The Healthy Schools LAB will heighten awareness and understanding of issues and opportunities surrounding health and wellness in the K to PhD education system and contribute to the collective development of a healthy, active society.
Well folks, September to December has been one of the most “interesting” semesters I have taught in post-secondary education. My friends and colleagues teaching K-12 and in PETE programs across the country have also confirmed that I am not the only one feeling this way:… Continue Reading “Preparing for Round 2: Teaching PETE Online… Taking away positives from “emergency teaching””
Hey #physed’ers! It’s been awhile since I posted anything about physical literacy (like, 2 years…). Oh well – sometimes formulating ideas, searching for evidence and getting cool graphics designed just takes time! What follows is an introduction to a framework that I’ve been working… Continue Reading “Physical Literacy Praxis: AN evidence Based Framework for Your Review”
In the complex and winding journey that is teaching, one of the key milestones prior to certification is ‘THE PRACTICUM’. Although governments and teacher education programs in each province/ state and country have varying requirements for the practicum (amount of time, responsibility, frequency, etc.)… Continue Reading “Surviving to Thriving: Practicum Tips from a Couple of Old Pros”
Guest post by Chelsi Ryan. I was in the 4th grade the first time I remember being acutely aware of the fact that I just didn’t measure up to my peers. I was 9 and had just “failed” the Beep Test (more formally, the… Continue Reading “Bleep the Beep: A short rant about fitness tests in #physed and the aim of being healthy and active”
You may have noticed that purposefulmovement.net looks a little different… After 8 years of writing this blog all on my lonesome (with a few guests, of course!) it was time to expand into a team! As such, I have invited my two favourite colleagues… Continue Reading “Introducing… the Healthy Schools LAB!”
In my role as PHE Canada President-Elect, over the past 6 days I have had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting two Cross-Country Check In chats (Zoom meetings) to connect health and physical educators across Canada (and some global members). The first chat was on… Continue Reading “Hope, Failure and Success”
RESEARCH 2 PRACTICE If School Is For All, Why Isn’t School Sport? A Focus on Participation, Development & Inclusion Lauren Sulz, Jared Schubert & Douglas Gleddie I’ve written about school sport before and have also written about the practice of cutting (and here) with… Continue Reading “Sport for All.”
NEW Feature! Research to Practice (R2P). As you may or may not know, there is currently all sorts of research going on in the #physed world. All. The. Time. However, much of it seems to be published in academic journals that are hard to… Continue Reading “R2P: Engaging Girls in #physed”
I was recently provided with an opportunity (thanks Centre for Teaching and Learning!) to share my teaching philosophy and some specific teaching strategies through a short video as part of a initiative called Inspiring Teaching. The best part was being able to feature the… Continue Reading “Teaching Joy”
Being blessed is a good thing. It can mean to be endowed with a particular attribute (“Edmonton is blessed with a fantastic river valley.”) OR to express/ give gratitude (“I bless the day Amy joined my class.”). In this post, I use both versions… Continue Reading “#blessed”
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