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Maximum Middle School Physical Education

Maximum Middle School Physical Education

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    When kids take part in the activities that come from Maximum Middle School Physical Education, they won't be able to wait for their next physical education class! Written and piloted by the 2003 NASPE National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, the lessons and activities provided in this comprehensive book and CD-ROM package will keep middle school students interested and help you meet your daily challenges as a physical education teacher.

    Maximum Middle School Physical Education offers a mix of student-centered activities and lesson plans that foster affective growth, physical skills, and knowledge development. It's called maximum physical education because the book and CD-ROM provide much more than just lesson plans, assessment sheets, and activities—it's a detailed guide to a joyful experience in physical education.

    The authors base their content on current best practices and the National Standards for Physical Education. They help you capture and keep middle schoolers' attention with activities that encompass fitness exercises, social skills, and physical skill development. With this package, you'll be able to

    -use a wealth of fresh ideas that address the whole middle school student at this vital time of development;

    -broaden your program's impact with the social, emotional, and personal responsibility threads woven through each lesson; and

    -use over 150 worksheets, assessments, and other reproducibles to help you minimize prep time and stay organized.

    The CD-ROM also contains handouts, task cards, posters, and station instructions. The book includes thumbnails of the CD-ROM items so that you know when to include them in your teaching. The text also provides practical information and tested-and-true suggestions on promoting your program and making physical education a maximum learning experience for all involved.

    Maximum Middle School Physical Education will help you empower students to take responsibility for their own activity and fitness. And it will help you create an environment where your students experience maximum success, joy, and love for movement.


    Resource for middle school and upper-elementary physical education teachers.

    Table of Contents

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    Chapter 1: Maximum Learning for All
    Establish Student Expectations
    Assess Yourself
    Assess Your Students
    Maximize Learning Time
    Explain and Enforce Department Procedures
    Establish Class Management Protocols
    Get Off to a Good Start

    Chapter 2: Fitness Made Fun
    Success and Fun for All
    Structuring Lessons
    Putting It Together

    Chapter 3: Social Skills Development
    Elements of a Successful Social Skills Curriculum
    Developing the Curriculum

    Chapter 4: Student-Centered Learning
    Laying the Foundation
    Unit 1: Juggling
    Unit 2: Circus Tricks
    Unit 3: Tossing, Catching, Throwing, and Striking
    Unit 4: Foot Skills

    Chapter 5: Sequence Learning
    Unit 1: Using Grids in Team Sport
    Unit 2: Gladiator Games
    Unit 3: Rhythm and Dance

    Chapter 6: Promoting Your Program
    Address the Three Circles of Influence
    Build the Curriculum
    Spread the Word
    Find Support

    References and Resources
    About the Authors
    How to Use the CD-ROM

    About the Author

    Mary Hirt, BA, has been named the Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for California (2002), the Southwest (2003), and the nation (National Association for Sport & Physical Education, 2003). She is a Nike Go PE master trainer and a SPARK master trainer (SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness). In her 20 years as a teacher, Ms. Hirt has presented at numerous conferences, including the National Physical Education Conference. During her spare time she volunteers at a boxer rescue organization in Los Angeles, training dogs and preparing them for adoption. She also enjoys rock climbing.

    Irene Ramos, MEd, has over 21 years of experience in education, including 16 years as an administrator with an emphasis in student support services. She has presented at several state and regional conferences on maximizing and promoting student achievement. A member of the Association of California School Administrators, Ms. Ramos received her MEd from UCLA in 1990. She enjoys hiking, jogging, and bike riding in her leisure time.