“Physical Literacy is about decreasing the amount of time on Earth you are going to be dependent on others”
Hello and welcome to another episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, to the ONLY Primary and Elementary PE Podcast that brings you interviews, reflections and resources on a weekly basis.
For episode 38, I welcome Physed and Sport Academic, Amanda Stanec Phd to the show. Originally from Canada, her journey in education has led her to founding Move, Live, Learn, speaking at a number of physed and sport events in the USA (see one of her Keynotes HERE) and working as a Physical Education and Sport Contractor. In this episode, Amanda talks about the importance of staying active for life, becoming physically literate and shares must read articles for all educators!
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What I Learned: As teachers (and parents), we are responsible for providing as much opportunity as possible to our children. It is wholly unfair that many children across the country and world will never experience opportunities even once, that others take for granted. Whether this be swimming, martial arts or a new sport, there are many building blocks to becoming physically literate and exposing children to as many opportunities as possible, that enable them to explore and build a bank of ways to navigate and adapt to their changing environment is essential. Especially so, as Amanda puts it, we are going to decrease the amount of time we are going to be dependent on others! Seek Opportunity, Provide Opportunity, Develop Opportunity. Check out my previous blog post about the amazing impact that providing fresh opportunities can have.
Amandas Website – www.movelivelearn.com
Twitter – @movelivelearn
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org