There has never been a more challenging time to teach physical education to children and adolescents. Between managing difficult behaviour and adapting lessons for students with diverse needs, teachers have their hands full. This title has been helping both new and experienced teachers meet these challenges for many years and this revised edition has been updated to address many of the new challenges that have emerged in the past decade. It goes beyond pedagogy to include concrete curriculum strategies for making classes vibrant, fun and developmentally appropriate. The text is packed with advice for motivating students to practice, building positive feelings, observing and analysing, providing feedback and assessing students through formative assessment.
George Graham is an award-winning university professor and public school physical education instructor. He is the author of Children Moving, currently in its ninth edition and used in more than 250 USA universities. Eloise Elliott is a Ware Distinguished Professor at West Virginia University, where she leads initiatives to improve the physical activity participation of children. Steve Palmer is associate clean at Northern Arizona University. His background includes 15 years in physical education teacher education and research. He has also taught primary school physical education.