Anika Littlemore

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My name is Anika Littlemore, B.Sc. HK (hons.), and I am a first-year teacher candidate in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Ottawa. I’m very passionate about healthy, active living. Growing up, I never met a form of physical activity I didn’t enjoy. I’m always looking for new ways to be active and that’s why I’m very grateful that I connected with Dr. Rebecca Lloyd. My experience working with the IA4L team so far has been very eye-opening. I have always known movement as an objective entity that should be perfected through the display of specific characteristics and skills. When I first started participating in this project, I found it hard to disconnect from previous notions that society embedded into my way of thinking about movement. However, I am now beginning to notice my perspective of physical activity broadening as we examine movement through a relational lens. I am a soccer player. I am very excited to see where this journey takes me because I believe this shift in perspective will allow me to implement instructional practices that provide students with the tools necessary to become physically literate and to inspire them to be active for life.