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.
Symonds Elementary's music, art, PE, and media teachers weave their practices into the fabric of the community, getting to know each student while enriching the school culture.
Start class with improv exercises to get students laughing together, demonstrate the rewards of risk-taking and failure, and model a listening, supportive environment.
Students at Casey Middle learn more (and feel good about it) in a combined language arts/fitness class that boosts their cognition with aerobic and anaerobic activities.
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By pairing students to sit back to back and focus on their breathing, you can help them develop a sense of mutuality and social awareness.
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.
Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.
Four techniques for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch.
Sophisticated electronic gadgets such as probes and global-positioning-system devices catch students' interest at Harrison Central High School.
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.
Collaborative games, zip lining, and classroom aikido are part of a new physical education movement that makes kids smarter.