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Student Wellness

Whether through physical education, health education, or health and nutrition policy within a school, learn about ways to promote and maintain student wellness.

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How a TEDx Mission Makes Learning Relevant To Students’ Lives

In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.

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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Five-Minute Film Festival: Encouraging Kids to Get Outdoors

With summer here, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected some videos and resources to inspire you and your kids to get outside!


Help! Stealing in School

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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Why Did You Leave the Teaching Profession?

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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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Why Did You Leave the Teaching Profession?

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Study: The Benefits of a Mental Break

Neuroscience research shows the many benefits of a mental break.

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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance.

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Action Video Gameplay: Benefits and Dangers

While evidence suggests that action video games enhance higher-order brain functions, the violence built into most commercial titles is far from beneficial.

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What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/caregivers and practice appropriate classroom intervention.

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Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

Because students bring a broad variety of needs and emotions, start class with bell work that engages their working memory and sets the tone for positive, productive learning.

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Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.

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The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning

Evidence suggests that universal SEL programs for children and adolescents can offer tremendous return on investment in reducing problems, promoting competence, and improving school success.

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Teacher Support for Children Undergoing Medical Treatment

When children are absent for ongoing medical treatment, educate the class about their illness, and foster a classroom community that reaches out to include the recovering classmate.

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12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis believes teacher burnout is the result of choices that we make. To counter those fateful decisions, she offers 12 positive choices centered on reasonable priorities, self-care, and good attitudes.

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Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.

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Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

By rejecting persistent nutrition myths and starting the day with a healthy meal, teachers can improve their own performance while modeling brain-friendly habits for their students.

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Ditching the Desk

Remove the teacher's desk and students feel more comfortable and less intimidated, teachers feel more active and engaged, and classroom learning happens in a shared space.

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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

From voice-activated software to customized laptops, tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.

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Recess for High School Students

Last year, Montpelier High shifted its schedule to free up 15 minutes -- for recess. Teachers and students find they are more calm and focused, with a camaraderie that continues into the classroom.

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