Reflection is the link between goal setting and assessment; in fact, it plays a key role both in improving and in reaching goals. Even so, it is underappreciated and underused. We learn by doing, but we learn even more by doing and reflecting.
Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical
Education offers more than 60 large-group warm-up activities,
character-building activities, and team-building challenges. The book,
which comes with a web resource, will help you prepare students for
success in college and beyond.
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Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a highly practical and theoretically sound resource that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal setting to build college and career readiness skills. Teachers will learn how to help students develop a growth mindset and recognize that obstacles, challenges, and failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. The book is written with both American and Canadian national standards in mind: You can help your students achieve Standards 3, 4, and 5 of SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and PHE Canada’s goals for physical education (“enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment”). It will also aid you in achieving Standard Six of the objectives set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
This text provides
35 new large-group warm-up activities;
20 character-building activities;
11 team-building challenges;
assessment, reflection, and goal-setting strategies; and
a web resource with ready-to-use printable and editable activity materials (such as focus words and definitions, reflection scenarios, station and team challenge cards, and more).
The activities, which are ready-made for use in your curriculum, include a motivational strategy and resource tool using the acronym GROWTH that will help your students learn and adopt the growth mindset traits necessary to set and reach goals. The book addresses many hot-button topics, such as emotional intelligence, community building, teamwork, physical fitness, and goal setting—all in a concise, practical, and highly effective way. As such, you will be helping your students meet Common Core and College and Career Readiness objectives. And students with goal-setting skills and a growth mindset will be well prepared to meet the challenging standards that are promoted by the Every Student Succeeds Act.
In addition, Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is the perfect antidote to bullying: Through the materials and activities, the students learn to be respectful competitors and supportive teammates.
The text contains six chapters:
Chapter 1 explores the connection between emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal settings to build college and career readiness skills.
Chapter 2 describes the impact community building has on motivation and learning. It also contains fun community-building activities as well as guidance on how to develop a positive learning environment.
Chapter 3 outlines strategies for building character and offers reflection scenarios, focus words, inspirational sayings, and recommended video clips.
Chapter 4 supplies more than 20 fun, engaging, and motivational character-building activities and games.
Chapter 6 delves into various aspects of developing a growth mindset through concepts such as assessment, reflection, and goal setting.
Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a powerful and valuable resource because it develops the whole student. It helps students meet important national standards while also preparing them for success in life. This book will help you develop resilient citizens who choose to live active, healthy lifestyles; understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork; and are intrisically motivated to succeed in all areas of their lives.
How to Access the Web Resource
Chapter 1. Developing Emotional Intelligence Chapter 2. Building Community to Enhance Learning and Motivation Chapter 3. Strategies for Building Character Chapter 4. Character-Building Activities Chapter 5. Team-Building Challenges Chapter 6. Facilitating a Growth Mindset Through Reflection, Goal Setting, and Assessment
About the Authors
Reference for K-12 physical education teachers, recreation leaders,
coaches, classroom teachers, and individuals working with children and
young adults in group settings. Supplemental text for physical
education, pedagogy, class management, educational psychology, and
Leigh Anderson currently teaches in White Bear Lake, Minnesota,
where she applies many of the concepts in this book. In addition to her
elementary classroom and intervention experience, Leigh taught at the
graduate level in the masters of teaching and learning program at Saint
Mary’s University of Minnesota. This is the second book that Leigh has
coauthored dealing with best practices in education, and she has
presented both nationally and internationally. Leigh holds a bachelor’s
degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and
Donald R. Glover has taught physical education, including adapted
physical education, since 1967 at the preschool, elementary, secondary,
and postsecondary levels. He currently teaches elementary physical
education methods at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
In 1981, Glover was recognized as Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year, and
he was named the Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the
Year in 1989. He has written seven books, published numerous magazine
and journal articles on physical education and sport, and been a
clinician at more than 100 workshops and clinics.
Glover earned his master’s degree in physical education from Winona
State University in 1970. A former president of the Minnesota
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, he is
a member of SHAPE America, the National Association of Sport and
Physical Education (NASPE), and the Minnesota Education Association.
Supplementary Instructional Materials
The web resource features printable and editable activity materials such as focus words and definitions, reflection scenarios, station and team challenge cards, goal-setting and reflection activities, and more.