Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education is back and better than ever! This second edition offers both a book and a new CD-ROM that provide instructions on teaching 24 basic locomotor and manipulative skills, building in students a sturdy foundation for a lifetime of physical activity.
You get two significant new features with this version. First, you receive a trimmed-down, spiral-bound book that has thicker pages for durability and portability. The book’s durability makes it perfect for using in the gym or on the field to show students how to perform skills correctly. This book is both simple and thorough in its skill presentation. It contains clear, effective skill instruction, breaking skills into three to six components each, providing cues to use with each skill and 111 illustrations to clearly demonstrate skill techniques. The text also offers a troubleshooting chart for spotting and correcting common errors, and it features numerous individual, partner, and group activities to reinforce each skill. Many of these activities integrate other basic skills, thus enhancing overall skill acquisition.
The book is so trimmed down because the second new feature is a CD-ROM with 312 printable pages covering all 24 skills. This CD-ROM provides full descriptions to support the field-ready printed guide. It includes
the entire first edition with updates;
expanded skills, including volleying and two-hand overhead-passing skills (abbreviated versions are also in the printed text);
new lesson plans, new activities, 24 troubleshooting charts, and a wealth of additional materials; and
the same clear illustrations found in the book.
In addition, the CD-ROM includes partner assessment sheets for children who can read as well as for nonreaders (skill drawings are included to help students recognize the quality of their partners’ skills). These sheets will help students master the components of each skill.
The authors bring a combined 90-plus years of experience in developing teaching strategies and ideas, and all the activities in the book are “kid tested” by elementary students—and by college students studying elementary education, who showed significant pedagogical improvement when using the text.
It’s been well documented that early movement success is crucial to later skill acquisition and that the primary emphasis during early elementary grades should be on movement skill acquisition. Many books focus on what should be taught, but few resources clearly indicate how to teach those skills. With Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education, Second Edition, you will learn what to teach, how to teach it, and how to have fun and successful experiences with your students.
Part I Locomotor Skills
Part II Manipulative Skills
Two-Hand Overhead Throw
Catch Above the Waist
Catch Below the Waist
Two-Hand Side-Arm Strike
Volleyball Forearm Pass
Volleyball Overhead Pass
About the Authors
Reference for elementary physical education teachers and elementary classroom teachers. Resource for preservice teachers.
Vonnie Colvin, EdD, is an associate professor in Longwood University's department of health, recreation and kinesiology. In addition to her teaching duties, she works with student teachers in the schools and is the program coordinator for the physical and health education teacher education program in her department. Before coming to Longwood University in 2004, Colvin was a member of the department of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky for nine years. During her tenure in Kentucky, she received the Outstanding University Physical Educator Award and an Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2002.
Colvin is a member of both the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She served as vice president of physical education for the Kentucky state organization in 1999. In addition, Colvin served on the Strategies editorial board from 1999 to 2002.
Before moving to higher education in 1995, Colvin taught physical education in Louisa County, Virginia, for 21 years—8 years at the elementary level, 2 at the middle school level, and 11 at the high school level. During that time she also worked with student teachers from Norfolk State University and Virginia Tech.
Colvin lives in Farmville, Virginia, and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.
Nancy Markos, MEd, CAPE, is the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the 2003 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Markos has been an elementary physical education and health specialist in Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1984. She has been a clinical instructor for the University of Virginia since 1985, where she mentors students in the physical education and adapted physical education programs. Before coming to Virginia, Markos taught physical education at the elementary level for three years in Maryland and at the middle school level for five years in Maryland and Rhode Island.
Markos is a member of the National Education Association; AAHPERD; Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma; and the professional education fraternity Phi Delta Kappa. She is past president of the Albemarle Education Association. Markos was a member of the writing and revision teams for the Standards of Learning for Physical Education and for the Physical Education Resource Guide for the Virginia Department of Education. She received two grants, one from Dominion Virginia Power and the other from Albemarle County. The Dominion grant is for promoting kinesthetic learning for all students and the Albemarle grant is for promoting the use of personal digital assistants in the gym.
Markos lives in Earlysville, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with her family as well as running, mountain biking, and playing racquetball and golf.
Pam Walker, Med, has been an elementary physical education and health specialist in the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, for 29 years. She has spent the last 24 years at Red Hill Elementary in North Garden, Virginia. Walker has been a clinical instructor at the University of Virginia, where she works with practicum students and student teachers. Currently she works with student teachers from Longwood University. Walker was named the 1995 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
In addition to her membership in the state association, Walker is a member of AAHPERD, the National Education Association, the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, and the professional education fraternity Phi Delta Kappa.
In 1997, along with coauthor Nancy Markos, Walker cofounded Physical Education for All Kids (PEAK), an organization committed to educating parents, teachers, and administrators on the importance of providing effective daily physical education to all students.
Walker lives in Schuyler, Virginia, and enjoys swimming, golfing, and camping.