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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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Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:00
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A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 17:03
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Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

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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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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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5 Fun Gym Games to Get Kids Moving

Use these games to engage even the students who don’t usually like to run.

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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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Students completing an obstacle course in gym class
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Tough Mudder Goes to the Gym

Engage all students in gym by updating the old familiar obstacle course. Plus, you can include discussions on growth mindset.

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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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Timely Tips: News You Can Use in Your Classroom

These articles offer practical advice for responding to current events.

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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.

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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.

11 67 1,743 views

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