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The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education, Second Edition, offers what every future physical educator wants: the opportunity to hit the ground running on day one of their career, ready to deliver an effective program.
In this new edition, future K-12 physical educators will find an accessible and effective approach to delivering vital content to students. The book takes a standards-based approach that is fully integrated with SHAPE America assessments, and its teaching for learning approach to curriculum development takes the guesswork out of translating the text’s information into action.
The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is fully updated from its successful first edition and is augmented by new material. A new chapter on social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices helps prepare readers in areas that are crucial in today’s educational landscape. A new special element, Critical Perspective on Teaching and Learning, helps future and current teachers understand the importance of critical analysis and equity issues in all aspects of teaching and learning, including the learning context, the student body, the curriculum, and what and how content is taught. This new edition also features expanded instructor ancillaries.
This comprehensive text covers what future teachers need to know about teaching K-12 physical education, offering a flexible, individualized approach to enhance student learning and acquisition of skills. As readers work their way through the text, they can acquire the following:
- A strong working knowledge of standards and standards-based learning outcomes that will help students achieve those outcomes
- The ability to plan for learning in both the short and long term
- The management and teaching skills they need to ensure an equitable environment that fosters student learning in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains for all students
- The means to assess student learning and program effectiveness
With advice, tips, and success stories from top physical educators, The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education offers readers an inside look at how to motivate students while focusing on what teachers really need to know to succeed. It delivers practical and essential information and guidance on the most relevant topics for today’s physical educators, including physical literacy, accountability, social justice, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. Everything a physical educator needs to know to succeed is found here, delivered in a straightforward and highly readable manner.
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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 is lead author on Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills, also published by Human Kinetics—a book now in its fourth edition, with previous editions translated into Japanese and Korean. He has numerous refereed journal publications to his credit. He has also made dozens of keynote addresses and scholarly presentations. Steve is a member of SHAPE America, 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 a 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, her MS in sport pedagogy from Ithaca College, and her EdD in physical education teacher education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Jennifer has published four books and more than 40 research articles. She served as chair of the Research Council and is actively involved with SHAPE America, OAHPERD, and other associations. Her scholarship explores social justice, equity, and policy issues in physical education and PETE programs locally, nationally, and internationally. In recent years she has been especially active in the areas of social-emotional learning and trauma-informed teaching, and she is well-respected as an expert on these subjects.