Category: elementary

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”

Too many kids in #physed

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”

Natural Consequences – Part 2

Thanks again to Jo Bailey for her fabulous ‘Part 1’ guest post. ‘Part 2’ of Natural Consequences (a response to Unnatural Consequences) comes to you from Andy Vasily (who has guest posted for me before!). Andy is a long time #physed Twittererer (@andyvasily), a… Continue Reading “Natural Consequences – Part 2”

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”

Teaching for Meaning in Physical Education

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”

Track and Field Ramblings

I know.  My Canadian friends are thinking, “What the heck is he writing about Track and Field (T&F) in November for?”  Hey – it’s never to early to start planning your T&F or activity day for the Spring!  As well, my friend Mel (@mjhamada)… Continue Reading “Track and Field Ramblings”

Manly, yes?

Sometimes I wonder about things – things we take for granted and perhaps just accept.  Sometimes I dig deeper into those things – this is one of those times.  A while back, I encountered two articles in the local paper that made me wonder… Continue Reading “Manly, yes?”

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