Whether through physical education, health education, or health and nutrition policy within a school, learn about ways to promote and maintain student wellness.
Support Emotional Literacy With the Healing Hand ActivityNot all challenges can be solved, but an activity that helps students identify their support systems and coping strategies can boost their well-being.376
The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and LearnImagine 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 RecessRecess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.205k
The Joy of Pickleball in Elementary SchoolPickleball is an inclusive sport that focuses on strategy and team building and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This makes it perfect for elementary schools!3.4k
Boys Are Falling Behind. What Can We Do About It?Boys are underperforming in school, harming their future job prospects and potential for economic mobility. A new book argues it’s the system that needs fixing, not boys.4.5k
What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through ChildhoodThe author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.42.8k
Time to Play: More State Laws Require RecessUnstructured playtime is making a comeback in schools as frustrated teachers, parents, and advocacy groups demand legislative action.46.3k
Homework: How Much Is Too Much?Homework has benefits, but the research is clear: there are real consequences to assigning too much.56.2k
Some Schools Are Prioritizing More Sleep for Kids. Is It Making a Difference?Despite public skepticism about changing school start times, evidence from schools that have made the plunge seems clear: It leads to better-rested, more motivated students.862
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
Creating Opportunities for Unstructured PlayWhen schools make space for free play in a natural environment, students are left to their own devices to build, create, and problem-solve—and the benefits continue once they are back in the classroom.
We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain BreaksWhen it comes to optimizing learning, we don’t value breaks enough, neuroscientists suggest in a new study.7.5k
7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School ClosureSuddenly, 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.24.1k
The Role of Emotion Co-Regulation in DisciplineHelping students regain their calm after misbehavior doesn’t mean there are no consequences—it ensures that the right lesson is learned.24.9k
6 Ways to Help Students with ODDOffering kids choices, safe spaces, and positive reinforcement can help teachers avoid problems—or manage them when they arise.15k