Phone: 510-724-0242 x119
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Keith Allison
Mr. Allison’s Teaching Philosophy:
Students learn best in an environment where they feel safe and supported. I create a learning environment that encourages each student to participate in activities and to do their best without fear of ridicule or taunting.
I believe curriculum should be creative and engaging and appropriate for a variety of learning styles. Students respond positively when challenged in a variety of ways.
I also believe successful teachers are like coaches. A teacher helps to prepare students for life’s challenges just as a coach helps to prepare his/her team for a game—by providing them with requisite knowledge, skills and experiences to compete and achieve.
As an Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher and Coach, I engage students in curriculum that challenges their physical, social and emotional growth. I encourage students to push harder and go longer. I encourage students to work together and learn from each other. I encourage students to challenge each other.
A curriculum comprised of cooperative, competitive and independent learning experiences, is how I motivate each student to realize his/her full potential. Additionally, I participate in regular faculty and Root Share meetings to ensure my curriculum meets all Diocesan and St. Joseph’s guidelines, I attend CYO athletic meetings and conferences to stay up-to-date on CYO rules, as well as interact with families to discuss student expectations, provide feedback on students’ progress, and explore opportunities to enhance the physical education program at St. Joseph School.
I am happy to be entering year nine, as the Physical Education Teacher for St. Joseph, and I am looking forward to another great year!
Health/Physical Education Teacher: Tk-8
President CYO- St. Joseph School Pinole