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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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Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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Shared Mindfulness: Building Supportive Relationships in the Classroom

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Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain

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An After-School Network That Works
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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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Morning Yoga in Class Teaches Kids to Breathe

A second-grade class stretches to start the day at San Francisco's Dianne Feinstein Elementary School.

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Quick Classroom Exercises to Make Learning Lively
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Classroom Exercise Makes Learning Lively

Four techniques for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch.

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The New PE Runs on Fitness, Not Competition
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The New PE Runs on Fitness, Not Competition

Collaborative games, zip lining, and classroom aikido are part of a new physical education movement that makes kids smarter.

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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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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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After-School Success for Students in Chicago
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Pursuing Passions After School: Chicago's Model Educational-Enrichment Effort

Community mentors help the After School Matters program serve more than 25,000 Chicago students.

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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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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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An After-School Network That Works
video

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.

1 2 1,281 views
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Medora: A High School Sports Documentary That Transcends Its Genre

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips reviews the high school basketball film 'Medora,' pointing to its lessons about persistence, community and economic fallout as custom-made teachable moments for social studies and humanities classrooms.

3 177 1,165 views
After-School Success for Students in Chicago
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Pursuing Passions After School: Chicago's Model Educational-Enrichment Effort

Community mentors help the After School Matters program serve more than 25,000 Chicago students.

4 3 932 views
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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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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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