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ACADEMICS

Physical Education

Physical Education for Kindergarten through 8th grade

My Philosophy

I believe that it is incredibly important to teach the whole child. Although it is essential to teach in the cognitive domain, children must be able to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. When the goal is to teach the whole child, the outcome is a well rounded student that is prepared for life.
I believe that it takes a coordinated effort from staff members, faculty, family and the community to properly raise a child. Everybody plays a crucial role.
I believe that each student is unique. Teachers must use many different types of teaching styles and strategies to accommodate each learner. Each student must be given the chance to learn according to their strengths.
I believe it is the duty of the educator to provide a safe and encouraging learning environment for their students. When a student truly feels safe in the classroom, there are no boundaries on how much they can accomplish.

Classroom Expectations

On the first day of class I had all of the students take part in helping me establish the classroom expectations. By allowing the students to get involved, I feel that they will take more ownership of the rules. These are some of the expectations we came up with together.

  • No over aggressive game play
  • Play fair
  • To ensure that everyone has a good time we will not allow bad winners/bad losers
  • Never talk when the teacher is talking
  • Respect the teacher, classmates, and yourself
  • Give your best effort
  • Come prepared to have fun and learn

Curriculum

I plan on teaching a wide range of topics in both health and physical education. Some of the topics are:

Physical Education

  • Physical activities that promote health and fitness
  • Effects of regular participation in activities
  • Motor skill development/Improvement
  • Motor Concepts
  • Practice Strategies
  • Game Strategies
  • Principles of exercising

Health Education

  • Nutrition
  • Health problems and disease prevention
  • Stages of growth and development
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and chemical substances
  • Decision making skills
  • Health information and the media
  • Safe/unsafe practices
  • Emergency responses/Injury management