Modern P.E. Classes a Success

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Modern P.E. Classes a Success

Manuel Jaramillo Parra

Manuel Jaramillo Parra

Manuel Jaramillo Parra

Manuel Jaramillo Parra

Manuel Jaramillo Parra, The Discoverer Staff Writer

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Traditionally, Physical Education classes at TCS have been implemented with both genders on the same class. Both athletes and non-athletes shared the same court, but recently, a new strategy was successfully approached.

The P.E board decided to change the way that all students were randomly chosen and sorted throughout the various classes to be able to approach the students in a more individual way. The classes were divided into two main groups; boys and girls, then into three categories which made up the classes; lower level athletes, intermediate and all-around athletes. This was made to ensure that every student felt comfortable and willing to give his or her best without being overwhelmed or hung up by other students.

“I feel this classes have been great for all of us because we have been really well distributed having fellow classmates with the same level of physical performance, which allowed us to stand out in what we were good at and not being overwhelmed by higher level students.” Said Davide Sangiovanni, an intermediate student.

The new classes were also implemented with new, enriched content which taught the student not only to be the master of a sport, but to know how the body responded to that sport on all the levels of your body such as heart and muscles.

“The change was made in order to provide the students with a physical education class which had the potential to teach even more than just the technique with the ball.” Said Luis Fernando Rodriguez, P.E coordinator and teacher.

Although some students feel like their are being discriminated and pushed back further upon their levels of physical performance, the percentage of happy students seems to be greater and think they have learned much more about their bodies and have had much more fun doing it with their evenly selected classmates.

“I feel like P.E classes have gone up a notch in terms of fun, good sportsmanship, but even more importantly, participation.” Said Simon Escobar, an all-around athlete student.

Nothing remains but to say that new P.E classes were a complete success amongst the students and the teachers, leaving great teachings and tired but happy students.