The Importance of Physical Education Essay
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With more technology to feel the gap of physical labor for humans and poor nutrition, obesity is rising and people are not living up to their potential. Children have been spending more time indoors with a screen in their face and a controller in their hand. Lack of physical activity not only causes obesity, but lack of brain power and achievement. Children and their families need to be taught the proper ways of how to be healthy in physical education classes to maintain their health across their life span. By incorporating in more lifelong knowledge about health into our physical education systems, obesity rates will drop and students will do much better in school. Physical education (PE) has been around since Greek times, when health,…show more content…
(Teague) A main issue with physical education is that your grade is determined by your performance (Taylor). By hold all children to the same standard, fair judgment of right and wrong is flawed. A child with a less active history than another will not be able to achieve the same goals. A child with a completely different biological design than another will also not be able to compete at the same level as another.
Rather than judging people by their performance, effort and progress should be reported accurately. By “accurately”, I mean using technology, such as heart rate monitors and such to measure how effort and progress each student has. In Illinois, Naperville Central High School freshman were given an opportunity to be a part of the new physical education experiment. This experiment instructed students to come into school an hour earlier and run a mile as fast as they can, while keeping their average heart rate above 185. The results showed heightened awareness and high literacy rates. Exercise has shown to be able to prepare the brain for learning (Vigorous…).
Another major problem in physical education is that it is underappreciated. Ninety-four percent of schools in the United States have cut back their PE programs, leaving a measly six percent offering good fitness education to children. Schools felt the need to draw back on physical education to increase the
Physical Education Essay
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The word philosophy is defined in the dictionary as the search for human life. There are five different aspects of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and logic. I will be discussing two aspects of philosophy in my paper. I have many different views about education that I will use in my teaching profession and for my long-term goals as a professional educator.
The first personal view that I will address is the nature of students. I believe that every student can learn but I also believe that learning occurs at different levels. I am studying the field of physical education and my goal is to teach and inform my students about the importance of physical education, certain health issues and…show more content…
Education is important because children need to know how to come up with the best solution when they are faced with difficult decisions or problems. Students will learn as they are taught. If a child is pushed to do his/her best, then that child will succeed. If a student is always praised, he/she will strive to succeed because that student will know that they are special and that it is very important for him/her to do their best.
As a teacher, I hope to get across to my students the health benefits that physically active people will have. With this in mind, I am going to teach them about their bodies and the lifestyles that can shorten their life. I believe that being physically fit can help strengthen a person mentally, spiritually, and emotionally and enable them to feel good about him/herself. A person who is physically fit and feels good about him/her self and their body image will most likely have a positive outlook on life. Teachers must let students know that all that is expected of them is their best. If a student is praised and guided by the teacher, they will succeed and become confident in themselves. Students will share their problems if they can trust the teacher to be supportive and understanding. As a future teacher, I have many beliefs as to how teachers must be to themselves and to their students. First and foremost, teachers MUST love children. If a teacher goes into the education profession and does not love children, they are not only making