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Developing A Focus Course | PAF2O: Empowerment in the Weight Room

The weight room puts your vulnerabilities on display for all to see. Working out in front of other people, whether you are a novice or experienced exerciser, can be nerve-wracking; and in some cases anxiety inducing. A breading group for toxic masculinity, the weight room is a metaphor for society and the MANY systems that perpetuate ideal femininity, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, racism, and classism. With hope for creating safe, inclusive space for these otherwise margi

Lesson Planning | PPL4O: Healthy Active Living Education

When I was in school, my health and physical education teachers used Loss Framed Messaging (LFM) to scare us away from cannabis use, but LFM is only effective some of the time. LFM mobilizes fear to highlight what you stand to lose if you continue with a behaviour. The Health Promotion course I took in post-secondary describes LFM as most effective when the goal was to prevent undesirable behaviour. The problem with this method is this: "Who decides what is desirable and unde