Students should be required to take a physical education class every day of the week during school because of the physical and mental health benefits that it provides. Having Physical Education classes will help students build strong bones and muscles. Physical education increases “muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance” (“Why Children Need Physical Education”). All of these characteristics are important to improve in one’s body because being strong and having endurance helps keep the body functioning properly. “Without required PE courses, some students might choose to ignore physical activity completely” (“Why Children Need Physical Education”).
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Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness. Lifelong fitness is something that everyone should be guaranteed, it mainly depends on the experience that a teenager has. Like many other subjects in school, the experiences that a teenage gains during physical activities and education can be just as essential as math. For most children growing up, school can often be the first place that a students are introduced to physical equipment and personalized time set apart for them to work out. I like, many other student in high school, was given physical education class.
I don’t feel like there is anything else I would like to know about physical education teaching/coaching because I believe just knowing I will be helping children become physically active is enough. And based upon my research if I become a physical education teacher/coach I will try my hardest to succeed in all skills, requirements, and job duties to help children in my community be physically active. Just seeing Mr. Ballatori have such a positive influence teaching his students and just having them thank him for his effort was amazing. By researching, interviewing, and mainly shadowing Mr. Ballatori has really inspired me to become a physical education teach because one day I would love to change a child’s life and know that I am a positive influence for them.
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Therefore, to be effective in creating a physical education program and athletic department, it is imperative that the athletic director is organized in his own schedule to meet the demands of each area of the department. The following essay will outline what a well-organized physical education program and athletic department looks like from the eyes of a current athletic director through a personal interview and current peer reviewed journal articles. The Art and Science of Scheduling Physical education instruction for students today is vital to the overall health and well-being of each student in our schools today (Jensen, 2003). Proper scheduling can be difficult as there are many demands on athletic facilities as they are used as multipurpose facilities to hosting athletic events (C. Curtis, personal communication, May 6, 2014). There are a few types of scheduling that schools currently will use for arranging school calendars; traditional, flexible, and block (Jensen, 2003).