Tag: children

R2P: Engaging Girls in #physed

NEW Feature! Research to Practice (R2P). As you may or may not know, there is currently all sorts of research going on in the #physed world. All. The. Time. However, much of it seems to be published in academic journals that are hard to… Continue Reading “R2P: Engaging Girls in #physed”

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”

We (respectfully) disagree.

The 2018 Winter Olympics came and went with the tiny country of Norway dominating the field. According to the head of their Olympic team, much of their success can be attributed to their approach to youth sport: In Norway, children are encouraged to join… Continue Reading “We (respectfully) disagree.”

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?”

Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…

Wrong. It feels wrong. The following is the ‘non-edited for newspaper’ version of an OpEd that @Lauren_Sulz and @LouiseHumbert and I wrote for the Edmonton Journal’s Opinion Page. (Image to the right is from Active for Life – more good reading over there!) The… Continue Reading “Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…”

Something is very wrong…

I recently became aware of two very different stories about children and physical activity. The first was a Facebook video of a young kid cruising around in a parkour gym. If you haven’t seen it – check it out – it is worth the… Continue Reading “Something is very wrong…”

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