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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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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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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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Lessons in Football, Math and Life: Remembering Charlie Wedemeyer

Coach and teacher Charlie Wedemeyer relentlessly inspired players and students while he continued fighting for his own life.

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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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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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4 Ways to Use Athletics to Promote SEL and Character Development

Check out these four ways that athletic experiences promote social and emotional learning and character development.

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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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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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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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