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TheCourier6
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P. E. Teachers shouldn't be overweight

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Started: 8/29/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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qwertyboi

Pro

Students rely on their P. E. Teacher to show them examples of fitness and health and ways to be more active. Not only does being overweight prevent you from showing examples of a healthy diet, It gives a bad example on how to be fit towards the students who wish to learn.
TheCourier6

Con

It is illegal to discriminate against anyone for a job due to any physical characteristic and impedes on freedom of choosing a career they want. Also by "overweight are you referring to the BMI? Someone can be extremely muscular and be shown as Obese. A PE teacher doesn't get paid much at all and they aren't the ones being educated. It is the students themselves who are doing the physical work. Plus there are overweight students as well, Having a teacher that they look too (provided it isn't a fake overweight thing) can give them more motivation since it comes from someone who understands.
Debate Round No. 1
qwertyboi

Pro

Speaking strictly about obesity, The question is, Who do students take example of? Students in a math class rely on the teacher to show examples of math problems. The same applies to P. E. Teachers and their ability to be able to show example of a healthy, Physical diet. The question isn't if it's against the law or not. Should it really be? Or should we make sure students get a proper education and example from someone who knows how to do the things they teach. It's not about discrimination. To teach Physical Education and Health, One needs to be physically educated and healthy.
TheCourier6

Con

>Who do students take example of? Students in a math class rely on the teacher to show examples of math problems.

Obesity (I am assuming you mean people who look physically fat not an obese BMI) does not disqualify anyone from actually teaching the subject. Obesity can also be a genetic factor, And while you do mention that this has nothing to do with discrimination, The actual discussion you are arguing with is that PE teachers should not be overweight and it should be illegal for an overweight individual to be a PE teacher, So discrimination is a factor that is in play with this debate.

>Should it really be? Or should we make sure students get a proper education and example from someone who knows how to do the things they teach. It's not about discrimination. To teach Physical Education and Health, One needs to be physically educated and healthy. How would this be enforced? By the weight of the person, By the fat percentage?

Does the physical characteristic of the teacher really matter? It is about the information they are presenting to the students. If a PE teacher studies for it in college, Passes examinations, And are qualified to teach it, Why should there fat level matter? The job of a PE teacher is to teach health and wellness while making kids exercise, The teachers themselves don't move as much, And even if they did; it will only make someone who is obese/overweight become more healthy.

Imagine if you will if you are studying in college to become a PE teacher at a school because that is what you want to do with you life. You get depressed over a bad break up and cope with it by eating. You gain some weight but your coursework continues and you get good grades. Then you get a degree, Pass examinations to fully qualify to teach health/PE only to not find work because your too fat by 1% of the subject, Thus all of your student loans, Years of education are wasted due to weight discriminatory factors.

How would you determine what is too much weight? BMI? Total weight? Body fat percentage?

That would make me feel very upset and it isn't a rocket scientist here. The topic of our debate is about a very low paying job in a field which has an established curriculum, Should it matter if its a fit/unfit individual presenting the same information about health?
Debate Round No. 2
qwertyboi

Pro

The problem with our educational system is that many teachers teach subjects out of the book rather than give a clear personal indication of what they're teaching. If the P. E. Teacher teaches a class by telling them to do things which they themselves cannot do, Then it makes it harder for the students to comprehend the subject which the P. E. Teacher teaches. The point of school (I would hope) is to teach a subject while choosing the best and easiest way to make the children learn. Giving directions and telling people what to do in point form isn't exactly helpful for students that are more visual. This means that if a student asks the obese (yes speaking fat percentage) P. E. Teacher to demonstrate how to run while dribbling a ball, He may not be able to, Which is a problem. Also, Studies show that when it comes to teaching a class, A visual example from the teacher has a more successful result than a non-visual example.
TheCourier6

Con

That may be true for some people, But many students have distinct learning styles. Some students aren't tactile and are visual, Or auditory. The learning style you described was just for a tactile learning style. The PE teacher can ask for a student themselves to demonstrate running while dribbling with a ball, That is how my PE teachers did it when I was in school.

>Studies show that when it comes to teaching a class, A visual example from the teacher has a more successful result than a non-visual example.

What studies are you referring too? Because everyone learns a different way, So while Paul may benefit from that Joe may not.

Having a student do it for an example to teach the PE class is just as effective if not more since they are leading by example from a fellow student rather then a teacher.

Once again, The qualifications of the individual to teach should be education and testing. Rather then physical experience. It would be very disappointing to want to do something in your life but you cannot since you weigh too much. If you want to do something and you educate yourself to do so, You should have the freedom to do so; and that obese/overweight PE teacher can use the knowledge they teach to improve there own health.

Thank you for a inciteful debate, I enjoyed debating about this topic with you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Debataholic 3 years ago
Debataholic
By the way, @TheCourier6-

Is that a New Vegas reference? ;)
Posted by Debataholic 3 years ago
Debataholic
Instead of it being a P. E. Teacher, What if it was a Personal Trainer? Would you be willing to fork over your hard earned cash to someone who can't, Themselves, Follow their own advice? I know I wouldn't. Then again, I'm doing just fine without one. Anyway, The both of you made pretty valid points, So I've decided not to vote on this one.
Posted by asta 3 years ago
asta
I think Con won.
Posted by mosc 3 years ago
mosc
Make fat people illegal and starve them till they become normal. Gee, Born again Nazism.
Posted by TheCourier6 3 years ago
TheCourier6
I just realized my round 2 argument I repeated some of my arguments twice. The first time was presenting the fact and the second time is an example.
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