When people say that Physical Education isn't as important as math, English, and science, I get offensive because it has plenty of importance on students as much as other subjects. In this video, Dr. Thom McKenzie talks about the advantages and benefits when students participate in a moderate to vigorous activity for 60 minutes. He also adds that adults should take the responsibility to promote physical education and advocate for physical activity throughout the day. When students are not active they run the risk of being overweight and acquiring chronic diseases. Most of the time students in school are sitting for hours at a time. That alone is bad for anyone in particular because it adds to the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Physical education promotes healthy, active lifestyles, increased physical fitness and it teaches movement and behavioral skills. This video has inspired me to be a PE teacher that informs my students of the benefits of living an active lifestyle.
Sir Ken Robinson explains in this video why we should change our school system. Schools are organized on factory lines, for example, ringing bells, separate facilities, separate subjects, and we still educate children by batches (by age groups). Students have many distractions in this day an age are being diagnosed with ADHD and the leading cause of this may be standardized testing. As educators we should use these distractions to an advantage to create a positive learning environment. I believe students do want to learn when they come to school but are tired of learning about things that are not relevant to their lives. If teachers were to include math with video games or the things they are interested about, the students will be more engaged in the classroom. That is the reason why having a student survey in the beginning of the semester may help a teacher know their students qualities, interests, and beliefs. Overall, this video inspires me have students be creative in the classroom and have a say in real life issues. Sometimes we as teachers are to scare to talk about topics that are going in the real world because of what the parents have to say. In reality, students should have an open-mind as to what is going on around their lives.