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Barrier-Free H&PE

Friday, September 29, 2017
Inclusion means every student can succeed. “That’s not fair!” It’s a refrain that teachers—especially at the elementary level—hear often, but what students often fail to understand is that, when it comes to learning, fairness doesn’t necessarily mean everyone follows the same rules or gets the same...

Little Bodies Need to Move!

Monday, May 1, 2017
How an integrated approach to H&PE in kindergarten is serving Ontario’s youngest students Kindergarten students have a variety of backgrounds, interests and temperaments, but there’s one thing they’ve got in common: “They never stop moving,” laughs Colleen Walsh, a Registered Early Childhood...

How to Assess for Student Success

Friday, March 31, 2017
Supporting Physical Literacy Assessment   The goal of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum is to support students in developing the skills and knowledge they’ll need to be active and healthy throughout their lives. Imagine if every student felt confident, supported and reached...

Supporting Student Learning in Stages 2 & 3 of the Inquiry-Based Learning Process

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Asking questions and searching for answers is a fundamental part of being human. A young child curiosity knows no bounds. Whether it’s “why?” or “what’s that?” they constantly look for answers from the trusted adults in their lives. As children mature, however, an important shift takes place...

Great Learning Begins with Great Questions

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Supporting Student Learning in Stage 1 of the Inquiry-Based Learning Process Great questions can lead to great discoveries... and all it takes to get started is a little curiosity. In inquiry- based learning, teachers start by helping students to formulate questions that are meaningful and...

New to H&PE? We’ve got you covered!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Teaching H&PE for the first time this school year? This is an exciting time to learn and grow within your professional field, and promote lifelong healthy, active living with your students. Alongside the excitement this new opportunity holds, you may have some pressing questions; where do I...

How Inquiry Supports Student Learning in H&PE

Monday, April 4, 2016
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
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...

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
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-...

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