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Dance lessons have the potential to be exciting, creative and fun. They can be a time for children to explore ideas about the world they live in, experiment with the ways their bodies move and learn to appreciate this most physical of art forms by combining it with others...Or they can be your worst nightmare! This down-to-earth book, with accompanying CD, is written specifically for Primary and Secondary schoolteachers who are faced with teaching their pupils Dance as part of the national curriculum, but who have no specialist Dance training. This book shows them how to do it and provides user-friendly resources to deliver high-quality lessons. Ideas in this book will also be of interest to community groups, nursery teachers and other professionals working creatively with children. The book explains how to structure a lesson, set and develop tasks, and gives specific examples of tried and tested things to say and do to get children moving creatively. There are also seven different schemes of work suggested for Key Stages 1 - 3.
"Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition," takes off where its previous edition--a best-selling high school text for students enrolled in dance classes--left off. Geared to students in dance II, III, and IV classes, this text places teachers in the role of facilitator and opens up a world of creativity and analytical thinking as students explore the art of dance.
Through "Experiencing Dance," students will be able to do the following:
- Encounter dance through creating, performing, responding to, analyzing, connecting with, and understanding dance through its 45-plus lessons.
- Experience dance as performers, choreographers, and audience members.
- Learn about dance in historical and cultural contexts, in community settings, and as career options.
- Go through a complete and flexible high school curriculum that can be presented in one or more years of instruction.
- Meet state and national standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals.
- Use Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that will enhance the learning experience and connect studio learning to the real world of dance.
"Experiencing Dance" will help students engage in movement experiences as they learn and apply dance concepts through written, oral, and media assignments. These assignments help them gain a perspective of dance as an art form and provide the content for students to develop interactive dance portfolios.
The text contains 15 chapters in five units. Each chapter offers at least three lessons, each containing the following material:
- Move It introduces students, through a movement experience, to a lesson concept.
- Vocabulary provides definitions of key terms.
- Curtain Up offers background information to help students understand lesson topics and concepts.
- Take the Stage presents dance-related assignments for students to produce and share.
- Take a Bow engages students in response, evaluation, and revision activities to process their work and concepts presented in the chapter.
Each lesson includes Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that help students extend their learning and deepen their understanding of historical and cultural facts and prominent dancers, dance companies, and professionals in careers related to dance.
Each chapter includes a chapter review quiz. Quizzes incorporate true-or-false, short-answer, and matching answer questions. Finally, each chapter ends with a capstone assignment.
Students will delve into major topics such as these:
- Identifying your movement potential as a dancer
- Understanding dance science and its application through studying basic anatomy and injury prevention in relation to dance training
- Developing proper warm-ups and cool-downs and integrating fitness principles and nutrition information into healthy dancing practices
- Expressing through various dance styles and forms the roles of the dancer, the historical and cultural heritage of the dance, and the dance's connections to community and society
- Developing and performing dance studies and choreography in a variety of styles and forms and then producing the dance using production elements for a variety of settings
- Preparing for a future as a dancer, choreographer, or a career that is otherwise connected to dance
- Advocating for dance in your community and beyond
The text is bolstered by web resources for both students and teachers. These resources enhance the students' learning experience while enabling teachers to prepare for, conduct, and manage their classes.
The student web resource contains these features:
- Journaling prompts
- Extended learning activities
- Web search suggestions for further research
- Worksheets and assignments to either print out or complete online (via editable Word files)
- Interactive chapter review quizzes (these are completed online and students get immediate feedback)
- Video clips
- Vocabulary terms with and without definitions to aid in self-quizzing and review
The teacher web resource contains everything that is on the student web resource, plus the following:
- A printable full-color poster for the classroom
- PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
- Answer keys for worksheets and quizzes
- A full electronic version of the student textbook
In addition, "Experiencing Dance" is available in both print and interactive iBook versions. The iBook version has embedded chapter-opening and instructional video clips as well as interactive quizzes (in which students immediately receive feedback on their answers).
This updated text, with its solid instruction and comprehensive lessons, new resources, and extended learning experiences, will help students at levels II, III, and IV increase their understanding of, expertise in, and enjoyment of dance.
The Brockport Physical Fitness Test revolutionized fitness testing for youngsters with disabilities when it first came out in 1999. This significantly updated edition takes up where the original left off, offering adapted physical education teachers the most complete health-related fitness testing program available for youngsters with physical and mental disabilities.
This new edition of "Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities" comes with an online web resource with reproducible charts and forms as well as video clips that demonstrate assessment protocol for the tests. The text helps teachers understand these aspects:
- The conceptual framework for testing
- How to administer tests to youngsters with various specific disabilities
The text also supplies a glossary and many appendixes, including a body mass index chart, guidelines on purchasing and constructing unique testing supplies, conversion charts for body composition and PACER, data forms, and frequently asked questions.
"Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities" is compatible with Fitnessgram 10. The text's updates include standards and language that help teachers use Brockport and Fitnessgram side by side in providing youngsters and parents or guardians with the best possible individualized education programs (IEPs).
Through "Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual," adapted physical education teachers can do the following:
- Rely on research-based assessments and standards for people with disabilities.
- Provide youngsters with disabilities the same opportunities as other students to have their health-related fitness assessed.
- Apply a unified approach for all students based on the test's compatibility with Fitnessgram.
- Create appropriate IEPs for students with disabilities.
"Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities" has been adopted by the Presidential Youth Fitness Program as its assessment program for students with disabilities. Its online resources include reproducible forms and tables that help teachers administer the tests. Included in the online resources are video clips that demonstrate assessment protocol for the tests.
This text provides teachers with all the information and tools they need for assessing students with disabilities, evaluating their readiness for inclusion in nonadapted PE classes, and generating and assessing IEPs for students.
For the savvy educator, assessment can be a powerful tool for informing teaching decisions, improving student learning, and helping students achieve learning standards. Learn how to make the most of assessment with "Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education." With this text and web resource, you'll learn how to develop assessments and gather information that helps you monitor student progress, structure effective lessons, and make grading more accurate and systematic.
"Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education: A Standards-Based Approach to Promoting and Documenting Learning" shows you how to use standards-based assessment to advance and support student learning in middle and high school physical education programs. In this text, authors Lund and Veal, both experienced physical education teachers and teacher educators, help readers not only understand assessment concepts and applications but also develop the skills to implement assessment.
"Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education" can be used in a methods class, in an assessment class, or for in-service teacher education. It contains numerous examples of assessments and unique practice tasks that help teachers develop assessment skills. Current and future teachers can use these practice tasks to apply their knowledge to specific teaching situations and design their own assessments as they move through the text. Readers will also gain knowledge and strategies for assessing the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains based on current assessment research aligned with National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards.
To help those new to the assessment process, this text includes chapters on managing assessment, using data to improve learning, and using assessments to assign a fair grade--information not found in most texts on assessment and measurement. An accompanying web resource contains assessment-building practice tasks in a convenient downloadable format, offering an accessible and efficient way to develop knowledge and skills in assessment.
With "Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education," teacher candidates and current educators can solidify their knowledge of assessment concepts as they learn to design and use high-quality assessments. "Assessment-Driven Instruction in Physical Education" can help teachers make assessment a meaningful tool for informing instuctional choices, promoting student learning, and documenting learning.
Brimming with practical ideas, "Build It So They Can Play" assists physical education teachers, caregivers, and play group and recreation leaders in building adapted equipment and implementing associated activities to create a successful learning environment for students with disabilities.
"Build It So They Can Play "offers a range of equipment building projects, including equipment to modify participation in typical sports and recreation activities; aid with vestibular and fine motor development; and encourage audio, visual, and tactile stimulation. Every equipment project, from the simplest to the most involved, has been field tested to ensure success by the authors--all veteran adapted physical educators. Step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and detailed photos will help you accomplish each of these DIY projects. Plus, a complete list of materials and a list of necessary tools help you stay organized and save time.
Using inexpensive building supplies and found or recycled items, you can enhance your collection of adapted physical education supplies for a fraction of the cost of new equipment Make a mobile low basketball goal with a trash can, plywood, and your screwdriver; or turn an umbrella into a sensory mobile. You can even construct your own therapy bed giving students who use wheelchairs the freedom to leave the chair without lying on the floor. And, each project includes additional ideas for use and suggestions for customizing the equipment for various abilities and purposes.
Are tight budgets forcing you to do more with less? With "Build It So They Can Play," you can turn "less "expensive into "more" fun for your students. Grab your tool belt and start building a positive PE experience for all
Our society has never been more diverse, and teachers need to be culturally responsive educators in order to be most competent. But being culturally responsive is no simple task.
"Promoting Language Through Physical Education" makes that task easier. This text offers strategies that physical education teachers can use to integrate non-English speakers and Deaf children in their classes. Sign language and Spanish are used as examples of how teachers can integrate students of any language background into classes. The use of sign language and Spanish phrases not only enhances communication among students and between students and teachers but promotes learning, open-mindedness, and appreciation for other cultures.
Physical education is the ideal setting for integrating other languages because play fosters language development; children interact so much with each other and have ample opportunity to express themselves in physical education. With this book, teachers can expertly guide that development--even if they don't have a Spanish-speaking or Deaf child in their class.
"Promoting Language Through Physical Education" grounds teachers in the importance of language and the value of learning about other cultures. Teachers will also
- use games and strategies that help them infuse language into their daily classes;
- have access to Spanish and sign language dictionaries, with vocabulary organized by movement concepts, games, and activities; and
- use a DVD-ROM to facilitate both their teaching and their students' learning.
