Educators

Teachers make a difference. Teachers are committed to the success and well-being of all Saskatchewan learners and the enhancement of literacy for all Saskatchewan people.
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

PHYSICAL literacy is just as important as learning to read and write. It’s another opportunity to teach students how to experience the world around them, supporting active engagement in all facets of life.

Physical literacy is a journey that begins when we give kids a chance to develop the skills, confidence and love of movement they need to be active for life.

An Educator's Role

LITERACY

Physical literacy is one of multiple literacies that support kids’ understanding of self:

  • emotionally
  • mentally
  • physically
  • spiritually

TEAM EFFORT

Raising physically literate kids takes the combined efforts of many. Reach out to recreation leaders, coaches, childcare providers, families, and others to see how you can work together to make physical literacy a priority for the kids you all care about.

TAKE ACTION

  • Recognize and nurture the movement potential of every child.
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate in purposeful movement experiences.
  • Assess students’ physical literacy understanding and competence.
  • Teach the physical education curriculum.

SHARE

Help your participants, parents, league officials and others understand the importance of building physical literacy into programs. Download these tools to share in newsletters, social media and emails. 

Saskatchewan in motion toolkit
Active for Life toolkit
ParticipACTION toolkit

Don't Forget to Play

Sid & Nate: Ask a Timbit

In a Tim Horton’s commercial, Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon used puppies, farting goalie pads and a pinata to make hockey practice more fun.

It's a perfect way to increase confidence, competence and motivation and a great example of a physical literacy-enriched hockey practice!

Saskatchewan Physical Literacy Survey

The Results Are In!

One of the challenges Educators face is with child ability.

Students may be coming to you with a deficit in many skills and physical abilities that they are expected to have. Some are lacking confidence, motivation, and competence to participate in physical activity. Find out how to make a difference.

Check out the Survey Results

Last Updated: 04-Jun-2021

You Got This! We're Here to Help!

Brought to you by Saskatchewan's Physical Literacy Workgroup

The Physical Literacy Work Group collaborates to increase the physical literacy of Saskatchewan kids. Find links to our favourite resources on this web site or reach out to us directly:

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
Saskatchewan Physical Education Association
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan College of Kinesiology
Saskatchewan in motion