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Everyone in the Game!

Monday, July 4, 2016
Students in wheelchairs with other students and teacher taking part in a phys. ed class.
“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space, for everyone” - George Dei, 2006 Taking part in daily physical activity is a vital part of any child’s development. It not only helps children to develop physical literacy—the ability to move with...

A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Monday, May 2, 2016
students in school hallway
How the H&PE Curriculum is Fostering the Well-being of Students from Grades 1–12 Mental health depends on—and is connected to—so many things. From having a supportive social environment, to making healthy choices about substance use, to eating nutritious foods and getting enough exercise and...

How Inquiry Supports Student Learning in H&PE

Monday, April 4, 2016
students playing soccer outdoors
Traditionally, a teacher is defined as one who imparts knowledge—but any modern educator can tell you that a special kind of magic happens when, instead of giving students the answers, educators help them to seek information and draw conclusions for themselves. Inquiry-based learning is a process...

Get Out, Get Active! Inspiration for Outdoor Education during Chilly Winter Months

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Children running in snow
It can be tempting to stay indoors through the slushy, muddy days of winter, but there’s so much for students to gain by getting active outdoors—from fresh air to life skills and even connecting with community members. We recently spoke with some Ontario educators/outdoor-enthusiasts to find out...

Money $ense for Students

Monday, November 2, 2015
Students with Teacher image
How financial literacy promotes health & well-beingWhen it comes to managing money, making good decisions doesn’t always come naturally—especially in a society where opportunities for instant gratification abound, and purchases can be made with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a credit card...

A Safe Space to Play, Learn & Grow

Friday, October 2, 2015
How Educators Can Foster Safe Physical & Emotional Environments in H&PE We all learn best when we feel safe and included. The 2015 Ontario Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum for elementary and secondary students takes this to heart. In fact, one of the curriculum’s...

A Curriculum worth Celebrating!

Friday, August 28, 2015
  How the Revised Secondary H&PE Curriculum Connects the Dots for Holistic Student Health For the last five years, Ontario’s educators have been using a 16-year-old Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum—a document older than many of the students themselves. After a long wait, a...

Owning the Game

Monday, June 1, 2015
Student Choice image
How Student Choice in H&PE can lead to a Lifelong Love of Physical Activity As adults, we have different preferences when it comes to getting active—some like a relaxing stroll while others go for a long run... some prefer the music and movement of a dance class while others crave the fast-...

The Revised H&PE Curriculum: Helping Students Develop Skills for Healthy, Active Living

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Students in gymnasium
With the release of Ontario's revised elementary and secondary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum, there's never been a better time for Ontario educators, grades 1–12, to take a new, more comprehensive approach to the subject. But, rest assured, while the revised curriculum may...

H&PE is here. It’s happening. And it’s about time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
H&PE Class
For five years, Ontario’s students have been using a curriculum that’s older than many students themselves. Released in the late ‘90s, the 16 year-old curriculum is the most out of date in all of Canada – and it has had a very real impact on our kids. But on February 23, with the release of the...

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