Welcome to Physical Education!
The purpose of physical education is to teach the whole student, not just their body and movement. Physical education provides the opportunity to teach students about movement, strategies, teamwork, problem solving and health related fitness. Each of these areas is addressed in the GCS Essential Standards and are important to teaching the whole student from the inside out! Exposing students to various physical activities, sports, and methods of fitness can better provide enjoyment of physical activity. We will use four domains when learning: motor, cognitive, social, and affective.
The level of physical activity among youth today is a current problem and a known contributor to the rising levels of obesity in the US. I hope to provide an opportunity for students to find enjoyment in physical activity by sharing my passion for physical activity and movement. Every student is unique and will be given the opportunity to test their strengths and weaknesses, while continually finding success in my class. I will do everything within my ability to provide students with attainable goals, as well as challenge them in ways that will help students observe their improvement.
I will provide students with the means and knowledge for living a healthy, active, lifestyle. Students will be encouraged to find different ways to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. Providing the knowledge of how to be physically fit is not enough. I hope to motivate students to be physically active outside of class not just on PE days. It is vital to this profession, and as a role model, that teachers practice what they preach. By being involved in many physical activities, both in and outside of school, students will see I live what I teach. I love physical activity and believe in its ability to change the lives of my students for the better.
One School, One Team, Making a Difference!