Topic: Science
Grade: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:
This activity is a five-part case study which examines research conducted by Canadian biologists on whether the physical appearance of baby chicks have something to do with their chances of survival. Students read through the process of conducting an experiment using a controlled and experimental group and analyze results from graphed data.
Project Lead:
Yovita Gwekwerere
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, Lesson Plan, Teaching Tips
Description:
At an early age, children begin to form negative attitudes toward those who are different. They also begin to associate being overweight with negative characteristics or habits. As soon as children begin to form their perceptions, they need to learn the difference between tattling and reporting. Adults need to support the ideas that: words hurt; teasing is not okay; and no one deserves to be bullied. (For additional reference, please review the attached list of “Common Misconceptions About Bullying”). When adults don’t intervene and help children/students solve issues, they are modeling that being a silent bystander is acceptable.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Website
Description:
This website provides educators and community members with resources and research, including an "Asset Building Toolkit" and a "Research Resources" section, which contain a variety of resources designed to support professionals working with families, schools, health and children’s services and research resources.
Project Lead:
Erica van Roosmalen
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal
Description:
Stan Kozak, Curriculum and Policy Consultant, provokes and encourages thoughtful discussion amongst teachers and teacher candidates on transformative learning and teaching strategies, incorporating themes of environmental, citizenship, and sustainability education.
Project Lead:
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Language:
English
Topic: Music & Arts
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
Composer Peter Wiegold teaches a workshop of creative music making with high school band students in Toronto, ON. Enter the following password when prompted: knaer2
Project Lead:
Lee Bartel
Language:
English
Topic: Language Arts
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, Teaching Tips
Description:
This document is an assessment tool used to screen phonological awareness. It looks at various skills typically mastered by students from the preschool level to Grade 2.
Project Lead:
Pat Bucci
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report

 

Description:

There is growing pressure placed on educators to increase academic performance scores. This can translate into the perception that time spent in the classroom is more beneficial to academic performance, compared to time spent promoting and doing physical activity. This systematic review suggests that this perspective is flawed because providing opportunities for physical activity benefits academic achievement by improving school engagement.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Depression is the most common mental health disorder, with high rates of onset during youth. A meta-analysis was conducted in 2017 to assess the overall impact of physical activity interventions on depression in children and adolescents. Understanding the potential of physical activity in reducing depressive symptoms provides implications for policy in school settings.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Math, Well-Being
Grade: K-3, 4-6
Type of Resource: PowerPoint, Teaching Tips, Video
Description:
This presentation outlines the importance of playful learning for young children, including research evidence of its effectiveness in different types of playful learning that educators and parents can use to engage children in learning.
Project Lead:
Pat Bucci
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

The development of reading comprehension skills begins in childhood, and is essential for school and work success. The main outcomes assessed in the review are potential preschool predictors of later reading comprehension skills; 1) decoding (i.e. letter knowledge and phonological awareness); 2) linguistic comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and grammar); and 3) domain‐general cognitive skills (i.e. memory and nonverbal intelligence).

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French