As a health and physical education teacher, I strongly believe in the value of health, fitness and exercise. You only get one body, and what you do with it is a personal choice. I believe it is my job to educate youth on how to live the healthiest life possible. Part of this is providing my students with the tools to be active starting in childhood and continuing to be active the duration of their life. Not all students are the same and not all students enjoy team sports or fitness. As a teacher I want to show my students the many ways to be physically active such as dance, gymnastics, team games, individual games and fitness exercises. I also am a strong believe in practicing what you preach. I strive to stay healthy and physically fit in order to be a positive role model for my students. I want my students to see physical activity and exercise as a positive fun activity, not as a punishment. Students should learn in class but also be able to have fun and strive for improvement in themselves. If I can share my love for health and fitness with my students and find something that each of them enjoys, I call that success.