Useful Links for Educators teaching Physical Education

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      Educators and Students www.pausetoplay.ca This is a great interactive site providing detailed information for teachers, as well as, activities and games for students to engage in, encouraging daily activity and fitness such as ‘Energy Engine: Eat well and stay active’. Check it out! Educators www.teachingideas.co.uk/pe/contents.htm Teaching ideas is a site for teachers […]

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Science Resource: To Mine or Not to Mine…That is the Question!

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The following case study is designed for grade 6-8 students who are learning about natural resources, the Earth’s crust, the human impact on our environment, land use, and industries.  Students will be deciding whether a copper deposit should be mined in a fictional town based on the information provided to them. I provided my students […]

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Checking Our Pulse!

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Title:Checking our Pulse! Subject/Grade: Phys.Ed/ Grade 5 Time Duration: Approx. 45-60 min. Overview: Teaching students to understand the importance of checking our pulse regularly, beginning with knowing how to locate our pulse and how to check/record our pulse both before and after completing exercises. Objectives: Overall Expectations By the end of Grade 5, students will: […]

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Giftedness: Do you have a student or a child who is or you think is gifted?

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Two websites I refer to consistently in my endeavour to help our gifted students. The Association of Bright Children in Ontario  www.abcontario.ca Yes it actually exists! Information and resources for teachers and parents who have or think they have a gifted child.  A truly comprehensive advocacy site where parents and teachers can learn about Ontario […]

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Science Resource: That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles!

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Brief Teaching Notes: The following activity is a simple lab that teachers can use when teaching about mining, the Earth’s crust, rocks and minerals, or human land use issues. Depending on the position of this strand within the annual science curriculum, it could potentially be the first lab students experience that year. Reviewing (or even […]

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The world of technology – being a lead teacher!

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I believe it is my responsibility as an educator to create an environment in which students can learn to their fullest learning potential. In order to create an environment in which all students can succeed, it is important to understand that the early years are the most crucial years in a child’s formation. It is […]

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