A PE teacher tells his students that because there are consequences in life then their must be consequences for everything in his class. One of the consequences is an exercise punishment or to take a tardy and bring down your grade if you want to get a drink of water. How is this fair if the student was exercising and wanted water and the PE teacher made the student exercise again just to get it? Shouldn't you be allowed to drink water without worrying about getting punished. Especially if you are tired and thirsty?
Yes, it is indeed not very fair to suffer for getting water. But, if they person wanted water that bad, they should have raised their hand and asked if in the classroom or went to the P.E instructor to ask if they can get water. Teachers don't want their kids walking off and roaming halls, messing around and possibly putting their selves and others at harm. If students could just stand up and walk away from their class for water, then everyone would be in different locations and doing more than just getting water. In P.E, for example, if the group was outside playing basketball then the only place to get water would be the fountain in the gym. Therefor, the student would, without saying anything to the teacher, walk away and go somewhere by their self without consent. Who knows what the kid would do, they need to have some type of minimal punishment.
The student wasn't walking off and getting water then told to have a punishment, the student was told that in order to get water they have to do a punishment first. It was either the punishment or a tardy. In this case the water is just outside the gym doors which can be easily propped opened not to mention the teacher has two TA's to watch the student. I thought it was unfair especially if the student had just exercised and even if the student hadn't exercised and wanted water than why require a punishment? The point of P:E is health and fitness and drinking water is part of being healthy.
Most of you are thinking this is an isolated incident but i am speaking for the class. We shouldn't have to be required to do punishment because we want water. Exercising or not, water is vital to the body. Physical education is the name of the class, he should know that water is necessary for a physically fit and healthy body. Water should be accessible whenever needed. You could argue that there is water fountains in the gym, the girls is broken and the boys water is warm. That water doesn't exactly help when you are hot from exercise. His argument was in life their is consequences and that if we are not prepared we have to face the consequences, but what about the students who can't buy a water bottle? Should they have to suffer because they couldn't afford one? Also in the beginning of the year he did not specify water bottles were necessary nor has he clarified it to the class. I understand if the student decided to just leave to get water, but when a student politely asks?