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Benefits of Active Outdoor Classrooms: Q&A with Mine Centre Public School

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
<p>Cooler weather can be intimidating. But not for students who enjoy the benefits of active outdoor classrooms. Whatever the month or weather, more teachers are implementing outdoor learning spaces to help get students out and moving. Our interview with Mine Centre Public School from Western...

November Teacher Feature: Pascale Vandenhaak

Friday, November 24, 2017
<p>Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&amp;A’s with leading Healthy &amp; Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source.<br /><br />This Teacher Feature brings you practical...

DPA Every Day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
<p>The Ministry of Education recently revised the <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/extra/eng/ppm/138.html">Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy (PPM 138)</a> which supports 20 minutes of DPA during instructional time, contributing to the goal of getting children and...

3 Ways to Learn More about Inquiry-Based Learning

Thursday, May 18, 2017
<p>Inquiry–based learning is a student-centered learning approach supporting students in developing critical and creative thinking, and personal and interpersonal living skills in health and physical education. Over the course of the school year, Ophea has developed various supports for...

Support student well-being with Level Up!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
<p><em>Level Up</em> is a free electronic bilingual resource supporting elementary and secondary educators and program leaders in promoting positive mental health and well-being. Including easy-to-use activity cards, videos and posters linked to the H&amp;PE curriculum Living...

Assessment & Evaluation for Secondary Educators in Action

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
<p>Did you join Ophea Live on Facebook March 3<sup>rd</sup> to learn more about Assessment and Evaluation (A&amp;E) for secondary educations? For those that missed it or would like a recap, we’ve got you covered!</p> <h4><strong>Facebook Live Highlights:</...

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

Friday, March 10, 2017
<p>Spring is almost here which means activities like track and field, football, soccer, and outdoor education are just around the corner! Make sure you’re following the current Ontario Safety Guidelines which ensure safe practices in every activity, to minimize risk.</p> <p>Key...

#FactFriday: Bringing you 4 reasons to get students active this winter!

Friday, January 13, 2017
<p>Winter is here! With the days shorter and the recess colder, even the best of us [or our students] can get a little blue.&nbsp; Did you know that “more than one in five boys and one in three girls report feeling depressed or low at least once or more on a weekly basis?”<a href=...

New H&PE Secondary Resources!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
<p>The wait is finally over! Ophea has just launched new comprehensive resources to support secondary educators in quality implementation of the&nbsp;2015<em>&nbsp;</em>Health and Physical Education (H&amp;PE) Curriculum: Grades 9-12<em>.</em></p>...

First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities

Thursday, December 8, 2016
<p>Ophea’s <em>First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities (DPA) </em>resource makes it easy and fun to incorporate DPA into school or community programs for primary, junior and intermediate students (ages 5-14).<em> </em>The resource was developed in consultation...