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Living Well: Creating a Long-Term Framework for Sport & Physical Literacy Development – Part Four

So far in this blog series I have shared how my PHE Department worked to define what knowledge, skills and attitudes students should develop through our Physical & Health Education (PHE) program. In Part One I shared how we used the concept of Physical Literacy to shape our curriculum development process and in Part Two, how we broke …

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Living Well: Creating a Long-Term Framework for Sport & Physical Literacy Development – Part Three

In the first two parts of this blog series I shared how my PHE Department worked to define what knowledge, skills and attitudes students should develop through our Physical & Health Education (PHE) program. In Part One I shared how we used the concept of Physical Literacy to shape our curriculum development process and in Part Two, how we …

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Living Well: Creating a Long-Term Framework for Sport & Physical Literacy Development – Part Two

In Part One of this blog series I shared how the concept of Physical Literacy shaped our curriculum development process at Meadowridge School, and then, how we adapted the Canadian Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development model to shape its implementation. Our end goal as a PHE Department was to design a Physical & Health Education curriculum that enabled students to embody our school mission. In this second part I will share with you the next stage of our curriculum review and design project, identifying the sub-domains which would align with each of the physical literacy domains, ensuring students were being presented with learning experiences that would help them develop their physical literacy in a holistic way.

Living Well: Creating a Long-Term Framework for Sport & Physical Literacy Development – Part One

Upon undertaking my current role as the Physical & Health Education Department Head at Meadowridge School in September 2017, one of our department goals was to iterate a profile of what a physically educated student of Meadowridge looks like. We strove to define what knowledge, skills and attitudes students should develop through our Physical & Health Education (PHE) program. …

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Making Sense of Physical Literacy: Building Confidence

In my previous post, Making Sense of Physical Literacy, I shared my experience of coming to terms with the concept of Physical Literacy and how it serves as the purpose behind my physical education program. Having been on this journey to discover and understand physical literacy and how it can serve as a foundation for …

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Should I Fitness Test in PE?

Fitness testing has traditionally been commonplace within schools and physical education curriculums, however in their research published in 2006, Cale & Harris found: In a previous blog post, Making Sense of Physical Literacy we explored how physical literacy serves as the foundation of physical education. It should be noted that physical literacy: is an inclusive concept accessible …

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Life is Athletic: An Interview with Ted Temertzoglou

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to catch up with a good friend of mine and all around nice guy, Ted Temertzoglou to chat all things physical education, as well as discuss his new book, Healthy Active Living 2.0. Ted Temertzoglou was a Health and Physical Education Teacher for the Toronto District School …

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