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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Health and Wellness

Whether through physical education, health education, or health policy within a school, learn about ways to promote and maintain student wellness.

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In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.

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With summer here, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected some videos and resources to inspire you and your kids to get outside!

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Spread the Word about Summer Meals for Students

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Building a Better School Lunch

National School Lunch Week is October 14-18. To help schools celebrate, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected videos and resources to encourage students and teachers rethink healthy eating.

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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

Education writer Erin Osborne offers compassionate and commonsense advice for beating back-to-school stress by developing good self-care habits.

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6 Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

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Help Students De-Stress for Success

Health teacher and Edutopia blogger Christopher Pepper highlights ways educators can help students reduce stress.

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Students Deserve Real Sex Ed

Health teacher and guest blogger Christopher Pepper points out why it's important to give students accurate and reliable information in sex education classes.

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.

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Resources & Downloads for Meditation in Schools

Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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National Nutrition Month: Best Web Resources for Teachers

Explore some of the best teaching resources for National Nutrition Month in March.

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How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

If students regularly fall asleep in class, keep them awake and engaged with physical movement and mentally stimulating activities in a well-lit classroom.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Self-Reflection

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Three to reveal techniques and positive outcomes for self-reflection..

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6 Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

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A Healthy School Lunch

Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California, serves up nutritious and delicious food kids love -- some of it locally grown in the school's own garden.

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Schools Exercise Fresh Methods to Keep Kids Active

Roll over, dodgeball. Bold new activities put the fizz back in physical education.

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The Science of Fear

The amygdala is your brain's 911 operator, triggering a hardwired reaction to danger. Fear is fun to learn about, but fear itself can hinder learning!

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