In a day and age when physical activity seems limited in many of our youth (due the love of technology and busy parent lives) having a book to assist teachers in promoting a healthy lifestyle seems a goodly thing no? Primarily written to the teacher in the public or private school system, Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools, is also some benefit to homeschooling families as it gives parents talking points about having an active lifestyle with their children.
Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools has been produced by Human Kinetics. Human Kinetics is focused on helping teachers teaching health and physical education to the best of their ability. Their whole goal in life is to produce quality literature to help you, the teacher, help your students be more physically active.
What do you get?
128 page softcover book divided into three sections with a total of 11 chapters.
Section One: Promoting healthy, active lifestyles in UK Schools
Recommendations for nurturing healthy, active children
Whole-school approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles
Physical education’s contribution to promoting healthy lifestyles
Section Two: Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness in Schools
Monitoring health in schools
Monitoring physical activity in schools
Monitoring physical fitness in schools
Section Three: Health-Related learning in Physical Education
Involving all children in healthy, active lifestyles
health-related learning for 5 to 7 year olds
Health-Related learning for 8 to 11 year olds
Health-Related learning for 11 to 14 year olds
Health-Related learning for 15 to 16 year olds
Comes complete with glossary, references, and index. Each chapter starts with clearly delineated goals.
Authors Jo Harris and Lorraine Cale have produced a good book, geared to the teacher to help them to monitor the physical education levels of their students. Web-resources are included (with a password) to help teachers with quizzes, worksheets, and other helpful information. The physical book includes questions to ask their students, questions to ask themselves and much more.
Four themes are covered throughout:
- Safety issues
Pictures dot the pages, helping to bring clarity to concepts.
Web resource images are provided throughout the book, the code presented in the opening section.
Though I haven’t read every word in the pages of this book, I have read much of it. I appreciated the discussion questions based on helping children see the need to be more physically active. How the questions to help the students changed depending on their age and level of understanding. Good to have help in that regard eh? I spent most of my time in the 11-14 year old category (as that fits my lad’s age). I thoroughly appreciated the huge variety of questions given to be able to assist my lad in understanding why being active is so important (it’s a good reminder to me as well eh?) Get off my derriere and get out walking or biking! All in all, an excellent book to help your students/children understand the benefits of physical education.
Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools Jo Harris and Lorraine Cale Human Kinetics 182 pages, softcover fitness, physical education Reviewed for Human Kinetics Where to buy: Amazon Link.
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