Resiliency Summit 2018 Recap

Written by: Kayli McClelland, Creative Media Specialist, Ever Active Schools   This year’s Resiliency Summit has left our whole team pumped for next year already! Although we had some big changes this time around, we still had a successful two days of learning, sharing and celebrating. More than 30 school teams from across Alberta representing…

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5 Resources to Support Healthy, Caring and Inclusive School Communities

Written by: Stephanie Shantz, Media Coordinator, Ever Active Schools Pink Shirt Day 2018 is here! This annual awareness day is part of the growing movement to foster healthy, safe and caring school communities in Canada and beyond. But building school communities where all students feel included and supported isn’t just limited to a single day…

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Shaping the Future 2018 Recap

Written by: Stephanie Shantz, Media Coordinator, Ever Active Schools Last week Ever Active Schools brought together over 500 delegates from the education, health promotion, active living and research sectors for the ninth annual Shaping the Future conference. As the largest comprehensive school health conference in Canada, the event was a unique opportunity to highlight the…

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Innovative Ideas Series: 12 Healthy Days

Submitted by: Brenda Bowman, Teacher at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools We received this awesome idea from Brenda! This innovative idea can be modified to be non-denominational, implemented throughout the year and modified to cater to limited mobility! What’s your focus? Active Living What’s your idea and how have you implemented it? 12 Healthy Days…

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Active School Travel in the Colder Months

Written by: Tracey Coutts, Active School Travel Coordinator, Ever Active Schools For me, winter walks always bring to mind Ezra Jack Keats’ beautiful story, The Snowy Day, about a young boy, Peter, who explores his neighbourhood after the first snowfall of the season. Idyllic, peaceful, magical. Ok. Let me rethink that. Winter walking in Alberta…

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Adapted Physical Activity: Everybody is Able!

Written by: Brandi Heather (@BrandiKnss ) Adapted Physical Activity, Inclusive Physical Education, Mainstream, Differentiated Instruction, IEP Plans – all come back to one fact: Everybody is Able! As an Adapted Physical Activity Specialist, I am often asked about using the correct terminology around adapting a physical education space for all learners. My advice is almost always…

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5 Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day at School

Written by: Stephanie Shantz, Media Coordinator, Ever Active Schools Monday, November 13th is World Kindness Day! According to the International Institute for Education Planning, developing positive social environments within schools is key to effective teaching and learning. Overall social and emotional well-being of students, staff-student relationships, student motivation, staff morale and education outcomes are all…

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