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Physical & Outdoor Education

This guide provides resources for teachers who teach physical education and outdoor education

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education

Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education is a cutting-edge book that teachers trust for assessing middle school and high school physical education students. New chapters on effective management and instruction delivery, which make it appropriate for PETE instructors using the book for secondary methods courses

Physical Best

The entire Physical Best program was previously spread over three books (Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, Physical Best Activity Guide--Elementary Level, and Physical Best Activity Guide--Middle and High School Levels). It now is offered in one all-inclusive resource to reinforce the scope and sequence of the program so teachers can see what comes before and after the grade levels they teach.

PE Metrics

If you are looking for the definitive resource to help you measure your students' achievement, your search is over. This is a text that you can use with confidence as you help develop physical literacy in your students. Written for physical educators, administrators, and curriculum writers (and for physical education majors and minors), this latest edition offers the following: * 130 ready-to-use assessments for kindergarten through grade 12 (65 elementary, 43 middle school, and 22 high school) * Worksheets, checklists, and rubrics that support the assessments * Guidance on creating your own assessments for any lesson or unit

Complete Guide to Sport Education

This third edition is backed by substantial research that supports the idea that Sport Education is a valuable and motivating approach to delivering quality physical education experiences for students from the early elementary grades through the university years. It offers readers a significant amount of revised and new material, including enhanced guidance for Sport Education programming across a year.

Essentials of Youth Fitness

Essentials of Youth Fitness is an evidence informed, practical guide for fitness and strength and conditioning professionals working with younger clientele. 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..

The Human Body Atlas

The Human Body Atlas presents the human body and how it works, explaining the amazing work done behind the scenes by each part of the body. The human body is a complicated thing, but now you can learn how it works in-depth. This handy resource is at once a thorough look at human anatomy, and an approachable reference.

Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education

Outdoor adventure activities are becoming an increasingly popular part of physical education programs. The physical risks of these activities are often foremost in the minds of both instructors and participants, yet it is managing group behavior which can prove to be the most difficult. This is the first book for students and practitioners to address this essential aspect of outdoor adventure education (OAE).

International Safeguards for Children in Sport

This significant new study examines the development, implementation and impact of the International Safeguards for Children in Sport; a set of guidelines drawn up by a working group of international organisations committed to child protection which lays out the measures that need to be taken to ensure children are kept safe from harm. This book is important reading for all those working directly with children through the provision of sport in schools and communities, as well as for students and researchers of the sociology of sport.

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