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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  • A Human-Centered Approach to Teaching Supports Student Growth

    Rethinking homework and projects so that students can also focus on getting enough rest can transform the class environment.
    Shamari Reid
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  • The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

    Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
    1M
  • The Importance of Recess

    Recess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.
    206.9k
  • Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

    Homework has benefits, but the research is clear: there are real consequences to assigning too much.
    57.4k
  • An illustration of a little boy riding a paper airplane to the moon

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
    42.9k
  • Child swinging on a swing

    Time to Play: More State Laws Require Recess

    Unstructured playtime is making a comeback in schools as frustrated teachers, parents, and advocacy groups demand legislative action.
    46.6k
  • 17 Brain Breaks Tailored for High Schoolers

    As high school students navigate more rigorous academic tasks and denser curricular material, the occasional 3-to-5-minute break delivers a wide range of benefits.
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  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    30.1k
  • Illustration of a hand drawing lines connecting people

    7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure

    Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote.
    24.2k
  • Eight young students are outside on top of a metal, geodesic dome at a playground, looking down.

    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.
    43.7k
  • Teacher bending over talking to elementary student

    The Role of Emotion Co-Regulation in Discipline

    Helping students regain their calm after misbehavior doesn’t mean there are no consequences—it ensures that the right lesson is learned.
    25.5k
  • We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain Breaks

    When it comes to optimizing learning, we don’t value breaks enough, neuroscientists suggest in a new study.
    11.8k
  • Illustration concept for confronting emotions

    6 Ways to Help Students with ODD

    Offering kids choices, safe spaces, and positive reinforcement can help teachers avoid problems—or manage them when they arise.
    15.8k
  • 9 Brain Breaks That Teens Will Love

    Students are still learning, even during brief breaks, which serve to help them decompress, refocus, and process new information.
    2.9k
  • A group of elementary school students standing with their arms in the air.

    Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks

    Students are easily distracted, but regular, short breaks can help them focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress.
    25.6k

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