24 September 2014
Introductioin: Who am I? Well I am still trying to figure that out myself. I am only nineteen and there are so many things that I have yet to experience. There are so many people that I have yet to meet. But I am taking things day by day, one at a time. I have thought long and hard as to what my philosophy on life is. And that philosophy is “Never Be Satisfied.” Coming from a family of nothing but athletes, this phrase is used in my household a lot; almost every day, actually. It is something that I live by in athletics and in life as well. However, growing up I never fully understood what “never be satisfied,” ...view middle of the document...
Those four years are some of the most important years of our life and we need guidance, not deceit. For me education is one word, and it may sound cliché but it's true. My philosophy is that education is life. Education is the ability to grow and mature. It is the ability to try, to make a mistake, to learn, and to try again. Education is so much more than simply sitting in a classroom lecture. It is experiencing the world, taking risks, getting involved, helping a person; it is our total self. Perhaps it can be said that education is knowing what you can do, and how you can do it. In my opinion, education is a chance to have a brighter future and accomplish my dreams. Having education means having the knowledge and skills to actively participate and keep up with the changing ways of the world. A teacher should think of education as having the chance to be able to help those who cannot help themselves. It should be an opportunity to teach others as well as to learn from those that you teach. I think the more knowledge you acquire definitely has a lot to do with your sense of accomplishment and it also opens more opportunities than what may have been there before. Having education means obtaining knowledge to empower myself and my brain capacity. Education is like an investment that gains interest over time, and I will definitely reap the benefits. An education is something I take seriously. At the end of the day, I am in charge of my future---an education is the fuel to that fire.
PE Philosohy: I do not have much experience as to what physical education consists of because I was only in PE for one year, excluding elementary school. That was only for the simple fact that we could not be in athletics until the 7th grade. In my opinion, I think elementary PE teachers definitely have the gist of things. My PE teacher was great. She made physical activity fun and she kept it interesting, which is not too difficult to do for elementary kids. As far as junior high and high school physical education goes, I am convinced that most coaches are not too concerned with it. At my high school most physical education classes were taught by coaches. Most of whom were concerned only with the sport they coached: volleyball, track, soccer, and softball. I would constantly see PE classes outside and they consisted of groups here and there either walking around the parking lot or sitting on the curb gossiping. PE at my high school was used as more of a social event rather than a time to get some exercise in. First, I think high schools should get a legit, qualified instructor who knows how to get high school students involved...