December 5, 2019
A recent study has found that by taking the classroom outside and learning outdoors for just one lesson per week improved students well being, ability to learn and pro social behavior. That’s just one lesson per week for huge benefits! To read the entire report “Nature Nurtures Children” click here.
September 24, 2019
Family resiliency is the ability of a family system to experience stress and not only recover from the stress, but come out of it stronger and healthier than before. It’s about more than just coping or surviving. It’s about bouncing forward.
February 26, 2019
With the rates of anxiety increasing and appearing at younger and younger ages, the importance of creating a calm environment for our students is becoming more and more important. There are a variety of resources out there that can support teachers in their efforts to create a calm classroom.
October 10, 2018
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) and the Coaching Association of Canada have developed an online learning resource called Keeping Girls in Sport. It is designed for organizations, coaches and youth activity leaders who help mentor and coach young girls.
June 21, 2018
Research suggests a positive relationship between physical activity and school success in children and youth according to the new ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
May 8, 2018
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 institutions are asking more and more of our young people, exercise might be their best defense against stress and anxiety.
April 4, 2018
25% of teachers polled at the Southeastern Alberta Teachers Convention in February 2018 stated that teacher wellness is of the upmost importance in building a healthy school community. We know classroom sizes are rising and as such so are the demands on teachers.
August 29, 2017
Getting back into routine after summer holidays can sometimes be difficult. Some children find it hard to fall asleep for reasons that vary. The anticipation of the start of a school year might bring on feelings of excitement and joy or feelings of anxiety or loss.