Author Archive for: Stephanie St-Jean

Entries by Stephanie St-Jean

Physical Activity for the Classroom: Four Games to Play with Your Students

As the winter weather starts, you might be looking for ways to keep physical activity a part of your daily class’ routine without needing to go outside between your gym blocks. Physical activity and physical literacy aren’t just things you can work on when outside or in the gym. Here are four activities to encourage […]

Physical Literacy Assessment: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Physical literacy is a competency in the B.C. Physical and Health Education (PHE) Curriculum. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate a wide variety of fundamental movement skills in various settings, using proper techniques. But how can we as educators assess those fundamental movement skills to support our students’ development? The answer: Physical literacy assessment. […]

Finding the Happy Medium: Games with Various Levels of Difficulty

In a classroom setting, you will likely have students at varying levels of ability. It’s important to provide them with opportunities to try an activity and challenge themselves, without the activity being too difficult for them.  How can you support different levels of ability, while still focusing on one game or activity? Consider modifications and […]

Social Emotional Learning 101: An Overview for K-7 Educators

Social emotional learning is a term used within the education sector today. But what exactly does it mean, and how can it benefit your students? On October 22, 2021, from 11:00 – 12:00 PT, join the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project for “Social Emotional Learning 101: An Overview for K-7 Educators”. This webinar […]

Connecting Mental Well-being with Physical Activity and Physical Literacy

Mental well-being impacts how we think, what we feel, how we act, and how we manage difficult situations, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. It’s also a curricular competency in the B.C. Physical and Health Education Curriculum, and leads to the development of emotionally and intellectually strong and engaged students. How exactly is […]

Upcoming Webinar: PLAYBuilder Basics

The start of the school year is a chance to revisit your lesson plans and activities, and bring something new to the table for your students! For the 2021/22 school year, maybe you are revisiting the fun ways you engage with the B.C. Physical and Health Education (PHE) Curriculum, to promote physical activity and physical […]

New eLearning: Developing Physical Literacy within the B.C. Curriculum

Developing physical literacy is a central focus of the B.C. Physical and Health Education Curriculum. But what exactly is physical literacy, and how can you incorporate it throughout your school day?  Find out in the hour-long eLearning course Developing Physical Literacy within the B.C. Curriculum. This course provides the theory behind physical literacy and time-tested […]

Three Fun, COVID-safe Physical Literacy Activities for Your Students

The pandemic has posed a challenge to educators in how best to keep their students motivated, engaged and active throughout the day. To ensure the safety and health of all those in the school environment, typical physical and health education activities have had to change. There are lots of fun games out there to keep […]

Three Ways to Develop Physical Literacy on the Playground

Physical literacy development isn’t limited to the gymnasium. Physical literacy can be developed throughout the school day: in the hallways, in the classroom, outside – and on the playground!  Whatever equipment you have available out in the schoolyard, all you need is a little creativity to highlight physical literacy development.  Here are three ways you […]