Active Learning for the Holidays

Even though the winter chill may keep your students inside during recess, there are plenty of ways to expend excess energy during the school day. The holiday season is a treasure trove of creative active learning ideas to help you reinforce key concepts with your...

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Active Learning for Thanksgiving

Use the Thanksgiving holiday to help refresh key educational concepts for your students. Thanksgiving Spelling Bee Select Thanksgiving-oriented words, and host a spelling bee. Ask all students to stand. Start on the left side of the room. Call out a grade-appropriate...

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Schools Can Help Defend Against Childhood Obesity

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their 2017 study on adult obesity. According to the study, seven states reported an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. In the previous year’s study, five states reported at or...

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Improving Students’ Focus

Keeping students interested and on task can be a major challenge for today’s teachers. With shortened attention spans and extended periods of sitting, children have trouble staying focused enough to learn and retain lessons. Here are some ways to keep students focused...

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The Hidden Dangers of Sitting Still (and How to Avoid Them)

There is an ever-increasing awareness among education professionals about the link between physical activity and cognitive child development. We are learning more and more about how the physical growth of a child also affects mental and emotional growth, and vice...

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7 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

In order to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, we must define it. Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or teen has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the...

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Safeguarding Data Privacy

In an ever-increasingly digital world, data security and data privacy is a growing concern for schools. Educators have always been responsible for safeguarding students’ personal information. Now, this extends to children’s personal data when they use computers. This...

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