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Physical education is a very narrowing field. School districts, teachers, and administration are willing to cut physical education before any other program, but simply do not see the bigger picture of cutting this crucial program.  Children, especially young children love to move, jump, run, wiggle and many other physical activities. And by cutting physical activities for children can cause more harm than good. Not only does physical education reduce the risk for obesity and diseases, but it provides focus and helps increase academic achievement following tons of other benefits. Physical education for children is beyond just playing soccer, and or learning a dance, but it teaches children the importance of physical education. Physical education for me as a child was my favorite class to go too, and or recess because I, myself have ADHD. So, sitting still and listening was not the easiest task for me. Physical education made school easier for me. I felt as if I could get out of my shell for an hour or so, and be completely “normal” while being in PE class. PE class was almost an escape for me as a child. But, in high school, almost all of my physical educators did not make PE fun, but quite boring. I feel it is extremely important for physical educators to have strong philosophy of teaching physical education, or activity because of how prevalent it is in this world today. I also believe that if you’re teaching a gym class that you should be fit, so that students have a positive role model, not to body shame. But, if children have an image of a strong man, or woman that they might want to look like them. Which ultimately leads that child to success, not only health wise, but mental health.  So that it can make physical education more exciting for their students. If more physical educators had a better philosophy of how they want to teach, physical education could be a much stronger field. It is important to me to have a strong core of what I believe about physical education and how I would teach it. Not only do I want my students to love physical education, but I want them to enhance their knowledge of different activities and games. I want to be able to teach my students skills that help them develop sport-related skills. Such as, working as a team. A lot of my high school life, I mostly played single player games, rather than working as a team. And I believe that it is important for my students to be able to work as a team because once graduated from school, working with others can be hard if not worked on.  Another part of my philosophy of physical education is how I believe discipline should be incorporated into my classroom. I believe that discipline in the classroom is very crucial for developing children. I feel as if a teaches does not show appropriate discipline that students will simply not learn anything, or therefore not show up to class because the teacher is too nice. By showing positive discipline/, it can help shape a child’s way or thinking and acting. Also, by showing positive discipline, it can help children with reasonability and problem solving. It is important for there to be respect for both parties. I believe that discipline it extremely important in my physical education classes.  Next, I would like to talk about the values and differences in physical education and physical activity.  It is critical to understand the differences in ways that physical education and physical activity can both contribute healthy lifestyles for child. First things first, physical education teaches you why you should be active and all the standards of an effective physical program, verse physical activity is more the movement like jump rope, and or soccer. Physical education can lead children to a lifetime of physical activity, health cognitive, and other benefits associated when participated in a physical activity. As stated above, physical activity can reduce diseases, and other illnesses, and just by being educated can help a child be a better person in society. Physical education has more standards and regulations verse physical activity. For example, children are required to have 225 minutes a week of physical education, following tons of other standards. In conclusion, it is important to understand not only the differences between physical education and physical activity, but also how they work together to help children develop effectively in physical education.  Physical education is where students learn to be physically active and physical activity programs provide opportunities for students to practice what they learn in physical education.