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Student Voice: Activate the Discussion

The Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum helps students learn the skills and knowledge they need to make healthy and safe choices at home, at school, and in the community — and develop habits of healthy, active living that will enhance their physical and mental well-being for the rest of their lives.

Program planning and instructional strategies and approaches that are intentional, respectful, and sensitive to a wide range of student needs can make a significant difference in ensuring a meaningful and positive learning experience.

Watch, Discuss and Share these videos, which will serve as prompts for deeper thinking about the overall well-being of your students and your instruction of the H&PE curriculum.

Step 1: Watch

Ontario students share the many ways that the H&PE curriculum impacts their lives.

Step 2: Discuss

Sometimes it is difficult to find the words to start a conversation about quality H&PE. The questions and prompts provided can help start the conversation with parents/guardians, students, and fellow educators.

Download the full Guides for additional discussion questions and prompts, and facilitation tips.

Step 3: Share

Do you want to help inspire others? Here are a few examples of how you can reach out to your networks.

Twitter

Consider sharing or adapting the following tweets:

Facebook

Have a school Facebook page? Consider sharing or adapting the following post:

What students are learning in Health and Physical Education can have a profoundly positive impact on them now and in the future. Watch these videos to learn more about quality Health and Physical Education and to inspire conversations about students’ needs, health, safety, and well-being while at school: http://bit.ly/2djeIPS.

Newsletter Message

Does your school or classroom have a newsletter? Here is some text to include with information about our video in your next update:

The knowledge and skills students acquire in Health Education and Physical Education go beyond the classroom to become part of their everyday experiences, providing students with the tools they need to lead healthy, active lives.

Ontario Students shared with Ophea the many ways that the 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum impacts their lives. Through their words and illustrations students expressed the importance of experiencing quality instruction in a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. Watch this clip to learn more about quality Health and Physical Education and to be inspired to think deeply about students’ needs, health, safety, and well-being while at school.