The DVD includes video footage of key physical education terms and common words and phrases in Spanish and American Sign Language. Students can follow along as teachers play the footage, thus taking pressure off teachers who are not familiar with sign language or Spanish. The DVD also contains reproducibles and assessment tools that teachers can print and use, saving preparation time.
With this practical text, teachers can promote language development and cultural appreciation while offering developmentally appropriate games and activities for students from elementary grades through high school. The games and strategies blend into and enhance regular physical education curricula. And the book includes appendixes of resources that can augment students' learning and ability to overcome language barriers.
In" Secrets to Success in Sport & Play: A Practical Guide to Skill Development, " author Marianne Torbert provides insights into biomechanical principles that will help parents, players, teachers, and coaches understand how to creatively and scientifically improve players' skills.
This revised text presents
- instruction on improving balance--which in turn affects agility, power, and accuracy of movement;
- guidance in improving the understanding of spins--which can enhance performance in sports such as basketball, tennis, bowling, soccer, and golf;
- insight into the basic mechanics of movement that can be applied to many sports and play;
- experiments and activities to hone and develop players' biomechanical abilities and form problem-solving intuitions and habits that can be used in many sports; and
- true-or-false questions at the end of each chapter (correct answers are detailed in an appendix) to test readers' knowledge of the material.
The engaging text is presented in an easy-to-understand format with more than 100 illustrations that drive home the principles. The secrets to success unfold page by page as you learn about the biomechanical principles involved in acquiring and refining sport skills. Players are excited to learn these skills because they can see improvement as they learn and practice.
Play can greatly contribute to personal growth and quality of life. It can open doors to social interaction and to enhanced self-confidence. Everyone can learn and improve skills and increase their joy of participating in games and sports. With "Secrets to Success in Sport & Play," players will do just that.
New editions of the successful series of teaching plans to help non-specialist primary teachers to implement the physical education curriculum. Each book contains photocopiable lesson plans, with additional teacher notes, to help teach imaginitively and effectively. Each book covers the National Curriculum requirements for each year, covering games, gymnastic activities and dance in clearly labelled sections. A specially designed music CD is sold separately to accompany the series and delivers musical accompaniment to the dance sections of each book. Leapfrogs are packed with invaluable information on how to teach PE, its value and importance to the school curriculum, in addition to necessary subject knowledge, teaching strategies, progression and achievement, and assessment. New material in the new editions: How to structure a first lesson with a new class; Using 'themes' in PE (including body parts/body shapes/space/partner work/sequences); and Progressing gymnastic activities. The introductory material has been revised, examining the importance of PE in improving the health and wellbeing of children. Also includes a CD of all lesson plans in PDF format for ease of use." These lesson plans are a godsend for those of us with no specialism in PE in the primary School. Each covers a whole year from Foundation Stage to Year 6." The Teacher 'Any teacher following Jim Hall's advice on lesson planning will be ensuring that their pupils have a high quality of experience in physical education which should mean instilling in them a love of sport and physical activity for life.' Kate Hoey MP
-Offer 35 creative games and activities suitable for children ages 5 to 12 with and without disabilities
-Develop balance, improve fitness, and build locomotor, manipulative, and other skills
-Facilitate low-cost or no-cost activities that use common equipment
-Use step-by-step instructions and teaching tips to easily implement the activities
Kids love to move--especially when that movement is connected with searching for hidden things, collecting objects, and completing tasks that change the appearance of something. "All Active: 35 Inclusive Physical Activities" offers ways to get children moving and develop skills by setting fun and challenging goals for them to achieve.
Packed with new, creative ideas for facilitating games, "All Active" offers not just lesson plans but a framework that shows how to use equipment in fun game situations. The games are developmentally appropriate for children ages 5 to 12 years with and without disabilities. Each activity can be customized and adapted, allowing teachers and recreation leaders to use different equipment and adjust the level of difficulty as they create the most meaningful and purposeful setting for their students. The activities can be used in small groups, in a large class, or as stations. An activity finder at the beginning of the book helps teachers and leaders find game ideas.
The book includes 37 photos and diagrams to help teachers and leaders see how to set up the activities, and dozens of practical tips make the activities easy to implement. Each activity comes with clear instructions and provides information on objectives, equipment needs, setup, and game play. The "Teacher Tips" at the end of each activity offer suggestions for adapting the game for children with disabilities as well as ways to make the game more or less challenging.
Chapter 1 offers a variety of cardiorespiratory activities that also involve the practice of locomotor movement. Chapter 2 provides creative ideas for practicing skills that involve object control, such as throwing, kicking, striking, shooting, and dribbling a ball. In chapter 3, balance and coordination activities will help children work on static balance, body control, and body awareness. Chapter 4 contains games that combine a range of fitness-related skills.
