With 101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject, not only can you help your students improve their study skills, but you can also aid them in reviewing what they already know about a topic or subject, prepare them for formal and informal assessments, and see them embrace learning experiences as enjoyable.
You never knew a game of Splat, Snap, or Howzat! could pack so much educational punch, did you? All 101 games in this handy book make learning memorable, fun, and successful. You can use them as effective starter activities, for the middle part of a lesson to reignite learning when you see the kids’ eyes start to glaze over, or as complete activities to help you assess your students’ learning.
Each game provides you with
• ready-to-go plans to implement the game and shorten your planning time;
• stimulating lesson content with variations and progressions to suit your students’ ages and abilities;
• illustrations to help you understand how the game works; and
• teaching points and prompts to keep the game fun, interesting, and effective.
These games create a stimulating learning environment where students undertake tasks and solve problems by interacting with their surroundings, other students, and you. They provide a great alternative to traditional methods of learning and assessment. Most of all, the games do just what you’d like them to do: help your students learn, improve their skills, and enjoy the educational process.
About the Author
Gareth Long earned an MSc coaching degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is a senior lecturer and programme leader in coaching and physical education at University College Plymouth of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England. In leading a team of instructors in teaching theoretical physical education, Long became interested in using games to facilitate classroom learning. He is the editor of Soccer IQ, an online coaching resource. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing and coaching football (meaning soccer, of course!).
Harvey Grout is a senior lecturer in sport coaching at the University of Gloucestershire in Gloucestershire, England. He earned an MSc in physical and health exercise in sport psychology and previously taught physical education for six years. He has also served as a physical education tutor for the postgraduate certificate in education and is the founder of careers-in-sport.com. He enjoys playing cricket, football, and golf.
Stuart Taylor is a lecturer of coaching and physical education at University College Plymouth of St. Mark and St. John. He is currently completing his MSc in performance analysis at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC). He earned his physical education teaching degree from Manchester Met, Alsager. Stuart was the head of key stage 5 physical education and sport at one of the UK’s first sports colleges, where he developed an interest in engaging students through practical games in the classroom environment. Stuart is editor of Sport IQ online resources and is a national INSET presenter for examination physical education. In his spare time, he likes to surf, ski, and coach rugby.