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September 15, 2016

As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities.  The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning charity that is a leader in community-based, holistic health care, bridging Aboriginal cultural practices with Western medicine to combat poverty and illness in Canada's First Peoples.  Traditionally Inuit games were created to keep the body strong and agile....

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August 29, 2016

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website.  Also be sure to connect to our Youtube channel which is filled with a number of short...

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June 13, 2016

Summer is finally upon us and the kids are just as excited to be outside playing as we are! What about our kids though who are not confident free players? What about our students who are shy to join in a game? Take a look around your classroom, school and community to see how you are reaching all kids!  Here are a few things to look for and incorporate.

 

1. Outdoor Equipment at the School

It is important to look at what kinds of equipment are available for kids to play with.  Many...

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May 3, 2016

The following video clip provides a number of experiences that engage youth in movement.  With little equipment or set-up time required, these instant activities challenge participants to move to achieve specific goals.  Connections can certainly be made to both skill-related and health-related components of fitness.  These are fantastic challenges which can be implemented indoors and outdoors for both elementary and high school youth.  Included with this post is a list of reaction ball...

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May 3, 2016

Hi and welcome to my latest post.  Be sure to check out the Jolly Thoughts archives for past posts.

As teachers we know what it is like to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life.  I too find myself having to slow down and re-evaluate what I’m doing in my school life and my personal life.  I have had a lot of people say “I have just not had the time lately do physical activity in my classroom.”  Between report cards , discipline  issues, planning, marking...

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February 19, 2016

One of the biggest hesitations that teachers have to getting their students up and moving seems to be that the students get so wound up that they have trouble calming back down and starting to work again.  Some students definitely need more time or instruction on how to transition from movement time to work time, however the benefits of being active throughout the day are crucial to student’s attention and learning.

This week I had the pleasure of working with  Elissa...

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January 27, 2016

Hi and welcome to my latest post.  Be sure to check out past Jolly Thoughts as well.

One of the many routines that we teach our students every year is how to walk properly through the hallways.  Students need to make sure that they are keeping their hands to themselves and not disrupting any other classes.   I think this is an important skill to teach students but can sometimes be an ongoing battle.

I teach my students the reasons we need to walk quietly in the hallways, especially if you...

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October 23, 2015

When I began my journey  of turning my classroom  into an environment which  encouraged  movement, one of the first things I explored was exercise equipment.  I had spoken with other teachers who had encouraged me to  read the book  “Spark” by   John Ratey  and also  speak with a teacher by the name of Allison Cameron who at the time taught at City  Park Collegiate in Saskatoon. 

I read the book and was instantly...

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October 10, 2015

SPEA is a provincial non-profit incorporated organization that provides quality leadership, advocacy and resources for professionals in physical and health education to positively influence the lifestyles of Saskatchewan's children and youth. The mission is to promote and support active healthy lifestyles through the development of physical education, recreation and sport at all levels of the educational system.

SPEA is a great resource and support not only for teachers who are physical...

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October 7, 2015

More and more information is being made available to aid our efforts in supporting youth on their physical literacy journey.  In a previous post entitled Read to Move, we provided four infographics to help gain a greater understanding of what physical literacy is, why it is important, and what actions can be taken to help enhance physical literacy.  Recently, Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) has created a video series to help you create a quality physical literacy experience.  Active for Life...

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