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.
This post was shared by a good friend of the Healthy School Lab, Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew. You can find her original open letter on her website. Shelly is a Full Professor in the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary) and the Director of… Continue Reading “an open letter to alberta parents of school-aged children”
It’s now been a week since World Health day and over here at the Healthy Schools Lab we’ve been spending some time (appropriately) diving into Alberta Education’s Draft K-6 Physical Education and Wellness curriculum. There has been a fair bit of press on the… Continue Reading “Review: Alberta Education’s Draft K-6 Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum”
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”
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!”
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.”
OK, this will be a super quick post in response to a Twitter conversation about large class sizes in #physed. 1. It’s a problem. 2. The issue also extends beyond class size and includes class composition (thanks Glenn Young!). 3. PE teachers let this… Continue Reading “Too many kids in #physed”
Full disclosure: I really (really, really) struggled with this post. It has eaten up a lot of hours and gone through at least four separate iterations before reaching this one (which, to be honest, I am still not totally happy with). In between writing,… Continue Reading “Ticked, Conflicted and (eventually) Motivated.”
Sorry, this is my angry face… I have to admit, I am a little frustrated. And actually a bit angry too. Let me explain. Despite all that we know about the importance and life-changing benefits of physical activity, physical education, recess, joy of movement,… Continue Reading “Unnatural Consequences”
The 2018 Winter Olympics came and went with the tiny country of Norway dominating the field. According to the head of their Olympic team, much of their success can be attributed to their approach to youth sport: In Norway, children are encouraged to join… Continue Reading “We (respectfully) disagree.”
Why do I have to learn..? As a kid, I asked this type of question in regards to math class (like, all. the. time.) and certainly about the study of Shakespeare in English class… My wonder is – do you ever hear this type… Continue Reading “Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education”
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