Neha completed her Masters in Physical Education from Barkatullah University, India, and then started her teaching career as a Physical Education teacher and basketball coach. She has 14 years of teaching experience and was teaching in Dubai prior to moving to OWIS in Singapore. She has been the recipient of the Best Basketball Coach Award, among other accolades.
Neha believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle and teamwork through physical education. She teaches fitness, responsibility and respect by providing a fun and safe environment for her students.
At OWIS, she's looking forward to planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum and motivating students to be physically fit. She teaches kindness to learners through sports activities that encourage collaboration and communication. In addition, she focuses on sports that build a sense of togetherness amongst classmates. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and sketching.
Physical education plays an integral role in the school curriculum, mainly because the activities and lessons included in the physical education classes encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle. These fast-paced, action-packed classes give energetic students an opportunity to stay active during the school day, but they also teach children essential life skills that they will need now and in the future.
Values that can be Taught Through Physical Education
On the surface, it may seem like physical education (PE) is a class where students learn about the fundamentals of sports, the rules of various games and the exercises they can do to stay healthy, fit and active. However, the dynamic lessons of PE also reinforce human values that all children can benefit from, including:
How We Teach Values Through PE at OWIS
Our innovative physical education curriculum promotes a healthy, active lifestyle among our students and instils in them important values. We do this in numerous ways, such as:
At OWIS, students in all grades learn many positive attributes in their sports and fitness lessons that carry over into their overall academic performance. For example, in PE class, we teach positive values, such as sportsmanship, teamwork and honesty, and skills such as striving for best personal performance, positive self-esteem and group participation. We believe that learning values and skills important in one area of study can help another. For example, good sportsmanship is taught in all PE classes, and is also extremely beneficial in all other academic areas, especially when working in teams.
We also see that participating in team sports is a good way of building self-esteem and confidence. In all grades, self-esteem is very important for students to do their best thinking and to increase interactions with teachers and other students. Students who believe in themselves seem far more able to ask more questions, and are willing to work hard to find the answers when needed.
At OWIS, we are proud of the fact that we offer a well-rounded, rigorous curriculum at both our Nanyang and Suntec campuses. With experienced physical education teachers as their guides, our students enjoy the time that they spend in PE lessons. They also learn the 21st-century skills they will need to succeed in their other goals.
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