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Creating an Asthma Friendly School

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
 enfants sautant
Saviez-vous que l’asthme touche environ un enfant sur cinq en Ontario et qu’il est l’une des causes premières d’absentéisme à l’école, de visites à l’urgence et d’hospitalisation chez les enfants?[1] Il est important de créer une école attentive à l’asthme afin d’aider les élèves souffrant d’asthme...

Inquiry-Based Learning: An Educator’s Perspective

Friday, May 6, 2016
students running
Q&A featuring Paul André Cyr, EAO, Teacher at St. Marguerite d'Youville 1.   Why do you feel inquiry is such a powerful approach to engage students in learning? Inquiry is empowering. It allows students to gain greater control of their learning, and to become more critical of their progress....

Mental Health Week: #OpheaAsk on Periscope

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Periscope ophea profile
The health and well-being of students is always paramount for educators. In honour of National Mental Health Week (#MHW2016), we want to take the opportunity to support educators in helping students build and maintain positive mental health, so they can thrive and be resilient to challenges and...

Get Students ACTIVE with DANCE!

Friday, April 29, 2016
students dancing
Dance is a fun and engaging way to get students active. It plays an important part of a balanced Physical Education curriculum because it lets students experience cultures from around the world, work in groups with others to achieve different types of ‘challenges’ (e.g. creating a dance), learn...

April Healthy School Feature

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
St. Timothy's Healthy School Team
In September 2015 Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification was launched. We are thrilled to have 182 schools across Ontario committed to making their school community a healthier place. From January – June, we’ll be sharing the experiences of select registered Healthy Schools across Ontario, bringing...

Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Four students looking at laptop
Ophea has just launched a new resource for secondary teachers! Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living: A Guide for Secondary Educators is an online resource developed to support secondary educators in teaching the Healthy Living strand of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum...

March Healthy School Feature

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Little Falls Public School Students Group Shot
In September 2015 Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification was launched. We are thrilled to have 182 schools across Ontario committed to making their school community a healthier place. From January – June, we’ll be sharing the experiences of select registered Healthy Schools across Ontario, bringing...

Eliminating Classroom Sweets for Fun & Active Student Rewards

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
students holding image of smiley face
Rewards can be an effective way to encourage positive student behaviour in the classroom and around the school. When enforcing or revisiting desired behaviours, small rewards can often help students establish the activity and encourage maintenance of the new behaviour, with self-motivation...

All About H&PE

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
All About H&PE gives you the tool you need to strengthen your understanding and knowledge of the five Fundamental Principles that underpin the H&PE curriculum. The resource now includes 5 online learning videos and posters that support professional learning and bring the curriculum to life...

Website Maintence Alert

Friday, March 11, 2016
To ensure we continue to provide our clients with quality service, Ophea has scheduled website maintenance for the week of March 14 -18, 2016. During this time some of our websites may be inaccessible for short periods of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. The...

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