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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.
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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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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

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Earn confidence and make it a habit!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

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HealthCorps: Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating and Avoiding Obesity

With childhood obesity increasing at an alarming rate, HealthCorps is on a mission to education students, teachers, and parents on eating better and staying fit.

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On a Mission to Link the Body and Brain in Education -- One Push-up at a Time

Joel Kirsch is traveling across his county -- one push-up at a time -- to make a point about the importance of physical education in our schools.

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Children Create the Playground of Their Dreams

Seattle students design commanding castles and slithery slides, then watch their sketches come alive.

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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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Timely Tips: News You Can Use in Your Classroom

These articles offer practical advice for responding to current events.

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A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind

Along with physical strength, a little exercise helps kids build brainpower.

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An After-School Network Expands Learning Time

The Providence After School Alliance, or PASA, is a citywide program that has networked community programs to provide after-school and summer learning experiences for kids.

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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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HealthCorps: Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating and Avoiding Obesity

With childhood obesity increasing at an alarming rate, HealthCorps is on a mission to education students, teachers, and parents on eating better and staying fit.

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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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Lessons from the Field: Teaching Foundational Life Skills Through Baseball

Kevin Christofora, President of the Woodstock Little League, makes a clear case for how the game of baseball is an opportunity for teaching children a number of foundational life skills.

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Timely Tips: News You Can Use in Your Classroom

These articles offer practical advice for responding to current events.

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After the Cheering Stops

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips shares the sad story of a brilliant young athlete and urges us to raise the bar in preparing our teenage sports stars for their true glory days: the rest of their lives.

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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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