Category: Curriculum

an open letter to alberta parents of school-aged children

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”

Review: Alberta Education’s Draft K-6 Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum

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”

Hope, Failure and Success

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”

Health and Physical Education in the Midst of a Pandemic

Note: although this post is from an Alberta-based perspective, we are confident it can be applied to other jurisdictions… On Sunday, March 15th, the Minister of Alberta Education closed schools indefinitely. March 20th, the government released: Student learning during COVID-19: Guidelines for continuing K… Continue Reading “Health and Physical Education in the Midst of a Pandemic”

Unnatural Consequences

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”

What the Health?

Today, on  World Health Day, I submitted this letter (but as a more abbreviated essay version) to the Edmonton Journal (I’ll let you know if and when it gets published…) regarding the place of HEALTH in our Education curriculum. Until then, enjoy it here!… Continue Reading “What the Health?”

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