Fitness Education for Children: A Team Approach (2nd Edition)
Virgilio provides new suggestions and information on incorporating the team approach to help schools meet wellness policy objectives. He spells out a school wellness approach with the physical educator as physical activity director and guides you in integrating school fitness breaks and activities in the classroom curriculum. He also
- offers new exercise, rhythmic, and pedometer activities as well as new fitness games;
- provides current research and statistics on childhood obesity and approaches to intervention;
- includes a completely new chapter on yoga (including activities) for school-aged children; and
- presents information on the stages of behavioral change, helping teachers modify long-term health behaviors in children.
Fitness Education for Children also offers strategies for cross-curricular activities and classroom collaborations as well as suggestions for using technology to enhance your communication with students and parents.
Written for veteran and new physical educators as well as students preparing to enter the profession, this text covers the gamut of issues that educators need to know to provide effective fitness education. Those issues include the principles of fitness, teaching children with disabilities, planning lessons, teaching fitness concepts, collaborating with other teachers, and getting parents and your community involved. You also receive updated developmental exercises and active games and activities, and you’ll learn how to hold exciting schoolwide events.
Fitness Education for Children offers a blueprint for battling obesity in school-aged children by promoting healthy lifestyles. This book will help you understand the educational philosophy, instructional strategies, assessments, and pedagogical models that will transform your curriculum into a springboard to a lifetime of healthy activity for the children you teach.
TEACHING HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS CONCEPTS
Begin with simple learning experiences that are associated with active fun and creativity found in developmental level I. Read More »