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Old 02-05-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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Is it time to change P.E.?

Personally I think this practice teaches students that winning is the only thing that matters rather than building skills in teamwork and cooperation.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Since that three year old article even states "There are no statistics on how many P.E. teachers allow kids to pick their own teams"... I would say it is not much of an issue.

My kids' school mainly counted off to select teams.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I thought pick your own teams went out long long ago.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:10 PM
 
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Sad this happened. Sadder still that it continues to happen in schools. I was the one picked last and then the captains would argue who had to take me. Grew up hating anything athletic so it wasn't until I got to college that I learned I wasn't half bad.


Since then I have coached a lot of youth sports -- soccer, softball, baseball. What's really bad is I see a lot of adults still doing the same "picking" as the kids. At seven one kid happens to be bigger, stronger, faster than the others, so the "coach" puts him in more and he gets more play time. Everyone believes he's the top athlete. But he never really learns/is taught actual skills. So about age 15 the other kids catch up in physical ability the star isn't so much anymore. But how many kids never get the chance because some coach or PE teacher decides that kid is no athlete when they're just seven years old?
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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Physical Education should be to encourage fitness. Teach strength and endurance, coordination.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:42 PM
 
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Being the Last One Picked in Gym Class Really Messes You Up

Is it time to change P.E.?

Personally I think this practice teaches students that winning is the only thing that matters rather than building skills in teamwork and cooperation.
Lots of schools have changed it. Our schools all emphasize how to improve yourself and they have all kinds of activities like yoga, pilates, rock climbing wall, gym equipment. They still do some team sports but the kids don't pick the teams.

There is no national mandate about PE in schools - they all do it differently.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I thought pick your own teams went out long long ago.

I started teaching in 1975, and even way back then in dinosaur times, we were taught not to have team captains pick teams. I am not saying that it did not happen occasionally, or it did not happen in certain schools or in certain communities, but it was emphasized at the University where I trained in the early 70s that it was not a valid educational practice.
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