This book is unique because it focuses solely on the teaching process, the skills and techniques that successful teachers use to make their classes more interesting and developmentally appropriate. The author integrates research-based information with first-hand 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, minimise off-task behaviour and discipline problems and create an atmosphere of learning. This new edition also includes a guide to help the reader maximise learning, develop lesson content, use a problem-solving approach, observe and analyse, provide feedback and assess children's (and their own) progress.The video clips on the DVD 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.