The Healthy Schools LAB was started in 2019 by Drs Doug Gleddie, Lauren Sulz and Hayley Morrison – all based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. This website is built on the foundation of Doug’s original blog – http://www.purposefulmovement.net.
VISION: Through research, education and action, 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.
MISSION: The Healthy Schools LAB serves the public good as a community of researchers, students and partners who play a critical and collaborative role in supporting, creating and researching healthy schools. Our research and practice in Alberta, Canada and beyond encompass comprehensive school health, health and physical education curriculum and pedagogy, health and physical literacy, mental health, physical and health education teacher education, school-based physical activity, faculty/ institutional wellness and health promoting universities. We encourage and advocate for excellence across these areas in the following ways:
You can contact Doug, Lauren or Hayley at:
Navigating through the world of 21st century education
Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery
Learning About Meaningful Physical Education
Emancipation Through Dialogue, Inquiry, Introspection, Praxis, and PLAY!
Moving Forward - A Blog for PE Teachers
A question a day for Teachers with an emphasis on Health/PE
Crossing The Chasm from Good to Great Through Authentic Leadership
This site provides video based blogs on areas of interest in physical education and sport pedagogy
"Committed to Keeping Physical with Education"
PE, Youth Sport and Physical Activity