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Three Cheers for Ontario’s Healthy Schools!

Monday, June 5, 2017
Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification helps everyone come together for the health of the school community. Hip hip, hurray! As Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification approaches the end of another school year, there’s a lot to celebrate. This year 174 schools have been certified as either Gold,...

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...

Youth: The Leaders of Today

Friday, July 29, 2016
How Educators Can Help Students Get Engaged in their Communities According to Sarah Butson, program manager at the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI), “Youth aren’t the leaders of tomorrow. They’re the leaders of today.” As a group, youth are passionate about a range of issues and have energy...

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...

Take it Outside! Practical Strategies for Being Active Outside

Friday, June 29, 2012
Feeling cooped up? Need a change of scenery? We all do from time to time; so why stay in when you can take it outside? Using outdoor facilities is an excellent way to include a wider range of activities in your physical activity programming and introduce students or campers to places they can go...