This text introduces gymnastics education in two parts. Part one presents the importance of using a developmentally appropriate approach, how to tailor gymnastics instruction to fit your teaching situation. Part two is organized around three skill themes: travelling, statics and rotation.
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Peter Werner, PED, has been teaching physical education, including gymnastics, to children for over 34 years. A professor in physical education at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Werner has presented at numerous national conferences for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; he has presented a session on educational gymnastics at an international conference as well.Dr. Werner is senior editor for Teaching Elementary Physical Education and has served in editorial roles for many other physical education publications. He has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to physical education, including the Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2001 from the University of South Carolina; the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Achievement Award in 2002 for having a major influence on the careers of elementary physical educators; and the Margie Hanson Service Award in 2002 from the Council on Physical Education for Children. He is one of the authors of Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Physical Education (1998, Human Kinetics) and has written hundreds of articles.Dr. Werner and his wife make their home in Columbia, South Carolina, where he also enjoys whitewater canoe instructing, marathon running, and hand-crafting brooms.