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3 Ways to Learn More about Inquiry-Based Learning

Thursday, May 18, 2017
female secondary student throwing ball in gymnasium
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 elementary and...

Help kids lead happy, active lives with tips from Kids’ Run Club!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
female student running outdoors
We know kids these days are busy. And in order to retain physical and mental wellness, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. [i]In 2015, only 7% of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11, and 5% of Canadian...

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

Friday, January 13, 2017
two teachers in front of class showing students arm stretch moves
Winter is here! With the days shorter and the recess colder, even the best of us [or our students] can get a little blue.  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?”[i] Luckily, moving more and...

Well-being for the New Year – Motivation from Ophea Staff

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
illustration of diverse cartoon people figures jumping in the snow
Goodbye 2016, hello 2017...well almost. There’s something about a fresh start that sparks energy and ponder (for the sceptic in us). Thoughts of starting something new, grand and perhaps out of reach, have been conveniently excused with the words “I’ll do it next year”. And now, with 2017 just days...

Keep motivated throughout the school year with these 5 tips!

Thursday, September 22, 2016
two women running
It’s a new school year and you’re feeling refreshed, but like any other September, back to school stress triggers are close at hand. Between prep work, extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends, and personal hobbies it can be hard to keep up. So what can you do to keep...

5 Stress-Free Ways to End the Summer

Thursday, August 25, 2016
male on bike with sky in the background
Summer is coming to a close, which means school is fast approaching. There are plenty of healthy, stress-free ways to enjoy the remaining days of the season and prepare for the upcoming school year. We have a few suggestions: Gather up some friends and family for an end-of-summer picnic at one of...

Eliminating Classroom Sweets for Fun & Active Student Rewards

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
students holding image of smiley face
Rewards can be an effective way to encourage positive student behaviour in the classroom and around the school. When enforcing or revisiting desired behaviours, small rewards can often help students establish the activity and encourage maintenance of the new behaviour, with self-motivation...

5 Tips Supporting Winter Wellbeing

Monday, January 25, 2016
Turn that winter frown upside-down with these 5 tips to support winter wellbeing: 1.Try a winter activity you’ve never done before.Snow shoeing, skiing, winter hiking, and more! There are plenty of fun winter activities to try throughout the colder months. Add some excitement to your next winter...

Holiday Tips from Ophea Staff

Monday, December 7, 2015
The holiday season is here! This time of the year can be busy, stressful and down-right hectic. We forget to cherish the joys the holidays bring us; the muted alarm clocks, warm slippers, smiles and memories shared. Most often, in the midst of busy schedules, we neglect to focus on personal well-...

#OpheaChat for #HPEONT

Friday, May 1, 2015
Ophea Chat promotion
Join us for five #OpheaChat Twitter sessions to expand and strengthen your understanding of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. Each #OpheaChat will break down one of the five fundamental principles of the H&PE curriculum, providing accurate and thought-provoking...

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