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If you want your students to learn to develop personal action plans for healthy and active lifestyles, then this is the book for you.
Physical Education Self-Management for Healthy, Active Lifestyles guides you in developing health and fitness programs for students in grades 4 to 9 or ages 9 to 14. The text empowers you to help students assume control over, and responsibility for, healthy and active lifestyles.
Written by Jeff Carpenter, a nationally recognized Physical Best instructor, this book is the ideal companion to the Physical Best program, FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM, and the Fitness for Life program. It contains specific progressions and activities that have proven successful in teaching students how to set personal health and fitness goals and manage their progress toward those goals, including overcoming barriers to leading healthy and active lives.
Physical Education Self-Management for Healthy, Active Lifestyles includes the following features:
• General program recommendations to set the stage for success
• Worksheets and guidance to help you plan and personalize purposeful programs for all students
• Activities and task cards for team sports, individual and dual sports, and alternative activities
• Guidelines to help students create their own personal health and fitness plans
• Practical ideas for building home and community partnerships
• A wide scope of relevant student-centered activities
• A wealth of assessment tools to help you evaluate students’ progress and direct your future teaching
• Numerous reproducibles on the accompanying CD-ROM to save you preparation time
As a result, you will be able to improve students’ confidence and increase their interest in physical activity and their motivation to lead healthy lifestyles. As a teacher, you’ll also learn new ways to define and measure success in making students more physically active.
Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, practical resource to help physical educators teach the applicable skills of goal setting and self-management to help students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. But with Physical Education Self-Management for Healthy, Active Lifestyles, you can do just that.
Chapter 1. Setting the Stage for a Lifetime of Health and Fitness Chapter 2. Raising the Curtain on a Lifetime of Health and Fitness Chapter 3. Rehearsal for Lifelong Health and Physical Activity Chapter 4. In-Class Performance Resources Chapter 5. Final Preparations Chapter 6. Dress Rehearsal for a Healthy Lifestyle
About the Author
Reference and lesson planner for physical education teachers and directors for grades 4 to 9 or ages 9 to 14. Supplemental text for PETE courses.
Jeff Carpenter, MS, is supervisor of health, fitness, and athletic programs at Olympia School District in Olympia, Washington. In 34 years as a physical educator he has taught at all grade levels—elementary through university. He has authored four other books and numerous professional articles and presented more than 25 sessions at national AAHPERD conferences.
Carpenter has been a consultant to more than 20 school districts throughout the country on physical education curriculum and program development, implementation, and assessment. He helped develop Physical Best and Fitnessgram curricular programs. Carpenter is an instructor for both Physical Best and Fitness for Life and has served as chair for Physical Best and as president of the Washington Alliance for HPERD.
Carpenter has received numerous awards, including Administrator of the Year for Physical Education in 2002 from AAHPERD/NASPE and an Honor Fellow Award from AAHPERD. He also received a President's Honor Award in 1997. In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and sailing.