II. Philosophy of Physical Education
As a professional physical educator I believe that all students should be given the necessary knowledge to be able to live a healthy and active lifestyle. In order to properly physically educate the students, I follow these main ideas; the student should understand basic motor skills and movement patterns, responsibility of personal and social behaviors, the idea that physical activity is for everyone, and understanding how to maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
In physical education, basic motor skills and movement patterns are important concepts that should be highly stressed throughout each year. In most activities, it’s the basic movements that are most relevant and more commonly used. Everything that is new, must start from the easiest stage and work its way up to more complex. As a physical educator, I believe it is my job to provide my students with the necessary skills, examples, and demonstrations to become successful.
Responsibility of personal and social behaviors in each individual should be worked on and developed in the physical education setting, as well as the classroom setting. Within physical education, students are constantly interacting with others while doing activities. Activities such as team games work on sportsmanship within classmates, and ultimately create a better learning environment.
Being able to create a learning environment where every student is successful and can participate, is an essential part of being a teacher. In every class, every student should understand that physical activity is for enjoyment, health and social interaction. Creating fun and exciting activities will motivate the students to give their best effort, and want to continue to be physically active.
It is the physical educator’s responsibility to give every student the necessary knowledge to maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness throughout their lifetime. Throughout the student’s years in school, they should be constantly learning new ways to stay active in the gymnasium and outside of school. I believe this is a crucial aspect that needs to be understood by every student. Through physical education, I will be able to give every student the necessary knowledge and skills to live a healthy and active lifestyle.