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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Physical Education

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop physical fitness and health.

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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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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Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition

Activist principal Pam Howard talks about the successful nutritional outcome of health-focused gaming software.

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

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National Parks: Project-Based Learning in Our Most Important Places

Some examples of rich and rewarding learning opportunities offered in our national parks.

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Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Loud)

Classroom-tested song recommendations for a wide variety of activities -- from clean-up time, to art or free activities, to cursive writing.

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Achieving and Celebrating Academic Milestones: Pomp and Circumstance or High Fives and Dogpiles

Teamwork, commitment and dedication to the process, explains Edutopia's Ken Ellis, are all key players in education reform.

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Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

PE teacher, faculty advisor and author Harvey Zahn provides examples of how the PSMS (personal/social management skills) strategy can be applied to elementary school physical education.

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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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Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play

Many would agree that play is important for the health and development of children, but just how critical is it? Blogger Suzie Boss explores several research studies that delve into the question.

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Mixed-Ability Dance: Helping Students With Special Needs Grow and Learn

Dance-company founder Karen Peterson shares the inspiring benefits of inclusive dance education for students with disabilities.

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How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

Dr. Maurice Elias offers up eight suggestions for creating a school that is more socially inclusive of special education students.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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Moving Forward: It's Time to Rethink Physical Education

Students and teachers of all grade levels need to be more active.

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