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The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492593575
Author: Sarah Benes,Holly Alperin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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The Essentials of Teaching Health Education by Sarah Benes,Holly Alperin Book Resume:

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, Second Edition, presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides educators all they need to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help their students become health literate, develop self-efficacy, and gain the 21st-century skills they need to maintain or improve health and well-being. What Sets This Book Apart This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and national health education standards. This new edition of The Essentials of Teaching Health Education features the following: Two new chapters: one on the role of health education in the 21st century and the other on equity and social justice in health education An updated definition of skills-based health education A revised skill-development model that puts learning theory into practice as well as updated research connecting this approach to health behavior theory and learning theory A new student resource accessed through HKPropel Practical strategies for curriculum design and program development with a skills-based approach—one that makes it easy to put the content into action and make a meaningful impact on students Real-world examples to help readers understand and apply the content, along with summaries, key points, and review questions that aid in retaining the information Vocabulary words and definitions to help students keep up with the ever-changing terminology in health education Ancillaries for adopting instructors are available online. Book Organization The book is arranged into four parts. Part I delves into the skills-based approach to health education, explaining the role of health education, discussing equity and justice in health education, describing the importance of the approach, and demystifying student motivation. Part II focuses on how to teach skills that are based on the National Health Education Standards: accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services; analyzing influences; interpersonal communication; decision making and goal setting; self-management; and advocacy. Part III explores how to use data to inform curriculum planning, outlines the eight steps for curriculum development, and shows teachers how to design meaningful assessments. In part IV, readers learn how to create a positive learning environment, implement a skills-based approach, and meet the unique needs of elementary health education. The final chapter examines professional development beyond the classroom. A Framework for Successful Acquisition of Skills The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, Second Edition, offers evidence-informed strategies as it guides teachers through the critical process of supplying students with the tools they need for success in school and in life. The authors use the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework to set the foundation for teaching the skills students need. The text is comprehensive and flexible to meet all students’ needs. With all the ancillaries and tools it provides, educators are set to deliver a complete, well-rounded curriculum that will prepare future teachers for success. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.

The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education

The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492585513
Author: Steven Mitchell,Jennifer Fisette
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education by Steven Mitchell,Jennifer Fisette Book Resume:

The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is the definitive guide for future K-12 physical educators, as well as current teachers and administrators, and is an appropriate resource for learning to teach at both the elementary and the secondary levels. Preparing Future Teachers for Success The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education is the most up-to-date resource that meets the new SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. Fully integrated with all SHAPE America assessments, the text is comprehensive in its coverage of what future teachers need to know about teaching K-12 physical education and offers a flexible, individualized approach to enhance student learning and acquisition of skills. The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education helps prepare future teachers by providing them with these aspects: • Insight into student motivation • A working knowledge of standards-based outcomes and content that will help students achieve the outcomes • The ability to plan for learning in both the short and the long term • Management and teaching skills to ensure an equitable environment that fosters student learning in three domains: psychomotor, cognitive, and affective • The means to assess student learning and program effectiveness Teaching for Learning Approach In addition, The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education offers a practical and highly successful teaching for learning approach to curriculum development, which makes it easy to put the contents of the book in action and prepare students to graduate with a high degree of physical literacy. The book’s focus on physical literacy, accountability, and social justice, all key elements to high-quality physical education, will prepare future teachers to step into their jobs on day one, ready to deliver an effective program. The text also supplies a vocabulary of the current terminology used in physical education. Ancillaries and Book Organization The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education comes with a test bank, a PowerPoint presentation package that has approximately 15 slides per chapter, and a web resource with reproducible forms and supplemental activities. The authors organized the book in five parts. Part I focuses on understanding the teaching for learning approach, and part II details the five national physical education standards. Part III delves into unit and lesson planning and developmentally appropriate content and curriculum models, and part IV explores how to establish safe learning environments, develop essential teaching skills, and assess student learning. Part V completes the picture for future students by tackling issues that are important to 21st-century skills and professional development. The Resource for Developing Physically Literate Students The result is a practical and well-researched resource that will help current and future physical educators develop physically literate students while providing guidance for accountability and social justice and meeting the SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. And that makes it a win–win–win: a win for teachers and future teachers, a win for their students, and a win for the United States as it progresses toward becoming a healthier nation.

Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317416546
Author: Margaret Foley McCabe,Patricia González-Flores
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Essentials of Online Teaching by Margaret Foley McCabe,Patricia González-Flores Book Resume:

Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. The guide includes: a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories; clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses; teachers’ reflections about their online practice; a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and an accompanying website ( with additional resources. Essentials of Online Teaching addresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.

Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education

Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492575194
Author: Sarah Benes,Holly Alperin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education by Sarah Benes,Holly Alperin Book Resume:

Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education is a highly practical and useful resource for middle school and high school health educators looking for innovative and tried-and-true ways to implement a skills-based approach to health education. The text—written by renowned authors Sarah Benes and Holly Alperin, along with experts in the field, including many SHAPE America Teacher of the Year honorees—offers effective, skills-based learning activities, lessons, units, and assessments that you can use in your classroom as they are or with modifications to meet the needs of your students. You can use this text to build a completely new curriculum or to supplement your existing curriculum, providing a smooth transition from a content-based approach to a skills-based approach. The authors explain the rationale and foundation for making that transition, putting the lesson plans, activities, and assessments in context for you as you learn how to implement a skills-based approach. The 64 lessons and activities in Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education have been • created by the authors and a number of experienced teachers broadly recognized for their expertise in skills-based health education, • organized to map to the skills in the National Health Education Standards and aligned with a five-step skill-development model • designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of a wide range of educators, from those wanting a complete new curriculum to those wanting to simply supplement their existing curriculum while meeting the needs of all students. Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education is an ideal companion to The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, another book by Benes and Alperin, which presents teaching and assessment strategies for planning and implementing a skills-based approach to teaching health education. Together, these two books can help you effectively teach skills-based health education from day one. Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education offers a detailed, easy-to-use learning activity template and employs a teacher-friendly format that has been proven effective in the field. It comes with a web resource that has digital versions of the many reproducible forms in the text. The text is organized into two parts. Part I delves into key aspects of planning, implementing, and assessing a skills-based approach, offering you a strong foundation in the core concepts of the approach. Each of the part II chapters is devoted to a skill addressed in the National Health Education Standards, providing you with the following material: • An overview of the skill • Key considerations for teaching the skill • A unit outline • Assessments • Lesson plans • Learning activities Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education offers you all you need to put a skills-based approach into practice: the solid foundational information that explains the concepts and the resources, tools, and strategies to help you implement the lesson plans and activities that will aid your students in developing proficiency in the skills emphasized in the national standards. Through this text, you will be able to offer instruction that challenges your students and provides them with opportunities to meet the standards in a classroom environment that is engaging, thought provoking, and relevant.

Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching

Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317593332
Author: Geoff Barton
Publisher: Routledge
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Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching by Geoff Barton Book Resume:

Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides the fundamental knowledge for becoming a great teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches it covers everything you need to know from preparing for your teaching practice to getting your first job. Harnessing a range of simple, but powerful techniques, the book shows you how you can translate the Teachers’ Standards into your own classroom practice and provide the evidence that you have met them. It also demystifies what the best teachers know and do instinctively to create students who want to learn and get a buzz from developing new skills. The book is structured in clear sections which are then divided into short, easy-to-absorb units offering clear, straightforward advice on all aspects of teaching including: why teach? the application and recruitment process for training helping students’ achieve good progress planning, differentiation and assessment behaviour management using language effectively in the classroom managing parents’ evenings being an effective tutor how to have lunch! With talking points to encourage reflection and a wide range of examples to illustrate practice, Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides expert guidance as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding teacher.

