This text provides
- 35 new large-group warm-up activities;
- 20 character-building activities;
- 11 team-building challenges;
- assessment, reflection, and goal-setting strategies; and
- a web resource with ready-to-use printable and editable activity materials (such as focus words and definitions, reflection scenarios, station and team challenge cards, and more).
In addition, Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is the perfect antidote to bullying: Through the materials and activities, the students learn to be respectful competitors and supportive teammates.
The text contains six chapters:
- Chapter 1 explores the connection between emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal settings to build college and career readiness skills.
- Chapter 2 describes the impact community building has on motivation and learning. It also contains fun community-building activities as well as guidance on how to develop a positive learning environment.
- Chapter 3 outlines strategies for building character and offers reflection scenarios, focus words, inspirational sayings, and recommended video clips.
- Chapter 4 supplies more than 20 fun, engaging, and motivational character-building activities and games.
- Chapter 5 provides outdoor collaborative team-building challenges.
- Chapter 6 delves into various aspects of developing a growth mindset through concepts such as assessment, reflection, and goal setting.
How to Access the Web Resource
Chapter 1. Developing Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 2. Building Community to Enhance Learning and Motivation
Chapter 3. Strategies for Building Character
Chapter 4. Character-Building Activities
Chapter 5. Team-Building Challenges
Chapter 6. Facilitating a Growth Mindset Through Reflection, Goal Setting, and Assessment
About the Authors
Reference for K-12 physical education teachers, recreation leaders, coaches, classroom teachers, and individuals working with children and young adults in group settings. Supplemental text for physical education, pedagogy, class management, educational psychology, and curriculum courses.
Leigh Anderson currently teaches in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where she applies many of the concepts in this book. In addition to her elementary classroom and intervention experience, Leigh taught at the graduate level in the masters of teaching and learning program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. This is the second book that Leigh has coauthored dealing with best practices in education, and she has presented both nationally and internationally. Leigh holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.
Donald R. Glover has taught physical education, including adapted physical education, since 1967 at the preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. He currently teaches elementary physical education methods at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
In 1981, Glover was recognized as Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year, and he was named the Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 1989. He has written seven books, published numerous magazine and journal articles on physical education and sport, and been a clinician at more than 100 workshops and clinics.
Glover earned his master’s degree in physical education from Winona State University in 1970. A former president of the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, he is a member of SHAPE America, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the Minnesota Education Association.