“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
It required a LOT of questioning, keen listening, critical thinking and creative problem solving. As a group we had the opportunity to address some of the major issues we see in schools today related to physical literacy and education.
Through hours of deep conversation and collaboration, we addressed some of our concerns and created plausible solutions for making recess a safer environment. As well as, consolidating the resources for physical education so that they are more accessible. We were able to begin creating plans of action that one could implement as soon as next school year. These plans not only address teacher concerns, but also various community members who wanted to help schools, but did not know where or how to reach out to them. Moving forward, follow-up sessions addressing some of these concerns within our communities will take place, making our schools safer, healthier places to learn and grow.
A huge thank you to our RBC Learn to Play Community Granting partner for providing the funding for this opportunity to bring together CBE Physical Literacy Champions together with our physical literacy community partners.
Michelle Schulz teaches grade 1 at a NE school in Calgary. She has a love and passion for hiking in the outdoors, traveling animals and art.