Will Your School Garden Grow?
School gardens can open a world of learning experiences, all connected to curriculum learning outcomes, and focusing on a range of topics such as ecosystems, plant growth and change, and weather. It also touches on environmental factors, soil, living things, communities, human activities, patterns, and measurement. Gardens also provide numerous experiences that develop and reinforce […]
Exercise is Good for Your Mental Health
We know that physical activity is important to improving physical health, but did you know that physical activity is also key in improving mental health? Today’s teens are experiencing heightened anxiety and more stress than some adults today (cite). In a world where digital devices keep social pressures constantly in their back pockets, and academic […]
Learning to Move and Moving to Learn – Physical Literacy at School
Leah Yardley BSc. Kin., CSEP-CEP
University of Calgary, Be Fit For Life Centre
We know that learning to move, through the development of fundamental movement skills and exploration of movement in various environments, helps us to develop physical literacy – but did you know that movement can help improve academic performance?