MOVERS & SHAKERS: Half Century of School Physical Education
in British Columbia 1960-2010
Movers & Shakers is a collection of essays by people in the field of physical education who
have been intimately involved in the development of this part of the school curriculum in
British Columbia for over a half century.
PHE Canada is proud to partner with Manitoba Physical Education Teacher's Association (MPETA) to present the 2013 National
Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and
skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school community.
Hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 24 to 26, 2013, this is Canada's only national forum for health and
physical education teachers to collaborate. The backbone of the conference are the presentations and workshops that
span a variety topics in health and physical education, from practical approaches and guidance on teaching, to broader
discussions of pedagogy, healthy school communities and the context of education in Canada.
Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Kids who are active will:
have stronger muscles and bones
have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat
be less likely to become overweight
decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
have a better outlook on life
Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better
able to handle physical and emotional challenges - from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.
For more information on this topic, visit Kids Health Organization at this
The Impact of Physical Inactivity
Our children's lifespan could be
2-5 years less than our own.
It's a frightening thought, but that's the prediction from The New England Journal of Medicine.
And physical inactivity costs the Canadian healthcare system an estimated $2.1B a year,
with an annual economic cost of more than $5.0B.
We know that there are Physical Educators who take pride in their work, who work overtime
to find new ways to grow as professionals, and who are looking to get rid of that "gym" teacher
stereotype once and for all.
If you are one of those teachers, then this site is for you.
UBC M.ED. IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION - TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING (TGfU) Off-Campus Cohort (Lower Mainland)
Begins July 2012
Delivered on the heels of the International TGfU Conference, UBC is now offering a second TGU2 master’s cohort. Our internationally known instructors
will build upon the practical ideas, shared research, and reflections that presenters brought to this landmark event, and use publications that emerged as a
result of their collaborations. --> more