STRESSED OUT? TAKE A BREAK, NATURALLY

Written by Susanne Heaton, Motivated by Nature Stress is a part of our everyday lives. Some stress is good: eustress is what we experience when we are excited or anticipating a good outcome. The other two types of stress are acute and chronic. Acute stress is a short-lived stressor. Once the danger has passed, the…

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HOW TO HOST A YOUTH FUN RUN OR WALK EVENT

Written by Hayley Degaust, Ever Active Schools The AMA Youth Run Club is a free, fun and flexible opportunity for schools and students to get active! Run, walk or roll your way to a healthier school community at any grade level. Hosting a fun run or walk event is a great way to either kick…

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THE ALBERTA TEACHERS’ GUIDE TO BACK TO SCHOOL 2022/2023

Keep calm and school on! Back-to-school is a busy time of year for parents, students and educators alike. While parents and students are out shopping for school supplies and the latest styles, educators are busy creating lesson plans and a healthy learning environment. Since 2001, Ever Active Schools has been supporting educators to feel confident…

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EMPOWERED, INSPIRED AND CELEBRATED: STILL I RISE

The idea for ‘Still I Rise’ initially came to be in December 2020, when an insightful EAS team member working primarily in the Treaty 8 region recognized the need for Indigenous youth to receive messages of hope, perseverance and resilience in a time of uncertainty. From there the concept of a free virtual student event…

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SHAPING THE FUTURE IN THE NEXT NORMAL

Written by Kayli McClelland, Creative Media Specialist, Ever Active Schools Well that was a ride! After months of planning, a postponement and a venue change, we are proud to say that Shaping the Future 2022 was a roaring success! “It feels so good to be back together in this learning and celebratory environment! Thank you…

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THINK OUTSIDE THE (CLASSROOM) BOX

Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools Welcome sweet Spring, “when the world is mudluscious…(and) puddle-wonderful” (In Just-, E.E.  Cummings) and beckons us outdoors to partake in its miracles. Yes, teachers, we know that many of you have been slipping on those rubber boots and taking your classes outdoors to Explore Your 2.4s and your…

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PLANT-BASED PROTEINS AND REDUCING FOOD WASTE

PLANT-BASED PROTEINS AND REDUCING FOOD WASTE: TWO INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW Written by Dietetic Interns Amie Lipsey and Kayla Evans. Amie and Kayla are completing their Dietetic Internship program through the University of Alberta and working with public health Dietitians at Alberta Health Services.   March 2022 is Nutrition Month, hosted by Dietitians of…

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LAND-BASED LEARNING: CONSIDERING THE FUNDAMENTALS

Written by Andrea Barnes. Originally published in GEOEC Connections Journal, October 2021. As an Environmental Educator with Alberta Parks and a classroom teacher, one of the silver linings of this past 1.5 years has to be the dramatic uptake and motivation for teaching outdoors. As we move into another year, hopefully, this energy and passion…

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DANCE LESSON PLAN 4 OF 4 FOR DIV 1/2 (GRADES K-6)

Dance is not only a physical education curricular requirement in Alberta schools, it’s also a fun and expressive way to move your body! This is the final post in a series of four Div 1/2 (grades K-6) dance lesson plans to help you teach movement. These lesson plans build from week-to-week, so if you haven’t…

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DANCE LESSON PLAN 3 OF 4 FOR DIV 1/2 (GRADES K-6)

Dance is not only a physical education curricular requirement in Alberta schools, it’s also a fun and expressive way to move your body! This is the third in a series of four Div 1/2 (grades K-6) dance lesson plans to help you teach movement. These lesson plans build from week-to-week, so if you haven’t seen…

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