Essentials of Holocaust Education

Essentials of Holocaust Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317648072
Author: Samuel Totten,Stephen Feinberg
Publisher: Routledge
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Essentials of Holocaust Education by Samuel Totten,Stephen Feinberg Book Resume:

Essentials of Holocaust Education: Fundamental Issues and Approaches is a comprehensive guide for pre- and in-service educators preparing to teach about this watershed event in human history. An original collection of essays by Holocaust scholars, teacher educators, and classroom teachers, it covers a full range of issues relating to Holocaust education, with the goal of helping teachers to help students gain a deep and thorough understanding of why and how the Holocaust was perpetrated. Both conceptual and pragmatic, it delineates key rationales for teaching the Holocaust, provides useful historical background information for teachers, and offers a wide array of practical approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Various chapters address teaching with film and literature, incorporating the use of primary accounts into a study of the Holocaust, using technology to teach the Holocaust, and gearing the content and instructional approaches and strategies to age-appropriate audiences. A ground-breaking and highly original book, Essentials of Holocaust Education will help teachers engage students in a study of the Holocaust that is compelling, thought-provoking, and reflective

Essentials of Online Course Design

Essentials of Online Course Design [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317673786
Author: Marjorie Vai,Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
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Essentials of Online Course Design by Marjorie Vai,Kristen Sosulski Book Resume:

In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide’s key features include: a practical approach informed by theory clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one clear and jargon-free language examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate. a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources: Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual. For more of Marjorie Vai in her own words, listen to this 2011 interview from the On Teaching Online podcast:

Essentials of Chemical Education

Essentials of Chemical Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9783642217562
Author: Hans-Dieter Barke,Günther Harsch,Siegbert Schmid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Essentials of Chemical Education by Hans-Dieter Barke,Günther Harsch,Siegbert Schmid Book Resume:

For everybody teaching chemistry or becoming a chemistry teacher, the authors provide a practice-oriented overview with numerous examples from current chemical education, including experiments, models and exercises as well as relevant results from research on learning and teaching. With their proven concept, the authors cover classical topics of chemical education as well as modern topics such as every-day-life chemistry, student’s misconceptions, the use of media or the challenges of motivation. This is the completely revised and updated English edition of a highly successful German title.

The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R

The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351647490
Author: Graham J. Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
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The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R by Graham J. Williams Book Resume:

The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R presents the concepts of data science through a hands-on approach using free and open source software. It systematically drives an accessible journey through data analysis and machine learning to discover and share knowledge from data. Building on over thirty years’ experience in teaching and practising data science, the author encourages a programming-by-example approach to ensure students and practitioners attune to the practise of data science while building their data skills. Proven frameworks are provided as reusable templates. Real world case studies then provide insight for the data scientist to swiftly adapt the templates to new tasks and datasets. The book begins by introducing data science. It then reviews R’s capabilities for analysing data by writing computer programs. These programs are developed and explained step by step. From analysing and visualising data, the framework moves on to tried and tested machine learning techniques for predictive modelling and knowledge discovery. Literate programming and a consistent style are a focus throughout the book.

The Essentials of Academic Writing

The Essentials of Academic Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1111808503
Author: Derek Soles
Publisher: Nelson Education
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The Essentials of Academic Writing by Derek Soles Book Resume:

THE ESSENTIALS OF ACADEMIC WRITING, SECOND EDITION, offers a complete overview of the process of writing academic essays for college courses. This text covers the writing process, including concise, nuts-and-bolts coverage of researching, planning, drafting, documenting, revising, and proofreading academic papers. A sample student essay serves as a case study throughout the text, illustrating each step of the writing process. An anthology of 13 academic essays, covering a variety of disciplines and topics, provides good models for student writing. This affordable and accessible text is a valuable rhetoric for freshman composition and is an important reference guide to students in all college disciplines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Clinical Supervision

Essentials of Clinical Supervision [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781118039694
Author: Jane M. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Essentials of Clinical Supervision by Jane M. Campbell Book Resume:

Essentials of Supervision presents, in the popular Essentials format, the key information students need to learn in a course on supervision. Utilizing pedagogical tools such as call-out boxes, Test Yourself questions, and case studies, the author provides step-by-step guidelines for effective planning, goal setting, and evaluation, along with tips for giving constructive feedback and applying coaching strategies to motivate supervisees. She also clearly explains how to manage paperwork and describes specialized techniques, such as using video in supervision. This informative text also includes a special section on ethics authored by a leading expert in the field.

