Teaching Practice I

What we should understand by a subject called “Teaching Practice“? Teachers speaking about their carreers; the difficulties of teaching; the best metods to get the students attention; the real practice done by the students, having some minutes – or hours – to speaking and teaching, just to train to the future profession; whatever. I really thought that I would see those teaching skills, but the reality was terribly different. 

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The gods of justice – for my P.E. teacher

NOW I HAVE TO ASK: WHAT THE HELL DO MARXISM HAVE IN COMMON WITH PHYSICAL EDUCATION?

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Benefits of physical education

My classes lasted from 7:00 am to 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday. So imagine this situation: you are in the physical education course, in the first semester, with much energy to learn and put into practice your knowledge and your teacher only talks about communism, socialism, Karl Marx, Lula, Dilma, forcing the relations between physical education and Marxism, social movements, revolution and the need to destroy capitalism – in his opinion, the worst thing that has ever happened in the world. In almost five months of classes, I’m sure she did not say the words Physical Education more than five times!

We spent days reading Capital: Karl Marx’s Critique of Political Economy. We also read the authors Alexei Leontiév and Aníbal Ponce (Argentine communist). Sometimes just to disguise, the teacher was talking about small aspects of physical education, sports, but even when she did, she showed her disillusionment with PE, which makes me understand that, in fact, she wanted to be a teacher of sociology.

I met three Germans and one Mexican in this classroom and they hated this teacher because these things make no sense to them. They were lucky because she only spoke Portuguese, and these guys could not understand anything.

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