Schoolwide Physical Activity

Innovative methods for incorporating physical activity throughout the entire school day.

0.00000

A guide for those who believe physical activity for students is not only the responsibility of PE teachers, but of all administrators and teachers. This book provides a helpful blueprint for building a comprehensive K-12 physical activity program that extends beyond PE class and addresses the needs and desires of all students.

Bring PE to All Classes

A fantastic resource for school teachers and administrators alike, this text provides K-12 staff with the tools they need to plan and administer exercise programs that go beyond P.E. class. These activities can be integrated into the classroom, on playgrounds, in before- or after-school programs, in intramural programs, and in community programs.

The premise is that physical activity should not be the sole responsibility of gym teachers, but should occur throughout the entire school.

Contents

This book features 17 chapters spread across 4 parts.

  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction
    • Chapter 1. Physical Activity and the School Program
      • The Problem
      • The Contributions of Physical Activity
      • Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness
      • Factors That Affect Physical Activity
      • National Recommendations for Physical Activity
      • The Solution
      • Physical Education and the School Physical Activity Program
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 2. The School Wellness Program and Physical Activity
      • State-, District-, and School-Level Response
      • Gaining Stakeholder Support
      • The Role of School Administrators and Teachers
      • Developing a School Wellness Plan
      • Successful Ideas for a School Wellness Program
      • Barriers and Common Struggles in Implementing School Wellness Programs
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
  • Part II: The Elementary Physical Activity Program
    • Chapter 3. Quality Elementary Physical Education
      • The Role of the School Administration in the Physical Education Program
      • The Role and Responsibilities of the Physical Education Teacher in the School Physical Activity Program
      • Physical Education’s Contribution to the Domains of Learning
      • Curriculum Scope and Sequence
      • Factors That Affect the Development of Motor Skills
      • Developmentally Appropriate and Age-Related Curriculum
      • Movement Concepts
      • Locomotor Skills
      • Manipulative and Game Skills
      • Educational Gymnastics
      • Educational Dance Experiences
      • Organizing and Managing the Physical Education Learning Environment
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 4. The Elementary School Physical Activity Program
      • The Need for Physical Activity for Elementary-Aged Children
      • A Word of Caution: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects
      • What Is a Comprehensive Elementary School Physical Activity Program?
      • The School Physical Activity Program: Who’s Responsible?
      • Designing and Maintaining Safe and Age-Appropriate Playgrounds and Outdoor Areas
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 5. The Role of the Classroom Teacher in Physical Activity Programs
      • Providing Opportunities for Physical Activity
      • Physical Activity as a Routine
      • Promoting Physically Active Lifestyles
      • Promoting Quality Health and Nutritional Habits
      • Working With the School Wellness Committee
      • Being a Physically Active and Healthy Role Model
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 6. Recess
      • Contributions of Recess
      • Recommendations of Policy Groups for Recess
      • Encouraging Active Play
      • Scheduling Recess
      • Teaching Children Playground Games
      • Equipment for Recess
      • Designating Play Areas
      • Supervising the Playground
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 7. Games in the Elementary School
      • Games in Physical Education Class
      • Low Organization Games for the Physical Activity Program
      • Factors That Affect the Selection of Appropriate and Safe Experiences for Children
      • Modifying Games
      • Child-Designed Games
      • Organizing and Conducting Games
      • Additional Game Opportunities
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 8. Teaching Dance and Rhythms
      • Folk Dance
      • Line Dancing
      • Creative Dance
      • Coordinating Dances to Enhance Grade-Level Curriculum
      • Handling the Management Issues Related to Dance
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • Reference
    • Chapter 9. Fitness for the Elementary School Child
      • What Is Physical Fitness?
      • Exercise Principles for Developing Fitness
      • Harmful Exercises and Safe Alternatives
      • Approaching Fitness Positively
      • Health-Related Fitness Testing
      • Appropriate Fitness Activities for Children
      • Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 10. Administering the Elementary School Physical Activity Program
      • Who Is Responsible for the Physical Activity Program of the School?
      • Analyzing the Opportunities for Participation and the Level of Participation
      • Scheduling Activities of the Program
      • Budget
      • Planning the Program
      • Staffing the Program
      • Reinforcing Participation
      • Evaluating Your Program
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
    • Chapter 11. Programs Before, During, and After School and Special Events
      • To Structure or Not to Structure
      • Administrative Duties of the Program
      • Providing a Variety of Opportunities
      • Planning Events in Advance
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
  • Part III: The Secondary Physical Activity Program
    • Chapter 12. The Comprehensive Physical Activity Program for the Secondary School
      • What Are the Needs of the Secondary Student?
      • How Did We Get Here?
      • School Wellness Policies
      • The School Physical Activity Program: Physical Education
      • The School Physical Activity Program: Interscholastic Sport
      • Scheduling the Physical Activity Program
      • Involving the Community and Mandating Physical Activity
      • The School Physical Activity Program: A Comprehensive Perspective
      • The Physical Activity Director of the Secondary Program
      • Administrative Support
      • One Size Does Not Fit All
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 13. Planning the Secondary Physical Activity Program
      • The Goals of an Inclusive Program
      • Determining Student Needs and Interests
      • What Facilities Do We Have and Need?
      • What Equipment Do I Need?
      • Structuring the Program
      • Staffing the Physical Activity Program
      • Promoting the Program
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 14. Administering the Physical Activity Program
      • Establishing a Required Program
      • Administering Required and Voluntary Physical Activity Programs
      • Establishing an Awards System
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 15. Conducting Intramural Sports
      • When to Hold Intramurals?
      • Modifying Play
      • Student Leadership
      • Organizing the Competition
      • Standards for Participant Behavior
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
    • Chapter 16. Conducting Secondary Heath-Related Fitness Programs
      • Components of Health-Related Fitness
      • Programming for Secondary Fitness Activities
      • Leadership for the Fitness Components of the Program
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
  • Part IV: Wellness Programs
    • Chapter 17. Parent, Staff, and Faculty Physical Activity Programs
      • What Is a School Staff, Faculty, and Parent Wellness Program?
      • Working With the Adult Population
      • Family Programs
      • Summary
      • Checking Your Understanding
      • Resources
  • Family Fitness Resources
  • Web Sites

Book is 352 pages.

  • In Stock
  • Item No: 36-020
  • Unit: Ea
  • Orders placed on weekdays before 3pm CST ship the same day.
Gopher - Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Gopher Sport Brand Family