Children Moving:A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education with Movement Analysis Wheel by George Graham

Children Moving:A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education with Movement Analysis Wheel

byGeorge Graham, Shirley Ann Holt/Hale, Melissa Parker

Hardcover | April 10, 2012

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Children! Impressionable, innocent, enthusiastic, eager to learn, and all different. In fact, if you believe that all children are identical—with the same interests, abilities, and size—then Children Moving is not the book for you. The authors of Children Moving, however, recognize that each child is unique. One size does not fit all! Thus, Children Moving guides you in the process of learning to teach a curriculum that is differentiated for a range of skill abilities and fitness levels. If all children were the same, we would be able to package a curriculum with the same games and the same gymnastic stunts and dances you would do with all of the children as if they were identical. Children Moving, on the other hand, introduces you to the reflective approach—a process of teaching that provides the background for you to adapt, adjust, and modify lessons so they are interesting and worthwhile for all of the children you teach—from the lowest to the highest skill and fitness levels. The ultimate goal, of course, is to guide youngsters in the process of becoming physically active for a lifetime.

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Title:Children Moving:A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education with Movement Analysis WheelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 8.7 × 1.3 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077626532

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Table of Contents

PART ONE Introduction and Content Overview

CHAPTER 1 The Value and Purpose of Physical Education for Children

CHAPTER 2 The Skill Theme Approach

CHAPTER 3 Skill Themes, Movement Concepts, and the National Standards

PART TWO Becoming a Reflective Teacher

CHAPTER 4 Reflective Teaching

CHAPTER 5 Determining Generic Levels of Skill Proficiency

CHAPTER 6 Planning and Developing the Content

CHAPTER 7 Analyzing Reflective Teaching

PART THREE Active Teaching Skills

CHAPTER 8 Establishing an Environment for Learning

CHAPTER 9 Maintaining Appropriate Behavior

CHAPTER 10 Instructional Approaches

CHAPTER 11 Observing Student Responses

CHAPTER 12 Assessing Student Learning

PART FOUR Movement Concept Development

CHAPTER 13 Space Awareness

CHAPTER 14 Effort

CHAPTER 15 Relationships

PART FIVE Skill Theme Development

CHAPTER 16 Traveling

CHAPTER 17 Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging

Chapter 18Bending, Stretching, Curling, and Twisting

CHAPTER 19 Jumping and Landing

CHAPTER 20 Balancing

CHAPTER 21Transferring Weight and Rolling

CHAPTER 22Kicking and Punting

CHAPTER 23Throwing and Catching

CHAPTER 24 Volleying and Dribbling

CHAPTER 25 Striking with Rackets and Paddles

CHAPTER 26 Striking with Long-Handled Implements

PART SIX Skill Theme Movement Concept Applications

CHAPTER 27 Teaching Physical Fitness, Physical Activity, and Wellness

CHAPTER 28 Teaching Dance

CHAPTER 29 Teaching Gymnastics

CHAPTER 30 Teaching Games

CHAPTER 31 Adapting the Content for Diverse Learners

CHAPTER 32 Integrating the Skill Theme Approach across the Curriculum


CHAPTER 33 Building Support for Your Program

CHAPTER 34 Physical Education for Tomorrow's Children

Appendix Sample School-Year Overviews (Scope and Sequence)