physical education and education from Loughborough University in England and a PhD in education from Syracuse University. Steve has coauthored four other books with Human Kinetics and has numerous refereed journal publications to his credit. He has also made dozens of keynote addresses and scholarly presentations. Mitchell is a member of SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD), serving on many committees for that organization. He is a past president of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD). In 2005, he received the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award.

    Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette, EdD, is an associate professor of physical education teacher education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. She obtained her BS in physical education from Rhode Island College, MS in sport pedagogy from Ithaca College, and EdD in physical education teacher education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her scholarship explores the critical examination of girls' lived experiences and embodied identities in physical education and physical activity through student voice, assessment, and curriculum development. She is currently exploring how sociocultural issues are included and addressed in PETE programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Walton-Fisette has published 3 books and more than 20 research articles. She was a member of the PE Metrics writing team on both editions and is actively involved with SHAPE America, OAHPERD, and other associations.


    Web Resource
    The web resource features learning activities, reproducibles from the book, and web links to relevant information from SHAPE America.

    A test bank and PowerPoint presentation package that has approximately 15 slides per chapter are also included.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at