Sunday, September 11, 2011

The importance of PE

            The physical education program has been looked down on for many years now.  It has gotten to the point where even a student’s parent will write there kid a fake doctors note or some type of excuse just so they don’t have to participate in the class.  As I am growing older I am beginning to realize that students are just getting lazier.  I never really understood why someone would rather sit in math class rather than learn different physical activities and then get credit for it.  Most physical education classes are not even hard you just have to show up.  I don’t agree with that grading system but that’s just how it is these days.  I don’t think any of these students understand that physical education is in fact the most important subject through your school career.  In order to live a long and healthy life you need to treat your body right and do things such as exercise and eat healthy.  I know you learn that in health class but you do not do not exercise during your health class.  When I become a physical educator I really would like to stress the importance of physical education to the students because I think a lot of today’s teachers leave that out.  I would really prefer to be a teacher in the high school or middle school but I want to be involved with the elementary physical education teachers as well because a good program needs to start all the way from the beginning.  I believe if you can really promote physical fitness to students at a young age the rest will be just maintaining and for some bettering their lives with their own personal choices.  Maybe some students will get into running races or doing marathons or even just going to the gym every day.  I think that if all the teachers in the physical education department in a school district came together and agreed to follow a better curriculum and agreed to really stress the importance of physical education that after a few years the obesity level in that school district will drop dramatically.   Over here at SUNY Cortland there is a lot of potential physical educators and a lot of people think that it is bad because none of us will ever get a job.  I like to look at it in another perspective I see some of the best physically educated individuals that I am confident will make a difference one day throughout multiple school districts.  One of the best ideas I have seen during my observation experience was including the Wii In with physical education class.  I thougt that was such a smart idea because students love to play video games in today’s generation and if you have to include video games to get the students up and active then do it.

1 comment:

  1. Good first post and I think there is a lot more in your statements to unpack including your philosophies and historical figures that had similar thoughts.