If Maths teachers constantly shouted at and belittled their students, would they keep their job? So why do Physical Education teachers get away with it? From my experience as a young child and then later as a teenager, every single P.E. teacher that I came across was woefully unqualified for the position they held; they were hardly versed in the intricacies of sports tactics, they didn’t know much about human biology, and most of them were overweight grunts – bulldog-looking motherfuckers who revelled in the tyrannical role they held.
If an English teacher spoke with poor grammar, would they be allowed to teach? So why do Physical Education teachers get to yell at their students about the merits of exercise but they themselves are hardly physical specimens? It looks like the only time they exercise is when they’re lifting a meat pie up to their wide gob. “Do as I say, not as I do” is the unspoken motto of Phys. Ed. I guess.
Now of course I’m just speaking from personal experience, there are (or must be) P.E. teachers who are athletic, scientifically, and physically qualified to teach sports, but every single year from Primary School to High School, my P.E. teachers were all overweight (their excuse was that they had a “rugby build” – yeah right). Every single twat who tried to teach me P.E. possessed no skill at convincing children to be active, unless of course their physical appearance was a deterrent from being lazy, who knows? Each and every one of them seemed to relish jeering at the “weaker” kids. They seemed to be more obsessed with strictly enforcing uniform and showering policies than encouraging and motivating their students to excel at sports, they were more like Nazi nonces than sports scholars.
It’s a strange thing that someone more qualified to be a drill sergeant or a professional beer-belly model is allowed to educate children at a subject they have no talent in teaching. There were a few sports that I enjoyed as a kid but under these rotund, balding pricks dressed in XXL tracksuits, the only thing I improved in was writing excuse letters. It was less of a P.E. lesson and more of a creative writing course.