The Benefits of Sport Education

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When it comes to teaching, there are many different ways and types of methods you can use to teach your students. One of the most common ways of teaching is by using Sport Education. This type of teaching style is best used for elementary students. According to Daryl Siedentop, a professor from Ohio State University believes that class should teach kids about skills, teamwork, and the importance behind each sport or activity. Sport Education recreates the meaning behind gym class. Sport Education is physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs. It usually makes the kids want to be competitive with one another and it teaches them the importance of a winner and loser. This type of teaching method helps students learn how to play sports and gets them involved. The earlier you start using this method, the earlier the children learn the basic functions and skills behind activities. When children start to understand the sport or activity that is being taught, they will want to start doing more activities in and outside of the classroom. Sports are a very important in a persons life because it keeps you involved, physically fit, healthy, and it shows the importance of competition and teamwork. The main goals behind Sport Education are to help students become knowledgeable about different sports and activities to the point where they can participate in these outside of the classroom to stay active. Also it teaches execution and strategies and encourages competitiveness. It is important for kids to be competitive because they will have to be in life and it will teach the importance of winning and losing the right way. “Sports offer kids a great chance to work cooperatively toward a common goal. And working coope... ... middle of paper ... ..., younger kids can lose interest if they are not good at it, and it can embarrass them. Sport Education is done and taught by teachers to get kids involved in physical activity and to keep them motivated to learn. The most important thing is to keep the kids wanting to come to class and having them be physically fit. In the long run, Sport Education benefits every child that is involved and hopefully they will want to continue sports and activities outside of the classroom for the rest of their life. Works Cited Griffin, Robert. Sports in the Lives of Children and Adolescents. 1998. 17-18. Print. Sport Parent. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc, 1994. 16. Print.

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