Wednesday, October 19, 2011
My Influences In Physical Education
My high school didn’t have a quality physical education program, we had gym class. Grades 9-12 was a roll out the balls and play form of physical education with no attention being given to tactics, technique, or skill. I did not enjoy PE when I was in high school because I didn’t feel prepared to play in games so early. I developed a dislike for Ultimate Frisbee in high school because our PE teachers didn’t spend time on the skills, they assumed that everyone was good at throwing Frisbees. Once I got to college and learned the proper way to throw and catch a Frisbee, I fell in love with Ultimate. I want my students to experience success in the activities that I teach so that they like the activities and therefore like to be physically active. Setting up students for success at a young age sets them up to be physically active for life. My teachers did not set up their classes for success and a lot of kids lost an interest in physical activity. With a variety of activities, and proper teaching techniques my PE experience could have been a lot better. I hope that I can make a positive impact on the program I join so that no more kids are discouraged from physical education.