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Return to Learn

To support teachers, administrators and jurisdictions in returning to school, we've put together a variety of resources that promote health and well-being for students and staff.

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Open Letter

Schools and jurisdictions are facing decisions around what the return to learning looks like. Together with the Health and Physical Education Council we've put together a list of health and wellness recommendations, including practical strategies you can use in the classroom.

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Resource Bundle

To help prepare school communities for classroom re-integration, check out our new Return to Learn bundle with resources to encourage physical distancing and social and emotional learning, and a professional learning opportunity to get everybody on the same page.

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PE Lesson Plans

Lesson plans created for teachers, by teachers. Available for grades K-12.

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YouTube Channel

A YouTube playlist of 60+ activities for daily physical activity (DPA) and overall health and well-being.

Latest blog posts

CULTIVATING STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS

October 13, 2020

Written by Katelynn Theal, Ever Active Schools Through research led by Dr. Kate Storey and her team with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, it has been demonstrated that there are necessary conditions that need to be in place within a school setting for the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) to be…

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RUN, WALK AND ROLL WITH THE AMA YOUTH RUN CLUB

September 28, 2020

“It got me running too and connected to the kids on a different level.” – A 2019/2020 Run Club coach The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club has been supporting Alberta students with free, fun and flexible programming for 7 years, and while clubs may look a little different this year, all the great…

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DON’T WALK IN THE HALLWAY: ENERGIZER ACTIVITIES

September 14, 2020

Originally published in Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine Fall 2016 Edition Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments, floor decals offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate your students and enliven your lessons. Activities that range in intensity have demonstrated the ability to increase a student’s readiness to learn. The Don’t Walk…

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REFLECTION, GRATITUDE, GROWTH AND THE FUTURE

August 31, 2020

My mom’s birthday is September 3rd, and I remember how excited she would always get at this time of year. It was back to school, back to routine and schedules. As a child I never shared her optimism for summer’s end; but as the years go on I find myself with the same enjoyment of…

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TRAIL TALES: STORIES THAT MOVE YOU

July 27, 2020

Written by Tracey Coutts and Scott Bailey Looking for a versatile, cost-effective way to increase physical activity and improve literacy in your school community?  Well, have we got a tale for you. Trail Tales was launched in Parkland School Division 70 as a means to promote physical activity and literacy, while enhancing the active travel…

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A TRADITIONAL FOODS CAMP IN ENOCH, ALBERTA

July 13, 2020

Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools Once upon a time, in a not-so-distant past, Ever Active Schools and Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) launched a project called Miyomahchihowin (“In Good Health” in Cree). This project aimed to support pathways to employment and post-secondary education for Indigenous youth. Fast forward a few years and new…

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MY HEART IS FULL: COMBATING COVID-19 THROUGH TRADITIONAL SKILLS

June 29, 2020

Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools, with support from Dr. Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis, kâniyâsihk Culture Camps We turn to the land when we are stressed to re-connect to ourselves and become grounded. During a time that can be perceived as stressful and turbulent, I have seen that many people are starting to return to…

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DR. JOHN SPENCE ON THE 2020 PARTICIPACTION REPORT CARD

June 19, 2020

For the past 14 years, ParticipACTION has released report cards that grade Canadians on their physical activity behaviours. The report cards bring together data from a variety of sources to give evidence-based grades on a number of different indicators. Dr. John Spence is a Professor and Vice Dean at the University of Alberta within the…

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN FOUR QUESTIONS

June 15, 2020

Written by Dana Fulwiler, Provincial Project Coordinator, Ever Active Schools “Building Resilience in Four Questions” is part 3 of 4 in a series on Teacher and Staff Well-being. “Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” ― Catherine…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTING TO NATURE

June 1, 2020

“The Importance of Connecting to Nature”, written by Tracey Gilmour for Ever Active Schools. Originally published in Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine Winter 2018 edition. This article has been modified from its original format. “IMAGINE A WORLD… in which all children grow up with a deep understanding of the world around them. Where [health concerns] are…

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