March 28, 2019
Recently I read an article in which a mother details the conversation she had with her two sons about their experience with indoor recess through the cold winter. The kids said that indoor recess was “more fun” and “more safe,” they liked it better. This conversation lead to an article in the Globe and Mail titled “When Kids Dread Recess, We Have a Problem.” You can read the entire article here.
January 10, 2019
Winter Walk Day is on February 6, 2019, get your school registered today! Winter Walk Day is organized by SHAPE Alberta who vision is to see Albertan students choose Active Transportation for the school journey. This one day event encourages people across Alberta to be active outdoors in winter.
February 13, 2018
Empathy is not simply an innate trait, it is something that can (and should) be taught. Evidence shows that kids who have greater skills in empathy are more successful and happy. Cultivating empathy in our children, “affects our kids’ future health, wealth, authentic happiness, relationship satisfaction, and ability to bounce back from adversity.
December 14, 2017
Have you heard of a walking school bus? The concept is simple and takes the school community back to a time when transportation to school provided children with additional physical activity. Today’s children are 40% less active than they were 30 years ago. Imagine if they utilized their travel to school time every day as an opportunity to get more active! An average Kindergartner takes 77.6 strides per min, and they can walk 1 km in 15-20 minutes.
March 7, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to present to pre-service teachers about Comprehensive School Health and how they can embed wellness in the classroom.