Thought Leadership

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

It is our hope that every student in Alberta experience the diversity of Indigenous cultures on National Indigenous Peoples Day! Every year on June 21, schools all across the nation take the opportunity to celebrate Indigenous culture and history.

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Teacher Self-Care for Any Schedule

Written by: Megan McCormick, School Health Facilitator, Ever Active Schools Fall is busy. Students are back in school, and we find ourselves scheduling everything down to the second—even our bathroom breaks. It’s important that when things become busy, we do not overlook how important our own self-care is within the confines of our classroom. Taking…

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You Don’t Have to be a PE Specialist to Inspire a Love of Movement!

Written by: Chesa Corsiatto, School Health Facilitator, Ever Active Schools  As an educator, you’re part of numerous aspects of your student’s development. It’s a big job at times it can seem overwhelming. Focusing on your strengths as an individual and as an educator is often comfortable and safe. This is okay. It’s great actually! We…

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How to Start a Youth Mentoring Program in Your School

Written by: Michael Janz (@michaeljanz ) This week, in recognition of #MentoringMonth, we’re pleased to feature a guest post from Michael Janz, partnership engagement coordinator with the Alberta Mentoring Partnership.    Did you know 80 per cent of Albertans ages 18-24 wish they’d had a mentor when they were younger? January 25th is #ThankYourMentor Day. What…

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Where the Magic Happens

Written by: Brandi Heather, adapted physical activity and play development specialist I often remind my students that in adapted physical education (and life) nothing great happens until they start to understand themselves, what they love, what they fear, where they have been and where they want to go. So many people ask about tools that will…

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How to Involve Parents in the Physical Literacy Conversation

Written by: Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Provincial Education Coordinator, Ever Active Schools What is Physical Literacy? The term ‘physical literacy’ is becoming more widely understood in school communities, especially as we strive to make tangible connections between physical activity and learning outcomes. Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement defines physical literacy as “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge…

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How to Keep Students Active All Winter Long

Written by: Stephanie Shantz, Media Coordinator, Ever Active Schools From cold snaps and snowstorms to sunny days and perfect, snowman-making snow, living through an Alberta winter means being prepared for almost anything. And when winter weather sets in, children tend to spend more time inside as recesses get cancelled, playgrounds become deserted and the urge…

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