Audiences: Text for physical education methods courses. Reference for K-5 teachers of physical education. Reference for physical education department chairs and administrators. Text for the American Master Teacher Program (AMTP) pedagogy course. This top-selling physical education pedagogy book is now fully updated and features a CD-ROM with video clips of master teachers in action. Teaching Children Physical Education is unique because it focuses solely on the teaching processthe skills and techniques that successful teachers use to make their classes more interesting and developmentally appropriate. This new edition contains the latest information on effectively teaching the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards, as well as new material on performance assessment based on current research and methods. Dr. George Grahama university professor and public school physical education instructorintegrates research-based information with firsthand experience to describe the decision-making processes used by master teachers in virtually every lesson they teach. Novice and experienced teachers will learn practical skills and techniques to help them motivate children to practice, build positive feelings, minimize off-task behavior and discipline problems, create an atmosphere of learning, maximize learning, develop lesson content, use a problem-solving approach, observe and analyze, provide feedback, and assess childrens (and their own) progress. The video clips on the CD-ROM illustrate key techniques and strategies from the text, using footage from actual gymnasium and playground settings to show real teachers in true-life situations. Readers will also benefit from chapter introductions and objectives, highlighted insights "from the trenches" about issues that teachers commonly face, reflection questions, chapter summaries, and chapter references.