About Dr. Tyler Naiman...
Team/Department: Physical Education
Welcome to Arizona College Prep Middle School. I believe physical education, physical activity, and scratching are integral components of our daily life. I strongly believe everyone, students and parents alike can learn to become lifelong activity participants. I focus on teaching lifetime activity to my students so they can have the foundation to be active through their life, far beyond their college years. PE is a perfect place to have students experience a variety of activities, locomotor movements, while working with others to also develop their commination skills.
My Education and Professional Background
I began my education by earning a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Arizona State University. Once graduated, I obtained a job as a social worker for a couple of years before going back to school to earn my Master's in Physical Education from Arizona State University. I had the opportunity to travel to Argentina and teach English abroad for one year. In 2015, I completed my dissertation and graduated from Arizona State University with a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on physical education.
My Educational Philosophy
My teaching philosophy has evolved over time to match the dynamic nature of education. As a teacher, it is important to understand students in order for them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and promoters of lifetime physical activity. I believe the best way to accomplish this is to create environments and learning experiences that develop these characteristics for student success through interactions between the school, student, and surrounding community. Students should be in an environment that is safe while at the same time allowing for creativity, freethinking, responsible behavior, and an understanding of diverse learners and populations. I make certain to include multiple teaching strategies, as I understand students have a variety of learning styles and process information differently. In addition, it is of utmost importance that students respect one another, as this interaction enables the students to grow and learn from one another.