Creative approaches to physical education: Helping Children Achieve Their True Potential
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Creative approaches to physical education

Creative Approaches to Physical Education provides guidance on how to develop innovative new approaches to the delivery of each area of the National Curriculum for PE at Key Stages 2 and 3.   The ideas have all been successfully developed in schools where every child has been encouraged to find success and to express themselves in new ways that surprise and delight teachers. Pupils feel ownership of their learning and pride in t...

Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
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Three Sheets to the Wind

Three Sheets to the Wind is a first-rate book, chockablock with the nautical origins of many colloquial expressions used today. Don't miss the boat! It's a fun read and a great gift for seafaring friends and landlubbers alike--by and large, anyone with a love for language. (Can you find the five nautical expressions in this review? If not, you need to read this book!)

Sport auf Englisch: Lerngelegenheiten im bilingualen Sportunterricht
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Sport auf Englisch: Lerngelegenheiten im bilingualen Sportunterricht

Birte Rottmann bietet eine theoretische sowie qualitativ-empirische Erfassung der Potentiale bilingualen Sportunterrichts für Lern- und Bildungsprozesse von Schülern. Sie identifiziert anhand konkreter Unterrichtsszenen Bedingungen für das Entstehen von Lerngelegenheiten in Interaktion mit Lehrperson und Mitschülern und im Wechselspiel von Englischsprechen und Bewegen im bilingualen Sportunterricht. In einem rekonstruktiven Verfahren...

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise
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Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise

It's alright. I wish it went into depth about some of the careers and discussed the other credentials needed for some of them in more detail. But overall, it is a great starting point for exploration. My best advice would be to talk to as many people in the diverse field as possible, and not just professors, as they may very well be out of touch with latest developments outside of teaching.

The Leadership Code: Using Life's Lessons to Inspire Others
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The Leadership Code: Using Life's Lessons to Inspire Others

Still processing a lot of it, but I’d say my overall takeaway is that while all of us are called to be disciples (joyful followers) we also ALL have the ability and responsibility, really, to be leaders. While effective leadership is often judged on measurable actions and results, The Leadership Code highlights the non-tangibles - qualities every single human is capable of - selflessness, trust, transparency, honesty, integrity, sacr...

Game Changer: Phil Lawler's Crusade to Help Children by Improving Physical Education
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Game Changer: Phil Lawler's Crusade to Help Children by Improving Physical Education

Engaging and inspiring, Game Changer: Phil Lawler’s Crusade to Help Children by Improving Physical Education charts Lawler’s tireless mission to refocus physical education to a wellness-based model that encourages fitness for a lifetime. Game Changer captures the passion of this legend in the field of physical education who believed that every child—regardless of athletic ability—should be given a chance to find an activity he or she...

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment
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The Strength Training Anatomy Workout

It’s very well written and has a lot of good ideas for training at home or in the gym. It is written by individuals who are experienced with training but also know how to write. They make it very clear that strength development takes time and consistency. There are no false promises and a lot of golden tips and advice on form and how to be a better athlete. Some training books on the market are so dense with terminology that you fall...

The Early Image of Black Baseball: Race and Representation in the Popular Press, 1871-1890
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The Early Image of Black Baseball

This volume examines early black baseball as it was represented in the artwork and written accounts of the popular press. From contemporary postbellum articles, illustrations, photographs and woodcuts, a unique image of the black athlete emerges, one that was not always positive but was nonetheless central in understanding the evolving black image in American culture. Chapters cover press depictions of championship games, specific te...

Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant
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Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant

“This book is a great reference for specific patient care considerations, written by a PTA for PTAs. It is well organized and presents concepts with practical examples and scenarios. The topics are covered in detail with plenty of easy-to-read bullet-point boxes and charts. The attention to patient safety and promotion of the PT/PTA team is prominent throughout. This book is a blend of adequately referenced best practices and anecdot...

Study Guide to Accompany NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training
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Study Guide to Accompany NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training

A Study Guide to accompany NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training. In an increasingly competitive professional environment, with the added pressure of media attention, athletes have to perform at increasingly higher levels and still avoid injury. To help them succeed, the advanced techniques in NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training will help create highly individualized, integrated programs that enrich training and e...