Congratulations to Tyndale Bachelor of Education Instructor, Carol Scaini (MEd) on the publication of her book Physical and Health Education in Canada: Integrated Approaches for Elementary Teachers released in the summer of 2018. Co-edited by Joe Barrett, Associate Professor at Brock University, the book is a resource that supports the health and physical education (HPE) curriculum for elementary students (K through 8). It is a comprehensive text for Canadian teacher candidates and serves as a practical reference for in-service elementary teachers responsible for physical and health education.
Ms. Scaini and her co-editor reached out to a distinguished group of physical and health education teacher educators, researchers and field leaders from across Canada. Their expert contributions provided valuable insights from relevant research on physical and health education teaching, as well as strategies rooted in decades of practical experience.
As an experienced health and physical education teacher with the Peel District School Board, Ms. Scaini teaches the physical and health education course for both primary/junior and junior/intermediate teacher candidates at Tyndale. She is well known in the field of health and physical education: She serves on a number of HPE committees, has taught HPE additional qualification courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and has authored several health and physical education resources. She has earned numerous teaching awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Ontario Teacher of the Year award, the Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award from PHE Canada, the Ontario Association for the Support of Physical and Health Educators (OASPHE) Recognition Award and Advocacy Award and an Award of Distinction from the Peel District School Board.