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Hughes Barber III

Middle School Physical Education Teacher
B.S. Physical Education, East Carolina University
M.A.Ed. Physical Education, East Carolina University

Teaching Philosophy

Important Skills I Want to Teach My Students

The most important thing I want my students to take away is an appreciation for being physically active. They learn skills that they can use for a lifetime regardless of their career path. They learn how to compete with sportsmanship. We teach our students fundamental sports skills that allow them to get a baseline knowledge of how to play a variety of team and lifetime sports. No matter what our students end up doing in life, they are only given one body and we want them to learn what activities they enjoy to promote an active lifestyle.

Teaching Methods to Reach These Goals

We use a variety of sport units, as well as cooperative games, as our baseline to teaching in P.E. We include fitness components with our fundamental skills so that our students know how to be safe and use proper technique. We place an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork that will transfer to other aspects of life. We try to do all of this while making our class as fun as possible to build an appreciation for movement.

My Favorite Projects

My favorite project of the year is Global Ed Day. The entire Middle School choses from a list of activities to bring more awareness to things happening outside of our country. In P.E., we introduce a sport. The students had a blast learning how to play tchoukball and the teachers get to learn a new sport when we teach it.

What I Like Best About Teaching at Seven Hills

My favorite thing about teaching at Seven Hills is the people. The faculty and staff are so supportive of each other and go out of their way to make life here enjoyable. The closeness of the Seven Hills community gives a real family feel that I have not experienced in my previous schools.