Whether through physical education, health education, or health and nutrition policy within a school, learn about ways to promote and maintain student wellness.
- Research has shown that short movement breaks help students get focused, improving both skill-building and knowledge retention.
- When students’ mental, emotional, and physical needs are met, they’re more likely to love school—and they learn more.
- Easy to conceal in hoodies and hands, vaping takes a foothold among youth. Schools look for solutions.
- Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
- Recess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.
- With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.
- Young people experiencing anxiety or depression are unable to learn. We can overcome this through physical movement, focused attention practices, and teaching them about how brains work.
- A tired teacher is a powder keg waiting for a match. In my bouts with burnout, I've learned that stepping back from the brink is about choice. These 12 choices have helped me recover and be a better teacher for my students.
- Use these games to engage even the students who don’t usually like to run.
- After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space.
- Phrases like "random acts of kindness" and "pay it forward" have become popular terms in modern society. It seems there are good reasons why we can't get enough of those addictive, feel-good emotions, as scientific studies prove there are many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits associated with kindness. As minds and bodies grow, it’s abundantly clear that children require a healthy dose of the warm-and-fuzzies to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals.
- Students are easily distracted, but regular, short breaks can help them focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress.
- 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.
- 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.
- You can’t make timed tests go away, but you can help make the stress more manageable for students.