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Maximum Middle School Physical Education


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Maximum Middle School Physical Education by Irene Ramos
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This exciting new book offers a mix of student-centered activities and lesson plans that foster growth, physical skills and knowledge development. It's called maximum physical education because the book and CD-ROM provide much more than just lesson plans, assessment sheets and activities. This is a detailed guide to a fun-filled experience in physical education. This book will help the reader to capture and keep students attention with activities that encompass fitness exercises, social skills and physical skill development. With this package, the reader will be able to use a wealth of fresh ideas that address the whole student at this vital time of development.The CD-ROM also contains handouts, task cards, posters and station instructions. The book includes thumbnails of the CD-ROM items so that the reader knows when to include them in teaching. The text also provides practical information and suggestions on promoting a programme and making physical education a maximum learning experience for all involved. This book will help empower students to take responsibility for their own activity and fitness and it will help create an environment where students experience maximum success, fun and a love for movement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Maximum Learning for All; Chapter 2. Fitness Made Fun; Chapter 3. Social Skills Development; Chapter 4. Student-Centered Learning; Chapter 5. Sequence Learning; Chapter 6. Promoting Your Program.

Author Biography

Mary Hirt, BA, has been named the Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for California and the Southwest region. Hirt is a Nike Go PE master trainer and a SPARK master trainer. SPARK creates, implements and evaluates programmes that promote lifelong wellness. Irene Ramos, MEd, has over 21 years of experience in education, including 16 years as an administrator with an emphasis in student support services. She has presented at several state and regional conferences on maximising and promoting student achievement.
Release date NZ
April 11th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
16 illustrations, 18 photos
Human Kinetics Europe Ltd
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