My Teaching Philosophy
I want to become a teacher, not only for the fun and enjoyment that comes along with being a teacher, but because I want to make a difference in children’s lives. I want to become a Physical Education teacher, to teach children the importance of being physically fit and physically active. In edition to teaching the importance of being and staying healthy, I want to give the younger generation the opportunity to play sports. Through playing sports a child may feel a since of purpose or importance. This may deter a life of crime or a drug-abuse. Through being a teacher I want to be a good example for my students. Most children today grow up in homes without a father figure; I want to be that father figure in a child’s life so maybe I can make a difference.
Education is a very important aspect of life; it is truly the key in today’s world. I think that every child needs an education. Not only limited to reading, writing, and arithmetic, but children need to also know health and physical education. Physical education is another very important aspect of education. Inactivity and poor diet cause at least 300,000 (preventable) deaths a year in America. Children need to know the importance of exercise and eating healthy early so they do not become a statistic. Forty percent of kids age 5 to 8 are already at risk for artery clogging plaque, which could lead to heart problems later in life. Also, the percentage of young people who are overweight has almost doubled over the past 20 years. I feel that it is the lack of knowledge in physical education is the problem.
As a physical education teacher, I will not use the “roll out the ball” approach in my...