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5 Ways Active Play Supports Young Learners

Thursday, November 30, 2017
When active play and learning go hand in hand, we’re not only helping students get off to a strong start in the classroom, we’re also sending a message that staying active and managing our well-being are essential parts of learning and daily life—something young students will see reinforced...

November Teacher Feature: Pascale Vandenhaak

Friday, November 24, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

Wallet Wellness – new take home activities!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
November is Financial Literacy month. Support student well-being through financial literacy with Wallet Wellness! Wallet Wellness’ activity cards now include easy-to-use take-home activities to extend learning. The activities provide opportunities for Junior and Intermediate students to reinforce...

October Teacher Feature: Victor Kass

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

DPA Every Day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Ministry of Education recently revised the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy (PPM 138) which supports 20 minutes of DPA during instructional time, contributing to the goal of getting children and youth active for 60 minutes every day. To support the implementation of DPA and enhance the...

Relive #Ophea2017!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Did you attend or miss Ophea’s 2017 Conference? We’ve got you covered - explore the Conference Storify board to learn what took place!  Discover some of the conference’s hot topics and get inspired to bring fun and interactive workshop ideas to your classroom and school community! THANK YOU to all...

New Ophea Concussion e-Learning Module!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Concussion Identification, Management, and Prevention for Ontario Schools e-Learning module is free and intended for all school staff including educators, administrators, and support staff. The module will increase awareness and understanding of concussion and provide strategies and resources...

September Teacher Feature: Russ Minnis

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. Our first Teacher Feature is Russ Minnis, bringing you practical ideas to help...

Get recognized with Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Do you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution in the field of child and youth health, physical activity, and/or health and physical education? Nominate them for an Ophea Award! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize educators who are making a difference in their school and...

3 Tips to Healthier Eating This Summer

Monday, July 31, 2017
We love that summer means we get to enjoy some of our favourite outdoor food-related activities like visiting farmers markets and entertaining outdoors. But with the ‘regular’ routine of the school/work year not in place, eating healthy may be harder to maintain.  With a bit of planning though you...

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