A lot of books focus on which motor skills should be taught to elementary school children, but few focus on how to teach those skills. Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, Third Edition, steps into that gap and provides expert instruction on both, serving as a foundation for successful movement experiences for children.
The book will help you guide your students in mastering the critical elements of 8 locomotor and 17 manipulative skills. This approach offers a perfect balance between sound pedagogy and fun activities that will engage your students and keep them learning.
How to Use This Resource
Chapter 1. Building Skills for Success
Chapter 2. Locomotor Skills
Chapter 3. Underhand Rolling
Chapter 4. Throwing
Two-Hand Overhead Throwing
Chapter 5. Catching
Catching Above the Waist
Catching Below the Waist
Chapter 6. Passing
Chapter 7. Striking
Two-Hand Sidearm Striking
Chapter 8. Volleying
Chapter 9. Kicking and Punting
Chapter 10. Dribbling
Dribbling With Hands
Dribbling With Feet
About the Authors
Textbook for physical education majors and elementary education majors. Professional reference for elementary physical education teachers and district directors.
Vonnie Colvin, EdD, is a professor of physical education pedagogy
in Longwood University’s department of health, athletic training, recreation,
and kinesiology. In addition to her teaching duties, she works with student
teachers in the schools and was the program coordinator for the physical and
health education teacher education program in her department for 10 years. She
was the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance Outstanding University Physical Educator Award. Before
coming to Longwood University in 2004, Colvin was a member of the department
of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky for 9 years.
During her tenure in Kentucky, she received the Outstanding University Physical
Educator Award and an Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association
for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2002.
Colvin is a member of both SHAPE America and the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She was vice president of physical education for the Kentucky state organization in 1999, and she is currently vice president of the general division in the Virginia state association. Colvin served on the Strategies editorial board from 1999 to 2002 and was the chair in 2001.
Before moving to higher education in 1995, Colvin taught physical education in Louisa County, Virginia, for 21 years—8 years at the elementary level, 2 at the middle school level, and 11 at the high school level. During that time, she also worked with student teachers from Norfolk State University and Virginia Tech.
Colvin lives in Farmville, Virginia, and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.
Nancy Markos, MEd, is the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the 2003 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. In 2011, Markos received the Golden Apple Award for the Albemarle County Public School Teachers.
Markos was an elementary physical education and health specialist for the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, from 1984 until her retirement in 2011. At that time, she became the facilitator of health, physical education, and family life for the Albemarle County Public Schools until June 2014. Markos is now a consultant for Move, Live, Learn and a presenter for US Games.
She was also clinical instructor for the University of Virginia from 1985 until her retirement in 2011. She mentored students in the physical education and adapted physical education programs. Before coming to Virginia, Markos taught physical education at the elementary level for 3 years in Maryland and at the middle school level for 5 years in Maryland and Rhode Island.
Markos is a member of SHAPE America; the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma. She is past president of the Albemarle Education Association. Markos was a member of the writing and revision teams for the Standards of Learning for Physical Education and for the Physical Education Resource Guide for the Virginia Department of Education.
Markos lives in Earlysville, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and working out.
Pam Walker, MEd, was an elementary physical education and
health specialist in the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville,
Virginia, for 30 years until her retirement in 2008. She taught the last 25
years at Red Hill Elementary in North Garden, Virginia. Walker was a clinical
instructor at the University of Virginia, where she worked with practicum students
and student teachers for 18 years. She was named the 1995 Elementary Physical
Education Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance. In 2004, she received the Golden Apple Award
for teachers in the Albemarle County Public Schools.
The workshops she has led involve teaching movement and fundamental skills, whole-brain learning, classroom management skills, learning styles and strategies, stress management, and teaching for multiple intelligences. Walker was a member of VAHPERD, SHAPE America, the National Education Association, the education sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, and the professional education fraternity Phi Delta Kappa.
Walker lives in Schuyler, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, golfing, hiking, and camping.