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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 pool operation, water chemistry, circulation, filtration, disinfection, safety and risk management by using the systems approach. For non- AFO course participants.

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.


Coaching Youth Tennis, 4th ed.

Coaching Youth Tennis offers you information every coach needs on coaching philosophy, communication, and safety. It also provides you with step-by-step instructions for executing and teaching the basic technical skills and the tactical aspects of singles and doubles tennis. To assist you with your team-management skills, the book includes practical content on coaching matches and developing season and practice plans that promotes tennis as a team sport. A convenient activity finder brings over 30 activities contained in the book into one section and an expanded chapter on rules and equipment presents new youth modifications recently adopted by the USTA. The official handbook of USTA Jr. Team Tennis, Coaching Youth Tennis serves up coaching know-how that's sure to be a winner with you and your players.


CPRP Study Guide 6th Edition

Now in its sixth edition, the “Official Study Guide for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional Examination” provides up-to-date information that will assist the park and recreation professional in preparing for the CPRP examination. The Study Guide also serves as an excellent source of information for any individual who directly or indirectly works in the field of park and recreation services. Whether used for learning the essentials in the field, for preparing for the certification examination, or as a reference by professionals, the “Official Study Guide for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional Examination” will help practitioners gain a better understanding of how to develop, administer and deliver safe and effective recreation services to their constituencies.

Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation

In Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation you’ll learn how to make your dog park a reality from concept to opening celebration and beyond. Find step-by-step guidance plus information on location considerations, community benefits, maintenance concerns, design options, amenities, suggested rules, and even program opportunities. More than 90 photos from dog parks across the United States illustrate the various equipment, features, and programming that make dog parks an asset in any community.

Author Marilyn R. Glasser, an experienced dog park consultant, shares her insight into some of the challenges and resistance you might encounter in developing a dog park—and their possible solutions. Her often humorous experiences illustrate the importance of following best practices when developing your community dog park.

As a source of proven processes, Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation offers guidance on creating a facility as well as information on management, maintenance, marketing, and evaluation. With photos and insightful stories of the author’s experiences, Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation can help you create a professional-quality community facility filled with smiling faces and wagging tails.


Environmentalism: An Evolutionary Approach

By Douglas Spieles

The premise of this book is that our environmental dilemmas are products of biological and sociocultural evolution, and that through an understanding of evolution we can reframe debates of thought and action. The purpose is to explain the wide variety of environmental worldviews, their origins, commonalities, points of contention, and their implications for the modern environmental movement.

In three parts covering the origins, evolution and future of environmentalism, it offers instructors and students a framework on which to map theory, case studies and classical literature. It is shown that environmentalism can be described in terms of six human values—utility, stability, equity, beauty, sanctity, and morality—and that these are deeply rooted in our biological and cultural origins. In building this case the book draws upon ecology, philosophy, psychology, history, biology, economics, spirituality, and aesthetics, but rather than consider these all independently it integrates them to craft a mosaic narrative of our species and its home. From our evolutionary origins a story emerges; it is the story of humankind, how we have come to threaten our own existence, and why we seem to have such difficulty in acting together to ensure our common future. Understanding our environmental problems in evolutionary terms gives us a way forward. It suggests an environmentalism in which material views of human life include spirituality, in which our anthropocentric behaviors incorporate ecological function, and in which environmental problems are addressed by the intentional relation of humans to the nonhuman world and to one another. Aimed at students taking courses in environmental studies, the book brings clarity to a complex and, at times, confusing array of ideas and concepts of environmentalism.


Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism

Edited by Cheryl Mallen, Lorne J. Adams

Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events. Focusing on the role of event managers and their diverse responsibilities through each phase of the event planning process, this is still the only textbook to define the concept of knowledge in the context of event management, placing it at the center of professional practice.

Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, this book helps them develop the skills that they will need to become effective and reflective practitioners in the events industry. Containing a rich array of international real-world case studies, data and practical examples from sport, recreation and tourism contexts, this third edition is also enhanced by two completely new chapters on contemporary management issues and ethics in event management.

Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism, 3rd Edition is essential reading for any student or practitioner working in event management, sport management, leisure management, outdoor recreation or tourism.


Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

Go beyond aging theories and examine the physiological and physical impacts of aging.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults takes a close look at the physical implications of the aging process and how health, physical activity, and exercise interact in aging adults.

With an international team of contributors composed of leading experts from across the field of gerontology,

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the physical aging process and its effects on movement and exercise. Research on the physiological and physical implications of aging is presented, focusing on study outcomes and their practical application in optimizing healthy aging.

Presented in an integrated and cohesive manner, this text is organized into four parts.

  • Part I covers the theoretical foundations of biological aging, the implications of aging theories on medical research, and the social and economic impacts of demographic shifts due to population aging and global population size.
  • Part II addresses age-related changes to the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine systems.
  • Part III covers the physical effects of aging on other dimensions of life, including balance, motor control, and physical functions.
  • Part IV focuses on exercise and older adults, taking an in-depth look at exercise measurements and the main barriers to regular exercise. One full chapter is devoted to recommendations for optimizing health for the general public, while another chapter is focused on performance by elite older athletes who exercise beyond functional fitness.

Chapter objectives, end-of-chapter summaries, and review questions highlight key concepts and promote learning retention. Behavior Check sidebars look at the impacts of aging on behavior, how behavior affects physical health and activity, and how changes in behavior can improve everyday living. Functional Fitness Checkup sidebars focus on the performance of daily movements that are vital for older adults who want to maintain their physical independence. Putting It Into Practice elements provide examples of real-life application of the concepts presented, facilitating a practical understanding of how to use the content to benefit clients.

A definitive resource for students and health care professionals who study physical aging, conduct clinical research, or work with older adults as clients and patients,

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults helps readers understand the aging process and its effects on movement, exercise, and other dimensions of life.


Exercise for Frail Elders, 2nd Edition

As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders, and sedentary lifestyles.

Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is the only exercise fitness guidebook that focuses on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions. It is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living, and enhancing quality of life.

With Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, readers will gain a deeper understanding of 14 medical conditions common to older adults, how these conditions may affect participants' ability to perform activities of daily living, and what exercises can help them maintain and increase functional fitness. This book focuses on special needs stemming from conditions including arthritis, ardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

The updated second edition provides a broader focus on balance, a critical component of any functional fitness program, to aid in designing classes that incorporate various stability exercises. Exercises that provide significant benefits to balance are indicated with a symbol to ensure effective program design. Additional features of this edition include the following:

> Learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter provide a framework for understanding.

> Reproducible forms provide readers with easy-to-use appraisals, questionnaires, and exercise logs for evaluating clients.

> Checklists and reference charts highlight key areas of concern and consider specific needs when planning functional fitness programs for clients.

> Guidelines and safety precautions for special conditions and how they apply to range-of-motion exercises, resistance training, aerobic exercise, and stretching have been updated.

> Specific exercise instructions, including variations and progression options, show professionals how to add interest and challenge for participants.

> Suggested resources encourage exercise leaders to continue their education.

To enhance learning and program development, the text is divided into two parts. Part I covers planning an exercise program for frail elders or adults with special needs, including knowing the needs of class participants, motivating students to exercise, and keeping them safe while participating. It also offers strategies for success, including basic class structure creating a sense of fun and community. Part II covers implementation of a successful program, including course design, warm-up and cool-down, and exercises for range of motion, resistance training, aerobic training, and stretching, with their variations. Over 150 photos illustrate safe and effective execution of the exercises.

Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is an easy-to-follow resource for working with elderly individuals in assisted living and nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, day centers, senior centers, recreation and community centers, and home health care environments. This unique guide has the hands-on information necessary for creating safe and effective exercise programs and understanding medical disorders, safety precautions for specific disorders, and implications for exercise. Readers will learn to design and teach a dynamic fitness program for older adults—and keep it fun, safe, and functional—with Exercise for Frail Elders.