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September 24, 2013

Kevin Breel is a stand up comic, a writer, a teenager, and an activist for mental health.  His TEDx Talk entitled Confessions of a Depressed Comic opens the doors to conversation around mental health and specifically depression.  A great supplement when working on Wellness 10 outcome W4 - Mental Well-being.

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September 20, 2013

Parents, how did you get to school when you were a kid?  As the story went, “I walked to school, up hill, both ways, every day, even in the winter!”  How are youth getting to school in 2013?  A report titled, “Are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits?” (Active Healthy Kids Canada) would suggest the youth of today are being driven on many occasions.  In Canada, a recent survey found that although 58% of parents walked to school when they were kids, only 28% of their children walk to school...

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September 10, 2013

The following video was created by Regina Catholic Schools to assist teachers in the instruction of canoeing.  A portion of the video is specific to the marina procedures.  Of interest to all educators would be the demonstration of various strokes as well as ideas on entrance/exit of the canoe.

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September 9, 2013

Sara Smeaton has written the following article for Active for Life .   As a parent, how many items from this list of 10 ideas can you check off?  As a community leader, are there connections to what is being done in your community?  Sara writes:

One thing I’ve learned about raising active children is that the love of moving needs to be taught and encouraged, exactly the same way we teach and encourage our children to love to read. The second thing I’ve learned is that there isn’t just one...

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August 30, 2013

The 101st Grey Cup Festival is proud to introduce a brand new 101st Grey Cup Education Supplement.  

The purpose of the supplement is to support teachers in engaging the 165 000 students in Saskatchewan schools in the spirit of the Grey Cup Festival.  Promoted in the resource are meaningful opportunities for students to show their community spirit and Rider Pride while working to achieve curricular outcomes.  Read More

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August 30, 2013

When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Crossover is an example of an Invasion/Territiorial game that is very high tempo and involves a great deal of strategy.  Download Crossover - Connecting to Outcomes document to view ideas of how this game can be linked to multiple outcomes in grades 1 to...

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August 28, 2013

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model that is prominent in the Saskatchewan physical education curriculum.  When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Capture the Cone is an example of a Target Game.  Download Capture the Cone - Connecting to Outcomes document to view ideas of how this game...

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August 28, 2013

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model that is prominent in the Saskatchewan physical education curriculum.  When teaching 'games' from the various categories of TGfU (invasion/territorial, net/wall, target, striking), it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Strike Away is an example of a Striking Game that allows all students to be engaged.  Download Strike Away - Connecting to Outcomes document...

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August 13, 2013

How important is play?  Are kids getting enough recess in a school day? The following article written by Holly Korbey discusses the idea of free play and obstacles schools face with recess...

Elementary students in the state of New Jersey may soon have cause to rejoice: state legislators are trying to turn 20 minutes of daily recess into law, making outdoor play a mandatory requirement for all students from kindergarten through fifth grade. And according to the bill, recess can’t be taken...

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August 13, 2013

Another school year is upon us and we wanted to take a minute to share some planning documents that may assist elementary physical educators.  When planning it is crucial to have an end in mind or a road map if you will of where it is you are trying to get. Holistic Rubrics for each outcome at each grade level are a great starting point for such planning.  Rubrics from previous posts for both Grade 1-5 and Grade 6-8 have been included.

Another tracking tool that may be useful throughout the...

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