The Essentials of School Leadership

The Essentials of School Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446260011
Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: SAGE
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The Essentials of School Leadership by Brent Davies Book Resume:

Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Science Teaching Essentials

Science Teaching Essentials [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0128147032
Author: Cynthia J. Brame
Publisher: Academic Press
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Science Teaching Essentials by Cynthia J. Brame Book Resume:

Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice serves as a reference manual for science faculty as they set up a new course, consider how to teach the course, figure out how to assess their students fairly and efficiently, and review and revise course materials. This book consists of a series of short chapters that instructors can use as resources to address common teaching problems and adopt evidence-based pedagogies. By providing individual chapters that can be used independently as needed, this book provides faculty with a just-in-time teaching resource they can use to draft a new syllabus. This is a must-have resource for science, health science and engineering faculty, as well as graduate students and post-docs preparing for future faculty careers. Provides easily digested, practical, research-based information on how to teach Allows faculty to efficiently get up-to-speed on a given pedagogy or assessment method Addresses the full range of faculty experiences as they being to teach for the first time or want to reinvent how they teach

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118845404
Author: David A. Kilpatrick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by David A. Kilpatrick Book Resume:

Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions thatchange students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing ReadingDifficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide toreading assessment and intervention. It provides a detaileddiscussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, whichwill help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accuratelyassess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn aframework for organizing testing results from current assessmentbatteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studiesillustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion isprovided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonologicalawareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and readingcomprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quickreference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes,and other design elements to call attention to importantinformation. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that mostreading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standardreading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. Schoolpsychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students withreading difficulties and to make recommendations to address suchdifficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessmentand intervention techniques, backed by the most current researchfindings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student strugglesin reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effectiveevidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taughtduring their school careers. It is a skill they will use every dayof their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success.Struggling students need help now, and Essentials ofUnderstanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how toget these students on track.

Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities

Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1522594361
Author: Brand, Susan Trostle,Ciccomascolo, Lori E.
Publisher: IGI Global
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Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities by Brand, Susan Trostle,Ciccomascolo, Lori E. Book Resume:

Educators in the K-12 and adult education milieu, including pre- and in-service educators, are expected to address, in and outside of the classroom, significant political and social issues including increased homelessness, food insecurity, poverty, gender dysphoria, school bullying, and marginalization of the LGBTQ population. Educators seek swift solutions to the situations at hand that will benefit K-12 students. Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities is an essential research publication that provides detailed research on the creation and implementation of social justice strategies in educational settings. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as gender equality, academic standards, and special education, this book is ideal for educators, sociologists, academicians, researchers, and curriculum designers.

Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices

Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1285177266
Author: Mary Jo Bowie,Michelle A. Green
Publisher: Nelson Education
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Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices by Mary Jo Bowie,Michelle A. Green Book Resume:

Michelle A. Green's name appears first on earlier editions.

Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children

Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492590282
Author: Robert P. Pangrazi,Aaron Beighle
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children by Robert P. Pangrazi,Aaron Beighle Book Resume:

Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (DPE) is the longest-running elementary methods textbook on the market, and this latest edition is just as pertinent, essential, and cutting-edge as ever. DPE does more than provide the foundational knowledge needed to teach quality physical education—it applies this knowledge with an array of physical activities that equip preservice physical educators to teach with confidence from their first day. Now, for the first time, the text is made even more practical with the free interactive website Dynamic PE ASAP, which replaces the previous print resource Dynamic Physical Education Curriculum Guide: Lesson Plans for Implementation. With the Dynamic PE ASAP site, teachers have access to ready-to-use activities and complete lesson plans, as well as the ability to build their own lesson plans from the provided activities. This resource puts a complete curriculum for quality physical education at teachers’ fingertips. DPE also offers practical teaching tips, case studies of real-life situations to spark discussion, and instructor resources (an instructor guide, presentation package, and test package) that will make preparing for and teaching a course a breeze. The 19th edition has been updated to reflect the latest knowledge and best practice in physical education, including the following: A new chapter on physical activity and youth Recent research on physical activity and the brain Updated and expanded content on physical activity guidelines and assessment New activities to integrate health concepts into the physical education curriculum A chapter on lesson planning that is aligned with and linked to the Dynamic PE ASAP website New technology features throughout the book The 19th edition emphasizes creating a social and emotional learning environment in which all students can learn and thrive. The ultimate goal of DPE is to help students learn skills, be personally and socially responsible, and embrace the joy of physical activity for a lifetime. The first 12 chapters of Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children lay the foundation for becoming an effective instructor of quality physical education. These chapters highlight the importance of physical activity and delve into identifying developmental needs, designing curriculum, writing lessons and assessments, and navigating school procedures. Chapters 13 through 30 explore how to teach the objectives of physical education, including these: Foundational skills, such as locomotor and manipulative skills Specialized skills, such as game skills and gymnastics Lifetime activities and sport skills, such as basketball and hockey These chapters include an array of field-tested activities, all listed in progression from easiest to most difficult, enabling teachers to incorporate proper skill sequencing. With its emphasis on skill development and the promotion of lifelong healthy activity, Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children is highly applicable for both physical educators and classroom teachers. It is an ideal text to support an elementary methods PE course, providing the detail that PETE students need. The content is also very accessible to students learning to become elementary education teachers. With this latest edition, Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children remains the go-to book for both preservice and in-service teachers—just as it started out as 19 editions ago.

Essentials of Youth Fitness

Essentials of Youth Fitness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492591076
Author: Avery Faigenbaum,Rhodri Lloyd,Jon Oliver,American College of Sports Medicine
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Essentials of Youth Fitness by Avery Faigenbaum,Rhodri Lloyd,Jon Oliver,American College of Sports Medicine Book Resume:

Essentials of Youth Fitness is an evidence informed, practical guide for fitness and strength and conditioning professionals working with younger clientele. Backed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and coauthored by three leading authorities in pediatric exercise science, this cutting-edge book reflects current research. It is built around the modern understanding that youth are not simply smaller versions of adults but are instead a special population with their own specific needs. This is a must-have resource for professionals working with young clients. Readers will learn the scientific theories behind youth training as well as how to apply them to help design effective programs that maximize creativity, engagement, and fun. This seminal resource is broken into three parts to systematically bridge the gap between science and practice. Part I lays the groundwork for understanding fundamental concepts of pediatric exercise science, including physiology, growth and maturation, long-term athletic development, and pedagogical strategies. Part II is devoted to the assessment of youth fitness and development of fitness components, including motor skill, strength and power, speed and agility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and it features a chapter on designing integrative training programs. This practical section will demonstrate the impact of factors specific to youth on fitness, and it will teach readers how to design programs to meet the needs of youth of varying abilities and different stages of development. Sample training sessions with accompanying exercise photos within each chapter offer clear visual guidelines for implementing exercises correctly. Part III delves into modern-day topics specific to the youth population, including participation in organized sports and injury concerns; overweight and obese youth; those diagnosed with clinical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and physical and mental disabilities; and the role of nutrition in healthy lifestyle habits. Learning aids throughout the text enhance comprehension and enable practitioners to quickly locate important information. Chapter objectives and key terms reinforce learning, while Teaching Tip boxes contextualize important themes and Do You Know? boxes illustrate practical application of the content. Combining the science of pediatric exercise with the practice of designing youth fitness programs, Essentials of Youth Fitness provides professionals with the information necessary to create a safe, effective exercise experience that sparks an ongoing interest in active play, exercise, and sports participation. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Essentials of Youth Fitness Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Essentials of Youth Fitness With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0826107672
Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
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Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing by Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN Book Resume:

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms