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Help Youth Stretch it Out: 3 Fun Yoga Activities

Thursday, August 11, 2016
two young female students stretcing
Looking for new ways to get children and youth physically and mentally active? Try our Yoga Alphabet Cards! These cards introduce children and youth to the art of yoga while strengthening their physical literacy and language skills. There are plenty of ways to enjoy using the cards. Here are three...

Sexual Violence Prevention in Schools

Friday, May 20, 2016
Taking a Stand: Working together to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools Guest Written by: Clara Vaz, White Ribbon Campaign What we see and learn as children stays with us as adults. Sexism, gender inequality, homophobia, violence against girls and women are all tied to how we are...

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....

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...

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...

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...

New Human Development and Sexual Health Lesson Plans have launched!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Ophea has just launched NEW lesson plans to meet the Human Development and Sexual Health expectations of the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised). The Human Development and Sexual Health (HD&SH) lesson plans: Were developed in partnership with health...

#OpheaChat Storify available now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Miss our October 27th Twitter #OpheaChat sharing discussions on H&PE in Action? We’ve got you covered! Explore the chat’s Storify board to read and learn about H&PE in the classroom, school and community. Discover H&PE hot topics that were addressed and get inspired to bring your...

NEW Wallet Wellness Videos now available!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Student counting money
Wallet Wellness is a free financial literacy resource that provides Grade 4-8 students with a strong understanding of financial basics in order to successfully navigate today’s complex financial world. Wallet Wellness is available in English and French and includes downloadable, easy-to-use...

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