There isn’t a more natural setting in the educational system for promoting character education than that of the physical education “classroom”. A high quality Physical Education program can teach many values (such as fairness, respect, courtesy, and kindness) through play activities. Students can also learn to be selfless, take turns, be honest, and cooperate with each other while striving to reach a common goal.
Character education gives students opportunities to develop values, self-awareness, personal well-being, citizenship, and positive interactions with others. In education we need to be concerned not only about what our students know and can do, but just as importantly, about who it is they will become.