Luis Iglesias: OHS Physical Education

Physical education is the study, practice, and appreciation of the art and science of human movement" (Harrison, Blakemore, and Buck, p. 15). While movement is both innate and essential to an individual's growth and development, it is the role of physical education to provide instructional activities that not only promote skill development and proficiency, but also enhance an individual's overall health. Physical education not only fulfills a unique role in education, but is also an integral part of the schooling process.

Why is Physical Education Important?

   Physical education is important because it provides students with a knowledge of how to maintain and live a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Germund Hesslow an internationally renowned cerebellum researcher at Lund University in Sweden, his expertise is in the research of paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. When posed the question, "does physical activity increase learning?" Dr. Hesslow responded this way, "No. There are too many variables involved in learning: environments, genetics, attitudes,individual learning capacity, curriculum delivery, learning and teaching strengths, etc." Dr. Hesslow was asked what role does physical activity play in the development of learning?" Dr. Hesslow said that all things being equal, a physically active child will have an ADVANTAGE in learning and that an inactive child is at a disadvantage for learning. Quality physical education provides needed physical activity in the school day and that gives students an advantage for learning,and therefore, may help increase student achievement.


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The secret of success

1. Listen more, talk less- listeners are always the winners
2. Look someone in the eyes when speaking to them
3. Have a healthy lifestyle
4. Exercise not only your physique but also your mind and spirit
5. Learn everyday
6. The way you think is everything. Always be positive. Think Success, not Failure. 
7. Pay attention, 1+1 doesn't always equal 2
8. Forgive quickly
9. Don't hold grudges
10. Try to make the best decision in every opportunity you have
11. Teach and share  as much as possible: Sharing is Knowledge
12. No excuses: a winner in life doesnt have excuses, a winner ACT
13. Education and respect are the bases on a GREAT person
14. Learn from your mistakes
15. Learn how to breath properly
16. Assess then re-assess
17. Be patient
18. Even if you don't want to go somewhere, just show up
19.Treat everybody  with respect
20. Shut off your phone: your communication and social skills will improve

Physical Education Goals:

A physically educated person is one who has mastered the necessary movement skills to participate confidently in many different forms of physical activity; one who values physical fitness and understands that both are related to health and well being.The vision is for all students to be physically educated and have fun while moving.  Students who choose to actively participate in quality physical education programs receive a variety of benefits, including the development of:

1.   A variety of motor skills and abilities related to lifetime leisure activities

2.   Improved understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle

3.   Improved understanding of movement and the human body

4.   Improved knowledge of rules and strategies of particular games and sports

5.   Self-confidence and self-worth as they relate to physical education recreation programs

1.    Students will develop competency in many movement activities.

2.    Students will understand how and why they move in a variety of situations and use this information to enhance their own skills.

3.    Students will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

4.    Students will exhibit a physically active lifestyle and will understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge and self-expression.

5.    Students will demonstrate responsible personal behavior while participating in movement activities.

6.    Students will demonstrate responsible social behavior while participating in movement activities.  Students will understand the importance of respect for others.

7.    Students will understand the relationship between history, culture and games.