Teaching physical education is an opportunity to help young people develop physically active, healthy lifestyles. However, there are many little obstacles to effective teaching that are seldom covered in methods classes. In this manual Charmain Sutherland shares her solutions to these obstacles in a way that is designed to help teachers improve their teaching. The volume offers 95 practical solutions to common and unusual problems faced by physical education teachers. It also explains how to avoid common mistakes in dealing with these obstacles and provides solutions for the problems. Real-life stories regarding each particular obstacle should help the reader to relate the text to their everyday life.
Charmain Sutherland is a physical education specialist at Holland Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, who has worked in private and public schools for more than a decade. She has taught physical education and health to every type of student--at-risk, disadvantaged, and privileged--and has coached a variety of sports. In April 2001, Charmain received a national teaching award presented by Coca-Cola and Healthsouth for developing a dynamic physical education program that exceeded the expectations of her city, state, and school. A member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, she is a popular speaker at state conventions and citywide in-services in Virginia Beach. Charmain earned a master's degree in physical education, administration, and supervision from Old Dominion University.