Seminar in Physical Education: From Student Teaching to Teaching Students is a concise and complete text that offers a fresh approach to preparing preservice teachers for today’s teaching and employment challenges.
Because it addresses all 10 of NASPE’s National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers, this book is an ideal supplemental text for use during the student teaching semester or other practicum experience, helping preservice teachers reflect on their experiences in the school setting. In addition, Seminar in Physical Education,
• helps students build professional portfolios through suggested assignments,
• aids in their transition to the professional community, and,
• encourages a career of continued professional development.
The depth and length of the text are especially appropriate for physical education teacher education (PETE) programs that can’t add another 3-credit course to their course requirements but want to teach this content within a methods or pedagogy course, during student teaching, or in a 1- or 2-credit course. Far from an outdated “organization and administration” text, Seminar in Physical Education is a text with real-world applications, grounding students in the realities of today’s world of teaching as offered through the expertise and insights of an author team with a combined century of experience in physical activity and PETE instruction.
The book includes brief realistic chapter-opening vignettes that can be used as springboards to meaningful discussions and assignments. Chapter-ending discussion questions focus on critical-thinking skills, and each chapter provides professional portfolio-building ideas that will prepare students for their first job hunts and for their careers. A "Further Resources" section helps connect preservice and new teachers to ongoing support. Throughout the book, student learning is reinforced through discussion, writing, and research opportunities.
Part I exposes students to the reflective cycle and the processes of identifying and using available resources and constructing a professional development plan. Part II examines the issues of collaboration and communication, addressing advocacy skills, participation in the physical education professional community, access to and use of community resources, and establishment of productive relationships within the school and community. Part III explores curricular implementation, covering liability and risk, resources, technology, professionalism, and portfolio development. Through discussions and assignments, teachers can make connections to technology and communication skills, and the authors make multiple additional tie-ins to the NASPE standards throughout the text.
Through Seminar in Physical Education, PETE instructors can send their students into the teaching arena with a better understanding of themselves and the real world of schools, administration, and the need for ongoing professional development.
Part I Reflection Chapter 1. Implementing the Reflective Cycle Chapter 2. Action and Application Chapter 3. Constructing a Professional Development Plan
Part II Collaboration Chapter 4. Developing Advocacy Skills Chapter 5. Personal Professional Development Chapter 6. Using Community Resources Chapter 7. Establishing Productive Relationships
Part III Curricular Implementation Chapter 8. Reducing Liability and Risk Chapter 9. Decision Making Chapter 10. Addressing Technology Chapter 11. Professionalism and Continued Growth Chapter 12. Creating Your Professional Portfolio
Text for PETE instructors and preservice physical education teachers. Also a reference for new or soon-to-be graduates in physical education.
Susan Lynn, PhD, is associate professor and program coordinator in physical education teacher education at Florida State University at Tallahassee. Dr. Lynn has received the Florida State University Teaching Incentive Award twice; was named three times as a nominee for the Taylor Dodson Award by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Southern District; received the Founder's Award for Teaching Excellence from the South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD); and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Dr. Lynn has served as the coeditor in chief of Physical Activity Today, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of Sport Management, Teaching Elementary Physical Education, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
In her spare time, Dr. Lynn enjoys participating in numerous social justice and community projects, going to the beach or the mountains with family and friends, and sipping coffee in a good bookstore.
Darla M. Castelli, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Castelli's honors include the Teacher of the Year Award from the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD); the Past-Presidents' Scholar Award from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD); the International Young Scholar Award from the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP); and the Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award from the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE). In addition, Dr. Castelli has published in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Medicine and Science and Sport and Exercise.
When away from her work, Dr. Castelli enjoys physical activity, photography, and outdoor pursuits.
Peter Werner, PED, is a professor in the Physical Education Center at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. In his 35-year career, Dr. Werner has authored or contributed to five books and more than 100 journal articles related to pedagogy or physical education for children. In addition, he has supervised numerous student teachers, chaired the Physical Education Institute Assessment Project Training Team in South Carolina from 1999 to 2000, and served as senior editor for Teaching Elementary Physical Education from 2000 to 2003.
Dr. Werner has received numerous awards, including a Presidential Citation from AAHPERD in 2004, an Enright Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University in 2003, and the Margie Hanson Distinguished Service Award from AAHPERD in 2002. He has also served as a NASPE reviewer for undergraduate program standards and is currently on the editorial review board for Strategies. In his leisure time, he enjoys making hand-crafted brooms, competing in marathons and triathlons, and whitewater canoeing.
Stephen L. Cone, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and exercise science at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He has spent 35 years preparing teachers at the university level and teaching in K-12 schools, and in that time he has made numerous presentations and contributed to many publications in the areas of physical education and dance. Dr. Cone served as AAHPERD president and coauthored Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Physical Education and Teaching Children Dance. In addition, he has served as a dean of graduate and professional studies and chair of the physical education department. He has received several awards, including an AAHPERD Honor Award, a New Jersey AHPERD Honor Award, the New Jersey AHPERD University Professor of the Year Award, and Teaching Wall of Fame Awards from Rowan University in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He was named a fellow of the American Council on Education in 1993.
Dr. Cone's favorite leisure-pursuits include travel, photography, and family.