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1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes

1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes for Athletes and Coaches

By Bruce Eamon Brown

A few words can speak volumes. Words coming from the right person at the right moment can go directly to the heart. The quotes in this book represent a collection and culmination of 30 years of attempting to teach young athletes the lessons of life through sport. This unique reference offers 1001 motivational quotes from noted athletes, writers, celebrities, and world leaders. The book features 13 themes (including confidence, discipline, teamwork, and others) with corresponding quotes for each theme. Also includes sport-specific quotes.


101 Activities that Build Unity, Community and Connections

This collection of icebreakers, energizers, get-acquainted games, opening and closing activities, and team challenges and games are my favorite ways to build unity, community, and connection within any group. From the classroom to the boardroom, from summer camp to boot camp, from student leadership programs to corporate leadership programs, and from families to communities, this book will acquaint you with dozens of powerful (and painless) activities that help the members of your group connect in positive ways. In this book, you'll find one hundred ways to build unity, community, and connection, including activities that require no props, simple props, and even a few modern props (such as a smartphone).

101 Games and Activities that Promote Well-Adjusted Youth

101 Games & Activities to Promote Well-Adjusted Youth is an essential read for anyone working with young people in group settings. It is full of ideas that will build and bond your group in entertaining ways. The activities described can help children and adolescents in a number of key developmental ways, including physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional. The activities are well described and easy to implement, making this a quick and easy go-to guide for everyone involved in youth development. This book is a wonderful resource for camp counselors, teachers, scout leaders, parents, church leaders, and anyone else who works with youth.


101 Games and Activities that Teach Leadership and Teamwork

101 Games & Activities That Teach Leadership and Teamwork is an excellent resource for camp staff, group leaders, educators, and other youth development professionals, as well as corporate teams. Appropriate for both children and adults, these games and activities provide fun ways to learn more about how to be a leader and how to work with others. The games-which include new activities, as well as tried and true ones that feature the author's own unique twist-are grouped into a variety of categories, including: trust, innovation, cooperation, communication, initiative, tenacity, goal setting, adaptability, affinity, and reflection. Each activity is simply understood, easily carried out, and highly engaging for participants in a way that helps them maintain their interest while they're learning.


101 Ways To Teach Staff How to Teach Kids

This book offers concise insight for camp counselors concerning what goes into teaching and how to go about creating an inspiring lesson plan. This book can serve as a guide when planning orientation and a resource to make a camp's activity program even better. Resources from over 30 years of experience in the youth camp setting.

201 Nature and Human Nature Activities

This book contains a gazillion time-tested ways (give or take a couple quadrillion) to put into practice the thought-full ideas behind the current volume. Parents, teachers, and camp staff will find oodles of engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, encouraging, enticing, educational exercises exploring the connection between nature and human nature. With a balance of outdoor and indoor invitations to connect with the natural environment and to connect with others, you will find a treasure trove of individual, small group, and large group activities along with guidelines for how participants can get the most out of these activities. You will discover practical humanistic education strategies to help people of all ages in schools, camps, youth groups, religious institutions, adult education, families, and other settings to: promote mindfulness, awareness, and respect for nature and the environment; develop communication skills; build a sense of community; clarify personal, social, and environmental values; and nurture self-esteem. As icing on the cake, this book will leave you laughing… and thinking… about important environmental issues through John McPherson's internationally-syndicated Close to Home cartoons.

50 Games for Going Green

Activate your students’ interest in environmental issues with these fun physical activities! With 50 Games for Going Green: Physical Activities That Teach Healthy Environmental Concepts , teachers and youth leaders will find easy-to-present games and activities to inspire and educate students about caring for the environment.

Authors Carol Scaini and Carolyn Evans have created a range of innovative activities to help students learn the value of reducing, reusing, and recycling and explore concepts of carbon footprint reduction, climate change, and global warming. 50 Games for Going Green includes warm-up, circuit, and station activities; physical fitness challenges, relay races, and literacy and drama activities; and cooperative games.
A special Eco Thoughts feature offers simple take-aways with each activity, giving your students information to think about, discuss, and act on. Easily adaptable for a range of ages, abilities, and skill levels, this collection of activities will help your students get moving, thinking, and working together while learning what they can do to help the environment.

50 Games for Going Green makes learning a truly active experience and gives you creative ways to help students get their daily dose of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The activities can be played in the gym, classroom, or outdoors and require little or no equipment. Many activities repurpose everyday recyclable items for play, such as cards from recycled paper, balls from socks, and bowling pins from plastic bottles.

Detailed descriptions and illustrations make it easy to understand how to teach each activity, and the game finder helps you quickly choose the right one for each class. In addition, the book’s easy-to-follow format provides information for each activity on equipment and setup requirements, instructions for play, variations, and safety considerations.

Taking an active learning approach to environmental stewardship makes caring for the Earth a tangible, memorable, and fun experience. By encouraging students to get active and go green, 50 Games for Going Green offers a hands-on way for students to contribute to their physical health and improve the health of their environment.

Aquatic Facility Operator Manual, 7th Edition

This is the comprehensive training manual for AFO certification. It reviews organization, safety, risk management, filtration, circulation and control, basic chemistry, and the systems approach.

Basic Camp Management ( 9th Edition)

Manage your camp more effectively with the leading textbook for administration courses everywhere. The newly revised 8th edition of

Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration

provides overviews of 19 key areas that define successful camp operations, including the latest in outcomes and programming research, staff hiring and training, and business and technology, all of which are supported by nationally recognized standards from the American Camp Association.

Topics include:

> The Tradition of Camping

> What Is the Camp Director's Job?

> Where Does the Program Begin?

> The Participant

> Designing the Program

> Personnel Organization

> Personnel Recruitment

> Staff Orientation and Training

> Staff Supervision and Performance Appraisal

> Selection, Development, and Maintenance of the Site

> Risk Management

> Health and Wellness Services

> Food Service

> Transportation

> Marketing

> Business and Finance

> Volunteers

> Evaluation and Strategic Planning

> Professional Development


Building Character, Community, & A Growth Mindset in Phys Ed

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a highly practical and theoretically sound resource that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It reinforces the many ways in which physical education and sport are the ideal setting to build college and career readiness skills. Teachers will learn how to help students develop a growth mindset and recognize that obstacles, challenges, and failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. The book is written with both American and Canadian national standards in mind: You can help your students achieve Standards 3, 4, and 5 of SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and PHE Canada’s goals for physical education (“enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment”). It will also aid you in achieving Standard Six of the objectives set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

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).

The activities, which are ready-made for use in your curriculum, include a motivational strategy and resource tool using the acronym GROWTH that will help your students learn and adopt the growth mindset traits necessary to set and reach goals. The book addresses many hot-button topics, such as emotional intelligence, community building, teamwork, physical fitness, and goal setting—all in a concise, practical, and highly effective way. As such, you will be helping your students meet Common Core and College and Career Readiness objectives. And students with goal-setting skills and a growth mindset will be well prepared to meet the challenging standards that are promoted by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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.

Building Character, Community, and a Growth Mindset in Physical Education is a powerful and valuable resource because it develops the whole student. It helps students meet important national standards while also preparing them for success in life. This book will help you develop resilient citizens who choose to live active, healthy lifestyles; understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork; and are intrisically motivated to succeed in all areas of their lives.