Student-centered Physical Education

Strategies for Developing Middle School Fitness and Skills

Student-centered Physical Education

Student-Centered Physical Education presents over 100 fun physical activities that not only promote student fitness and skill development but also build the foundation for a physically active life. The authors' modular approach allows teachers to mix and match activities in order to achieve specific goals, creating multiple opportunities within each class period for students to succeed. Authors Timothy Smith and Nicholas Cestaro, who together have more than 50 years of teaching experience, have developed a student-centered approach to physical education to replace the outdated, subject-driven approach. By focusing on the needs of the preadolescent student rather than on sports or calisthenics, this proven program challenges exclusivity, boredom, and gender bias. Their strategies and activities make physical education relevant to your students and motivate them to participate in physical activity, both in the gym and after school. Part I, "A Student-Centered Modular Approach," helps you develop and organize your classes. You'll learn how to assemble modular lesson plans and how to increase their effectiveness using the teaching strategies presented. You'll also find a chapter on authentic assessment, which discusses the use of rubrics, portfolios, and portfolio cards. Next, Part II, "Teaching Modules," provides you with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for more than 100 fitness-related activities, including -warm-ups, -skill development activities, -team-oriented activities, and -individual and paired activities. Each activity is ready to be inserted into the modular lesson format presented in Part I. In addition, you'll find 10 detailed health-fitness modules-one for each month of the school year-that will help you present and reinforce key lifestyle concepts in addition to the "physical" components of physical education.

WeVideo Every Day

40 Strategies to Use Video in Every Class

WeVideo Every Day

Activate Learning with WeVideo! Instead of assigning boring worksheets and tedious tasks or practice problems, teachers today can design active and fun learning experiences that build on students' strengths and interests by using exciting edtech tools--like WeVideo. In this easy-to-follow guide, educator and WeVideo expert Nathan Lang-Raad provides 40 strategies using WeVideo to create engaging content that encourages students to practice real-life problem-solving skills. Using a student-centered learning approach, you can employ this powerful platform to ... Create an environment where students feel safe and empowered. Clearly communicate goals in a fun and engaging way. See learning in action. Provide a structure for students to share their voice with their peers, the community, and the world. Engage students at deeper learning through critical thinking and creativity. Take learning further with WeVideo! "For video to really impact learning and outcomes, active use should be the goal. What is even more important is how learners are empowered to use their own devices to capture video as a means to showcase what they have learned. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad addresses these critical components and more in a practical guide that will pave the way to unleash the true power of video in the classroom." --Eric Sheninger, ICLE senior fellow, award-winning principal, and best-selling author of Digital Leadership "As educators, how do we encourage, support, and promote creativity in the classroom? Students naturally crave ways to express themselves creatively, and this book gives practical ways for teachers to help students do just that." --Jennie Magiera, chief program officer at EdTechTeam and president of The Student Voice Foundation "This book provides helpful strategies to support student growth and learning by giving learners a place to play, discover, wonder, be heard, solve problems, and create. Thank you for writing this, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad!" --Alice Keeler, educator, speaker, and author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching

A Practical Guide for Faculty

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action.

50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom

Practical Strategies for Teaching

50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom

This is a practical guide to the use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) in the classroom. Introducing 50 ways to use technology for learning. Areas covered include: - Gamified learning - Social media - Video streaming - The flipped classroom - Instant feedback tools - And many more. Guidance on how to use these technologies for learning is complemented by an exploration of their impact on learning. For each example, the opportunities for evidencing progress are evaluated.

Teaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms

Emerging Themes in Affect-related Research: Teachers' Beliefs, Students' Engagement and Social Interaction

Teaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms

The book presents a selection of the most relevant talks given at the 21st MAVI conference, held at the Politecnico di Milano. The first section is dedicated to classroom practices and beliefs regarding those practices, taking a look at prospective or practicing teachers’ views of different practices such as decision-making, the roles of explanations, problem-solving, patterning, and the use of play. Of major interest to MAVI participants is the relationship between teachers’ professed beliefs and classroom practice, aspects that provide the focus of the second section. Three papers deal with teacher change, which is notoriously difficult, even when the teachers themselves are interested in changing their practice. In turn, the book’s third section centers on the undercurrents of teaching and learning mathematics, which can surface in various situations, causing tensions and inconsistencies. The last section of this book takes a look at emerging themes in affect-related research, with a particular focus on attitudes towards assessment. The book offers a valuable resource for all teachers and researchers working in this area.

Tips for Teaching Culture

Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication

Tips for Teaching Culture

Series Editor: H. Douglas Brown Tips for Teaching Culture introduces English Language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture, education, and social responsibility. Features: Concrete tips in each chapter provide teachers with helpful suggestions on how to build cultural awareness. What the research says and What the teacher can do sections link pedagogical research with classroom techniques. Voices from the Classroom anecdotes share teachers' cross-cultural experiences. Classroom activities illustrate over 50 ways teachers can build intercultural understanding. Photocopiable handouts for classroom activities can be used with minimal preparation. Glossary provides concise definitions of commonly used terms about intercultural communication. The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehnesible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.

Leading the Technology-Powered School

Leading the Technology-Powered School

This book offers a cut-to-the-chase approach for busy principals who want to successfully lead with technology for enhanced student learning. Includes strategies for building capacity.

American Teacher

Heroes in the Classroom

American Teacher

Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice.

Nursing Student Retention

Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, Second Edition

Nursing Student Retention

This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning