“Educators play an important role in promoting children and youth’s well-being by creating, fostering, and sustaining a learning environment that is healthy, caring, safe, inclusive, and accepting. A learning environment of this kind will support not only students’ cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development but also their mental health, their resilience, and their overall state of well-being. All this will help them achieve their full potential in school and in life” (Social Science and Humanities Curriculum document, Ministry of Education, 2013).
This week’s members’ resource is an experiential learning activity that helps to support the goals outlined above from the SS & H curriculum document.
The project, which can be used in various Family Studies courses - including HHD30, HHS4U/C, HHG4M, HPW3C, HPC3O, AND HPD4C - is an excellent way for students to experience first hand what it is like to work with developmentally delayed children and/or youth. The members’ resource includes a student handout and assessment tools that can be easily modified to suit the learning goals of your unique classroom and course.
Did you know Health Canada is revising Canada’s Food Guide? From October 24th-December 8th the public is asked to participate in their Phase 1: Public Consultation Workbook. You can to go http://www.foodguideconsultation.ca and fill out a short survey. Why not incorporate it into your foods classes and have students input their own ideas? Health Canada will use the public’s input to:
• identify ways to effectively communicate nutrition information to Canadians
• develop healthy eating recommendations and policies
• better understand different audiences’ use of healthy eating recommendations.
Take a moment to read Leslie Beck’s suggestions in the Global and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/leslie-beck-my-wish-list-for-canadas-new-food-guide/article32595121/ she brings up some great points to use in a class discussion.
This week’s member only resource is a worksheet on the History of Canada’s Food Guide using a YouTube video. Both the video worksheet and answer key are included.
This week’s E-blast was prepared by Jennifer Hill
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