"All Active: 35 Inclusive Physical Activities" will provide teachers and recreation leaders with practical and effective ideas to teach and practice basic motor skills. And it will help kids find purpose--and joy--in movement
-Tailor assessments to every topic, skill, and concept taught in physical education.
-Help students make connections between concepts to enhance learning.
-Meet a wide range of learning styles and teach to all intelligences, including linguistic, spatial, visual, and kinesthetic.
-Incorporate learning into the assessment process by calling on various levels of thinking, such as recall, summary application, and evaluation.
In today's physical education framework, the demands on your time and energy are great. Every second of class time is precious, so an efficient method of assessment that can plug into any lesson or unit being taught is a highly sought-after commodity. Loaded with assessment templates and sample units, the "Physical Education Assessment Toolkit" provides you with everything you need in order to simultaneously assess and teach students the lifelong value of physical education. Assessment templates form the basis of the "Physical Education Assessment Toolkit." Presented in a concise, user-friendly format, this comprehensive package contains the following features:
-Bound-in CD-ROM--PDFs of each reproducible are provided for duplication, including posters that can be printed on letter-sized or larger paper in color or in black and white.
-Reproducible templates--Generic forms may be completed easily to address the specific topic, concept, or skill at hand, allowing you to tailor assessments to your students' needs and abilities.
-Sample units--Designed using the backward design model of curriculum development, three complete units show how to transform blank reproducibles into highly practical assessment tools.
Each chapter includes lesson plans with model reproducibles for the following categories: written assessment, self-assessment, peer assessment, and application or performance assessment. Within each of these categories, you'll receive guidance on implementing and creating more meaningful assessments.
Templates may be used to meet a variety of student learning styles, providing opportunities for assessing through rubrics, journal-writing assignments, self-assessments, and skill-tracking assessments across the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor realms. Rather than stealing valuable classroom time, the template approach actually enables teachers to use assessment to reinforce and extend learning in a systematic way.
The "Physical Education Assessment Toolkit" is the one resource that physical educators will turn to anytime they need to do an assessment, no matter what unit or lesson is being taught. This book and CD-ROM package contains the ready-made, pilot-tested materials needed for effective assessments of students, leaving teachers to focus on what they do best--teach.
Through "Parachute Games With DVD, Second Edition," you can
-lead 59 parachute activities;
-adapt the activities to a myriad of game settings and participant needs;
-use the DVD to preview select activities or to show participants how much fun they will have with a parachute; and
-offer games that enhance fitness as well as social, motor, and other skills.
The best-selling "Parachute Games" is now revised, extended, and packaged with a DVD you can use to preview selected activities before leading them--and let your participants preview it as well so they can see how much fun parachute games are. This new edition retains everything from the very popular first edition, and it includes the following:
-The latest information about parachutes, including parachute care and age-appropriate uses
-59 revised and new games, plus dozens of new variations of games from the first edition
-28 games in live action on the DVD
-New Variations and Teaching Tips sections
-Plenty of descriptive details to assist you in using and adapting games for your group and setting
With "Parachute Games With DVD, Second Edition," you'll know that you're leading the activities successfully and offering children great fitness benefits that enhance their social and motor skills. The authors, with more than 30 years of experience in presenting parachute games, have fashioned the wealth of activities in this book to be adaptable to a myriad of game settings and participant needs.
In addition, the DVD allows you to see a broad sampling of games in action, including three complete sample play sessions, to help you apply the information and motivate children to fully engage in and enjoy the games. You might also find it useful to let children preview the games on the DVD so they can better understand how the games are played.
In part I of the book, you learn about the benefits of parachute play and how to lead parachute games. You also discover how to use the games to enhance children's social skills, personal behavior, perceptual and physical skills, and basic motor skills. Part I also covers how to care for your parachute and extend its life.
In part II, you are presented with 59 games, divided into low, moderate, and high activity levels. You can use the handy games finder to locate just the game for your group and situation.
"Parachute Games With DVD, Second Edition," provides the games and everything you need to help you confidently adapt each game to your group so that each child can learn, grow, and enjoy. More than ever, this new edition will help you run parachute games successfully while providing exciting variations for your participants.
This book is a perfect introduction to camping and hiking. It is packed with information on planning your trip, including tips on how to get started, the equipment you will need, choosing a campsite, cooking and first aid. Filled with plenty of action-packed photographs, it will guide you through your outdoor adventures and show you how to progress to the next level. Althouh each of these sports require a variety of different skills and techniques, they all have the love of outdoors in common. They are also accessible to all - from young to old and able-bodied to disabled. The series is inspirational for those readers who want to explore the sports and it also offers information on how to get started and how to participate in the sport, including step-by-step instructions for the key techniques.
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