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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
How financial literacy promotes health & well-being When 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...

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
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
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...

Working Together, Walking Together

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
How Active Transportation is Strengthening Communities & Helping York Region Students Lead Healthy, Active Lives When it comes to using forms of active transportation—such as walking or biking to school—the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card[i] has once again given Canadian children a...

Take it Outside! Practical Strategies for Being Active Outside

Friday, June 29, 2012
Children playing outside on a field.
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...

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