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Right Fielders Are People Too An Inclusive Approach to Middle School Physical Education

ISBN-10: 0880118563

ISBN-13: 9780880118569

Edition: 1998

Authors: John Hichwa

List price: $23.00
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One of the most respected physical education teachers in the country shares his methods for effectively reaching all students, from those who fear physical activity to those who are accomplished athletes.Right Fielders Are People Too helps middle school physical education teachers establish and maintain a positive learning environment that allows students to work to their potential. The inclusive, developmentally appropriate program described in this book helps students feel comfortable in class and develop a positive attitude toward physical activities. Students can learn skills without intimidation and experience the joy and exhilaration of physical activities, even if they can't perform the activities very well.Author John Hichwa, 1993 NASPE Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, shares the successful strategies he developed in 35 years of teaching K-8 students. The book's friendly, teacher-to-teacher format and nearly 150 unique drawings make the methods and activities easy to understand, whether you've been teaching for several years or are just beginning your first student-teaching experience.Hichwa provides insights into the challenges of teaching middle school physical education and shares examples from his classes, offering a perspective not available in textbooks. He also presents more than 100 innovative games and activities for developing physical skills, cooperative behaviors, and problem-solving abilities. But Right Fielders Are People Too is not simply one teacher's ideas-the entire book is connected to the NASPE National Standards for Physical Education and follows the developmentally appropriate guidelines.The format of the book resembles a doubleheader baseball game. Game 1 discusses various characteristics of middle school children and describes an effective middle school physical education program. By following Hichwa's practical advice, you'll learn how to* integrate the teaching of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness into the curriculum;* get feedback about students' concerns and feelings and their understanding of the material presented;* develop new teaching skills, such as debriefing and involving students in the grading process;* motivate students by helping them track their own progress; and* involve parents in their children's physical education.Game 2 offers specific suggestions for planning day-to-day activities. From musical push-ups to the rolling river raft to school rugby, you'll find activities that will maximize class participation by making physical education fun!
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 2/4/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
About the Title
"Right Field"
Debriefing "Right Field"
Let the Games Begin
Play Ball: Game #1
To Know Them Is to Love Them
Planning
Including the Three Rs in Physical Education
Grading in Physical Education
Writing in Physical Education
Monitoring Student Progress
Debriefing
Parent Involvement
The E + I + P = A Theory
Play Ball: Game #2
Effective Warm-Ups
Upper-Arm-Strength Activities
Keep-Away Activities
Teaching Children How to Play Team Games Through the Grid System
"For-the-Fun-of-It" Activities
Exercises With the Magic Rope
Line Dances
Striking Skills
International Games
Extra Innings
Resources for Information
Additional Acknowledgments
Equipment
About the Author
About the Illustrator