Author Archive for: Jenna Leslie

Entries by Jenna Leslie

Three Ways to Become a Physical Literacy Role Model for Your Students

Being a role model for students is one crucial way we can help them develop physical literacy— demonstrating positive physical activity habits can be an impactful way to encourage students to become active for life. But how can we do that? Here are three ideas that you can implement, to become a physical literacy role […]

Five Fun Ways to Move to Promote Mental Well-being

The link between physical activity and mental well-being is well established. Physical activity helps students to build mental resilience, manage emotions and develop adaptive coping strategies for the classroom and throughout their lifetime. So, we should always be looking for ways to keep our students engaged and moving for the recommended 60 minutes per day! […]

Develop Your Students’ Manipulative Skills with These Fun Basketball Activities

Do your students know how to throw and catch a basketball?   In our School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy resource on manipulative skills, otherwise known as “sending and receiving skills”, we cover how learning to catch and throw a basketball requires more advanced neuromuscular development than locomotor and non-locomotor tasks. But, they are also […]

How to Create a Fun, Safe and Inclusive Classroom

What does the word inclusion mean to you? In today’s classroom, inclusion is a hot topic. At the most basic level, inclusion refers to the intentional, ongoing efforts to ensure that every individual can fully participate in all aspects of physical activity and learning throughout the school day. It’s not the sort of thing you […]

Fun Activities for Your Students to Try This Winter

The snowy season has arrived, and your students will be eager to venture out into the cold. For educators, this is a perfect time to encourage different types of activity, as moving in different ways helps build strong bones, muscles, hearts and minds, and helps develop the three fundamental movement skills: locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative.  […]

Celebrate Soccer with New Activities for Your Students!

We may be heading into the winter, but the beautiful game of soccer is in the air! Since the 2022 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Qatar, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favourite soccer activities from the PLAYBuilder platform. These activities will get your students moving and learning fundamental skills—all while having […]

Métis Jigging: Celebrate Métis Culture with Your Students on Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Day is just around the corner on November 16. And while we can all research and discuss the day’s history in our classrooms, there are also opportunities to learn through physical activity!  Louis Riel was a Métis leader and politician who advocated for the protection of Métis rights and culture in the mid- […]