Quality physical education part of the cure for childhood obesity
Regular participation in physical activity has a significant positive effect on people’s health and well-being. In turn, improved health and well-being positively influence quality of life and society as a whole.
"Motivational PE" helps students set achievable goals
For goal setting to be effective, teachers must demonstrate that goals are important so that students learn how to set appropriate goals. Time must be provided in class for evaluation and reestablishment of new goals. Teachers can help students identify fitness areas that they need to develop.
Combine teaching styles and strategies for effective instruction
A teaching style is only one aspect of teaching. Before any teaching style can be implemented several other factors must be considered: the content to be taught, the capability of the physical environment to carry out certain styles, the time allotted or necessary for style implementation, the amount of allocated class time, the teacher’s personal style, and most important the students themselves.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s
Guide presents strategies to incorporate health-related fitness and
activity into PE programs. Teachers learn to develop a curriculum based
on current national standards and guidelines, apply fitness concepts in
real-world settings, and motivate students to live healthy, active lives.
Research shows direct links between regular physical activity, good health, and improved cognitive performance. Your students will receive those benefits when you incorporate the latest edition of this best-selling text into your physical education curriculum.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s Guide is a practical, field-tested tool that provides teachers with strategies to emphasize health-related fitness while maintaining all the components of their existing programs. It also guides teachers in developing effective new fitness education programs.
This new edition is based on up-to-date research, current NASPE standards, and the new 2010 National Physical Activity Guidelines. It includes
updated health-related fitness concepts and expanded discussions on teaching principles and training concepts;
enhanced information on assessment, nutrition, inclusion, and goal setting;
examples for applying the material in real-world physical education settings; and
ready-to-use instructor resources, including a presentation package and a test package.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness guides you in teaching fitness concepts through enjoyable activities and shows you how to use fitness testing as an educational and motivational tool. It provides an in-depth look at physical activity behavior, motivation, and training principles; it also presents aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition as they relate to your teaching. It also examines exercise protocols and outlines strategies for curriculum development that serves a variety of needs.
The text can stand alone or be used with the Physical Best Activity Guides for the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Each of the activity guides comes with a CD that supplies worksheets, charts, and many other educational tools.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness is the text for NASPE Physical Best specialist and instructor certification workshops. Physical Best is also designed to complement Fitness for Life resources (health-related fitness knowledge and activities for students K-12) and the Fitnessgram®/Activitygram® fitness and physical activity assessment.
Use Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness to update your curriculum with cutting-edge information and to infuse new life into your physical education program—which will have a healthy impact on the lives of your students, both now and far into their future.
Part I: Foundations of Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Best
What Is Physical Best?
What Makes Physical Best Unique?
Physical Best Companion Resources
Physical Best Certification
Chapter 2. Physical Activity Behavior and Motivation
Does Physical Activity Decline With Age?
Internal Factors Influencing Physical Activity Behavior
External Factors Influencing Physical Activity Behavior
Why Physical Activity Decreases With Age
Motivating Students to Be Active for Life
Creating Physical Education Programs That Motivate
Building a Fitness Program Using Student Goals
Chapter 3. Basic Training Principles
Understanding the Basic Training Principles
Applying the Basic Training Principles
Components of a Physical Activity Session
Social Support and Safety Guidelines
Chapter 4. Nutrition
Foundations of a Healthy Diet
Categories of Nutrition
Consequences of an Unhealthy Diet
Part II: Components of Health-Related Fitness Chapter 5. Aerobic Fitness
Importance of Aerobic Fitness
Defining and Measuring Aerobic Fitness
Teaching Guidelines for Aerobic Fitness
Determining How Much Physical Activity Is Needed
Aerobic Fitness Training Principles
Training Methods for Aerobic Fitness
Addressing Motor Skills Through Aerobic Fitness Activities
Safety Guidelines for Aerobic Fitness Activities
Chapter 6. Muscular Strength and Endurance
Definitions of Muscular Strength and Endurance Concepts
Benefits of Resistance Training
Teaching Guidelines for Muscular Strength and Endurance
Principles of Training
Training Methods for Muscular Strength and Endurance
Addressing Motor Skills Through Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
Safety Guidelines for Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
Chapter 7. Flexibility
Definitions of Flexibility Concepts
Types of Stretching
Benefits of Flexibility
Factors Affecting Flexibility
Teaching Guidelines for Flexibility
Principles of Training
Addressing Motor Skills Through Flexibility Activities
Safety Guidelines for Flexibility Activities
Chapter 8. Body Composition
Teaching Guidelines for Body Composition
Relating Body Composition to Other Health-Related Fitness Components
Methods of Measuring Body Composition
Helping the Overfat or Underfat Student
Part III: Curriculum and Teaching Methods Chapter 9. Integrating Health-Related Physical Fitness Education Into the Curriculum
Recommended Core Content for a Health-Related Fitness Education
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
Developing Curriculum to Promote Lifetime Fitness
Fitness for Life
Determining Unit or Grade-Level Outcomes
Chapter 10. Teaching Styles and Strategies
Preparing the Environment
Enhancing Health-Related Fitness in the Classroom Setting
The Homework Concept
Extending Physical Activity Time
Chapter 11. Including Everyone
Benefits of Inclusion
Methods of Inclusion
Major Areas in Which to Ensure Inclusion
Part IV: Foundations of Assessment in Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity Chapter 12. Principles of Assessment
Applying Assessment Tools
Grading and Reporting Student Progress
Using Assessments for Program Planning
Chapter 13. Assessing Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity
Guidelines for Appropriate Health-Related Fitness Assessment
Tailoring Health-Related Fitness Assessment
Using Health-Related Fitness Results Appropriately
Guidelines for Appropriate Physical Activity Assessment
Strategies for Assessing Physical Activity
Using Physical Activity Assessment Results
Chapter 14. Assessing the Cognitive and Affective Domains
Cognitive and Affective Domains
Health-Related Fitness Knowledge: The Cognitive Domain
The Affective Domain
Tools for Assessing the Cognitive and Affective Domains
Grading in the Cognitive and Affective Domains
Appendix A: Worksheets and Reproducibles
Appendix B: Nutrient Content Claims
Appendix C: Exercises for Prepuberty
Appendix D: Alternatives for Questionable Exercises
Appendix E: Body Mass and Body Composition Measures
Appendix F: Student Asthma Action Card
About Physical Best
Reference for K-12 physical educators and physical education
administrators. Text for PETE instructors teaching preservice physical
education classes and for NASPE in-services.
SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly
AAHPERD) — is the largest organization of physical educators
in the country, with close to 20,000 members. SHAPE America created the
first-ever K-12 physical education national standards; developed the
Let’s Move in School public awareness campaign to increase physical
activity before, during, and after school; and originated the Shape of
the Nation Report, which reviews the status of physical education across
the United States. Among its many partners, SHAPE America works with the
Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, The
Cooper Institute, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative,
and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness Test Package. The test package consists of 160 ready-made test questions that feature multiple-choice and true-false questions covering the content from all chapters.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness Presentation Package. Presents 196 slides of key concepts covering all 14 chapters in PowerPoint format.
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