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Entries by Jenna Leslie

Playground Circuits: A Fun Pathway to Physical Literacy for Active Students!

We are thrilled to introduce the new Playground Circuit resource, now available on our website, designed to make physical activity enjoyable while still developing those fundamental movement skills outside. The Playground Circuit resource is a dynamic and interactive toolkit that offers a range of physical activities designed to enhance your students’ physical literacy while they […]

5 Ways to Utilize the Linking Indigenous Cultural Sports and Activities to Physical Literacy Card Set in Your Class

Using the project’s Linking Indigenous Cultural Sports and Activities to Physical Literacy card set, you can engage your students in cultural activities and reflection questions to support their physical literacy development.  When it comes to Indigenous knowledge, it is important to understand where students are in their traditional activity experiences. For various reasons, many Indigenous […]

10 Ways to Elevate Your Classroom with Movement Activity Cards

As educators, we understand the significance of physical literacy in nurturing a lifelong passion for movement and overall well-being among our students. An exciting and effective way to achieve this is by introducing short movement breaks throughout the school day. These breaks foster physical literacy, improve focus, and enhance learning experiences.  To make these moments […]

The Playful Path to Physical Literacy: Tag Games for an Active Classroom

As educators, we strive to foster physical literacy in our students – a crucial foundation for a lifetime of active and healthy living. One fantastic way to achieve this is through the timeless classic of tag games! These playful activities not only keep children active but also cultivate fundamental movement skills, spatial awareness, and teamwork.  […]

The Impact of Teacher Mentoring on Physical Literacy in Elementary Schools

Teacher mentoring has become a powerful tool for promoting physical literacy in elementary schools. Extensive research supports the effectiveness of mentoring programs in enhancing teaching skills, job satisfaction, student achievement, and professional development.  Let’s explore the compelling evidence that highlights the significance of teacher mentoring for fostering physical literacy. Improved Teaching Skills: Mentoring helps novice […]

Six Benefits of Being Active Throughout the School Day

Do your students have trouble sitting still? Research has repeatedly shown that sitting for extended periods is not only detrimental to students’ health, it can also lead to misbehaviour and inability to focus. That’s why educators are increasingly exploring ways to get kids up and moving during the school day.  A study completed by Tan […]

Understanding How Physical Activity Transforms a Student’s Brain

Encouraging students to engage in physical activity is one of the most transformative things we can do for their brains — and has implications for the rest of their lives. According to neuroscientist and author Wendy Suzuki, physical activity has a stronger impact on the brain than some would think.   “A few years ago I […]

Understanding the Role of Student Age in Physical Literacy Development

When it comes to physical literacy development, there’s no substitute for time. As educators, it’s important to be aware of the role that a student’s age plays as they learn fundamental movement skills. We may end up with students whose birthdays are nearly a year apart, and that has implications on how to approach cultivating […]

Strategies for Cultivating a Lifelong Love of Physical Activity in your Students

Children spend more time at school than anywhere else, so if we want students to gain a lifelong love for physical activity, it’s crucial to start in the classroom. The skills that they develop as part of the B.C. curriculum will become the foundation for becoming active for life, and having the motivation and competence  […]